36 Sunrises — a study in gratitude.

From a reader, Baldomero, in Los Angeles 👇👇👇

“I am incredibly blessed to have a beautiful view of the Los Angeles east towards the mountains with views of LA Harbor. On a clear day I can see well past Huntington Beach.

However, for a long time I chose to dwell on and be annoyed by a single telephone pole that is to the side and partially obstructs my gorgeous panorama. For many years I chose to dwell on this instead of just enjoying the view and being grateful at my good fortune.

One day a couple of years ago I came across a quote sent to me by a friend by John Cage. “If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all.”

It falls closely into line with the concept I’ve been reading about lately Wabi-sabi. Finding peace in imperfection. Recognize that nothing in life is perfect.

Instead of striving for flawlessness, find joy in the imperfections that make life unique.

I’ll take it a step further by finding gratitude in the awareness of that.”


I’m not sure if you’ve got a telephone pole that’s annoying you in your life…

But instead of being annoyed and angry about something you can’t change, maybe it’s time to look for the beauty in it?

Happy weekend!!! 🥳
– Joel