Hopeful Sunrise

 Rising over rooftops come the sun’s warm golden rays,

shining brightly, bringing hope, at the dawning of a new day.

Hope of a new beginning, hope of a fresh new start,

hope for love, for joy, for peace, for a content and happy heart.

And hope for strength on this new day

for courage, for confidence, for come what may.

© Julie Rehnelt 2013


I’ve always been a sunset type of person, there’s just something about contemplating and reflecting on life at the closing of the day that has always given me a wonderful sense of gratitude and comfort.  But since I’ve moved, my body clock seems to have rearranged itself a bit and I have been getting up earlier in the morning (or what is early to me in comparison to the past couple of years ;)).  Anyway, the windows of my new room face east and so as I have been rising earlier, I have been seeing the sunrise more often and I have come to find that I rather love the sunrise just as well, perhaps even more so than the sunset.  Because each new sunrise symbolizes hope to me, a chance to begin again, and no matter what the day ahead may hold, my heart is filled with a deep sense of gratitude for the precious gift of being given another new day to live and breathe.

May I spend it well.  And so may you…

6 responses to “Hopeful Sunrise

  1. What a beautifully written poem Jewels, I love it. Yes, there really is something special about the sunrise isn’t there bringing so much hope to us all as we start a brand new day.x


  2. As I have told you before I love your poetry, it brings me much joy. I have found that you have such great insight into things and show me a new perspective on things, I look at things through a new set of eyes and it is fun to see things that way. Thank you for the new view.


    • Thank you Mindi. Yes, you have told me, but I very much appreciate you telling me again. 😉 I am so glad it brings you joy. Hugs and much love to you, my dear friend. ♥


  3. Beautiful picture and sentiment Julie 🙂


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