October Sunrise

A typical start to my day: roll out of bed, take Zida outside, feed Zida, begin to get myself ready for the day (eat or shower, etc.)…

Yesterday, I awoke feeling less than rested and maybe even a little cranky, but when I stepped outside with my happy puppy in tow, I saw this…

October sunrise 2013

and a huge smile immediately found its way to my face.

I took a deep breath and thanked God for another day – another beautiful day – to live.

I’d encourage you to do the same.  Maybe that’s a little easier today, since it’s Friday and all ;) but it was just the reminder I needed – every day is a gift.

Have a wonderful weekend, friends.


  1. Beautiful! The sunsets having be absolutely gorgeous in my neck of the woods these past few days. Pinks, oranges and purples. Truly amazing! Have a great weekend Danica!
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  2. That shot of the sunrise is absolutely gorgeous! Seriously breathtaking!
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  3. Whenever I see a beautiful sunrise that God has painted I smile big and say thank you – it really does make an awesome way to start the day… I really need to remember to do it on the gloomy days too :)

  4. I saw this out my window and thought the exact same thing! We really neglect to be thankful for the little things in life, but those are what mean the most!
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  5. My mood is definitely not being helped by the rainy weather outside, but I would definitely get an instant mood boost from that sunrise!
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  6. It’s seriously hard not to smile after seeing something like that. The Big Guy has some serious skill with a paint brush :)

    Happy Friday, lady!
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  7. Gorgeous. Isn’t it amazing how a view can turn your day around?
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  8. Absolutely breathtaking. Whenever I feel stressed or bogged down I try to get outside and be with nature. It is the easiest and quickest way for me to refocus on what is important.

    Have a great weekend beautiful!
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  9. Tim Boyle (I Run For Michael) just said something similar today (or was it yesterday). He was thankful to wake up, stretch, take a deep breath, because he knows not everyone can.
    I’ve been thinking about your dog recently! I’m really wanting a running partner!
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  10. That is absolutely stunning!
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