Every moment is a new opportunity. We’ve often heard these words, and yet they become cliché until you feel them deep down in your bones. It’s been written about many times—grab hold of each new moment and make it yours. But what does that really mean?

A morning sunrise over the ocean is a picture-perfect illustration. The sun is just beginning to make its daily presence. Its rays illuminate the freshly-raked sand and create a mesmerizing sparkle on the surface of the waves. And just when you think you’ve seen the most beautiful part, you catch a glimpse of a new color—pink, then blue, then purple. The colors change every split second. As the clouds move across the sky, the colors in this heavenly landscape intensify until a golden ray forces its way through the early morning haze. Other rays hide in the background, creating subtle yet dramatic patterning at the horizon line. You stand there and watch in awe as the sky unfolds a mystery with each changing moment.

That’s the gift. Nature provides us with this first flush of morning every single day. And every moment that follows is just as spectacular. We can choose to see through these moments. Or we can allow ourselves to get lost in their rapture. Grab hold of this moment, and the next and the next. Jump in with both feet first. Feel life. Experience its ups and downs. Get lost in its ever-changing beauty.

Mind, Body, Spirit, Nature

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