The Life of Bon: An ode to the morning

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

An ode to the morning

6:26 am

6:43 am 

6:58 am 

7:04 am

There is something very empowering about waking up early.

Something about the dawn, the morning dew, the crickets that are still half chirping.
Something about the brand spanking new start to a day, the no mistakes, the totally clean state.

This thought popped into my head early this morning as I crept up the stairs of my mom's house and shut the front door quietly behind me so as not to wake the people who were still asleep inside.

For some reason I feel strong and alive at that incredibly early hour.  Most of the world was still sleeping when I left my house at 6:20 am, but it felt good to be up before everyone, as if somehow I was ahead of the curve.  I felt like I was in complete control of myself simply because I had managed to drag myself out of bed at an hour that we'd all like to pretend doesn't exist.  And if I can wake up at 6 am, surely I can do anything I set my mind to.

Somehow I feel closer to God in the early hours of the morning.  As if He's more alive, more present, more ready to listen.  (Or maybe it's that as the day goes on, everything else pushes Him out?)  The early morning seems almost a gift from God, "Here, Bon.  This is brand new.  You get to do with it whatever you want."


  1. In moments like this, I find myself thinking, "How great thou art." Life is incredible and sometimes I think we forget the whisperings of how blessed we are in the chaos of our days.

  2. I totally agree. Im always giving myself big ole pats on the back when I get up at the crack of dawn. There is something that feels so clean and hopeful when both the moon and sun are out.

  3. This is one of the reasons why I like waking up early. I LOVE the sunrise :)

  4. When I was pregnant with my son and had the worst time ever sleeping, I would make it a point to get up and watch the sunrise, have a cup of tea and just enjoy the morning - me, God and my unborn son. It was just perfect.

  5. I know exactly what you mean. Now if only I can get my lazy bum to get up at 6...

  6. I use to hate waking up early, and I love it nowadays. Guess I'm getting old!

  7. I LOVE waking up before everyone, and enjoying the quiet. I also feel more accomplished when I get up that early in the day. I get up at 6 am every day though!

  8. Whenever anyone asks me if I'm a morning person or a night person I always say a morning person and for these exact reasons! I love how the morning feels and all the promise that comes with it!

  9. This is fantastic. When I lived in Honduras I used to get up early and sit outside on our porch with coffee in the hammock and just enjoy the silence and freshness of a new day. You are so right. It's God's gift to humanity.