If you're a regular reader you know I've been getting up earlier in the morning than has been my norm for the past couple of decades. 'Before the sun' earlier.
Besides a different sky, I've noticed a couple other things about dawn. One is that people out in public look funny in the morning. Puffy faces, glazed eyes, slow, small movements. Lots of yawns! Another thing I notice is that this doesn't wear off until around 10:30 or 11:00 A.M. I thought that if I was out and about early I'd see energetic early risers zipping around stores, getting a jump on the day, full of Arnold's Action.
Nope. Well, if there are folks like that they are either not in the places I frequent, or they are out of the public eye.
It's okay. This lack of vim and vigor in others makes me feel superior (wink) because I actually feel pretty chipper by the time I leave the house. And I'm older than a lot of the people I greet.
One more thing I've noticed is that the bleary-eyed moms at the bus stop do not like my perkiness. They never answer my greetings, in fact, they've taken to pulling out their phones or reprimanding innocent children when I pull my car up next to the bus stop which is in front of my home. I just chuckle. Been there.
All in all, this early morning experiment is going quite well. My family is eating better, we all get to bed earlier, more is accomplished, and the free time during the day is enjoyed, for it is earned.
Hope your day is full of goodness and enlightenment - and Arnold's Action - whatever time your feet hit the floor!