Wake Up!

by Renaissance Girl     
I’m a sleeper — the “set your alarm 20 minutes early so you can hit snooze 3 times, and then still sleep an extra 30 minutes” kind of sleeper.  I’ve never been a morning person. I’d rather stay up til 1 AM and sleep til noon.  But Monday morning I go to work early, tumbling out of bed at the last second, pulling myself together, pouring a cup of coffee and heading out (only opening my eyes as far as I need to in order to function) resistant to the new day blooming around me. But for some reason this morning I noticed. I came downstairs to let the dog out, and on my way past the front door I stepped out on the front porch to see what the weather was like. I never go out the front door in the early morning and I had no idea what I was missing. Where I normally see the western sky in its early morning dull-grey light, there was the east — streaked with pink and gold — sunlight sparkling on the dewy grass.  It was beautiful and suddenly I was awake. Everything had that “fresh start” feel to it — as though it was coming into being for the first time. It must be like a “mini-creation” for God every morning! Where I see routine and habit, God bursts in with spontaneity and creativity.  And I want to be painted into this picture — “new every morning”.
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About Renaissance Girl

I moved to the Community with my family in 1988 when I was 10 - which gives away my current age! I am now a solemnly professed member - I work at Paraclete Press, the publishing arm of the Community and I love my job! I also sing in the choir Gloriæ Dei Cantores, and am a member of Elements Theatre Company and Spirit of America Band. As a Docent for the Church of the Transfiguration, I get to discover new things about the church every time I share it with someone else. When I'm not doing one of those activities, I love to spend time with my dog or my "extended family". There's a lot of variety in my life which keeps me energized - and I'm learning how to be more in the moment so whether I'm at a rehearsal, or making dinner in the kitchen with 5 girls, they all get 100% of me!

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