Waking a loved one up from sleep with a text message is an optimum way to start his day off well. Romance is in the eye of the beholder, and the effect a message has depends on the thoughtfulness of the sender. Texts can be short and sweet or long and complex, but the universal aim is to make your partner happy, because even if you are not there in person, you can be there in spirit.
Steal from the literary greats by using a romantic morning quote from musical legends such as Bob Dylan:
"There's beauty in the silver singing river, There's beauty in the sunrise in the sky, But none of these and nothing else can match the beauty, That I remember in my true love's eyes."
Paraphrase a Shakespearean quote:
"This morning, when I left -- You looked as clear as morning roses newly washed with dew."
You can pay him a compliment in the text message to wake him up and make him feel good about himself. If the compliment is something he doesn't think anyone notices, then it will show him how much you care about him. You could text him good morning, followed by a mushy nickname -- such as cutie-pie or honeybunny -- and then tell him that you love "X" about him. "X" can be a mannerism -- when he scrunches up his nose -- a kindness -- the time he cut an elderly neighbour's lawn -- or his intelligence in answering quiz show questions.
Show your girlfriend how attractive she is to you by comparing her morning pre-make-up face favourably with a famous beautiful woman or the cutest animal you saw that morning. For example, if you meet up with a friend who has an adorable new puppy, you could describe it in glowing terms and then say that your girlfriend is even cuter.
You could also send a message comparing her to a beautiful flower, saying she is more stunning than the previous night's sunset or comparing the dullness of previous commutes to the way you feel now that she's with you.
Words and Actions
Combine words and actions with a text message that directs your boyfriend to find a nice thing that you did for him that morning before you left. For example, a simple text message of "Morning sweetheart -- hungry?" tells him both that you love him and that you put in the extra effort to make him his favourite breakfast, laid out nicely on the kitchen table. Another romantic morning message to send him could be cryptic directions to a restaurant, such as street intersections followed by a heart symbol, where you will meet up with him for a romantic lunch.