23 August 2015 – 11:45am
“Live in the moment”
There is something about a sunrise which if in the moment will leave you …. …. ….
I awoke this morning and checked for sunrise time for Houghton Lake Michigan, Sunrise 6:51am. I got up, ran my three mile run, showered and headed to a point I had walked before. As I drove to this location I turned on my radio and the “Classic” Rock channel was playing. I knew it was going to be a great morning because the song playing was “Dream on” by Aerosmith. I took my last left hand turn and there before me was the lake and all parking spots were open, I was the only one at the park.
I sat in the car till 6:30am and as I got out a van pulled up. An elderly man got out; I knew he wasn’t from around here as we were both dressed in shorts, flip flops and sweat shirts. As I walked toward the small pier to view my sunrise and start of a great day; I met this gentleman, we gave each other the greeting of the day, shook hands. After speaking a while this man was from Florida and I am from Georgia, we laughed as it was a little nippy yet we both had our flip flops. He told me every morning at 6:30am he walks the park and brings in each day; I thought that was cool.
I headed to the pier, saw that the tide was out, quietly stood there waiting on the sunrise. I shut my brain off and just watched in awe as the sun slowly started making its way up. As the sky started to change colors, I felt a peace come over me; I felt a warmth, a calmness, no worries. As I stood there I forgot about the elderly gentleman; I felt a firm hand on my shoulder and I heard, “Welcome to a new day”, I wept; the site of starting a new day overtook me. I was in the moment. We stood there in silence and just soaked it all in.
Live in the moment.
“Every day is a new beginning, take a breath and start again.” – Unknown