Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dawn in Suburbia

The alarm clock goes off, the bathroom light goes on, the dog yawns and my husband kisses me goodbye. It’s 4:50 a.m. and I am grateful that I have about twenty more minutes to lie here before I get out of bed.


The weekday morning routine seldom varies. The coffee pot is percolating and this quiet time alone with God is my favorite part of the day. Funny, I never thought of this before, but caffeine and the rosary are an awesome combination! The caffeine stimulates me, while the rosary strengthens me providing the grace I need to start the day.

Today, while praying the Sorrowful Mysteries, I think of Jesus carrying His cross, and wonder what the day will bring. Family and friends come to mind, and I entwine these thoughts of them between each small bead.

Dawn in suburbia brings hope and promise. Today is a gift to be used wisely.

“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing” (1 Thessalonians 5: 11).

12 comments:

  1. Lovely reflection Daily Grace. Caffeine and the rosary- that does seem like a good combo- will have to try it :)
    Thanks for sharing your day with us. God bless!

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  2. That sounds like a lovely morning. A bit early for me, but lovely all the same. I would need the caffeine to wake me up or I would probably doze off while praying :)

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  3. Karinann and Noreen,

    Each morning brings new hope and each drop of caffeine prods me in the right direction! Thank you for your comments....They prod me on too!

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  4. Starting the day with coffee and prayer sounds like a great idea. Peace and quiet before the hubbub of responsibility takes over.

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  5. Imagine if every Catholic spent as much time praying as we do drinking coffee!

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  6. I can just about smell the rich aroma of your coffee and feel the peace and joy of your quiet morning with God. Thank you for sharing your lovely morning routine.

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  7. DG,
    I love a good cup of coffee and the Rosary in the morning!

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  8. I just noticed the time you get up, DG. That must require more than one cup I would think!

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  9. Beautiful reflection. Thank you.

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  10. Mary, you are right! I drink the whole 10 cups in the pot!!! Caffeine and me are very good friends! Hahahah!

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  11. Thank you all for your comments! They always encourage, inspire and make me smile!

    God bless

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