The Coastal Star

The universe is so good, it is always giving us symbols of wonder and delight that we incorporate into our lives. For instance, sunrise — a perfect example of beauty, new beginnings, and the constancy of a power and presence greater than ourselves. Every morning we are assured that all is well in the world, no matter what latest drama or trauma has been broadcast. All is well in the world; the sun has risen in a most magnificent way.

The sunrise speaks to us daily and says, “Dare to be remarkable, make no small plans! Look at me, I show up daily in a most beautiful and spectacular way.”

The sunrise is telling us to seize the day and experience our magnificence. We were not created to live a life of mediocrity or to settle for less. Look at the wonder and beauty of each new day. We no longer need to live under the mistaken belief that life is hard. We can transcend any condition, situation or problem.

The sunrise tells us that we can transcend all of that. We have been given the power to make a fresh start, to turn over a new leaf, to have a second or third chance.

The past is over, both the victories and the defeats. This is a new day. Set your sights high, the higher the better. Make no small plans, don’t be afraid to choose; be bold! This is a new sunrise, a new year.

“Dare to be remarkable, make no small plans!”

The Rev. Nancy Norman is senior minister of Unity of Delray Beach. She wrote these thoughts for The Coastal Star.

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