Experiencing Sunrises and Sunsets (Number 17 on my Definitive List of Things I'm Thankful For)

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Nature is beautiful. 

I love watching clouds form, ocean waves glide, and the sun rise and set. Whenever I had a chance, I would capture these moments through pictures.

So it was a delight to be able to experience this on a daily basis in two different settings. 

When I used to work in Manila, I would drive along Roxas Blvd., which is known for watching sunsets. Sunrise was too early for me to catch while heading to work, but my end of the workday coincided with the sunsets by the bay. Going home, rush hour traffic was actually something to look forward to because I could catch a glimpse of the Manila Bay sunset while in the comfort of your own car.  In the six years I worked in the Manila area, this was a joy.

The other opportunity I had was when we lived in Singapore. At one point, we lived in a condo near the coast, where our bedrooms and living rooms were exposed to the morning sun. Waking up, I was always looking forward to watching the sun rise from our balcony, which is 22 floors above ground. We lived in this condo for a year and a half. Since most of that time was during the pandemic, we worked from home, giving us the opportunity to catch the sunrise while having breakfast and preparing for the work day.

Here at our current home, we don't have a clear view of a sunset, but we're still thankful that we can catch a a sideview glimpse of the sun as it sets.

For these moments, I will stop whatever I do to appreciate them and be thankful to experience them. 


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