I love the sunrise. I love waking up at 5am and seeing the literal start of a brand new day. Of course, those first few moments after I wake up can be a bit painful as my mind cries out 400 ways to Sunday why I should go back into the nice quiet, warm bed from whence I just came! Usually, I don't listen.
A new day signifies three things to me: help, hope and healing. An old book says that "there may be pain in the night but joy comes in the morning." I find this to be true. Something about watching the receding shadows as the light marches across the horizon gives me a sense of power that help is on the way. It's a new day!
Just as the new dawn signifies help, it also symbolizes hope for me. If I messed up yesterday, I can always start over today. Today's outcome could dwarf yesterday's failures. All I have to do is try!
Finally, the new sunrise is healing to me. I am human and can only do but so much and need respite. I need a break in space in time like everyone else. Rest helps with that need. Starting over helps with that need. And a new sunrise is healing to my soul because I know like the old saying states, "in the end it will be ok. If it's not ok, it's not the end!"
Set your alarm for 5am tomorrow. Watch the sun come up (wear sunglasses). Bathe in the light of help, hope, and healing!
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