Morning Blessings

Wake up. Open your eyes. Or not.

Stretch from the tip of your chilly nose, through the arms and shoulders, down your back, deep into the gluteus max, into the length of your calves and out through the end of each toe.

Snuggle deeper under the covers and melt into the mattress. Breathe. Through your nose.

Deeply inhale morning blessings, those present just before the day’s demands flood in, the ones just an eyeblink away, if only we remember. Exhale all bad dreams, all anxieties.

Repeat this breath four times more. Rise, and refresh as needed throughout the day.

 

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2017)

Carrot Ranch Prompt (11/23/2017): In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about Five a Day. It does not have to be five servings of fruits and vegetables. What is needed five times a day? Have fun with what pops to mind for the prompt.

6 thoughts on “Morning Blessings

  1. Pingback: Five A Day « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  2. I remember my aunt telling me once that she started her day very similar to yours with five deep breaths, all filled with gratefulness. It’s a wonderful way to start the day.

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