A sure sign of spring is when I can finally open my window in the bedroom to let the soft, cool breeze come in, as it gently moves the blinds. I am hypnotized by the sounds of the soft, clicking blinds and of birds first waking up for the day, alerting all the other birds that the sun is about to rise. I hear one chirp around 4:45 and they all join in. It’s calming and peaceful during the school year because it is my natural alarm clock. But during the summer, I have different thoughts about those birds.
It’s sixty degrees this morning. I get out of bed, go to the kitchen, and make my coffee. I go back in the bedroom and feel the cool breeze again. I stand in between the bathroom and the bed, staring at the spot where I just came from. It looks so inviting. The breeze is nice and cool and jumping under the down comforter would feel so good! Should I? Just ten more minutes? I do it! I climb back in bed, pull the covers up to my nose and lay there watching the news. I have a feeling of freedom and satisfaction. It’s funny how an extra ten minutes can feel like I just won a prize!
I’m looking forward to many more mornings like this!