When was the last time you watched a sunset?
I don't mean just a glance out the window while you're making dinner or stuck in traffic – when did you last experience and truly enjoy the sun setting? Sunset is one of my favorite times of day and, no matter where I am or who I'm with, I always feel fortunate when I have the chance to slow down and actually watch the sun sink out of the sky.
For me, experiencing the sunset is an opportunity to think and reflect on my life, my family and our future, and to witness the miraculous beauty of nature unfolding before me. Here are some affirmations I always keep in mind when I take time to enjoy sunsets.
I choose to live my life with passion
You can't control the movement of heaven and earth, but you can control the choices you make and how you live your life. Listen to your heart and make choices that lead you to a more balanced, beautiful life: choose to surround yourself with love and support; choose to meet and exceed your goals; choose to be a force of nature – day or night, let your light shine!
I celebrate my accomplishments and set new goals
To me, sunsets are nature's way of saying, “It was another great day. Goodnight, see you in the morning!” Celebrate what you achieved during the day, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, and let it inspire you to accomplish just as much, and hopefully even more, tomorrow.
I marvel at the beauty of nature
It seems simple enough that the sun will rise and set every day, but have you ever stopped to wonder how marvelous and enormously complicated a sunset is? Life isn't always easy, so when things get difficult, take the time to contemplate what makes nature – and your life – uniquely beautiful and truly marvelous.