Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Gem of a Moment BLG12.4.2012

Over the years I have learned that the way one starts the day sets the tone for its entirety. Although most strive for that extra minute of sleep. Monks arise early to begin their day with chanting and prayer. Television shows of my childhood, like Donna Reed and the like of that era, portrayed families having a casual (full) breakfast. In these scenarios we see their days beginning serenely.

I, too, experienced great serenity when, recovering from an injury, I woke in the predawn hour, on the living room couch where my husband had made me very comfortable. A friend gifted me a large crock, McIntosch Apple candle and not wanting to turn the lights on so early I lit the candle. The soft, golden light was so soothing. From that morning on I rise early to light a candle, cuddle with my sheltie, listen to some music or just listen to myself. This time has become precious and joyous for me…my days start out serene and lovely.

I hope all who read this will try it, learn to nurture your soul.


  1. Ilana
    December 6, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Isn’t it amazing what we can learn by accident? I will accept your invitation. Perhaps not by specifically lighting a candle but indeed by finding my own way to “Learn to nurture my soul.”

  2. Laura Davis
    December 7, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I agree…those first moments are precious. I love when I have time to slip into a bath or to read in bed. Starting the day with relaxation sets the tone for a whole different day.