ATTITUDE IS A LITTLE THING THAT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE. ~ Winston Churchill
Thursday, January 20, 2011
As I left work today there was a sunset over the lake with beautiful golden-rose colored clouds. I couldn't help but pause for a moment and admire the beauty - ahhhh, what a sight! Can't you just feel yourself relax and soak up the warmth and positive energy? That's how it feels to me. What is it about a beautiful sunrise or sunset that makes it so captivating? When I'm lucky enough to catch one it feels like my soul is being recharged and I can't help but stop and drink in the beauty.
To often I'm hurrying from one thing to another and I hate to think about all those wonderful little moments I've missed because I didn't take time for them. There's a saying I've heard that goes something like this, "Life isn't about reaching your destination, it's about enjoying the journey along the way." When I see a pretty sunrise/sunset, it's a reminder to me to stop and enjoy the beautiful moments in life as they happen - to soak it all in and enjoy the ride.
Here's a beautiful sunrise over Padre Bay at Lake Powell. Ahhhh!
And here's a pretty sunset over Bullfrog Bay at Lake Powell.
This is one of my favorite sunrise pictures at Lake Powell from a few years ago - Winston watching the sunrise from our houseboat window. Yes I do love it there!
Isn't it just beautiful? He was entranced watching the sun come up and just sat there staring out the window for at least 5 minutes while I sat and watched him and the sunrise - a double bonus, enjoying a gorgeous sunrise and time with my little guy. A wonderful moment I'll never forget.
Remember to enjoy those beautiful little moments that life has to offer - enjoy the ride.
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong because at some point in your life, you will have been all of these."
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” Ralph Waldo Emerson