Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Starry Morning

Monday morning.
Bags are packed; handouts are printed.
Lunch is made--or bought ready.
Vitamins taken? Check!
Teeth brushed? Check!
Car keys? Check!
Gym clothes? Check!
It is so dark. Do I really need to leave this early?
Drapes opened--there just might be a little sunshine wanting to meet my indoor plants today. I have watered them (irrigated--if you know what I mean). Photosynthesis now just needs the sun food.
I wouldn't mind a little sunshine either.
All the bags with me? Check!
Door locked? Check!
WOW!
Are there really so many stars?
I stop and look up again. So bright. Not just one or two; a multitude.
If I was Elsie, I would have had my camera ready. Obviously, I am not and I didn't.
But I had a moment to marvel the creation of a starry sky. It brought light to my dark morning, a reminder that things are often darkest before daybreak. It gave me hope.
Music was blasting in my car and the driver was singing along. There was joy this morning. All because of those bright stars that shone on my morning.
Joy this week? Check!



22 comments:

  1. An inspirational post? Check! Thanks, Jaana.

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    1. Comment appreciated? Check! (Absolutely!)

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  2. Love the way you made a 'joy-filled' list, Jaana. Everything you need is there, if we only look! I hear your lesson!

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    1. Joy continued today--even in the midst of standardized testing!

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  3. I love finding joy in the small things. I chuckled when I read the part about Elsie! It seems she always gets the most magnificent pictures and I, too, never have a camera!

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    1. You only have to read Elsie's post today to know about the pictures!

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  4. Great lesson Jaana! Thanks for sharing about things being darkest just before daybreak! So true literally and figuratively!

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    1. There is something special about clear fall mornings!

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  5. I love looking at the star-filled sky! I often miss seeing it because of everything else going on around me...I need to make time to just look. Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. I am trying to be more observant of my surroundings.....

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  6. You made me laugh, because my camera is usually my phone. Once and a while I have a camera, but it is point and shoot, nothing fancy. As much as I love starry skies, I hate leaving for work in the dark. The only part that saves it is if I am in the car long enough to catch a fabulous sunrise. I hope the rest of the week brings you more joy.

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    1. Perhaps it is time for me to upgrade my phone!

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  7. I love this, Jaana! I hate these first few dark mornings, but I often find cheer in a gorgeous sunrise, a deer peeking out from the woods, or a good song on the radio. So glad the stars brought some light into your morning!!!

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    1. Tomorrow morning I will still be thinking about the posts that I have read. So many new ideas and thoughts....what should I accomplish first??

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  8. An ordinary beginning of a day set glittering when you noticed the multitude of stars. Hopeful signs are planted all around!

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  9. Isn't it strange that even after years of seeing stars in the sky, it can still bring joy and awe?

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    1. I think stars remind us about hope and their brightness brings joy!!

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  10. I love how you referenced Elsie and having the camera ready. I, too, wish I captured more of those kinds of moments on film. That being said, you did a wonderful job capturing it as a writer!

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    1. Thanks Stacey! Maybe a new phone will bring picture taking to a new level for me.

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