The First Morning

Written for SoCS
https://lindaghill.com/2022/11/18/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-nov-19-2022/


The first morning of a new school year has always been my favorite morning.

I wake up extra early on the first morning. I am so excited that sleep eludes me. I can’t get ready fast enough this morning to get to school and enter my classroom.

It is 6:30 am. All is quiet and dark except for the few lights illuminating the corridors. I float into my classroom on this first morning, put on a dim light, and peruse the colorful, inviting, and cozy interior with pride and satisfaction. A warm, caring, and comfortable place to provide a nurturing environment for my students and me. Our classroom is ready with open arms to receive my new students.

The time is 7:30 on this wonderful, exciting, long anticipated morning. I get ready to stand at the entrance of our classroom with a smile and my arms wide open to receive my diverse group of lovely children.

But not before I put my favorite CD on. As I do every year on the first morning of school. The classroom fills with joy and serenity as Cat Stevens sings,

Morning has broken like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the world

Sweet the rains new fall, sunlit from Heaven
Like the first dewfall on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where His feet pass

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning

Cat Stevens

Published by Chaya Sheela

I am a retired teacher who loved her calling. An eternal wonderer, most of my thoughts and sentences begin with, "I wonder why, when, and how.... I write from my heart about kindness, empathy, and everyday moments of beauty. Please join me as I, a lifelong learner share my musings from my life lived on three continents.

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