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Did you see the sunset last night?

Did you see the sunset last night?

Today is Sunday. It is 5:50 a.m. I went to bed early last night just like my mother suggested. The house is quiet. Only the cats and I are awake. Martha, the dog, is still sleeping. My husband is asleep, my children are asleep.

The birds outside are awake. They are singing to the sunrise.

Last night Martha came and stuck her face in my lap. She wanted to go outside. I was typing on the computer and she interrupted me. I didn’t want to take her out.

“Oh, I wish we had a fenced yard, so I could put Martha outside and come back and continue writing.”

The sun was setting. If I hadn’t gone outside I would have missed God saying good-night as the sun set.

When the sun is setting, leave whatever you are doing and watch it.”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

Sometimes I forget to look up.

The sun is rising now. It is time to take Martha for a walk and say Good-Morning to the day.

There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”
― Jo Walton

Did you see the sunset last night? 


About Pamela Hodges

My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

You are an artist. Yes, you are. Really.

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  • whatever2007

    That’s right we must not let go of the small joys of life. Small joys lead to bigger happiness. Keep watching 🙂 Visiting from the UBC!

  • Jeanne Doyon

    I love your reminder to pause and enjoy the wonders of each day. There is nothing more beautiful than the Master’s brush strokes across the sky.

    • Thank you Jeanne. I must remember to look again tonight.