Monday, June 27, 2016

Prepare Your Day

It was a beautiful morning!  Blue sky, cool breeze, temperature was in the upper 50's and the Red-winged Blackbirds were singing up a storm.  The orchestra of chirping birds began around 4:30 this morning.

I took my time this morning.  It felt good not to have to rush out to be somewhere or to head to the airport.

My home looks out into the wetland area, where there are Snipes, Red-winged Blackbirds, Mallards, Doves, Finches, etc.  Last year, there was a coyote in the area for about 30 days and then one day, I never saw him again.

As I sit in the rocker and gaze out of the large window and drink my coffee, this begins to set the tone for the day.  I enjoy reading my Bible and several devotional books.  I take the time to pray and to think about family and friends and the challenges that they are going through in life. This all prepares me spiritually for the day.

To prepare myself physically, I took a 45 minute walk in the neighborhood.  Colorado in the summer is beautiful!  The flowers are so vibrant.  As I walk, I pass other neighbors who are getting in their morning walk.  There is a stretch where I can look west and see the Rocky Mountains.  There is still snow on the mountain, but you can see that it is melting.

I am always in awe when I see the Rocky Mountains.  I think of the verse, "O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth."  Psalms 8:1

The day ended just as beautiful as the morning!  It was raining all around the area, but not in my area.  I have attached a photo of the sun shining through the dark clouds.  As you can see, it looks like a dot.

Tomorrow when you get up prepare yourself spiritually, as well as physically.  You will notice a difference in how your day flows!


  1. Great advice for beginning the day. Take care.

    1. Stephen I hope you had a great day!

    2. Stephen I hope you had a great day!