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Meditating on early mornings

I'm trying to remember to smile in the mornings right now. That's not so easy to do. It's a struggle for me to wake in a positive mood, and I'm normally not emotionally up to my day until around 9AM. Unfortunately, the world doesn't always wait for me to be ready - it comes crashing in anyway.

I've been meditating on the way I greet the day, and asking myself whether there's a better routine I could be in. I know that I need to get out of my head as soon as I can when I first wake up, so I'm looking for a way to do that.

I do wish that I was more of a morning person, and could spring out of the covers with ease, but that's not a part of who I am. In the end, I think the best that I can ever do is live in the present, and focus on every task and every passing moment. Take a breath in the shower and just let it out, and smile. 

Jon Westenberg