I love watching the sun rise and set. They evoke feelings of gratitude and awe. I’ve been blessed to watch both sunrise and sunset near beaches and in the mountains. But what about a sunrise or a sunset on a normal day?
Sunrise And A Normal Day
On ‘normal’ days, I don’t always get the chance to watch to watch sunrises. But if I don’t see the sun rise, it doesn’t mean that it didn’t rise! Life goes on and I often take normal days for granted. But while I want to stop and watch sunrises and sunsets, I also want to make sure that I treasure every single day and make sure that I should be truly present through every moment.
Normal day,Mary Jean Iron
let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart.
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so.
One day I shall dig my nails into the earth,
or bury my face in the pillow,
or stretch myself taut,
or raise my hands to the sky and want,
more than all the world, your return.
I’m undertaking the #Write28Days Challenge and will be posting every day in February. I will combine this with my regular features – #MondayMusings, #FiveMinuteFriday and #100WordsOnSaturday.
This post was written for Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday prompt – Sunrise.
Wonderful words and photos– such a peace way to begin the day. Thank you for sharing! Your FMF Neighbor #63
I am trying to learn to be present in the moments of the day. It’s so easy to dismiss them or take the moments for granted. The book Liturgy of the Ordinary really spoke to me about that.
I love what you reflected and spoke, “If I don’t see the sun rise, it doesn’t mean that it didn’t rise!” How true is that. How many among us hit the pause button and watching the sun. To give an example, the time I was staying in Mumbai, my window was opposite Marine Drive and how I would take it for granted. But, such positive energy and vibes.