Rise and Shine.
Do you feel it?
Are you excited about all the possibilities the day may hold?
All the opportunites to make it special?
All the reasons to wake up?
Rise and shine
and cherish the moments!
Cheers & Hugs,
Every time I hear or read or say the words, “Rise and Shine,” I think of Grandma.
As a teenager, I loved to sleep in late – much like most teenagers – right? I vividly remember hiding under the covers to keep from seeing the sun streaming in the bedroom and hearing Grandma cheerfully holler from the bottom of the stairs on a weekend or summer morning, “Rise and Shine!” She was always so excited and ready to start a new day. I smile remembering that hope and excitement in her voice. She didn’t work. She didn’t even have a license to drive. Her days were mostly spent at home working hard – inside and out – making it a haven for anyone who visited or lived there. And yet she woke up so cheerfully each morning excited for what the day might hold.
I have to admit – I love the early mornings these days – especially on weekends and days I get to stay home. I love thinking about having the whole day ahead of me.
I baked Grandma’s Apricot Nut Bread yesterday. It is a recipe I have shared here before. And it truly really begins to feel like Christmas when I smell this bread come out of the oven. The memories just come flooding back of Christmases past at Grandma’s house and the joy that radiated from her in everything she did.
So rise and shine and cherish the possibilities this day will hold!