The beginning of 2018 and a full moon all occurring if ever there was a time to put things behind us and look to the Future this is at! 33 degrees with Gusty winds at 25 knots north-northeast making me feel more like I was in Maine than the Texas Coastal Bend area.
One New Year’s Day morning in Maine, when I started my New Year watching the sunrise, I was in Deer Isle chatting it up with some of the fishermen who were wondering why I was doing out in the cold so early in the morning when I didn’t have to be. Today I sit at another fishing area. There are no fishermen around. Too cold to be fishing in Texas. So I sat waiting for the sunrise.
No colorful light or shimmering rays today. There were just grey
skies over a gray, white-capped water as I sat at the boat launch, in my car watching the day grow lighter. My first light of 2018 had no fanfare. It was just me and some shorebirds, a few turkey vultures and grackles. The Tamaulipas Crow that had been seen in the area didn’t even make an appearance. A peaceful dawn.
Peaceful is what this viewing location needs now. It is recovering from a direct hit from Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Each day is a testament to the area’s strength and endurance. Life moves on.
I don’t wake to see the first sunrise of the year to be entertained by the beauty of the event. I view it to experience the first light of a new year. The first impressions are my guidance for the year. The location and signs are all part of the messages delivered by Spirit. I am never exactly sure where I am going to view the sunrise. I allow the events to unfold and have faith that I am led to where I need to be,
This year was no different. I stepped into the morning having released 2017. I entered 2018 a witness to nature and its beauty. I have no expectations beyond the moment I am experiencing. I am open to seeing the blessings life brings; the people I care for, the places I visit, new friends, and opportunities to encounter the beauty of my surroundings. This morning there were many blessings.