Thanksgiving Fest Reflections of Gratitude: Day 13

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Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly flow the days
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers
Blossoming even as we gaze
Sunrise, sunset

Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears. 
(Fiddler on the Roof)

I grew up watching the sun rise and set.  My bedroom window faced east, so every morning I was greeted with sunlight shining into my room, beckoning me to begin the day.

It was a rare evening when my parents didn’t call out to us children – busy with games, TV, and homework – to say, “Come and look at the sunset!”  Our picture window provided us with a panoramic view over the western rolling hills.  As the sun slipped away, it painted a rainbow of colors in the sky, reflected in the glowing clouds.

Sunrise and sunset remind me of the beauty of God’s creation. Each day offers the promise of new beginnings and an opportunity to begin again.  Each evening brings the comfort of God’s presence in the night.

I am so glad my parents reminded us to pause –really stop and notice – the beauty outside our windows.


I give thanks for the beautiful rhythm of sunrise and sunset.

What are you thankful for today?

3 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Fest Reflections of Gratitude: Day 13

  1. Carol Crump Bryner

    Lovely post, Sue. It is such a good thing to pause and be grateful for these daily rhythms that nourish our lives. I’m thankful every day when I welcome the light and look forward to all the joys and irritations that come with marching through the day until the sun sets again.

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  2. Dot & Ron Carlyle

    Thank you for your faith posts. They are very much appreciated and enjoyed. Thinking of you as you enjoy time with your best friend at the retreat. Love, Dottie

    Sent from my iPad


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