1. This is lovely Laurie, and makes me realize that getting up each morning is something to celebrate. How many times do I think, “Oh no! Another (Monday) morning!” Because of course Monday’s are the worst. You’ve made me think about the courage so many have just taking that first step out of bed each day. Thank you for reminding me of the joy of each morning though Maya’s beautiful words.

    • Laurie Stone

      Molly, I never thought about it till I watched some of my own loved ones struggle (either physically or emotionally) get out of bed each morning. A small thing, but it can still take a lot of courage.

  2. Oh, this is beautiful! I think of my Mom, struggling to her feet with so much to do each day. At this time in my life, getting up is effortless. Yes, I have duties. Responsibilities. But no pain. I am grateful for every painless morning! I know it could be so much different!

    • Laurie Stone

      Diane, I’m more creaky in the mornings than I used to be, but they work themselves out by my second cup of tea. Your mom is a perfect example of the bravery so many face each day, just getting out of bed. Truly remarkable.

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