Friday, December 31, 2010

sunrise on New Year's Eve morning....



This morning I am trying to do something new...getting ready to really honestly sit back and reflect all that has come to pass in the year 2010 in my life. I want to reflect on what has happened, what I did, what I learned, and what I would still like to do or perhaps have done differently. There is always a lot to contemplate this time of year ...and I think that is one reason many get depressed.

But seeing this gorgeous sunrise this morning reminded me of how bright the future can be...our next days...my tomorrows, your tomorrows. We only have to take a brief moment to find a bit of beauty and light already within our immediate environment, each of our small little worlds. I just happened to be walking by my front door and closed window blinds when I noticed an orange hue peeking between the cracks..and when I looked out this was what I saw. Hope of a new, bright day.

So as we head into this new year, I want to remain focused on that. Lightness, beauty, brightness, hope.

I want to wish you and yours a very happy, healthy, safe, prosperous, and blessed new year!

4 comments:

E said...

Thank you for your well wishes. And may they be returned 10 fold. Big hug. Your words and photo are awesome.

Seeking Simplicity said...

beautiful... didn't see anything like that around here tonight... but then again... we were probably eating around that time.

Beth Niquette said...

OH, this is amazing! I LOVE this picture--now I'm not sure which to feature--your photography, or your poetry!

Melinda said...

feel free to decide or do multiple features Beth....I am cool with anything you choose....