Perhaps you remember a recent book review I did for “The Grateful Life: The Secret to Happiness and the Science of Contentment” by Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammon. If you were inspired to try to bring more gratitude into your life, could I suggest trying a beautiful little book called “Sunrise, Sunset: 52 Weeks of Awe & Gratitude” photographed by Kim Weiss.
When I say photographed, let me explain. Kim Weiss lives in coastal Florida and takes photos of sunrises and sunsets from her terrace. “Sunrise, Sunset” features 52 of the most gorgeous photos you can imagine of these scenes. Then, paired with these images are reflective thoughts from Ann DeMarle, Jack Canfield, Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr., Candace Bushnell, Frank De Caro, and of course many more.
A few favorites of mine:
The night came stealing my heart away, a billion sparkling diamonds and the call of the coyote. Lost in an endless eternity of questions, only darkened clouds for paths. The edge breaks, a golden seal, a blazing sun announcing a new day’s miracle. – Ann DeMarle
Every sunrise is an invitation to what could turn out to be the best party ever. Dress for it and pack a snack – just in case you feel puckish – and you’re sure to have at least a little fun that day.
Watching a sunset makes me feel warm and surrounded by love, and a part of a fabulous adventure that’s just beginning. Plus it means there’s cake in the offing.
I’ve never met a sunset I didn’t like.
It means dinner’s almost ready. – Frank De Caro
Yeah, I like cake.
I also love the idea of spending a little time getting to admire a beautiful sunrise or sunset. Something I don’t take the time to do here in New York, or if I do, I’ll readily admit they don’t look like these bad boys. Sometimes the words paired with the images resonated with me, and sometimes not. However that’s how it will be for you too when you buy your copy. Because I highly suggest getting a copy for yourself.