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The Promise of Sunrise April 24, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Life Balance.

For Christians, Easter represents a time of renewal and rebirth . . . the resurrection of spirit and life everlasting.

Every sunrise serves the same purpose, and holds out the same promise, as it whispers . . .

A new day is dawning.  Make it your masterpiece.

If we want a life filled with creativity, joy and peace, there is only one place to find that happiness ~ in the here and now.

Living in the past will not produce the tranquility, stillness, and balance we need to live life with passion.  No matter how or where we lost our way, the path is here, now ~ leading us on to the life of our dreams.

When we reclaim a calm, centered way of living that refreshes and restores us, our sense of life balance returns.  We stop looking over our shoulders and allow life to unfold.  We tune out the past and tune in to the present.

Clarity and creativity spring  forth as we reconnect with favorite  hobbies and friends, and clear away activities that don’t serve our vision.

We find joy in being, and open our internal landscape to blessings and opportunities.

We create space for what matters . . . right here, right now.

Inspired, we listen and hear the whisper of sunrise as it greets us each morning . . . encouraging us to make this day our masterpiece.

Quote:  There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart.  Pursue these. ~ Michael Nolan

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1. Tilly Bud - April 24, 2011

I like the idea of making each day my masterpiece.

nrhatch - April 24, 2011

I agree, Tilly. Each day, we have a chance to “do it right.”

2. 1959duke - April 24, 2011

Each day is different. We never know what the day will bring. Just ask those folks in who were at the St. Louis Airport Friday.

nrhatch - April 24, 2011

It pays to live each day “as if” it will be our last . . . one day it will be.

3. Penny - April 24, 2011

Love your quote There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart.

Nice post ! Happy Easter

nrhatch - April 24, 2011

Thanks, Penny. When we are absolutely determined to enjoy what we do, we win. No matter what happens, we win. 😀

4. Patricia - April 24, 2011

Yesterday is past and gone forever, tomorrow has not arrived and (really) never will. There is only today.

nrhatch - April 24, 2011

So true. When we remain mindful of the present moment, happiness surfaces.

5. barb19 - April 24, 2011

So true! I suppose it all comes down to choices really – keep them positive.

nrhatch - April 24, 2011

We may feel “entitled” to hang on to anger or sorrow longer than necessary, but that choice deprives us of the happiness we could feel.

6. Paula Tohline Calhoun - April 24, 2011

Indeed! Every morning is Easter morning!

nrhatch - April 24, 2011

Each day is the first day of the “rest of your life.” 😀

7. SuziCate - April 24, 2011

Lovely post. “We create space for what matters” – how true, I love that and hope to remember that line.

nrhatch - April 24, 2011

Thanks, Suzi. Glad it resonated. Creating space in our lives for what matters lets us bloom more easily.

8. Artswebshow - April 24, 2011

Such inspiring words.
Enjoyed reading this.

nrhatch - April 24, 2011

Thanks, Art. Here’s to a new day dawning . . .

9. jannatwrites - April 25, 2011

I like the idea of making each day a masterpiece.

I think a bit of healthy reflection on our mistakes is a good thing, but any more than that is not productive. Looking at each day like a new work of art is a great way to avoid dwelling too long on what has already been completed.

nrhatch - April 25, 2011

My days are rarely masterpieces, but if I start out the day with that level of intent, I get much closer than if I start the day with the Why Bother? Blues. 😉

10. eof737 - April 25, 2011

Here’s to a week of renewals and rebirths! 🙂
Hope you enjoyed the chocolates. 🙂

nrhatch - April 25, 2011

Here’s to making the most of the moment . . . with the occasional sweet indulgence.

11. kateshrewsday - April 25, 2011

Gracious, do great minds think alike or do great minds think alike? You put it so beautifully, Nancy 🙂 Thanks.

nrhatch - April 25, 2011

That’s the way I felt as I read your post, Kate ~ that we must have been fishing from the same well given the number of parallel and intersecting lines.

Here’s to the dawning of the day.

12. Team Oyeniyi - April 25, 2011

Love the quotation. I am pursuing my heart, 🙂 Such a lovely expression on the cat’s face! Adorable.

nrhatch - April 25, 2011

Pursuing what we REALLY want in life increases the chance that we will find what we are looking for. Enjoy the journey.

I’ll tell Tigger that you liked the way he looks. We do too. 😉

Team Oyeniyi - April 25, 2011

Enjoyment will come – to date it has been a long and painful battle. Nothing like battling a government for your civil rights! 🙂

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