the sweet smell of gardenias accompanied us throughout our walk at the japanese gardens today. the morning sun was just peeking through the trees and the dew was still fresh upon the petals and leaves. we fed the koi. listened to the waterfall. crossed the bridge. discovered new beauty. all before nine a.m. i think this would be a grand way to start each day. it was so serene. surely it put us on the right path to our day. do you have anything that you do to begin each day with calm?