Mornings are becoming my writing time. I never thought it would come to this, but I’ve found as so many others have that there is opportunity in that quiet span between my waking and the stirring of my children. There’s a restful (yet sleepy) comfort in the dark silence, the sense that a day is waiting and I have the chance to set the tone for it.
A blank page is filled with opportunity. It can go any direction at all, led on by the words that fill the page. It’s a crazy thought. I type words, hit publish, and people I have never even met are impacted, whether it be big or small, for right or wrong. Words carry opportunity.
But this is only a tiny sliver of my day. Opportunity extends far beyond these few moments. Each day challenges me to walk it out well, to respond rightly to those around me. To keep my eyes and heart focused on what is True. To be faithful in the big and the small. And when I do that, what flows onto the blank page will be all the more powerful.
This post is linked to Five Minute Friday, a free writing exercise hosted by Lisa-Jo Baker.