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in the morning when i rise | new hampshire inn view | the sweet smell of morning

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i love the morning. 

this photograph is one of my favorite mornings of my life so far. 
this is an inn in new hampshire. where i stayed with ethan burt.

to me, it doesn't really get more beautiful than this scene. 
it was a gorgeous august day and this was the view out my window. 
i often wake in the mornings now remembering this view. 
it's not that i'm trying to escape back there. 
i just remember it so vividly. 
the thankfulness in my heart for this beautiful view and life. 

i love morning because of the newness. 
i feel grace and forgiveness and new mercy in the morning. 

i love poems about morning. 
getting my heart right first thing and doing my very best to maintain this morning newness throughout the whole day. 

at dawn i have the potential of becoming a living morning praise.
with my glance i give praise. 
with my breath i give praise. 
with my grateful heart i give praise. 
in honoring the sorrows of life, i give praise. 
in celebrating the joy of the moment, i give praise.
my desire to live this day well gives praise. 
with my voice i give praise.
with my silence i give praise.
— macrina wiederkehr
open my eyes to the beauty that surrounds me that i may walk through this day with the kind of awareness that calls forth grateful living. in all of creation let me see the brightness of your face. shine in my heart and on my life, filling me with joy, creativity, hope, and laughter.
— macrina wiederkehr

morning holds so much potential. 
i love waking early.
with no where to go but to my kitchen for coffee.
then to my chair by the window for morning silence and praise.