74 Days ’til 40: Morning Bliss

09 Dec


There are those wonderful mornings that work out beautifully – today was one of those mornings.I was the first one awake in our home (usually I am the last) and I decided to take advantage of the quiet house.  I started by making myself a mocha (see photo above) and then sat down to work on my computer.  It was such a lovely experience to have those moments of morning quiet all to myself.  My cats visited me and purred.  I took a deep breath and enjoyed the morning air.

If only I could start every morning quietly sipping a mocha with no pressure.  Most mornings are a mad chaotic rush to make it out the door in time to get to work (as we capitalize on every last moment available for sleep).

Today, 74 days ’til 40, I remind myself to pause and appreciate those quiet morning moments…. when I do it changes my entire day – for the better!




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9 responses to “74 Days ’til 40: Morning Bliss

  1. buckwheatsrisk

    December 9, 2012 at 03:01

    i hope you’re entire day was wonderful for it!

  2. A Table in the Sun

    December 9, 2012 at 04:19

    I’ve always been a morning person, but my “flex time” is so much shorter now (but much less chaotic)…..I just can’t seem to get up as early as I used to. I’m actually calling this PROGRESS….since I used to hit-the-ground-running with my Type A body and mind by 5:00 every day, fully an hour before my entire family. Now, the family is gone..but I am learning to slow down and enjoy each moment. I’ll join you for another cup of mocha!

  3. Another Thousand Words

    December 9, 2012 at 15:06

    Lovely (and high calorie?) image of mocha, 400! On weekends, I grind fresh beans and make a strong dark roast w/cream and sugar while enjoying the early morning silence…it makes for a better day, don’t you think?

  4. saymber

    December 9, 2012 at 17:46

    First of all yum and secondly I can completely relate to your idea of the perfect morning. I have animal kids and seldom am I allowed to have a quiet morning! 😛 My cat Amber joins me often too and cozies up in the seat by mine and purrs too….very soothing.

    • 400daystil40

      December 9, 2012 at 22:51

      Ah yes, my cats can be an issue with quiet mornings (and quiet nights! 😦 ) I have one cat who screams and scratches at our door until we let her in at night – sometimes she does this 5-10 times throughout the night and it is so frustrating!


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