There is a certain unique beauty to be found in the sunrise. A new day filled with hope and excitement. Well for some people. I must confess I am a night person. The night owl is one of my companions. I will often sit on my porch on summer nights and just meld with the stars and the sounds of the night. There is a sweetness and calm to the night for me anyway.

I was in Watertown, NY with friends many years ago. My friend Rick was a musician doing a gig up there. It was a fun night filled with music and laughter. People began to finally wonder off and my friend Rick and I decided to go for a ride and ended up at a Revolutionary fort and battleground. We sat and talked and talked and did solve the world’s problems. I remember the exact moment the sun began to rise. We sat there and watched it grow and glow. It became breathtakingly beautiful.

It’s beauty haunted me for a long time. It did not, however, change me into a morning person. But those moments, sitting watching the fabulous sun greet us with its pure beauty touched my heart and mind. It is one of those moments you store away to remember another time. These moments are important for us to have. We all need to record the important and impressive moments on our hearts and souls. They are able to help you through the hard times. They can make you smile when no one else is. They remind you of what is important in your life.

“Let every dawn of the morning be to you as the beginning of life. And let every setting of the sun be to you as its close. Then let every one of these short lives leave its sure record of some kindly thing done for others; some good strength or knowledge gained for yourself.”  —John Ruskin

No matter how your biorhythms work, make each day count. May we all extend a helping hand, a kind word or an unselfish act. May we all live each day with the goal of creating our highest good.

A starry, starry night

A starry, starry night

The new day begins with the sunrise

The new day begins with the sunrise

7 thoughts on “Sunrise

  1. Love sunrises and sunsets as well as sitting out by a campfire star grazing with my greatest someone:) Loving your post – Have a Great Day!

  2. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Todays inspiration from Ms. Barbara and idealisticrebel.

  3. RoSy says:

    Sunrises, Sunsets, The Stars, The Moon…all of it – LOVE!

  4. I think a person should spend time experiencing both times of the day. Beauty can be found in both

  5. Alex Jones says:

    Each moment is living, is unique and is precious.

  6. I am both! I stay up late, reading, writing and doing other things. But wake long before the sun rises and love the beauty of it.

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