First, there’s five o’clock. In the morning. It used to be early for me. Now, not so much. I get up during the work week between four and four thirty. Plenty of dark still out at that hour.
Five. Not so early.
Then on the Sleep Side, five seems to be my average number of hours of sleep during the week. The experts say 7 to 8 hours a night is better for your mental and physical health.
I just can’t seem to get there. Much. Sometimes, mostly on weekends. But during the week, nope. That said, I’m really happy when I get up early, get out with the dogs, and then get into the day.
Why do I do what I do?
It really comes down to four reasons : my lovely wife, plus big A, L-Dude, and little Lu, and then of course the doer himself, me. That makes five peeps in our immediate family.
And then there are my older daughter’s “Cinco Cosas” – five of the things she likes about yours truly, a list she made at school this spring.
Very grateful for her perspective, reminding me why I get up before five o’clock most days, and why I’m so thankful for our family of five.