An Ozark Sunrise
As we traveled north for a short trip to a historic site, I watched anxiously for a beautiful, blazing sunrise. We have had so many dreary, cloudy, cold days in mid-Missouri that I was ready for something spectacular.
The scene that greeted us at 6:51 a.m., just before sunrise was so much better than anything I had imagined. The serenity of this moment in time, the sun just about to rise, the moon, soon to be invisible, set the tone for the whole day, the whole trip.
Even at my age, I am still learning…You may know what you want, but often what you are given is so much better.
As much as I hate dragging myself out of bed in the cold & dark to walk the dog before work in the early morning – the peacefulness is almost always worth it.
Your last line is spot on.