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.

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

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