My daughter approached me with that look. The look that you know will be soon followed by a request. Whether it is a lift to a friend’s house, money to go to the movies or a trip to the shops to get something for school that was needed yesterday. Honestly, I paused and braced myself. The request that followed was not at all what I anticipated. She asked me to take her and her best friend to the beach to watch the sunrise. I looked at her, and I was unsure of where this request was coming from. She then went on to tell me about the bucket list her friend had created. Her sweet friend had made this list to celebrate the life of a family friend who had recently passed away. She died unexpectedly, and all too early. In her sadness, she realized this lady was an adventurous person, and she was inspired to step out of her comfort zone. She wrote a list of things she would like to do to honour this woman. At the top was watch a sunrise.
My family and I had watched the sun rise this summer and I blogged about it for my 30 minutes in the life in January. My daughter knew I would be open to this adventure and she volunteered my services. I didn’t pause to answer my daughter and said “yes” straight away. I could not think of a better way to help heal her friend’s sadness, and to celebrate life.
Now follow along to Kelly of 4fishesphotos who made a trip to the city just recently. This is her 30 minutes in the life