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Enjoying the Sunrise - An Uplifting Start to the Day
A new dawn - a new day, it arrives in such colourful splendour one can’t help but be uplifted by the sheer magnificence of it.
For many years the clock alarm sounded at 6.30 am, I kept meaning to set it to a classical radio station, so that I might wake up to something pleasant and soothing, I never did - so day after day I awoke to a really loud and irritating ‘beep’. Automatically I would always press the ‘snooze’ button and then have that dreadful beeping again ten minutes later!
No matter how early I went to bed, I could never wake up before the alarm, it meant a grumpy start to the day.
Isn’t it strange when you don’t have to wake up early - you do!
These days I work from home and one of the perks is no alarm clock necessary!
Nowadays I am always awake by 6.00 and as I don’t start work until 9.00 I have some quality time all to myself!
Because I sit at a computer working for most of the day, weather permitting I usually use this early time for my exercise. I enjoy a walk and jog down the lanes and over the fields, more often than not I am rewarded with the delights of the sunrise to welcome the day.
I am lost in the moment as I marvel the incredible intensity of the colours, a sunrise may be bold in sapphire blue and ruby reds. Soft, gentle, subtle creams and yellows or luxurious liquid gold splashed across the sky. I am always held captive by the beauty of this precious time.
If you can, take some time out and spend a quiet moment with nature. It’s inspirational, relaxing, and healing, it fills you with a feeling of well-being and contentment.
Our local church is a beautiful restored Norman Church that dates back to 1100AD. There are three bells, an organ, font and stained glass windows.
Sadly it closed 3 years ago due to the costly repairs needed to the roof and the dwindling numbers of the congregation.
I have spent many a happy hour here sat in the porch soaking up the peace and quiet and watching the sunrise.
Gradually the air is filled with song as the birds welcome the new dawn. There is a colony of sparrows living in the hedge, it sounds as though there are 20 or 30 of them. They chatter noisily and remind me of children playing excitedly in a playground. As they hear my footsteps they stop as one, as though a switch has been turned off. Then just as suddenly they all start chattering together again, it never fails to make me smile.
The first thing I’ll do when I get home is fill the bird feeder, they’ll be waiting for breakfast!