My morning routine is exactly the same every single day. Get awakened by a kitty in my face, Getting up and getting myself together, feed Coogy, feed outdoor kitties then the squirrels and birds. I come in an make my morning smoothie, as Coogy sits and watches - waiting for another spoonful of wet food. Go out front and put feed in the porch feeder, then finally sit and drink my smoothie, listen to the weather and read the paper. EVERY DAY!
That is it - but there is so much more to it.
Coogy wakes me every morning. He rubs my face and pats me with his paw, ever so gently. I give kisses and pets and I talk to him for a minute or two.
I get up - bathroom and dressing.
Coogy gets a spoonful of wet food several times a day - if you give him too much, he will eat it all and proceed to yack. So it gets put out in dribs and drabs!
My outdoor kitties are always at the back door waiting for breakfast! (I bring in all food overnight to prevent critters). Fluffy is often on the handrail and peeking in the door's window. Momma is right there as well. I go out and we have a morning routine. They surround my feet and they are talking! I figure they are either saying - good morning, glad to see you OR about time, we are so hungry! Either way I have to stop and pet and pet each one and talk to them before we ever head to the backyard.
We make it out back and there is my "newly acquired" cat Blackie. He comes running and squeaking out his baby sounding cry - and right under foot!!!! We go in the greenhouse and they each get a bowl of dry food and I split a can of wet food for them. Happy babies!!!!!!
Next I check the corn for squirrels and make sure there is some out for them and put feed in the bird feeders.
All the while it is still kind of dark out - this is close to sunrise - so there is just enough light.
I then walk to the porch and pick up the paper before going in.
This morning I sat down for a moment on the porch and just was AWARE.
I could hear the cardinals chirping away to each other. I was hearing a few other birds chirping and waking up. There was a rooster crowing off in the distance. I hear crickets galore. Only a glow of lights coming from a couple houses that I could see. I am thinking how cozy they must all be still in their beds. No traffic at all. The moon was bright in the western sky and there was a haze in the distance. The temperature is cool with a gentle breeze. The grass was still covered with dew.
The peace and quiet was deafening!!! AND BEAUTUFUL!
Coogy is curled up in his bed with a full belly and the outdoor kitties have all secured their usual spots to take their morning naps.
I am standing at the sink/counter this morning getting meat and veggies ready for the crockpot - and I see motion out the corner of my eye. I look right to the window and there is a hummingbird drinking at the feeder which is just couple feet from the window. They are just so beautiful.
I wish I could have captured this morning on tape and sound for you all. It was so lovely. No matter what is going on out in the world - there was peace in my little world this morning.
That is what we all need to remember!
Your world can be blissful - no matter what is going on.
So take time in the morning to just be AWARE and enjoy all the tiny little blessings that are put in front you. Each little thing IS a blessing!
I like to sit and watch the sunset as well - last night the sky looked to be on fire again - so beautiful. The only problem with sunsets is the mosquitos!!!!! They love me! LOL
You woke up today. Take a few minutes to just observe the sights and sounds around you. We all need to do that more often. There is beauty to be found. Look for it and quit looking at the ugliness.
Be thankful YOU ARE BLESSED.
Have a fantastic day my friends.