Sunrise is the instant at which the upper edge of the Sun appears above the horizon. Sunrise & sunset are, from one point of view, optical illusions. Objects appear higher in the sky than they are in reality.
Sunrise reminds us of our ephemeral life. What we decide to do with each precious capsule of time is of our own choosing. Let it not be said at the end of our day that our perceived value on earth was an optical illusion and our worth appeared to be higher than it was in reality.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
SUNRISE - February 20, 2011
February 20, 2011 Sunrise 6:49 am
A Chinese proverb states, "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." It is important to recognize the urgency in what we are doing, yet also understand the value in calmly and efficiently handling our matters.
"Learn to say no to people that are wasting your time. Be polite, but say no. You have your goals, your commitments, and you still take time to be helpful, however everyone has their limits. Learn to say no to those things that are clearly out of your area: you will save time for yourself and you will let the person asking for your help move on to someone that can really help them. Time is all you have, so learn to guard it carefully and of course use it wisely. Say no to people and things when you need to."
-- Edward W. Smith
"Make time for the people you care about ...It's so easy to get caught up in doing and achieving that we often neglect to make time to be with the people we care about most."
-- Donna Smallin