“There is a sunrise and a sunset every day and you can choose to be there for it. You can put yourself in the way of beauty.”
-Cheryl Strayed, Wild
There’s magic in sunsets and sunrises, but sunrises have always been my favorite time of day. It’s like witnessing a birth, the birth of a new day. Countless possibilities, endless potential. And so much color, as if the world is trying to tell you that this is a day where great things can happen.
On our last day in Kauai, we got up deliberately early to catch the sunrise. There’s nothing in the world like a sunrise over the ocean, and we figured it would be something special. We were rewarded with not just a symphony of beautiful colors, but a double reflection of those colors in the water beneath.
Put yourself in the way of beauty. Get up and throw yourself at that sunrise, or stay up and witness the sunset. These are the times the world is showing off its most beautiful aspects. Shouldn’t you be there to enjoy them?