Wednesday, November 30, 2011

SUNRISE - November 30, 2011

November 30, 2011 Sunrise 6:52 a.m.

"Do not ask the Lord to  

guide your footsteps, if you 

are not willing to move your 


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

SUNRISE - November 29, 2011

November 29, 2011 Sunrise 6:50 a.m.

“Experience is an interesting concept and is not always the ideal teacher.  Experience gives us the test first, before providing the lesson”

Monday, November 28, 2011

SUNRISE - November 28, 2011

“Each day is like receiving a surprise package.  You have to open it while hoping for the very best.”

November 28, 2011 Sunrise 6:49 a.m.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

SUNRISE - November 27, 2011

November 27, 2011 - Sunrise 6:48 a.m.

"Life is not about what I have done with my time.  It is not about what I should have or could have done with my time.  It is what can still do and will do with my time."

Saturday, November 26, 2011

SUNRISE - November 26, 2011

November 26, 2011 Sunrise 6:47 a.m.

“So many times, life is unpredictable.  We have bad days and good.  In the end, the only thing that matters is those still standing there by your side.”

Friday, November 25, 2011

SUNRISE - November 25, 2011

November 25, 2011 Sunrise 6:45 a.m.

"Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what will happen next.

Be thankful for hard times in your life.  Try not to think of them as bad things, but as opportunities to grow and learn.  You get the chance to show who you really are, perhaps someone even you didn’t know you could be."

Thursday, November 24, 2011

SUNRISE - November 24, 2011

November 24, 2011 Sunrise 6:44 a.m.
Happy Thanksgiving!

"Ever wonder how your life would be right now if you had the power to go back and change even just one small thing?  You are at one of those moments now.  Live these moments, so that in the future, they aren’t the ones you will wish you could change."


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

SUNRISE - November 23, 2011

November 23, 2011 Sunrise 6:44 a.m.
In Washington, DC, at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. 

During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule. 

About 4 minutes later: 

The violinist received his first dollar. A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk. 

At 6 minutes: 

A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again. 

At 10 minutes:

A 3-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time. This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent - without exception - forced their children to move on quickly.

At 45 minutes:

The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.

After 1 hour: 

He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed and no one applauded. There was no recognition at all. 

No one knew this, but the violinist was
 Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theatre in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music.

This is a true story. Joshua Bell, playing incognito in
 the D.C. Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities. 

This experiment raised several questions: 

In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty? 

If so, do we stop to appreciate it? 

Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:

If we do
 not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made... 

How many other things are we missing as we rush through life? 

Joshua Bell D. C. Metro Station

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

SUNRISE - November 22, 2011

November 22, 2011 Sunrise 6:43 a.m.
“In your lifetime, you meet people.  Some you never think about again.  Some, you wonder what happened to them.  There are some that you wonder if they ever think about you.  There are some that you wish you never would think about again, but you do.  Then there some that you think about all the time and worry that you might forget them, but you don’t."

Monday, November 21, 2011

SUNRISE - November 21, 2011

November 21, 2011 Sunrise 6:41 a.m.

“Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare, the further we make it go.”  Josh Billings

Sunday, November 20, 2011

SUNRISE - November 20, 2011

November 20, 2011 - Sunrise 6:41 a.m.
   "Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save".  - Will Rogers

Saturday, November 19, 2011

SUNRISE - November 19, 2011

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away”.  Charles Caleb Colton

November 19, 2011 - Sunrise 6:40 a.m.

Friday, November 18, 2011

SUNRISE - November 18, 2011

November 18, 2011 Sunrise 6:48 a.m.

“Life is all about risks and sometimes it requires you to jump.  Don’t be the person who has to look back and wonder what kind of life they could have had.  Your turn doesn’t last forever.”

Thursday, November 17, 2011

SUNRISE - November 17, 2011

November 17, 2011 Sunrise 6:39 a.m.
Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a tear. When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you're the one smiling and everyone around you is crying.”  - Unknown

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

SUNRISE - November 16, 2011

"It is no use for one to stand in the shade and complain that the sun does not shine upon him.

November 16, 2011 - Sunrise 6:36 a.m.
He must come out resolutely on the hot and dusty field where all are compelled to antagonize with stubborn difficulties and pertinaciously strive until he conquers, if he would deserve to be crowned."   - E.L. Magoon

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

SUNRISE - November 14, 2011

"Yesterday, I dared to struggle.

November 14, 2011 - Sunrise 6:35 a.m.
Today, I dare to win."

...Bernadette Devlin

Sunday, November 13, 2011

SUNRISE - November 13, 2011

November 13, 2011 - Sunrise 6:35 a.m.

 "The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything they just make the most of everything that comes along their way."

Saturday, November 12, 2011

SUNRISE - November 12, 2011

November 12, 2011 - Sunrise 6:33 a.m.

"Dream what you want

 to dream, go where you

 want to go, be what you

 want to be. Because 

you have only one life 

and one chance to do all

 the things you want to


Friday, November 11, 2011

SUNRISE - November 11, 2011

November 11, 2011 (11-11-11) Sunrise 6:32 a.m.
"Don't go for looks, they can deceive. Don't go for wealth, even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright."

Thursday, November 10, 2011

SUNRISE - November 10, 2011

"It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives."

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

SUNRISE - November 9, 2011

November 9, 2011 Sunrise 6:47 a.m.

"The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had."

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

SUNRISE - November 8, 2011

November 8, 3011 Sunrise 6:09 a.m.

"It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return. But what is more painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let that person know how you feel."

Monday, November 7, 2011

SUNRISE - November 7, 2011

Zak & Kyan Welton
November 7, 2011 - Sunrise 6:12 a.m.
"When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.  - Unknown

Sunday, November 6, 2011

SUNRISE - November 6, 2011

Grand Canyon on the rim

"As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You'll have your heart broken and you'll break others' hearts. You'll fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you'll cry because time is flying by. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you've never been hurt.

Alaska flight to the glacier
Yes, I can fly

 Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. you just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone's hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts. 

White water rafting thrill

Don't be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back."    - Unknown

Saturday, November 5, 2011

SUNRISE - November 5, 2011

November 5, 2011 Sunrise 7:09 a.m.

"Old men's prayers for death are lying prayers, in which they abuse old age and long extent of life.  But when death draws near, not one is willing to die, and age no longer a burden."  - Euripides

Friday, November 4, 2011

SUNRISE - November 4, 2011

November 4, 2011 Sunrise 7:08 a.m.

"No man loves life like him that's growing old."

Thursday, November 3, 2011

SUNRISE - November 3, 2011

November 3, 2011 Sunrise 7:07 a.m.
You can't always get what you want 
You can't always get what you want 
You can't always get what you want 
But if you try sometimes well you might find 
You get what you need ...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

SUNRISE - November 2, 2011

November 2, 2011 Sunrise 7:06 a.m.

”Every new day is another chance to change your life.”

  What will you have done at the end of  today?


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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

SUNRISE - November 1, 2011

November 1, 2011 - Sunrise 7:03 a/m/

“Have you ever heard a song from so long ago with so many memories tied to it that it made you cry?  And didn’t you wish you could go back into time when everything seemed so much simpler and carefree?  Those are the songs that are the best soundtrack of our lives … the ones that bring back childhood memories, best friends, first love, first heartbreak …the memories.”

1969 - Woodstock.  Long hair, motorcycle, the best music in the world for $1.  All things in life were possible.

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