I get up each morning at daylight to feed our ourdoor cats and other critters. This means that I have the pleasure of meeting the new day just as the moon slips away and the sun comes over the horizon. Each day brings its own gifts; pink clouds shot with gold as the sun rises, or soft gray clouds scudding away, leaving blue streaks of sky, birds singing their morning songs and so on.
I read somewhere that every sunrise and sunset is drawn by artists who have passed on and are now in Heaven. It sounds right to me; why should such talent stop with death? Imagine the pleasure of being given the chance to splash their glorious talents across the morning and evening skies! And we on Earth get to enjoy those beautiful vistas each morning and evening.
Often when we are caught up in our lives and the lives of our loved ones, we do not take time to look at the day. We take care of our priorities the best we can, and often we forget to give ourselves a few minutes in which to take in the beginning or end of the new day.
There is so much beauty all around us, and we tend to take it for granted. We get caught up in the things we need to do; that’s just how life is. But if we can take a few minutes each day to look around us, that alone can bring us joy.
It’s a little thing; looking at each new day. But there is often something wonderful in each day that we didn’t plan on. Those few sweet moments of the new day are unique if we take the time to look. And there we are, drinking in a glorious morning sky, a gift we get every day. We can also catch the moon rise in the early evening, hear the birds’ chatter growing faint as they settle in for the night; all this is free for our eyes and ears.
It’s just a little thing; looking at the day, but how it can impact our lives!