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…