I was sitting outside on my patio this morning enjoying the birds, trees, and cloud formations. It was so peaceful and except for being serenaded by the birds which I love, it was very quiet. I realized that for me this ritual of my morning tea on the patio is very self loving! It is so simple and yet that hour of communing with nature feels like a great way to begin my day. Instead of reaching for the remote to catch up on the news of the day, calling a friend, or going online. This is time for me to connect with myself and nature. The great outdoors has always been a place for me to experience the divine. The divine for me is what others call spirit, god, universe, or even the force. A way to begin the day just being! Appreciating my life, my breath, my surroundings. In gratitude of all of this beauty, I enter the day grounded, centered, and in gratitude. Take a look at how you want to consciously begin your day. You might want to try creating a new morning ritual that nurtures your soul and is a demonstration of Self Love!