Today I woke up late. Disappointment.
6:50 a.m. The alarm didn’t go off.
I am a set the alarm early, stumble to the kitchen kind of gal.
But not today.
I felt cheated by time and circumstance;
My professional development session would start in 70 minutes leaving 50 minutes to get ready and 20 minutes of drive time.
I am not a jump out of bed and hit the shower kind of gal.
I like my mornings to unfold slowly. I like to…
boil the water in the tea kettle, five minutes, pour it over the dark grounds in the French press, stir…
Ease my still half asleep body into my reading chair, check social media on my phone and wait for the coffee to steep. Three more minutes.
I give my body permission to sink deep into the spacious, leather chair,
Inhale one, two, sip long and slow, pause, savor, exhale three, four.
60 sweet succulent minutes sipping and reading a succulent book selection.
This is my morning meditation.