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Predawn eclipsed moon – Setting over Samara Costa Rica

The anticipation of dawn often nudges me outside, where daylight slowly permeates the twilight hours.  My essence drinks in the delicate softness as the day slowly awakens.   Basking in its freshness, I embrace the early morning and attune my senses to the beauty of nature.   Frustration rarely taints my day if the mornings are devoted to a silent conversation with nature.  

Why I creep outside before sunrise!

Morning; Jake tossed us a delicious morsel to ponder for this week’s Sunday Post Challenge.  Thoreau wrote, “Morning is when I am awake and there is a dawn in me.”    He also described morning as ‘the most memorable season of the day’ and said that something awakens that slumbers the rest of the day and night.  

Walk with me through my favorite season of the day and enjoy the magical spell of early morning along the Pacific.  Paired with the images are random quotes that compliment this week’s challenge.  (Thanks, Jake!)

To be awake at dawn! – Estero/Playa San Miguel, Costa Rica

“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.”  Marcus Aurelius

Morning – Republic of Panama

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasnt arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and Im going to be happy in it.”  Groucho Marxx

Panama dawn

“The period between four and six in the morning is called the Brahmamuhurta, the Brahmic time, or divine period, and is a very sacred time to meditate.” Swami Satchidananda

dawn surprise

“Each time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety.”
Rene Daumal

“Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.”
– John Ruskin

Morning Baptism

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”   Robert Brault

Manta, Ecuador Runners

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows that it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up you’d better be running. “  Maurice Green

Embracing the Dawn – High Tide

“The morning, which is the most memorable season of the day, is the awakening hour. Then there is least somnolence in us; and for an hour, at least, some part of us awakes which slumbers all the rest of the day and night.”  Thoreau

Dawn Boat Taxi – Republic of Panama

“Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it. ” Richard Whately

Why I start trekking at 4:30 a.m.  – Playa San Miguel, Costa Rica

“If every year is a marble, how many marbles do you have left? How many sunrises, how many opportunities to rise to the full stature of your being?”
– Joy Page

Wake Up, World!  Morning awaits!  How many great sunrises can one squeeze into a lifetime?!

“If you want to be reminded of the love of the Lord, just watch the sunrise.”    Jeannette Walls

“It matters not the time of day or the attitudes of man. Morning is when I am alive, and there is a dawn in me.” Thoreau

Thanks,Jake! How can one have a bad day if one embraces the morning?!

Have a great day, everyone!  Z