Start Your Day With A Smile

Today’s Strala post is just what the title is.  Start your day with a smile. :)

Recently, while waiting for a Strala Relax class to begin I was having a conversation with a friend about coffee. She mentioned that after she drinks coffee in the morning she feels giddy and the desire to spread love and good will to everyone she meets. This is really sweet of her and it got me thinking.

At the time of this conversation, I was actually trying to stop all caffeine intake but, I had to agree with her. Unlike my friend, coffee doesn’t make me want to run outside and give a homeless person my life savings (I’m exaggerating) but when I pour in my milk and inhale that aroma, it immediately puts a smile on my face. The sound of coffee brewing and the smell provide a comfort that remind me of my family and home growing up.

The routine of a glass of water, a few minutes of morning meditation, a few sun salutations then a glass of some yummy fresh juice with a hearty breakfast with a cup of coffee starts my day off perfectly and makes me feel like I’m one of the happiest people walking around Manhattan.

How do you start your day? What puts a smile on your face when you wake up? Happy Monday everyone. :)

8 thoughts on “Start Your Day With A Smile

  1. why deny pleasure if you don’t share some of the adverse side effects of caffeine that afflict others? I get a lot more headaches when I drink coffee, so I don’t do it every day, but you know, there are lots of health benefits to drinking coffee too! Reduced risk of pancreatic cancer being one that just comes to mind. And the smell… ah!

    My Good Morning ritual is: after a brief meditation, I stroll around my garden, listen to the chickens cluck and sip chai tea. Its the best way to start every day.

  2. Love this and I completely understand what you mean! I always find that starting the day slowly, really lingering over my breakfast and making sure I don’t feel rushed puts a smile on my face. Making some coffee also helps put a smile on my face :)
    Happy Monday to you too!

  3. My day begins with a smile as my husband of 48 years, brings me a cup of coffee (always with cinnamon) and gently wakes me from my slumber. He has a smile and a good word to say and my appreciation for this act of love is overwhelming….I am truly blessed.

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  5. I love waking up next to my beautiful husband and snuggling into his warmth. Then strolling downstairs, putting on my Sunday morning playlist and enjoying the music while I happily make us both french toast. Such contentment, I love it!

    I would quite like to have chickens now though so I too can stroll around the garden listening to them cluck, how fabulous!

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