Mornings can be hectic.
Everyone’s trying to wake up. Breakfast needs to be eaten. Some of the family might be trying to make their way out the door. Even those who are staying at home likely have a to-do list a mile long.
Let’s talk about the beauty in this photo.
The morning sun shining through those petals?
The tiny bit of blue vase exploding with light?
Who wouldn’t want to be greeted by these beauties on their morning breakfast table?
This is what graced our dining room last week.
Here are some tips to add more beauty to your mornings:
1) Set the tone by playing classical music or calm praise and worship music. I have a Pandora station of Gungor music that I like to play to gently wake us up.
2) Add some fresh flowers to the table. I generally do this the day before. Truthfully, who has time to run out in their pajamas and cut fresh flowers? Even dandelions picked by small hands will add beauty.
3) Take a few moments to notice: the beautiful faces that have gathered around your table or in your kitchen. The sun streaming through your windows or the raindrops gathering on the windowpane. The peace in the routine.
4) If you are a praying family, gather for a quick prayer before everyone scatters for the day.
These suggestions are not made to cause guilt. Most only take a few moments of intention to implement, even with a baby on the hip. I hope they cause you to think about your mornings.
Leave me a comment and let me know how you add beauty to your mornings.
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routine adds beauty to my mornings. I love coming down to a clean kitchen sink and being able to start my morning coffee making ritual without having to put dishes away first. When I’m really with it, I even place my Bible and journal on the table the night before so it’s there waiting for me.
Yes, I agree, Jill! Routine is a great way to add beauty to your mornings! I’m always happiest when I’ve cleaned up the night before.
I adore this post. And # 3 struck a chord in my heart – taking time to “notice”. I think I rush around way too fast most mornings and don’t really see. Have beauty-filled weekend my friend.
Thank you so much, Barbie. I am guilty of getting too busy to see the beauty. Blessings on your week!
I start my morning putting the kettle on for tea. And I like your #3: Take a few moments to notice … It’s a lovely way to get the day started on a relaxed and positive note. Looking forward to reading more of your posts this afternoon.