Good morning everyone! Thanks for your suggestions after my last post on falling off the wagon of personal development. I did have the chance to pick up an audio book, a biography of Lance Armstrong that I hadn’t read before. It’s his whole life story, right from childhood.  So far, so good – I’m on disk 2.  It’s interesting how when I get a good audio book, sometimes I’ll stay in the car for a few minutes after I’ve arrived at my destination in order to keep listening. Am I the only one who does this?  I’m still open to suggestions for another good personal development book too.

Speaking of books, I have been thinking about whether to invest in a Kindle or not.  I read A LOT.  Mind you, most of the books I read I get from the library so maybe there isn’t a need for a Kindle.  And from what my mommy friends tell me, there will be less time for reading once our little girl arrives in a few months.  I’m curious to hear from those of you who do have a Kindle or some other kind of a electronic reading device – would you recommend it? How often do you use it? Has it completely erased the need for taking books out from the library or purchasing books? What are the biggest disadvantages?  Feel free to check in on the comments.

What is the brightest part of the day for you? These days, both literally and figuratively, it’s first thing in the morning. Our home faces east, so we get the early morning sun. The sun starts to stream in at around 6 am, and sometimes it’s hard to fall back asleep. Sure, I could close the curtains and block the sun, but there is something so magical about being woken up by sunshine. There is also something very special about just waking up every morning. I am very blessed to wake up each morning beside my husband Dan, and ever since I’ve been pregnant, he’s become even more loving than before.  Dads, you are welcome to check in on this one, but I have a feeling that your partner looks different in many beautiful ways when she’s carrying your child. It’s the simple things in life, just being grateful that you’ve woken up again for another day and being thankful for that. Being blessed to have someone to wake up next to, or to have your kids in the next room or even have a loving pet that wakes you up. Admittedly, our cat isn’t exactly loving when he wakes us up in the morning, but he’s still pretty cute.

This is Dan and Elmo. The two best reasons to get up in the morning – at least until our little girl arrives.  What gets you out of bed in the morning? It is your family? Do you look forward to going to work? How about getting up to work-out? Or maybe working on your business? The most success people in the world are the ones who are eager to get out of bed – excited to start the day and build on their success. They are passionate about getting the day started with some personal care, such as meditation, reading or exercise. You can create your whole day by how you feel when you first get out of bed and begin your daily routine.

What do you like to do first thing in the morning? Perhaps this blog post will help you to start today off on the right foot!

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