• Woody

Stop and Watch A Sunset

Updated: Nov 22, 2019

Day 268


All of us have been told, in one way or another, to take the time to stop and smell the roses.

As cliché as it may be, I think it is a pretty powerful metaphor to remind us to slow down and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us.

Before I was a husband and a father, I often spent my evenings somewhere with a view of the sunset. It was my thinking place, my hoping place, my dreaming place, my peaceful place, especially if it was by a lake with a fishing pole.

I love observing the beauty in nature. It provides great perspective, reminding me that I am a small part of a much bigger plan, and as a small part, I want to do whatever I can to make a positive lasting impact on my surroundings.

I don't get to spend as many evenings in solitude, watching the sunset or observing the magnitude of nature, anymore. I have new priorities. But with those new priorities, I find the same beauty and hoping and dreaming and perspective in the lives of my wife and kids. While it's never as quiet, unless you wake up at 5 in the morning, it is exponentially more rewarding, and my family brings me great joy.

To them, I am a big part of the bigger plan, and I pray daily that I get my part right.

Photo Credit: Me - Feb 20, 2014



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