Hey, Girlfriend!

❀ Making the World a Brighter Place One Friendship at a Time

If you know me well, you know that I am a sleepaholic and hate crawling out of my cozy bed.  It takes a solid hour, along with a strong cup of coffee (or two), before my brain cells start to fire.


I recently implemented a new routine I heard about which involves spending the first hour of the day outside on my patio, java in hand.  I spend the first 20 minutes enjoying the beauty of my surroundings.  I have several feeders for Hummingbirds, Orioles, and Goldfinches.  Sometimes I am visited by an occasional Robin or Monarch Butterfly.  I marvel at how God so uniquely created each being.

 Whoever made up the saying, “Eats like a bird” never had bird feedersGoldfinches

During the next 20 minutes, I read scripture, devotionals, inspirational books and I pray.


I spend the last 20 minutes making and/or revising my to-do list.  I may not accomplish everything each day, but I try to check off the most important things.  I am a type B personality and am easily distracted by my many interests.


I have found that when I follow this routine, I am much more inclined to stay focused.  Unless, of course, Mel calls me.  Then all bets are off!


Segue…….. (our favorite word)   While the subject of birds is fresh, I am reminded of my current nighttime reading:

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius (1654)

The Goldfinch painting by Carel Fabritius (1654)

I highly recommend it, let me know what you think!

2 thoughts on “Breakfast at Val’s

  1. JJ says:

    Val, Sounds like the perfect, most inspiring way to start the day.


    1. It really helps me get focused about my day and my goals, JJ!


We love to hear from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: