With or without you, the dawn of the new day occurs. Whether you notice or not, the morning begins in a most magnificent manner. How many more wondrous moments happen in our midst without our knowledge or notice?
“There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.” Bernard Williams
Many years ago I decided I wanted to be more intentional in life, to take in the wonders of the world around me. I set a goal to mindfully watch 100 sunrises and 100 sunsets. Sunsets were easy, but the sunrises? They always come so early.
Hawaii offers some of the most beautiful sunrises, so whenever I visit the islands, I make an effort to get up and watch the day begin. This week I’m enjoying the beautiful island of Kauai, and the morning truly did begin in a most magnificent manner. There is beauty in every day, if we are willing to make an effort and look for it.
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” Marcus Aurelius