Every tree is known by its own fruit. (Lk 6:44)
The morning ritual: it is intimate and unique. Whether you open your eyes slowly, stretch gently, and ready yourself for work or wake up that extra hour early to brew fresh coffee, prepare a hearty breakfast and read your favorite inspiration. Either way the morning is yours.
Five days a week, my day begins around 5:59 am, just before I hit snooze for the third time. I do a few stretches in bed… make my way to the carpet for a quick yoga “sun salutation”… and stumble into the bathroom to wash up. As soon as I can, I turn my stove on to boil water for my soon-to-be french pressed coffee. My kitchen then becomes a three ring circus: make coffee, prep lunch, fix breakfast. As the water boils, I chop a melody of fresh fruit from my fridge and toss it over a combo of cereals. Coffee: pour the hot water, stir, let rest for four minutes. Lunch: chop a variety of fresh veggies and protein and toss over mixed greens. Breakfast: sprinkle my cereal with cinnamon and drizzle with almond milk. Lastly, pour the irresistible coffee over a little soy creamer and sit. By this time, its almost 6:40 and I have just enough time to watch the last hour of CNBC’s Squawk Box and read my daily meditation with breakfast. I love my mornings.
What’s your morning ritual?
xo, Nat’s Knack
Photo: Breakfast on a Saturday morning; changes only slightly from my M-F ritual with added French Toast!