A couple times a week I’ll walk to the nearby gym with a cup of coffee. Recently, I caught this sunrise along China Basin in San Francisco. It made me wonder why there aren’t more sunrise photos as compared with sunsets. Search Google images and find 41,500,000 sunset images and 17,000,000 sunrise images. Search Flickr to find 6,150,000 images of sunsets and 1,500,000 sunrise images.
Where’s the love for the sunrise? Why are sunsets getting all the attention?
It strikes me as interesting because a sunrise represents something pretty important – a new day, another chance to change the world, the ability to impact one or more lives, to volunteer, to decide to be the best boss, colleague, parent, teacher or friend you can be, to kick ass at something, anything – just for the sake of kicking ass, to step up, to make a difference.
I think I was particularly struck the morning I took this photo because it was shortly after Ted Kennedy’s funeral Mass, and the words that were spoken about him were so amazing. If you haven’t listened to those words, find it on YouTube and watch – they were pretty amazing words. It made me think that I need to step of my kindness game – to be better to more people because I have been given the means to provide what others may need.
So what’s the message of this post?
It’s a new day – go change the world for someone today, for the better. Even if it’s for today only – go kick some ass and make a huge difference.