Silent Mornings

4994648569_12cd56e314Here we are at 4 AM writing and preparing for another 20 minute walk on the treadmill. I do love getting up so early in the morning when all is quiet in the world. There is a certain stillness that allows my mind to be calm and relaxed and I find it is the best time to write down my thoughts. Although I still feel time constraints as I know that soon I will have to prepare for work and take on all of the challenges that the day will bring these few hours in the morning are precious to me. It’s just me, a cup of coffee and my computer. Occasionally I will hear the sound of the ice maker dropping another square of ice in the freezer or a passing car in the street, but for the most part it is silent.

There is something uniquely special about the sound of silence that allows for thoughts and idea’s be born and I know that when they arise in my mind I must write them down somewhere. Too soon will the day start and erase all of those silent dreams that form in my mind. In my minds eye is see myself sitting on a park bench next to a tree and starting off into the haze as the sun is preparing to show it’s bright face to the world once again. Peace, love and tranquility fill my heart and I know that today just as wonderful as the morning silence I now sit in.

Sunday was a day filled with yard work as I pulled the plants from my raised bed gardens, recycled the roots and cut up the leaves to cover my beds to feed new plants in the spring. It is fall and after reaping the fruits of my labor with enough vegetables to feed a family it is sad to see my gardens baron once again. It is natures cycle which of course is the very same cycle that dictates my very own being and each season must be welcomed as it brings about certain joys of the time. It is the natural world we live in and this world is a mastery since prehistoric times. There are many things we can change in our own lives as mankind continuously improves upon our living conditions, but the one thing that does not change is nature. I find as much comfort in living in this natural world as I do in the early morning.

I did well with both my exercise routine and diet yesterday other than the dinner menu changing to lasagna. Although I just ate a small amount the late carbohydrates were enough to raise my blood sugar slightly. I probably ended up converting a small amount of those carbs to fat, but after a physically challenging day in the yard my body also welcomed those carbs in the lasagna. Again today I will be mindful to not go overboard on the treadmill and know when enough is enough. I will also be mindful to think about each and every mouthful of food I take into my body to chew it properly and keep it within the limitations of my own bodies need for nourishment.

Blood Sugar- 102, Weight- 178.6

Distance- 1.85 miles
Time- 30:00 minutes
Calories- 204.1

6:30 AM – Oatmeal
9:30 AM – Yogurt, Banana
12:30 PM – Steak, Broccoli
6:30 PM – Lamb Chops, Salad

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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7 Responses to Silent Mornings

  1. New Journey says:

    Ah the early morning hours by yourself in the quiet of your mind….nothing else compares….4am is a little early for me…especially since the season change has hit us, my hibernation mode has kicked and under the covers I like to stay….sometimes I lay awake in bed for an hour with the cool air blowing in on me from my window….snuggling in closer to my fuzzy blankets….reminiscing about life, dreaming of the journey…..I agree the one constant that has not changed in our ever fast evolving world is nature….bless her soul…you can always count on her to be unchanged….I love listening to the birds as they fly over the house south to the warm sunny land, and watch the leaves turn red and golden and drop to the ground only to walked through and listen to them rustle around your feet….the first frost on the roof tops turning the succulents a beautiful red and green, the colors of winter…I love being able to watch all the seasons come and go…the constant in our world….thanks for giving the moment to remise in my mind about nature….I could of gone on and on and on about the changes of seasons…..brought a peace over me this morning….good day to you Billy…kat.

  2. suzewannabe says:

    So nice. Yes, I love mornings too ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have you thought of covering the plant beds with various coloured mulches for winter?
    I always thought it might perk up a winter garden.

    • That does sound lovely. I cut up all the growth and spread it out over all six raised beds and will add a family of earth worms to each. As the different colored leaves begin to fall from the tree’s I will and them also.

  3. Nathalie says:

    What a beautiful post! It reflects exactly how I feel in the early morning which is also my favourite oart of the day.

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