OK, so the new TV isn't so bad. I found DiscoveryHD - HD Theater channel last night and saw a commercial for a show called Sunrise Earth. Every morning at 6:00am for an hour they show the sunrise from a beautiful place on the earth. This morning it was Skellig Michael Ireland. For one hour I was on the cliffs, listening to the ocean and the birds calling, watching the sun rise. It was spectacular. I cannot begin to do it justice here - all I can say is - if you have access to it, watch it. I love the ocean and I felt like I was there.
Then I remembered this quote:
"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." ~ Rachel Carson
As I was watching this, contemplating its beauty, it was inspiring me, filling me up. I did feel strong and full of energy. I also felt hopeful and appreciative. It do not know of a better way to start my day (except BEING there - but it was so true, I felt it). I had a truly inspired day today and I'm pretty sure it was because of this experience.
My yoga mat will be right in front of that TV tonight with Sunrise Earth. I always wanted to do yoga in beautiful places and I can make that happen right now in my family room.