Tag Archive | Sunrise

When The Sun Is Sinking Low…

Daddy always said ‘rise with the Sun so that you set the tone of your day,’ and throughout my growing up years, like clockwork, we rose way before the Sun.

Sunrise, Sunset, Days of our Lives, Our loved ones, Reflection, Life, Parenting, Love

Today the most important things I inherited from my dad are the ethics, the values, the wise words, the memories and the parenting influence that he had on my life.

Ever so often, a saying of his will echo in my mind and I feel suffused with the warmth of his presence albeit through his words.

As a child, I truly had no deep understanding of losing loved ones’ – not sure that I still do – and like the sunrise and sunsets of my young days, I felt that those that mattered most would always be there.

Well, I am deadly wrong. I think that life is so unfair to take away those we love and yearn for, on the other hand, I am deeply thankful that I had the opportunity to know such love.

Knowing what I know now, the glorious rise of each Sun, reminds me that I’m alive, that I must embrace the day and that there’s no time to waste in looking back at yesterday. By the time the sun sinks low, I’m reminded to leave every form of acrimony and as much as is humanly possible to end my day with a cleansed mind.

Below is a little tune from me. Excuse the croaky voice 😉

Oh I often sit and ponder
when the sun is sinking low

where shall yonder future find me
only God in heaven knows

shall I be amongst the living
shall I mingle with the free

wheresoever my path may lead me
Saviour keep my heart with thee

Oh the future lies before me
and I know not where I’ll be

wheresover my path may lead me
Saviour keep my heart with thee

©

Jacqueline

The Daily Post: Rise and Set

 

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Making Little Magic…

Our entire existence is magic.

When we wake up to a new morning, that’s magic.

When we watch the sun rise and set that is magic.

When we watch the beauty of nature,that is magic.

When we watch a beautiful flower bloom, that is magic.

When we listen to the chuckle and happy gurgle of a little child, that is magic.

To Love is Magic. It softens your heart to show kindness to others.

To Love is Magic, it makes you sensitive to others who form part of human existence.

Love is Magic because nothing transforms us like love and God is Love.

Magic – The Daily Post

Nature’s Bounty….

It’s’ my belief that most of us have the natural inclination to look up to the skies early in the mornings and throughout the duration of each given day.

Sometimes, I spend times looking at the clouds shapes and twist up silly tales depending on what the cloud represents. This we do especially when on a long drive. I ask my children to look at a could and identify an animal or any object and say something in relation to the object found.

‘Nature is bountiful in giving and when we look deeply, we have communion with it for the poetry and stories hidden in the clouds and on Earth are endless.‘ Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Below is a composition of some of the photos that I took at different times for today’s Photo 101 theme ‘Natural World.’ None has been edited.