I woke 40 minutes before my alarm. Sometimes when this happens, I feel as though I have been cheated out of sleep. I feel as though I won’t get back to sleep. Also, no less significantly, I am sure a fantastic dream has been interrupted and that I am truly missing out on something.
This morning was a little different. I awoke with a different feeling. I was calm and unworried about getting back to sleep. For a lark, I decided to explore this calmness and its roots. My classes for the day were planned and the materials were digitally ready for distribution. Having spotted a good price at the pumps, my car was full of gas. My mask was washed and ready for deployment (in future years, will people understand this statement–I certainly hope not). The materials for the face to face class were packed in the bag and ready to go. To go one step further, the coffee pot was clean and ready for new coffee grounds. Though I didn’t specifically lay out what I was going to wear, most of my clothes were clean. While I hadn’t prepared my lunch, I knew what I was going to assemble and felt confident that I could get it done while I was drinking my morning coffee.
So, I did what any responsible adult would do. I went back to sleep and even pressed the snooze button a few times (if I do this at the same time, it adds the snoozes together and doesn’t wake me up every ten minutes). I even wrote this before the class started. Today’s Perfect Moment accomplished and the day has only just begun.