Sunrise (mindfulness post for 2/18/17)
We wake up every day expecting things. We expect the sun to rise. We expect to have job or see our friends. We expect to breathe and see and touch and feel. And yet, none of these are actually given. They are miraculous each and every day, but because of our expectation, we fail to see the deep and powerful miracle of their continued existence. Moreover, when our job or friends or sight or hearing does disappear, we mourn because we expected otherwise. By not setting these expectations, we can wake each morning with a renewed sense of wonder and joy at the gifts that that day has brought us that were not promised. Each and every day is a miraculous journey in which nothing is guaranteed, despite our expectations.