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Sunrise

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This picture was taken Easter morning on Martha's Vineyard in 2007. It was so cold but so beautiful.

Sunrises are so great. Their complexity has both a physical and emotional element. The colors that peek out over the blackness changing from purple-blue to red to orange...it's physically stunning to watch. But, there is also an emotional side to sunrises that captivates us.

Whatever yesterday held is no longer. It's in the past. The slate is wiped clean. All of your day that got messy or ruined  yesterday is dipped in black, wiped clean and the sun arises to show us a new day has begun.

We all need second chances. Heck, if you're like us you need one hundredth, one thousandth chances and so on :)

A new day is just that. Whatever you are holding onto from yesterday, let it go.

Today is a brand new day...with endless opportunities within reach.

xo

j&k

 

Sunrise Over The Falls...

Randomly woke up way too early while we were in Niagara Falls....opened the shades & saw the sun breaking through the clouds...

It was pretty cool. Except all that fast, rushing water scares me a little...so this time around this picture is about as close as we got to the falls :)

But let's not forget the last time we were there...ummm...awhile ago...we got this close:

That's right. We were CLOSE. So this time we stayed indoors and admired the falls from afar.

Good times in Canada...but more about that later :)

-j&k-

Be.

Good morning. We are in Florida right now on tour and we are trying to fully take advantage of the sun and the beach especially since we have been up in the northeast for the past few weeks. This morning, Kate, Cory and I got up early to go out on to the beach and watch the sunrise. It was one of those great moments in life when something is so simple and yet so mind-blowing at the same time. We watched the bright pink/orange sun push its way up over the ocean and break through the clouds like it was nothing...but it's not nothing! It's incredible and sometimes I forget how beautiful and amazing this world is.

Sometimes I forget to stop and just "be." I forget to go outside and breathe in the air and soak in the sunshine. I get busy or maybe just lazy sometimes, but I forget how therapeutic it can be to stop and enjoy the small moments in life. Be alone with my thoughts. Talk with God. Listen to the ocean. Watch the birds. Stare at the clouds. Be. Today was a nice reminder.

-jill-