#4 Planting the seeds of curiosity

Updated: Jan 10, 2020

Hosting my first weekly event: Rise with the Sun - make every Sunday your SUN day

Waking up this morning at 5:50 am (no, I didn’t set the alarm, because my body knows to wake up before the first ray of light), “oh my, I am hosting my first Rise with The Sun event today!”, I thought excitedly. Feeling on top of the world, I bounced off the bed, brushed teeth and washed face in a flash, kissed hubby goodbye, jumped in the car, I was on the way to the event.

6:03 am I arrived at Orewa beach! Phew…. I’d never want to be late to see the sunrise! Out of the park, I carried my cute little sign, which said “Watch the Sunrise with me here” onto the beach, the mile-long, empty beach.

I waited for a couple of minutes, no one came. Well, I wasn’t expecting anyone to show up anyway. A few minutes later, to my surprise, there was someone walking towards me. I can’t hide my excitement and walked to him and asked, “morning, are you coming to watch the sunrise?” . The young man looked at me, puzzled, “eh...no...‘ he muttered. With little disappointment I cheered, “good on you for making the best start of a day”. With a big smile on his face, he continued walking.

The sun started to rise, with full anticipation I walked away from the sign and emerged my feet into the cold seawater. While I have watched sunrises many times, it never ceased to amaze me, watching it slowly rise up illuminating the sea with an orange and red glow. I was