enjoying the view

harbour sunrise

I am still loving Newfoundland.  I simply adore being here in St. John’s.  I work downtown and each day when I get out of my car and start to walk down the hill to work, I see a snippet of the harbour.  And even on those days when I am almost blowing off the hill with the wind, or slipping down Prescott Street with the ice (eek!), I ALWAYS look at the ocean and have a small moment of grace.  Some days it is only a millisecond where I have a quick thought of how grateful I am to be home.  Grateful to be near the ocean.  And thrilled to be near my family.   Every. Single. Day.

I regularly speak to people who have lived here all their lives and they tell me they don’t even notice the view anymore.  And had I lived here all my life I am absolutely positive I would be the same way.  But each time I catch a glimpse of St. John’s Harbour my heart melts just a little bit more.  I hope I never lose this feeling, this oh-so-wonderful appreciation for this harsh, isolated and incredibly beautiful place.

I hope today you can enjoy your view for even a moment – whatever your view is.

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