She is tantalising
breath takingly scary in the same moment.
She is changeable
in the unknown dawn of possibility.
She is light
of what’s yet to pass.
Mornings … love them or not, morning person or not, they’re inevitable. The beauty of a golden sunrise is especially intense but once it’s gone the day is waiting and often grey.
How do you approach it? With hope and optimism or with doubts and gloom?
I’m a night owl by nature, not a morning magpie, and there are times when I wake with worries still fresh from the night before.
Unlike those magical sunrises we often witness when we’re camping, back at home there are mornings that make me want to crawl back underneath the covers.
But even in the greyest morning I remind myself there’s something to be grateful for.
At some point we have to step out of our cosy safe place, into the new day.
Whatever we wake up to, it’s a new chance to seek out the life we want.
While the streets are still asleep is the best time to step outside and welcome the day.
It’s in these quiet times we can find peace. The perfect time to take that deep breath and prepare ourselves for the day ahead before stepping out into it.
Like my walks with Harry, when it’s just the two of us and the sounds of nature.
I love having something to look forward to, whether it’s my early morning walk or a healthy (or hearty) breakfast.
When we’re camping it’s those big wholesome cooked breakfasts that I love and that hubby cooks so well.
The sizzling aromas of a barbecue breakfast in the bush is a perfect start to the day.
After the storms last night in Melbourne I wasn’t sure what we’d wake up to. But that’s the uncertainty of life isn’t it?
Today there were no spectacular sunrises, no golden canvases in the sky. It was dark and a bit of a mess outside.
I woke to a stormy unpredictable Autumn day in my patch of the world and the wind and rain continued today.
However I’m still thankful.
Sometimes we have to create our own sunshine.
Sunshine in which to show those we love how we feel.
Sunshine to show forgiveness to others and ourselves, to love deeply and live truthfully.
Sunshine to be our own best friend and stilling that negative voice in our head.
Sunshine to live without regrets, even if we’re doing what we don’t particularly love.
Sunshine to focus on what we’ve accomplished instead of what we feel we haven’t.
This rainbow appeared last night after the first storm passed in Melbourne, living proof that there’s always a colored lining amid dark times.
Let’s always remember that every morning is another chance to get it right. To switch our attitude from one of doubt to one of hope.
Wishing you all a peaceful mind as we wake to the wonders and possibilities of a new day.
In response to Frank’s Tuesday photo challenge: Morning.