by laura janning

The Best Part Of Waking Up.......

May 22, 2013

So tell me, what's the best  part of your morning?
Would you say it’s hearing someone say good morning... or maybe it’s saying good morning to someone else?
Is it getting out of bed first to wake the family?
Is it to kiss your kids when they awake and open their eyes for the first time that day?
Is it hitting the snooze button over and over, before you realize you need to get up?
Maybe it is looking out the window to take a peek at the beautiful sunrise.
If you are into fitness, maybe it is a quick jog around the track, working out at the gym or a walk in the park with the family pet?
Perhaps it is reading the daily paper to catch up on the news.  It could be eating a healthy breakfast instead of that chocolate filled donut that you really want.

Or maybe if it’s a little like mine, it’s the chance for just a few precious moments to sit at my table and be thankful for another day... to read…to journal... to think about the day's busy schedule… am I picking the kids up from school or is my husband? ... Think about getting the dogs groomed… schedule a dentist appointment for the kids ... remind my husband to fix the front pasture fence… remembering to pick up the dry cleaning… stop at the store for some bananas and milk… all while drinking some coffee and listening to some music to get my day going.  
My daily ritual that I just love, really helps to shape my day, and my family's. You know what they say, “If mama’s not happy, nobody’s happy.” And it shouldn’t surprise you that music and coffee are now helping to shape young peoples' lives as well by supporting musical creativity. 
Even though my children are young I can see how music is shaping their lives just as my morning ritual shapes my day.  From the music we listen to while in the car, to music activities in their school, to the music and sounds in the house, it is all shaping their creativity for their future.
And I would say that’s a ritual worth having in their life.

Folgers asked me to write about my morning rituals and tell you all about the jingle contest they are having! Take a look at the Folgers® Jingle Contest Finalists, and listen to the tracks that earned them a spot in The Top 10. Cast your vote once every day through June 19th. You could win exciting prizes, like free Folgers Coffee, iTunes® gift cards, signed CDs from Gavin DeGraw, and even a $10,000 Grand Prize just for voting! Before you vote, follow the Road to the Jingle on Facebook to see how they traveled the U.S. to track down the Top 10 contestants! Remember, you can vote once a day through June 19th! Click here for official rules.

PS- This is a sponsored post from Folgers but the things I think about sitting at my table, drinking coffee  before I get my day going ....are just mine. 
PPS- I really want that chocolate filled donut!
Grateful for~
Those few precious moments every morning 
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  1. Yes I am more like you in my daily morning ritual. And when I read the post title I was all prepared to scold you because I was going to have that jingle stuck in my head and then I learn there was a jingle contest. And I missed it, darnnit.


  2. My morning ritual begins with crawling out of bed and going straight to the coffee pot. My husband and I are both like that. He loves to sit with his cup quietly and I talk nonstop from the moment we open our eyes. :)

  3. Early morning is my favorite time of day. Especially in the summer when the air is warm and everything feels so fresh. My son-in-law got me a delicious gluten free chocolate doughnut for Mother's Day morning. YUM!!!

  4. Love all of Folger's commercials...love your pics Laura!!...My morning begins with a great cup of coffee and Good Morning America!...oh and a great hug and kiss from the hubby...he is the real start to my day!! Now I am going to be singing the Folger's jingle all night!!

  5. My day usually starts right here at my computer but the bEST part is when I walk out of my bedroom and into the BRIGHT, SUNNY kitchen. It always makes me smile. I have never drsank coffee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know..........

  6. As a musician/minister of music...I am delighted to hear you say that music shapes our children's lives. You are absolutely correct!! Music is the one influence that follows us from the cradle to the grave. Hopefully it will be a good influence and make our lives all the more beautiful.
    Blessings to you,
    PS: my morning wake up calls are sweet kisses from the princess Posie cat....she makes SURE that I am awake so she can EAT!!

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