Monday, September 28, 2009

When Your Happy...

I love the song, "When Your Happy and You Know it..." I am happy. I know it (I am clapping my hands right now by the way). Nothing spectacular is going on here to make me extra happy. No glamorous vacations planned, money is still tight, so are my pants. Kids still think I am a mean mom, the basement has MESS written all over it. And so on.

But I will tell you a little secret:

I have been getting up early these days. We read scriptures with the kids (sometimes only a verse but reading...), get them all off to school without too much craziness (last year I was awaken by my daughter each morning as she sweetly said from the front door, "bye Mom, I love you." Yes, it is true, I was lazy). We kneel to pray as a family. The dishes are done, lunches are made all before 9 am.

I believe more in the council, "Early to bed, Early to rise." I am still working on the early to bed wisdom but getting up each morning is putting an extra spring in my step.

4 comments:

just jen said...

i have been pretty lazy lately, maybe i need to start getting up early too!

The Curtis Family said...

ain't it the truth! I've never been a morning person, but I have to say I'm a believer too. That hour or so before the kids get up is so important for me to get the day started right!

Cherilyn said...

You are getting prepped for seminary. I can actually say getting up at 5am isn't so bad for the same reasons you said. I'm exercised, the house is clean, the kids and I are ready for the day, and prayer and scripture time is all completed by 9am! Yay! So glad you are happy and that YOU rocked on your race!

shawni said...

I'm so with you. I love getting up and getting things done in the mornings. It puts me in such a better mood.

Now to figure out how to start going to bed earlier so I'm not so darn tired all the time.