What Makes Your Day Start on a Good Note?
Suddenly, about 10 o'clock yesterday morning, I realized I was smiling for no particular reason. Then I started thinking about what had happened to make me feel so happy. I wasn't leaving on a trip. I wasn't expecting a visit from a far-away family member or friend. Wasn't even going out to lunch. Just a couple of mundane, ho-hum errands was all that was on the docket.
First off, I woke up at 6:20 am of my own volition. No alarm clock because, happily, I am retired. My Sam was still sleeping soundly and finally feeling better after a nasty infection had kept him down for almost 10 days. The sun was coming up on a beautiful spring morning. I knew I might be able to work outdoors later in the day. Soak up the sun. When I put my coffee on, I used the special decaf breakfast brew a blogger friend of mine sent me as a little gift. Yum!
After I tidied up the kitchen, I was online with coffee in my hand. Caught up in blogland. Ronnie made me laugh from way across the pond. Terps shared her wisdom and made me think and thank. Cat had a clever quote that I decided to send on to my brother.
My sweet doggie girl reminded me that she needed to be fed. So I added some roast beef scraps to her kibble, and she said thank you with her tail and with her eyes. She is an old girl now and can't play the way she used to, but hell, neither can I. She won't chase a tennis ball down the hallway anymore, but she still likes to have her chest scratched. When she was a pup, I taught her to "stretch" on command. Just like how we stretch coming awake in the morning. Then she will hold that stretch position while I gently scratch my nails on her ribs. She goes into a happy doggy place in her mind.
More coffee and turn the news on the television. Not to sit on the couch though. Time for exercise. It feels so wonderful to have my knee almost back to normal. To feel strong enough to do my whole routine again. The weather report looks awesome. My weights are hidden in a copper log bin next to the fireplace for easy access. Balance ball, resistance bands, and ankle weights. I certainly don't love exercising, but I surely do love how it makes me feel when I'm done.
Breakfast used to be mandatory for me, but these days I have adopted the 16/8 intermittent fasting program. Advice from another blogger friend. I thought it would be awful to skip breakfast, but I adapted quickly. Again, I love how it makes me feel.
Just had my hair cut and colored so I knew it was going to look its best. I wrapped a towel around it and stepped out of the shower. I had the feeling it was going to be a good day.
Then guess who greeted me as I hung up the towel. Yep, Sam was feeling much better and in the mood to toast my bottom. Oh, it was such a nice spanking. Long and stingy with lots of loving words thrown in. A little rubbing, too, which made us both think of something else that hadn't happened in a while. And one thing led to another. You know.
So there I was a few hours later with this big, dumb smile on my face. Life is good.
Tell me what makes your morning happy.