Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sunny Side Up

Breakfast - the most important meal of the day. This is when you start your day - freshen yourself up - get ready for everything that will happen during the next twenty-four hours. Breakfast starts the day with food for the mind and muscles.  Two eggs sunny side up, sausage links or bacon, coffee and toast and you are off and running to accomplish your agenda for the day.  Interesting enough the fat in the meats are considered by many to be brain foods.  Nutritionists have shown how important it is for babies and very young toddlers to get an adequate supply of fats to promote healthy brains.  As adults, most of us know that we will have a hard time functioning during the day if we skip breakfast - so we take that fifteen or twenty minutes needed to eat at the start of our day. Fortified we attack the day with a smile and bright sunny eyes.
How much better for us if we could add another ten minutes into our morning routine and give God the same attention that we do to our mind and muscles. To wake a bit earlier and devote some time each morning in prayer - to thank God for a restful night and a sunny morning and the hope of a pleasant and rewarding day. To open our Bible or Breviary or whatever prayer book we use and to praise and thank God for creation - for life - for family - for jobs - for opportunities that will present themselves throughout our day. "Lord open my lips and my mouth will proclaim your praise..." should begin our day - every day.  Each and every morning we should see the eyes of Jesus encouraging us to carry Him - the One who loves us - with us throughout our days.

Deacon Dale