I've been an early riser for most of my life. There's something wonderful about being the only person awake. The silence, solitude, and serenity are quite amazing. I find that my early hours are my most productive and therefore beyond satisfying.
Many of my friends are early birds. They know that I may respond to an e-mail or text before 7 a.m. And that a quick "can you talk?" query can initiate a hushed call. That's the best way to get the best of me.
I must admit that I'm often not in full form before dawn. It all depends on what I consumed the previous evening. Fortunately coffee quickly brings clarity (with an Advil chaser). After I consume a pot of java I'm fully functional, and ready for battle.
After eighteen years I know that yin and yang are the key to a successful relationship. My better half starts his day at least four hours later than I do. That time is "my time". On the rare occasion that he arises earlier than usual, he knows it's better to stay out of my "space".
Most important, I use these early hours to write my blog. That's when my head is clear, my heart is open, and the words just seem to flow. Plus I can't think of anything better than starting my day off with you.