Whether You Notice or Not, the Day Begins in a Most Magnificent Manner

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


  1. We have moved to a new home that faces the opposite direction to our old one, which sadly means no more fantastic sunsets! But if the kids wake me early I get a glimpse of gorgeous sunrises instead… so it’s a reward for being up early 😉 it really does start your day out right.

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