Every day, I wake up in awe. Every day. Every day I set my alarm for a half an hour before sunrise, and when the alarm rings, I struggle to open my eyes before turning toward the window at my left. Through trial and error, I have discovered that by this point, a faint glow will line the horizon. There have been a couple of mornings where cloud cover hides that glow, but most mornings, the orange color that swells and deepens as the earth rotates to reveal the sun propels me out of bed.
Many of you may have already seen this. It touches a chord so deep that news outlets have been covering it, and blogs have been sharing it. A man writes a goodbye letter from his dog. For those of us who have had to put pets to sleep, we know how heart wrenching it is. And if you are up for a good cry, read about the heartbreak from the dog’s perspective.