I am taking a different path this week and using this space to join Michelle’s photo challenge.

The prompt today is warmth. As soon as I saw that word I knew my photo would be hands wrapped around my morning cuppa. I start the day with a cup of hot water. Today there is a slice of ginger in my cup but often it is just water. I used to rush for that first cup of coffee but when I chose to cut back on my caffeine intake, I began this ritual. I pour my cup of water and take time to read or write. I sit on the couch, wrapped in a quilt, my hands wrapped around my cup, drinking in the warmth before I begin sipping. I try to let the quiet house and warm water ease me into the morning and the day.

Are you joining this challenge?