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- 1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
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It's not my best time of the day. In fact, there are few times when I'm ever much worse. It's those first few moments after my eyes finally flutter open and the first words that have to interact with another's.
At first "awake" I am grumpy by nature. I don't want to talk. I don't want to hear whining. I certainly don't want to be the commanding officer of the morning routine with my children. I have to really work to be pleasant. I have to work to keep my temper in check because when all I feel is the need for silence and my house sounds like a deafening roar, well, let's just say I have a harder time controlling my tongue.
To fully awaken is a process for me, but not just in the morning. In my relationship with Him, too. Sometimes I feel like I come back to revisit the same bad habits and sins simply because the last time He went through it with me, there was part of my soul that was still asleep. It wasn't sensitive to His touch. It wasn't cognizant enough to hear those words that He breathed into my heart.
So much of life is a process of being awakened. Awakened to His grace, His beauty, His gifts. So even if it means I might be grumpy for the first half an hour, my soul hungers to be awake, alive, and singing.
Also, linking with the beautiful Michelle for Caffeinated Randomness.