IMG_1242It was one of those nights that I woke up wide awake around 4:00 AM. I tried to go back to sleep and when that did not work I decided to go outside. The stillness was encompassing as I looked at the sky and saw a galaxy of stars. I breathed it all in grateful to be experiencing this all even though I knew I would not be happy the next day if I did not get some sleep. As I was getting up to return to bed I noticed the first light beginning to peak over the mountains. The dawning of a new day, one I had not seen before nor will see again. I smiled at witnessing this and a profound peace settled it. I went back to bed, quickly drifted to sleep and woke feeling refreshed.