I woke up, and the hot shower hit every stiff spot on my back and shoulder.

The morning summer air is just warm enough to put a spring in my step.

The local bakery has just today put all the indoor seating back, and every table is full. My friend’s restaurant has a long waiting line full of hungry brunch seekers.

I’m sipping iced tea with a coconut scone at my favorite tea place, while a couple with an infant reconnects with people for the first time this year.

If only all mornings could be like this!