I start my day feeling loved. I’d like to say that this comes from some wonderful, spiritual experience or that my husband is passionately affectionate before he leaves for work (as if I’m up for that, so early). It’s much simpler. I’ll explain the fun part in a minute.
Part of getting ready every morning is my 15-20 minute meditation, where I set my intentions for the day. I’m not talking about what I intend to do, but who I intend to be. After all, I have choices: I could be rigid and judgmental, or I could be balanced and discerning. I could spend the day gratifying my ego or I could seek to act in the best and highest good of all. It all depends on who I am that day. So I think it is important to set my intentions.
When I sit down to meditate, I don’t do it alone. I have a few dogs who think this is the perfect time to show me just how much they love me. They shower me with doggy snuggles and kisses, demanding that I spend a few minutes adoring each one. Eventually, they calm down and let me get on to my meditation. It’s an innocent
few minutes, and it’s a wonderful start to the day. Really – what beats a few minutes of unconditional love? When I’m out of town, and if they can’t go with me, the day seems a little less full.
I’ll be out of town next week, away from my family, on business. Clean sheets and maid service every day are nice, but they can’t make up for missing my fur, feather, and human family. Starting the day just isn’t the same.