Early morning stillness is my fondest companion.  I meditate in this quiet solitude and offer my prayers of gratitude for the many blessings with which I have been bestowed.  It is the time I most intensely reflect on things such as a recent loss reversed and blissful, unexpected good fortune.  It is when I surround myself with the soft light that filters in through the leaves and the bamboo shades and feel the cool breeze wafting in through the windows.  I am lucky and I know it.

Our home is modest, but very pretty.  It is orderly and smells wonderful….a cross between baked goods and hand-crafted incense or fresh lavender.  We have pretty furniture…sort of a clean, Japanese, mid-century modern “hip” look, the centerpiece of which is our Noguchi coffee table that sits in the middle of the living room as a contemporary sculpture.  Everything is simple.

Order makes me happy, so quickly and quietly putting things in order during the early morning is something I enjoy very much. Today is a beautiful day.  I am happy, thankful and look forward to seeing how the rest of the busy day unfolds.  Ingrid is on her way to us now.  I must edit an article before she gets here and get my guitar lesson out of the way.  I feel good.

I am happy.  I feel good about virtually everything.  Life is good.  I am thankful.  Love causes one to see things through rose colored glasses….and my world is looking particularly rosy today.