“Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.” ~Pearl Buck, Simple Abundance
After working to establish an early morning routine, I have one that works.
Okay, maybe I’m being a tad bit optimistic.
It’s worked for over a week–including the weekends. For me, that’s a monumental event because nothing has ever invaded the sacred time of the weekend.
I treasure my early morning time–fresh hot coffee, my teachers, and me. I am surprised at how often the authors compliment each other.
I’ve become acutely aware of how I feel after the mornings I’ve started calling my sacred moments.
I am less scattered and more focused.
I am less anxious and more tolerant.
I am less critical and more patient.
I am less afraid and more confident.
“Many women today feel a sadness we cannot name. Though we accomplish much of what we set out to do, we sense that something is missing our lives and–fruitlessly–search ‘out there’ for the answers. What’s often wrong is that we are disconnected from an authentic sense of self.” ~Emily Hancock, Simple Abundance
God has also mixed in a little bit of synchronicity.
Out of nowhere my cousin sent a message telling me she had also started reading Simple Abundance.
Quotes, like those included in my story today, speak so strongly to me, often addressing things/tasks I’ve just completed.
Today’s reading began with the quote I used in my introduction coming after I’d spent the past few days cleaning and organizing my work spaces.
These are signs I’m on course and I’m not alone in my latest quest.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~Melody Beattie, Simple Abundance
Thanks to my sister, Susan M. Rogers, for allowing me to use her sunset picture for today’s story. I love you.