“With each sunrise, we start anew” – Anonymous
This past week, how many sunrises did you see? Yes amidst the endless to-do list, errands to run and an inbox that always overflows, did you add sunrises to your list of must dos? Or better yet do you remember the last sunrise you saw?
We all get caught up in “busy” and it gets to be a bad habit. Yes there’s always lots to do and yes that will never end unless you change the way you deal with your “busy” habit.
Sunrises are a good place to start, making it a point to spend a brief moment of your morning enjoying the beauty and wonder of another day. Henry and I always take time out of our morning walk to stop and just gaze at the sunrise. It’s a brief break in our routine and the benefits are well worth it.
I’m always amazed by the beauty and colors of the sunrise. So much so that I wish I could capture each one on film. But how do you capture the essence of the new day, a clean slate for you to write your life story anew? By just enjoying the beauty of a sunrise with a grateful attitude and putting all of your “busy” on hold for that moment.
Last week for me was full of “mini-crisises” and each morning I welcomed the sunrise, embracing the newness of the day. Yes some of those mornings were tough starts and I had my share of “busy” but each sunrise helped put things in prospective.
I invite you to spend time this week enjoying the sunrises and embracing with gratitude a new day. I hope that you will make it a new habit to start your day this way and put your “to-do list” on hold for a brief moment. Let me hear your comments on what sunrises mean to you.
Love sunrises and most mornings I catch them in the car on the way to work. Some mornings the sun is big and orange and it makes me think of Josh when he was little. He loved the big orange sun and looked forward to seeing it. It brough him great joy and now it brings me the same joy – because I remember.
Gay Barefield says
So glad you share my love of sunrises and what a great way to always enjoy them, through Josh! Keep enjoying them and taking that small break from your busy day.
Pamela Coppes says
I am more of a sunset girl. Don’t get up early enough to see a sunrise but I get a lot of the same feelings from watching the day close and letting go of all the stress and worry brought about during the previous 24 hours. Because of the stormy weather we had some really beautiful sunsets this week and that just brings home the fact that without some uncomfortable energy swirling around occasionally we would miss the pleasure and peace we experience when we engage the process of “letting go”. Love the blog and Love You.
Gay Barefield says
So true girl and funny you mention the “letting go” process, look for this theme in my next post. I’m like you though, sunrise or sunset, any time of day that you stop and spend a few moments reflecting on the day is a day well spent. Thanks so much for your support and kind words, love you too.