I’m taking a cue from my friend and our fabulous wedding photographer, Nancy Ray, today.
I am a creature of habit. I openly admit it, and my husband will attest to this as well. I even order the same thing when we go to the same restaurants. I could eat the same Moe’s burrito with the same toppings a few times a week and be totally happy. But there are certain days when I feel like “Yes, this is it. These are the elements of my greatest day.”
- Starting and ending my day in prayer
- A good cup of coffee in one of our bright, cheery Fiesta mugs
- Going on a run with Doug and Toby
- Cooking dinner and spending quality time together
- Keeping a tidy home and making the bed every morning
There are a few things that I would like to add to my daily list. Reading scripture consistently, for sure. I am not very good at doing this daily, although I know that my outlook on everything would be different if I did. That needs to change.
I also would like to focus on being more consistent about waking up (and staying up) earlier. Doug wakes me up every morning to have breakfast with him, and I really do love starting the day together, even though my grumbles might suggest otherwise. I hand him his lunch and coffee and kiss him goodbye. Some days, I start to work on picking up the house, doing laundry, generally piddling. But most days I climb back in bed for another hour. I want to commit to not doing that regularly. Toby would love to go on an early morning walk, and I would love to spend a few extra minutes with him before work. That always makes my day better.
So here’s to practicing those things and making them part of my daily list.