Sunrise- Sunset - Jen's Kitchen

Sunrise- Sunset

And as the song says- swiftly go the years. Suddenly it’s 2017. And so much has changed. One less in the house. (Eldest gone to college). No longer working in Accounting Software (17 years later). Growing our New Business. Two now actually in college, the better half has gone back to do a Masters.  One still in school. And me, teaching in a cookery school.

Sunrise over the farm lane
Sunrise over the farm lane

But change is good, as good as a rest they say.  Well I hope they are right as there’s not much rest these days. But this week the awful tragedy in the United States brought back to me how lucky we are to be able to see the sunrise and sunset.  That, thank goodness we all have our health- well I’m sniffling at the moment- but you know what I mean….

Our Farm Life

And it all sounds very philosophical.  But it’s true. You never know the day nor the hour.  And that’s not altogether a bad thing.

When we were away in Paris (lovely sunsets there BTW).. it was supposed to be the end of the world.  My thoughts? I was with my better half and BOTH my kids.  I was happy, ecstatic in fact. And had said goodbye to the extended family too as we were travelling. And then we came back, so NOT the end of the world.

You never know what watching the sunset and sunrise can do for you both mentally and physically. It has  been proven to help fight against stress, depression, and anxiety, putting you in a better mood for your day. Such a simple, free, and lovely moment that many of us ignore.  And as I tred slowly towards the sunset of my life, I take it less and less for granted.

Sunrise vs. Sunset. We have heard it all before, but which is better? Well, that is truly a matter of personal opinion. Luckily, we don’t always have to choose, because we have both. To me, when I watch the sunrise, it brings me hope for a new day, and when I watch the sunset, it brings me a sense of hope that everything is going to be alright.

I can bet that there are more sunset people than sunrise people, I’m (as some of my besties can atest to), NOT a sunrise person.  At all. Not a lot of people like being up at 6 a.m., so chances are they won’t catch the sunrise most of the time. If you are one of these people, don’t forget there is always the sunset.

So enjoy every sunset, and look forward to every sunrise.


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