My morning routine goes like this:
Wake – around 5:30
Start the coffee pot
Grab my phone and begin Headspace, my meditation ap
Read the daily Mass readings
But today I decided to change it up. I flipped the order of the last three. The meditation is last, so that I can think about the Bible readings and pray during the 15 minutes I dedicate to clearing my mind of clutter.
I go through my prayer requests in order of urgency.
For healing from cancer
For healing from colitis
For justice and truth – and an open heart
We have some serious crap going down in my family right now. Its crazy. I take stock of the troubles and think “this doesn’t happen to normal people.” And I’m straight up normal. But life is flowing, it all its weirdness. And I’m swept up in its current.
So I pray for resolutions, for peace, for and end in sight. I know that God is in control and I surrender the outcomes to a higher power. That whatever happens is part of the divine plan.
And I expect miracles to happen. There will be miracles. Life will unfold according to God’s amazing plan. A plan I cannot begin to imagine. And the craziness, the illnesses, the loneliness, the scariness will evolve into experiences that shape me and the people I love. And everyone else they touched.
And life will go on.
I like this new order to my morning routine. I believe its been out of order for a while and that I’ve got it all straightened it out now.
Time to run some intervals for 50 minutes. And then … get ready for work.
Let’s see if I can get there on time today.
Have a great day people!