I was in the middle of doing work stuff the other evening. Then I looked outside and the sunset was throwing beautiful colors across the clouds. “Bummer – I’m going to miss it – again!”, I thought.
Then, duh! I can CHOOSE to step away for a few minutes and go watch that sunset. No one was holding me to my desk.
The work I was doing would still be there when I got back – but that beautiful sunset – that EXACT sunset would only be around once.
I am happy I did for many reasons:
- I needed a breather. Getting away and clearing my head for a bit helps me to be more productive later on.
- I got to see a beautiful heron. I’ve seen him (or her) before in the same spot. Last time I wasn’t paying attention and he made me jump! I startled him and he spread his giant wings and flew away.
- Watching the sunset just makes me HAPPY!
My only regret was that I did not stay and hang out longer. I took some great photos and then the light got to the point where I would really need to be using a tripod – and I just don’t “do” tripods. So… no more pictures for me. After I turned to head home, beautiful pinks and purples started to come out and intensify. I could’ve stayed to enjoy it even if I wasn’t capturing it on (digital) film.
The next time you look out the window and see that hint of orange, pink or purple in the sky… take a minute to stop what you are doing, relax and enjoy the unique art forming in front of you – the sunset.
I have a few favorite spots where I watch sunsets – bridge over a lake, cranberry bogs…etc.
Where is YOUR favorite place to watch the sun set? Share it with me in the comments below…