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The Blossomy Best Way to Start Your Day

What’s your favourite way to start the day?

I get up at 4 a.m. every morning — but you’ll be relieved to know I’m not saying you have to get up that early to Blossom! In fact, I’d call you crazy if you rose with me. :-)

Even when it’s dark and rainy, I love the start of a fresh new day. The jolt of a hot strong cuppa coffee loaded with cream and sugar, the chance to clear away all the cobwebs and fragments of the night, the thought that today everything could change…it’s just Blossomy.

My first stop (after brewing my coffee, feeding the cat, and letting the dog out) is God. I write to Him in my journal. I always start with how amazing He is — the depths of His creativity, majesty, love, compassion, sense of humour, freedom, grace, forgiveness, patience! Sometimes I even blow Him a kiss.

The minute I start thanking God for who He is — not what He’s given me — I come alive in a whole new way.


The key to starting your day right

Take 5 minutes to soak up the power and holiness of God — or your Creator, the Universe, or whatever you envision God to be. Just stop and listen for the Roar of Something Greater.

Take a deep breath.

Every cell of your body is a miracle! Every breath you take is a gift, every beat of your heart is precious and mysterious. Life, even when it’s miserable, is a miracle. This, my friend, is how to start your day right.

best way to start your day she blossomsThe gifts and blessings He’s given you are wonderful and praiseworthy! But…don’t dwell there. This life you’ve been given? It’s not all about you.

Look down beneath your feet and see His power, majesty, holiness, and awesomeness. The details He’s put into the tiniest ants, seeds, and weeds is mind-blowing! Every color of the rainbow is deep and rich, every bite of food flavorful and nourishing, every breath fuel for your brain and heart and lungs.

When you stop and really think about how amazing life is – and vulnerable, precious, fragile – you fall to your knees. This, my friend, is how to start your day right. The more time you spend in praise and wonder, the more humble you feel. And when you feel humble, you are filled with gratitude, love, and joy.


The is the right way to start your day

Imagine what would it be like to start your day with a sense of childlike awe and wonder! To be just amazed by God’s beauty, creativity, love, and compassion? To be humbled at the gift of taking one more breath? Everything else — all the trivial problems and minor irritants and even the heartbreaking sorrows — would pale in comparison.

Everything changes when you start your day this way.

How did you start your day today? What do you want to do differently tomorrow? It may not be easy to get up a few minutes earlier, shake off the cobwebs, and humbly bow before your Creator…but it’s worth it.

Allow God’s presence — His simple, powerful presence — to Blossom you. He created you to flourish. He’s always here with you, patiently waiting, loving you just the way you are.

In peace and passion,


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3 thoughts on “The Blossomy Best Way to Start Your Day”

  1. Dear Barbara,

    Thank you for being here; I sure am sorry about your fiance. What a heartbreaking shock – especially after your other losses. I can understand why you struggled to stay close to God, and I’m so happy that you’re learning how to put God first now! What a blessing He is in our times of trouble…and He certainly didn’t promise easy lives. Sure would’ve been nice to live in the Garden of Eden, huh?

    I’m glad you signed up for my newsletter. I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort, healing, and wisdom as you move forward in your life…and may you continue to lean on the grace, love and power of the Lord your God. Jesus is good, and He will walk beside you through the valleys and storms of life.

    With His love,

  2. Good morning Laurie. I signed up to your newsletter in the middle of the night, after crying for 3 hours, over the huge loss of my relationship with my fiancee. He recently ended, and I’m more then devasted. I’ve been struggling with depression this year, after death of sister & grandchild. I didn’t see how miserable I became, so far from God, neglecting myself, home & loved ones. My fiancee took it personally, and closed the door on me. That’s when God got a hold of me. He has allowed me in this storm, to come back to him. I wrote 2 letters to my fiancee, praying he will read & understand, why I wasn’t myself. I love him so much But I know I have to love God first. I read your writings last night, they gave me peace. Thank you for sharing your LOVE & wisdom. Woke this morning, crying again, reading this article on how I should be waking in the morning. Thank you. You are helping me through a very dark time. Barbara