It is my karma to live with cheerful early risers. They start talking to me as soon as they see that I am ambulatory. This never ends well. However, I would like to try rising with the sun so I can enjoy hearing the birds as they wake and perhaps catch a glimpse of a retreating deer or coyote. I can see that getting up early when I don't HAVE TO might offer me some mental, physical, and spiritual benefits. . . as long as I can keep the blabbermouths at bay.