D A W N
I wonder how many of you have watched a sunrise this year? Just sat in the quiet of the new day watching the sun slowly peak over the horizon and light a path to a fresh new day. It's a magical time of the day for me. I am fortunate that my bedroom faces East and although I am around 50km inland I have a view out to sea (on a clear day being able to see it). So each morning I get to watch the beauty of the new day beginning (unless of course I've pulled the black out curtains so I can get some much needed rest!!).
But still each work day I am up early enough to watch it. My Instagram account is full of sunrise shots. I don't often go down to the beach, or anywhere else for that matter, to shoot the sunrise. I prefer to be curled up on my bed with the curtain parted watching it. If it is eye catching with the clouds I'm happy with a few snaps on the phone. Or else I will sit and enjoy the warmth while having my morning cup of tea and writing in my journal, and enjoying the quiet of the day before the rest of the house wakes up.
It's that stillness that draws me in. The only part of the day that is totally still. Once the house is awake and the routine of the day starts then that spell is broken until the next day and I need those moments of stillness in the chaos of work, children, hobbies and life. We all do.
It is one of those small moments in the day where we can just stop and appreciate the miracle of life and nature. The sheer beauty that surrounds us and which we so very often take for granted. Whatever your view allows find a moment to just appreciate the start of the new day. Appreciate its stillness. The freshness of the day. Take a moment to be grateful that you have another day ahead of you and make a promise to yourself that you will make the most of the day you have been given and you will do what you can to fill it with love and gratitude.
There is always hope to be found in the dawn of a new day. A little piece of magic. Use it wisely. And remember even if it turns out to be unsuccessful or the day brings bad news and troubles, tomorrow the sun will bring its magic to your life again and will rise giving you an opportunity to let go of yesterdays hurts and start afresh. The new day gives us each that opportunity. We just need to see it and appreciate it.