Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset Repeat
“Life does not come with instructions on how to live, but it does come with trees, sunsets, smiles and laughter, so enjoy each one."
- Debbie Shapiro
Point To Ponder: How often do you make watching a sunrise and sunset a priority?
If you listen to country music then you recognize the title is one of Luke Bryan's songs. While I'd prefer to avoid a sunburn, there's nothing more magical and inspiring than a sunrise and sunset. Due to their beauty and splendor they command attention and respect. Think about it. A sunset will cause a crowd of total strangers from all backgrounds to stop, pull out their iPhones, stare in awe and take pictures. Like us, they are both special and magical. Not one is the same as the other, as a sunrise sets the tone of hope, opportunity and beauty that awaits us each day, and sunset seals the day with peace, calm and more beauty. Both are impossible to ignore and I believe they are our daily gifts from God.
This week I encourage you to begin each day by watching the sun rise (preferably outside and in your bare feet) with your cup of coffee, tea or lemon water. Then, I encourage you to end each day by also watching the sun set (also preferably outside and in your bare feet) with a glass of iced tea, Sleepytime tea or your favorite beverage. Make it a point to notice how your body, mind and spirit feel, as both the sunrise and sunset are gifts that can unfortunately be missed at the expense of screens, todos and other distractions.
Action Item: Begin each day by watching the sun rise. End each day by watching the sun set. Take note of how you feel. We're hoping you feel inspired and filled with peace and calm.