My Day, Right Now…




Mornings, I open my journal – currently a Moleskine extra large, dot grid paper and write in the headers: current day of week and date, time of day, temperature and I draw in/color the weather: cloudy; sunny; rain; snow, etc. Today’s entry – no different. And then I write:



6:45 am:     “Ah, the first sip o’ tea. Delicious. Soothing. Calming. Clouds in the morning sky, moving, changing. Some grey, others white. Patches of blue peaking through. Touching base with my senses – the steady hum of the refrigerator, static electricity in the air; sound of my pen as these words glide across the page. I pause to take another sip of tea and feel the warmth not only of the mug in my hand but also, the tea as it travels down my throat…  I made quite a production of setting up the table this morning, preparing tea – Peach Tranquility – in my glass tea pot, seldom used. Warmed by the hot tea, I shed my robe and take a l-o-n-g drink of ice H2O to cool me down a tad. Hot-Cold. Both sensations are a comfort and integral part of my morning solitude and quiet routine, as is making and practicing lettering as I write. My alstroemeria,  a soft , pleasing yellow, perked up over night. I love this flower and the dining room table just seems complete with a bouquet.

I’m not sure today is Thursday – but of course I am. It is Thursday! Where is my bracelet – I must get it in honor of K, L and Terri! NTS: Touch base with Terri and reschedule our too-long overdue lunch date. Before we know it, it’ll be November – our birthday month – again. Two blog posts to write this morning before I leave for an afternoon of stitching with friends – what will I take with me? 

10:30 am…Just finished breakfast: smoothie, hard-boiled egg and a slice of tomato bread, toasted. Stock market news on the tv – Norman’s choice. Screen deck door wide open; a lovely day for the beginning of June. Early morning clouds have moved on. Taking a few minutes to pen this post. Reviewing my notes from this morning’s Morning Solitude and Quiet Time, my favorite time of the day. Has been for twenty-years.

Whenever I stop and try to calculate how long I’ve been greeting each day, I am astonished! Twenty years! Probably twenty-one if I really think hard. It seems strange to me that I did/began this daily practice so easily…and I wonder why my efforts to create a similar one in the evening is so difficult. I have shared on this blog, several – if not many – times, that I am definitely a morning person and when the sun shuts down, so do I. I can literally feel my energy drain. S-W-O-O-S-H! However, it is the start of a new month and for the past two days in May, I’ve managed to write a few closing thoughts for the day. I shall continue the practice, if it results only in a simple sentence or two. Every journey begins with the first step.

Hours later – 7:55 pm. A pleasant afternoon spent with friends. Now,  time to wrap this post up and hit publish! Then, write closing thoughts about today in my journal.


This entry was written by Honoré and published on June 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm. It’s filed under Commitment, Honoré, It's Thursday, Journaling, Self Care. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “My Day, Right Now…

  1. Your day right now made me SMILE! I’m now in search of my blue bracelet! OTVers blog ON! ❤

  2. kmgraybeal on said:

    I bought buckets of those bracelets for our trainings…nobody gets quite as excited about them as you 2…and Terri…and me!

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