#MondayMusings : Chasing a sunrise
There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.
– Jo Walton
Being an ardent lover of nature, I’ve always been mesmerized by nature and I find myself at peace when surrounded by nature. Sunrises and sunsets have always been special to me. So when the question of waking up early (really early – 3 am to be precise) to go on top of a hill to watch the sunrise was asked, I found myself saying yes though logic told me not to. There were reasons for me to not go, but sometimes I surprise myself and I did this time by saying “Yes”.
They say spontaneous plans work and it did work! Waking up
After jostling for tickets, we walked (almost ran) our way up the hill to catch the sun rising in all its glory. While busy trying to capture the moment on my phone, I tried capturing the moment in my memory for I felt blessed to see the grandeur of nature. It had been a while since I watched the sun rise, and I was glad that I said “Yes” to this little trip. It was worth waking up at 3 am. It was worth all the trouble.
Often in life, we take things for granted and keep thinking that there’s nothing special about our lives. We fail to make use of the opportunities that await us simply because we are always waiting for something big to happen. We find our reasons to say “No” to the little things that life has to offer. It isn’t hard to find reasons to say “No”. There are plenty of reasons always – even genuine ones, logical ones. But sometimes you need to let your heart guide you rather than logic. You never know what the little things that you say “Yes” to can lead you to.
Life is indeed short to keep saying “No” to everything especially to things that life has to offer us for free! Things may not be going on well for you. But at times, you need to see the sun rise to remind yourself that there is light after darkness, that things can get better if you try giving them a chance. So what are you waiting for? Will you watch a sunrise? When was the last time that you watched the sun rise?
Linking this to Monday Musings at Everyday Gyaan.