Earlier today I was reading the blog of my friend Brad Osborne, where he had recently posted a beautiful poem titled Sunrise.
The poem brought back memories of a debate I had several years ago with one of my sons about whether we preferred watching a sunrise or watching a sunset.
We were of opposing views; I’m a sunrise kind of guy, my son prefers sunsets.
Don’t get me wrong. I love watching a beautiful sunset as much as the next guy. But if I had to choose, I’d go with watching the sunrise.
When I think of a sunrise, I think of new beginnings, a day full of possibilities. The sunrise brings with it a sense of anticipation – what will you do with this gift of a new day that has just been given to you? It represents hope.
A sunset, on the other hand, reminds me that darkness is on its way, the end has arrived. You may look back on the day and end up judging it as a good day or a bad day.
With a sunrise, on the other hand, you likely only have good thoughts about what the day may bring.
So what about you? Are you a sunrise or sunset kind of person?
If you could, I’d love for you to take the simple poll below, the first one I’ve ever tried in my five years of blogging. Thank you in advance for participating!
P.S. After I decided to write about sunrise vs. sunset, I came across a post from another blogging friend who just so happened to write a beautiful tribute to the sunrise he witnessed this morning. It seemed like sunrises were on a few people’s mind this week.
*image from Surfer Today