Monday, May 12, 2008

Gratitude Monday - Sunset And Reflection





I am middle-aged and happy for it. The sun has set on the opening third of life and the gathering dusk has brought an inner quiet needed for deep reflection.
Like any other sunset it’ll be followed by the sunrise of a new day. We forget that sometimes.
I’m grateful I remember it and that I look forward to every day. We can dread the sunrise or welcome it.
I welcome it.

11 comments:

bunnygirl said...

Anytime I get to feeling jealous of the cute, hip young things, I just remind myself that we all get our day to be young and hip and if we're lucky (like you and me!) we get to keep learning and growing afterwards.

Besides, getting older sure beats the alternative!

Leah J. Utas said...

Yes, Bunnygirl we are lucky. And you're right. This is way better than the alternative.

the Bag Lady said...

Great post, dfLeah - and I agree with both you and BG that this is definitely better than the alternative!

Hilary said...

Lovely sentiment, Leah.. and photo.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks dfBag Lady and Hilary.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Leah,

Gorgeous shot! As the oldest one here, I say: every sunrise is extraordinary and as time goes by, they get more extraordinary, so always take the time to recognize and to feel gratitude.

Terrie

Leah J. Utas said...

Wise words, df Terrie. Glad you like the pic.

Reb said...

Beautiful sentiments to go with a beautiful photo! I can say with honesty that I am grateful to be here.

Leah J. Utas said...

I am sure you are, Reb. I'm pleased you like the photo and the sentiments.

Thomma Lyn said...

Wow, Leah! That is a gorgeous photo. And you're so right. I like being the age I am. I've learned a heck of a lot about life, and I'm a much more interesting person in so many ways than I was when I was young. And like you, I want to keep learning and growing for the rest of my days. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks so much Thomma Lyn. Middle age is absolutely wonderful. We just have to see it that way. Good to know you do.