Morning Has Broken

Yusuf / Cat Stevens

"Morning has broken like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the world
Sweet the rains new fall, sunlit from Heaven
Like the first dewfall on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where His feet pass
Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God's recreation of the new day
Morning has broken like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the world"

1. a spot or surface on which the sun's light shines
A visitor at the crack of dawn this morning

GENESIS 1:5: God called the light “day,” and the darkness He called “night.”

Among so many days of rain the sun decided to visit us very brightly today. To me it felt like a long awaited gift ~ one I wanted to dive right into.

The boys and I wasted no time in getting the essential errands done, lots of them….. then we spent the day outside in the sunshine doing “cabin” stuff and welcoming roaming kids in from sunup to sundown. The air was still freezing or close to it, but the Westies love it and so do I. I find myself more productive when there’s some sunshine hovering over my tasks and efforts.

Many years ago a dear friend told me, “You alone are responsible for creating joy in your life.” Late last night I read this from another friend, “Let God define you and not others.” Hmmmm ~ along with God-given natural sunshine, I must be consistent in creating some sunshine of my own even on the dreary days, tough days ~ letting this life’s journey create my ‘definition’ according to God.

I began thinking on those two statements which were separated by many years ~ darkness to light….what can I do and have I done to intentionally open the door of life for the sun’s rays vs dark clouds? Let me count the ways – a daily assignment to review…..hopefully in some sunshine

Thank-you Sally ~ a lovely friend from the UK mailed me this simple reminder note pad ~ a cherished gift that keeps me company daily at my personal space
Still freezing this morning when the boys and I stopped in the bright sunlight and walked the labyrinth at one of the community churches
The labyrinth on a freezing morning, but sunny! Silence, serenity
The buds at the labyrinth were stretching to reach the sun’s rays this morning
A lovely girl visiting us today
So many kids today ~ counted 14 at one time ~ they appeared to be enjoying the sunshine too
Accomplished a much-needed fresh painting on a table ~ with the sunshine inspiring me
The kids were flowing through constantly today
Boys helping mom and greeting critters in the wonderful sunshine hitting the porch
“Hello gorgeous” ~ isn’t nature wonderful
Fresh paint, done
Sunbeam Harry first thing this morning ~ ready to start his day
“The present is a great treasure, live in the present.”
“Your future may hinge 
on your ability
to disconnect yourself
with the world
and connect with your soul.”

From a mountain girl’s heart


    1. Glad you all got some too – we had another very cold, but sunny day today — will take what we can get! Hope you had a good weekend – thx for following!


  1. Thank you Carol for memories of that beautiful song. I first heard it and knew it as sung by a Scottish vocalist. But it reminded me also of some favorite verses; Isaiah 55:12, Ps 98: 4,7-9, and Ps 96:11-12. You can sense the Joy of Creation in these. A joy you noticeably have in your Heart! Thank you for awareness of all your surroundings.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, that song has been around a long time ~ and sung beautifully by Cat Stevens! We are blessed with beauty in many ways and and so many other things!


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