I woke up this morning, looked at the time, it was 6:12am and thought, do I want to get up or sleep in? I haven’t had a real chance to go and take some good photos of the sunrise lately and I knew, if it wasn’t raining, now would be a perfect time. There were three possibilities that laid before me, run, photos or sleep. I was awake, so going back to sleep would just probably a bit silly. I wanted to run, but there is always the evening, even though rain has been in the forecast. Then I had my nice camera out, and decided, get some great photos. So I did, I quickly got dressed and made my way out to the beach, a block away from sleep central. At first I didn’t want to get up, but something drew up to do it. I only had 5 minutes before actual sunrise. That moment when the sun broaches the horizon and the most spectacular show commences. Depending on the clouds, you can see an array of different colors from golds to brilliant shades of blue. The ocean’s expansiveness only adds to the amazing moments that occur for the brief moments during sunrise.
It is mostly quite on the beach. There are a few people walking or running along. Some people taking photos like myself. And some just take in the beauty of the moment.
I think that watching the sunrise reminds me that we get to have a reset. It’s a new day. It’s a new beginning. Each time the sun rises, it’s a chance at a new moment, and it is my moment to make. No one can stop the sun on its set course, and it is constant in its walk through the sky. So we are reminded that we have another opportunity to make the moments of our lives, and the lives of others be the best that they can be each and every day.