I'm grateful to observe the sky and even though we seem to know so much about it I'm still grateful to find magic in it's patterns. Yesterday (or Thursday depending on where you live) was the Summer Solstice. The longest day of the year where the sun reaches its furthermost point and it appears to stand still before traveling back across the skies. Scientists understand this phenomenon now and explain it so away so we do not fear and yet there is still an awe in this for me. The Super Moon will occur overnight tonight which will also bring awe and joy for me. The moon will be closest to the Earth of anytime this year. The result is that it will appear very large. I'm grateful for this event because it makes the distant sky seem to touch for one night. Even with the explanations, I'm grateful for the magic I feel when I witness these events. How can you add a little magic to your day today? How can you view things through the eyes of a child, as if for the first time?
(The picture today was taken on Summer Solstice 2012 at Monument Valley. I took probably 300 pictures that morning as I was completely in awe of how the sun traveled up the left side of that butte, through the gap and then, as shown in this picture, lit the torch for a new day... beautifu
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.