Just Life

Tuesdays are (still) for Poetry.

early morning with
E.B. White and twinkle lights
stillness, peace and joy

For years, I’ve started my day with coffee and the computer … and not much peace and joy. Heading into 2018, I’m going to change that!


  • AsKatKnits

    I love this. I have likewise made a conscious decision to have a different focus in the morning, one that does not involve the PC. It is a much better way to start the day.

  • Kym

    I got rid of Facebook on my phone two months ago. The difference in my state of mind is incredible! Unplugging is a very good thing! XO

  • Vera

    A great choice for a book! My mornings are quiet…coffee and sometimes knitting, sometimes something else (writing to a friend)…this week just sitting and gazing at our Christmas tree. Colin sometimes texts me early and occasionally I check e-mail via my phone. But, it is my quiet time which I love (and need). I usually manage 45 minutes to an hour and then it's time to dry my hair, dress and run out the door to work. I almost never get on my computer at home these days and it is wonderful!

  • Penny

    Stillness, peace and joy all very good things, and an excellent way to head into 2018. I've disconnected quite a bit, but admit to checking headlines first thing just to make sure because it is such a crazy world. Maybe I just need more faith? : ) Whatever
    I lack it is a habit I would very much like to break.

  • margene

    I've also introduced more non-online time into my life. No FB on my phone and much less computer time than when I was working. Life is so nice IRL. đŸ™‚

  • Patty

    You've all got me thinking pretty hard about deleting FB from my phone as well! I have made an effort to not turn to the television immediately on weekend mornings and have found this to be a nice slow start to the day.

  • karen

    nice 2018 goal! I start my day with coffee and journalling then praying but during the writing I'm checking my phone. Not cool. I should do this too!

  • HonorĂ©

    I could and have spent entire days in that mode…and loved every minute…and well, eventually I get 'roun to the other stuff…but I so love and appreciate the quiet and stillness…As I shared with Kym : "My basic problem is I enjoy mindfulness activities so very much that I need a firecracker to jumpstart me…"
    Enjoy your new habit…