Ten Consolations for a Cloudy Morning

  1. Beginning your practice from where you are and being content with small steps in the desired direction.
  2. A cup of white jasmine tea without any pesky leaves at the bottom of the cup.
  3. Morning light that awakens you like a gentle friend.
  4. Waking up without a bedside clock.
  5. This song and the album, Hazel Eyes, I Will Lead You by Josephine Foster.
  6. “Speaking the truth in love”.
  7. Cool summer days that come unexpectedly.
  8. Placing a tassel bookmark in a good book and feeling like you’ve just arrived home from some distant, enchanted place.
  9. Memorized prayers recited with meaning.
  10. The colors and words, periwinkle and sage.

By Jade

author and painter poet


  1. Morning light that awakens you like a gentle friend.Oh, i really need this… Although, I have to admit that I'm enjoying and simply loving the rain and the cold weather… maybe a little bit more days/mornings with clouds :)Reading you, my dear friend, is always a delight! Thank you.


  2. Joanne, Books are probably my favorite means of transportation πŸ™‚ :)Mary, That sounds relaxing… I love to start my day with a cup of tea.Haze, Cloudy days are great opportunities for contemplation, aren't they? Thank you. :)I love reading your blog as well!Anonymous, Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ ab, :), it takes a little getting used to but I love it now.Amber Lee, glad you enjoyed this!Word in the Hand, so true…foggy sunrises are very tranquil.Shopgirl, I realized after I posted that I do like leaves at the bottom, but not too many. Sometimes if I'm not careful, I end up with a whole bunch of little leaves and then it makes it hard to drink the tea.They are fun to look at, when there aren't too many, in my opinion. πŸ™‚


  3. This is a scrumptious list! My favourite is, of course, #8. πŸ™‚ (Speaking of bookmarks, I used to not use them and I just memorized the page number. Eventually I got tired of then forgetting the number and having to flip through the book looking for where I left off. So, I love my bookmarks, hehe!)


  4. BEAUTIFUL!!!You have a fabulous blog! I’m an author and illustrator and I made some awards to give to fellow bloggers whose sites I enjoy. I want to award you with the Creative Blog Award for all the hard work you do!I invite you to follow me, if you haven’t already done so, since we have a lot in common, but no pressure. I’m not giving you the award just so you will follow me. You really do deserve it!Take care:-)Go to http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/p/awards.html and pick up your award.~Deirdra


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