Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday Thoughts

The unhurried pace of mornings is one of my favorite things about being retired. To slip outdoors with a cup of coffee, and linger on the shady bench for as long as I please, is a priceless gift.

As the sun warms the earth (and it doesn't take long in these parts), I stroll around and check in on the flowers and plants, seeing what they’ve been up to during the night.

The psalmist David wrote, "The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof." Perhaps that is why I feel closest to God whenever I'm out in nature. There is a sense of peace and harmony that can’t be matched indoors.

Until next time, sweet friends, may you find time for lingering on shady benches, or whatever brings you joy. As for me, I'm knee-deep in scrapbooking, trying to get into the current year. Slow and steady gets it done. At least, I hope so.


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29 comments:

  1. Good morning! I know just what you mean...I often sit outside in the morning with my tea and Bible enjoying what's around me. Perfect way to start the day. Enjoy yours!

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  2. Scrap booking to the point of catching up is quite an accomplishment. Your morning sounds idyllic and the sort I long for....less than nine months now!

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    1. I'm trying hard to see the light at the end of the scrapbook tunnel. I always say I'm never getting this far behind again ...

      Nine months, you say? Woot woot!

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  3. A beautiful post. I agree, being in nature brings me closer to God and this weekend we really needed that. God Bless You.

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  4. Mornings outside with coffee and nature are the best!

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  5. oh do I feel like lingering in the sunshine!!!! your spot is beautiful!

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  6. Hello Dear Dayle...I agree with you that slow-paced mornings are best.

    I love being in the backyard but thoroughly dislike mosquitos. There are so darned many of them this year, due to lots of rain.

    Today, thankfully, the heat has dissipated and it's gorgeous out.

    Hope your Monday is delightful. Susan

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    1. Oh, dear Susan ... I know what you mean about those pesky mosquitoes. We have more than our share here. Amazingly, I seem to avoid them in the mornings.

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  7. Dayle,

    I love the simplicity in your posts. You always seem to speak to my heart with each one. The quiet of the morning is truly my favorite time of the day too and when you combine it with the wondrous beauty God has created for us, well, there's nothing to top that for me!

    Have a great week :)

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  8. Yes, this is a beautiful way to start your day.
    I'm glad you don't take it for granted.
    Bless you for reminding us to turn towards God, even in the beauty and quiet of the morning. Not just in storms.

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  9. I just popped by to tell you something.... It's been driving me crazy trying to think who you remind me of and yesterday I saw a picture of actress Linda Carter - Wonder Woman. You look so much like her. I hope you take that as a compliment because it is. :-)

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    1. Well that made my day, sweet Kim. You're very kind and I do take that as a very big compliment. Now, if I could just find my Wonder Woman outfit. (wink, wink)

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  10. What a pretty spot, Dayle. Mornings spent out side is my favorite. xo Laura

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  11. What a lovely spot you've created!
    I, too, cherish sitting alone out back in the early mornings before the rest of the world awakens. It's hard to describe... there's no rituals or prayers, necessarily; but it fortifies me to better face the day.

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  12. What a beautiful place there, Dayle. I keep thinking that I should be able to have a bit of a sit in the morning by myself-but, so far, that pleasure has eluded me. xo Diana

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    1. I hope you can just make it happen, Diana. It really starts the day off well.

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  13. I couldn't agree more:
    The unhurried pace of mornings is one of my favorite things about being retired
    A close second:
    The unhurried pace of sunset as the evening begins

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  14. Oh my gosh Dayle, I felt like you were reading my mind. this photo says it all. I love mornings, especially with my coffee out in my garden. Your posts are always such a joy to read.
    Thanks my friend.

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  15. oh wow, this sounds amazing. To have time to myself i have to get up an hour before my family ... it's a precious time of the day and all mine so I really cherish it.

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  16. Nothing like that early before sunrise morning!

    I love going out each morning sitting in my white rockers and sipping on some hot black coffee waiting for the sunrise

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