On a recent overnight aeroplane journey, I was unable to sleep.
Those overnight flights get me every time.
So I read a book and occasionally glanced through the window… not quite sure what I was expecting to see.
Suddenly I caught a glimpse of the sunrise.
And as we continued our journey east, slowly the orange tint on the horizon became stronger until it lit the whole sky.
And I marvelled at the sight from 50,000 feet up in the air.
You don’t need to fly in an aeroplane to appreciate the dawn.
You just need to wake up early and take a look out of your window.
Or better still, take a walk.
Marvel at the colours.
Be grateful for the new day with its new opportunities.
Spend a moment in quiet meditation or prayer.
And then continue your day with freshness and purpose.