“Honey, wake up, I’ve prepared something special for you. See it!”
There’s a crazy joke that goes, “When I feel like cleaning my room, I wait till that feeling is gone.” Funny as it may seem but for most people this holds true – including me. Yes, I am a lazy kind of person. I repeat, I am a lazy person. It sounds stupid, but I don’t find it embarrassing to acknowledge because if there’s one thing that I can brag about this common trait, it is the fact that I always finish my tasks on time and I always wake up early. I couldn’t remember being late, ever, in class (only in class). Unlike most people, I do have this routinely body clock which keeps me awake at as early as four in the morning. And even on holidays and rest days, as much as I wanted to stay comfortable and cuddle with my pillow in my bed, I can’t help but stand and do something because I can no longer go back to sleep. Much of curse for others, I found one significant realization about this ‘waking-up-early-syndrome’ – I discovered a gift which most people neglect to unwrap.
On the second day of our stay in Sta. Fe, Bantayan, I woke up, as usual, at five in the morning. And no matter how I try to feign sleep, I couldn’t hold a grip of it. Trying to console myself and avoid feeling jealous with my colleagues, who were in their deep slumber at that time, I went out of our room and decided to stay on the beach. It was still dark at that time and the only people visible in the area are the fishermen and their wives, ship crews, and myself. At that time, all I wanted to do is to sleep since I haven’t got much from the prior day after a nonstop swimming session. I thought at that time that I was doomed. Then something sparked.
As I looked up at the cloudy sky, I saw something marvelous – the early tint of sunrise! At that time, I finally figured out what I will do – document the sunrise.
Although there was nothing to view but the clouds, the sea and the sky, the task didn’t bore me. That moment, I realized that one does not need a lot of money, time, and effort to enjoy and have fun because true happiness can be found and experienced by appreciating the small things that are around – like the sunrise. Probably, this is the reason why most lovers love to stay on the beach and watch the sunrise together. It promises a hope for the day and the days to come.
So for those who are uncertain, taxed, and bored, might as well see this everyday beauty. Not only that it can brighten up your day, it can also mobilize you! It’s like God saying to us in His husky bedroom voice, “Honey, wake up, I’ve prepared something special for you. See it!”
Wakey, wakey! 🙂 🙂 🙂