Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Create the Day

If you live in my town, I hope you saw how the day began.  

 My east blinds were closed.  The house was still dark.

I glanced from the kitchen toward the chicken coop.  A new habit.

The coop and surrounding area were radiant.  I knew they were only reflecting.

As I stood on the front porch, drinking in the rich elixir of dawn, I made my first choice.  This was my day.  Everything that would occur from this moment until I closed my eyes tonight would be colored by this light.  Of the Things I get to do today, this is the only one that is ever really important.  Choose to see everything in its brilliant, blazing best.  And look at the sky.  Often.


  1. you never have a bad view when you look up at the sky....


  2. Love this, Andrea! Wonderful reminder to be present to the moment and color your life experience with beauty whatever the hour of day. Reminds me of a quote by Thoreau (I think it was him) who said something to the effect of
    "To change the quality of the day is the art of life." I know I don't have that quote exactly right, but I'm sure you know what I mean!


    1. Thank you for this note, Elizabeth. The comment above yours if by a person who passed a little over a year after she wrote it. And I'm finding joy, peace and comfort in her note as well as yous! Many blessings to you!