Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Gift of Today

It's rare to be up early enough to witness a sunrise.

My husband is an early riser.

On a recent trip, he called me to the window of our hotel room at the crack of dawn.

The sun was just peeking its magnificent head up over the horizon.

Waves gently lapped the shoreline of the ocean outside the balcony of our  room.

For a quite awhile, I watched as the sun climbed higher and higher into the morning sky.

Just the utter peace of the moment was enough to fill my heart with gratitude for being alive.

The Creator's gift of the new day's sun was an extra bonus. What splendor!  What an incredible thing to see.

Peace, as well as morning light, washed over everything in sight. No rushing. No problems. No worries. No "to do" lists.

  It was an immense joy to just "be." 

p.s. I have been away from home for 10 days and am back now. That's why some posts have run for two days and why I haven't been visiting as frequently.  Missed you! 

Hope you have a beautiful Sunday.



Unknown said...

Hello from Spain: I love early. The sunrises are beautiful. Nice photos. Happy Sunday. Keep in touch

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Susan that was beautiful - looked like a light bulb turned on. That was beautiful! I didn't know your hubs went with you. So I have to admit if I can sleep I do - but sometimes when I brought Andy to school - the sun was rising in the west - it usually blinded me - but it was beautiful!

diane.stetson said...

Today I had to get up at three a.m. to catch a flight and saw the sunrise from the window of my airplane...very beautiful.

Linda O'Connell said...

Sunrises and sunsets make gorgeous photos. Glad you're back and look forward to your posts.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Welcome back, Susan. Thanks for the beautiful sunrise pictures. There's something special about taking time to appreciate God's creation.

Red Rose Alley said...

Susan, your sunrise pictures are so pretty. I'm an early bird, so I see the sunrises often. I actually see sunrises more than sunsets.

love, ~Sheri

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