Morning Sky

Have you ever watched the sun rise in a mountain town?

It’s a pretty amazing sight, and somehow… it gets better each time.

The sky begins to turn from black to midnight blue. Light appears like a torch over the eastern hills. The stars fade and make their final plea to be gazed upon, though there are a few that fight through the light.

A slow rise begins, as deep orange flows into purple and blue. The silhouette of the pine trees against the morning hue is quite beautiful, as they appear black rather than green.

Oh, the beauty of a sunrise in a mountain town.

In times like these, it’s easy to be thankful…if you let yourself be in the here and now. In the crisp morning chill my fingers stiffen as I type, but the hot coffee keeps me warm on the inside. The birds sing their song, and there are few other sounds to be heard.

It’s easy to be thankful in times like these, but it is also possible to let them pass by our whole life. Ferris Bueller offers possibly some of the best advice on life you will ever receive:

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller (From the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”)

I’ve come to realize that gratefulness leads to contentment, and contentment frees our minds from unnecessary clutter. In contentment we can pursue dreams, in contentment we can see purpose. In contentment we can see beyond ourselves into the world around us; the lives around us. In contentment, we find the ability to be present.

Mornings like this inspire me, and I hold them in my mind. May you find your mountain town sunrise, whatever that may be for you; and may it inspire you, and bring you hope.

Oh, the beauty of a morning sky.



2 thoughts on “Morning Sky

  1. I watch the sunrise often on the east side of elden the mornings I’m at work. It’s a golden glow that’s mesmerizing. I happen to be up early one morning with the western side of elden in view and was excited to witness the sunrise from this side…..and it wasn’t the same! Absolutly no glow! Now I like to think that golden glow is something just for me. Thanks for sharing about being content, it’s no easy feat but things like this do make it better.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s