19. Ideas

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Coffee’s Brewing

Early one morning last week I went to the grocery store to buy a few necessary breakfast items: milk, bread and coffee. Checking out at the cashier’s station, I picked up a local magazine and handed it to the attendant along with my store card, which saves money on select items. After all was totaled and the discount applied the cashier reported the amount due: “twenty even,” he said.

I could count on one hand the number of times I’ve had a grocery store transaction end in an even dollar amount. I even asked the cashier: “Wow! How often does that happen? To have a transaction end with an even dollar amount like twenty dollars?” I could tell, however, that he wasn’t terribly impressed, and he gave me a sleepy-eyed stare that said in effect, “It’s too early in the morning to think about stuff like that.”

For me, mornings are an ideal time to think about possibilities. The slate of my mind is usually clear. Confusion has yet to develop. The world is quiet. All is calm and still. And ideas incubate, seemingly on the hunt for connections.

Day 19 Guide

What is your best time of the day? Be sure to give your highest to the best. Think of your spirit’s natural rhythm and squeeze your most important creative work into that ideal time.

© 2007, Levi Hill

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