Wednesday, June 27, 2012

this morning, for four minutes (+giveaway winner)


this morning, i had a sliver of time. between packaging etsy sales and setting my hair in rollers and running out the door with my zucchinni bread sliding out of my hands.

i had exactly four minutes.

i wrapped my hands around my mug and sat in my absolute favorite spot in the house, propped up on the kitchen counter, looking out over the yard. a sunbeam hit me square between the eyes. i let my gaze rest on the gravel drive, then a bird running across the grass. then i shut my lids and breathed in the cool, new morning, whispering a prayer while robert and pablo slept in the room nearby.

practically 20 hours of crazy were sitting there, waiting for me. and i'm convinced that moment prepared me for it. with my legs dangling against the cabinets and seven thirty on the horizon.

it's amazing what a little sunlight can do.

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p.s. thank you ALL for entering my shabby apple giveaway! the winner is:

congratulations April! i'll send you an e-mail with all the details.

9 comments:

Chrissy said...

Ah, this is lovely! xxx

Thisisme. said...

Congratulations to April! You have poetry in your soul dear Courtney! Please send some of that sunlight over to me. It's supposed to be mid summer and we have just day after day of dismal, dark, damp dreariness. So depressing!

Kira said...

Wonderful, I'm glad you had that time to help you conquer the busy hours ahead!

Amy @ AGirlCalledBeloved said...

This is so perfect! I love how when I read your writing it feels peaceful. I usually use my four minutes to make sure and love on each of my puppies really well before I leave. Then I grab my coffee at work. ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

It's amazing what 4 minutes can do for the soul...hope the rest of your day was wonderful!

XO,
Jane

Jessica Wray said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!

April G said...

That's a beautiful morning moment you had. It is amazing what those quiet moments can do for us. :)

I'm so grateful I won the giveaway! Thank you again for hosting it. Have a lovely day!

wildchild said...

these moments are seriously the bread and butter.

chambanachik said...

Those moments are so necessary.

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