I’ve never really considered myself a morning person. But, thanks to school bus pick up this year and a couple of early Dora the Explorer episodes, there is a precious window of opportunity in the a.m. where I can (usually) sit for half an hour or so and just be still. That’s the only time of day it happens, and it feels like such a luxury.
I used to jump straight on my laptop and check email or hurry to get my post up. But, not anymore. I’ve come to savor this time with my coffee and my bible. I realize that if I don’t claim this time for myself, it’s not going to happen at any other time throughout the day. As with most morning routines, mine has turned me into a creature of habit (same coffee mug, same chair, etc.).
I broke down and bought a new coffee/hot water maker before Christmas, and we love it. (I use that hot water side for grits, hot chocolate, soup, etc., for the kids all the time.) I’ve decided I’ll never be a Keurig convert. I just drink too much coffee. . .
I also swear by those highlighters I listed. They don’t bleed through the pages of my Bible, and they’re twist-up. And, speaking of my Bible, that’s the one that I sometimes post on Instagram and always get questions about the single column. Plenty of space for notes!
And, I had to include my chair. We moved ours from the family room into the front room, and it’s where I always end up.
What’s on your morning essentials list?