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A sunrise is an experience unlike any other. It can completely change your outlook on the world. You can be lost in the cold darkness of the early morning when all of a sudden the world brightens up. The crops in the field turn orange, the darkness is dissipated except for a few shadows, and a smile is seen on the face of those who are awake to experience it, or happen to feel the warmth even if they are still asleep. The beginning of a new day can change everything. Any fears or worries of the night are washed away by the light of the new sun.

I understand exactly how this can feel. I was in a dark place recently. It was only for a little while, but it was bad. The world seemed very frightening. I was putting unreasonable pressure and stress on myself and creating impossible expectations that I shouldn't have been so worried about at this point in my life. I happened to witness a sunrise on my way out the door this morning. A grin appeared on my face, unbidden. Happiness suddenly flowed through my veins again. I hadn't wanted it there and I didn't know why I started feeling better, but I did. It was a new day.

The point of a sunrise is that it erases the words we wrote yesterday and leaves spaces for new ones. We can rewrite the stories we put down. We can change the ending to our plot. Whenever it feels like it's all coming to an end and there's no way out, wake up and look at the sun as it rises. Feel the warmth on your skin. It will change you. It's inexplicable. I can hardly change these feelings into words and put them down on paper because it was just a feeling almost akin to divine presence. I saw the love in the world and knew that I had to keep on keeping on.

There was something else that woke me up and got me out of my sullen stupor. There was the love of other people. There was one person in particular and she is most of the reason why my happiness was stronger than my sadness. All it took was seeing her. I had to remember she was there, and remind myself of what it was like to be with her. Once I did that, my world was changed. I hugged her, and she reminded me that she was there and she loved me. And those simple words made me smile. Once you have a smile on your face, it's very easy to move forward from that point. All it might take is someone else smiling at you, and it becomes contagious. Maybe a hug, or an unexpected kiss could vanquish your own dark thoughts.

In short, the power of love is stronger than that of sadness.There is always the promise of a new day and there will always be someone who is concerned about you and wants everything to turn out better. No matter who it is, there is somebody there. They can reach out to you and fix your situation just by reminding you of their love. Love and sunrises can prevail over depression and darkness.



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Writergurl101This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 16 at 2:00 pm:
I haven't, myself, gone through anything like that that I can remember, but I have seen it in my friends and I am always there to help them! My friend, Emily G. was going through a hard break up that kept going back together and all they guy was doing was hurting her in the ling run buti helped her stay stronging in the end and now she has a new boyfriend that everyone likes. They have chemsetry like i have never seen. There is so much more to the story but it doesn't matter it is over a... (more »)
 
TARDISdriverThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jan. 16 at 7:10 pm :
Glad to hear things are working out for your friend! And I most certainly will enjoy my JOY! It's a pretty cool thing
 
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yeahthatsmeThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 15 at 11:39 pm:
this is so good! I can totally relate to this I love the imagery
 
TARDISdriverThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jan. 16 at 7:09 pm :
Thanks! And thanks for taking the time to reply. I dunno about you, but it feels really good when someone does that.
 
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