A Rocket Launch in my Boxers | Inspirational Quotes part 1


Sometimes a well-timed word is very satisfying, like a perfect morsel of a newly discovered and now favorite food.  Sometimes a good word is like a spark that can ignite a flame that has long grown dim.  As we at Funcommon chart a course for our journey we realize we want this blog to offer hope, inspiration, joy, and some of those satisfying kinds of powerful words.  So keep an eye out for regular installments of Best. Morning. Ever. quotes and photos, starting now!

This morning I was up early, enjoying my first morning cup of coffee, and I heard a rumbling kind of sound in the distance.  I didn't pay much attention at first thinking it was a plane.  Then it got louder, and closer.  My foggy brain still trying to wake up recalled the previous night's newscast about a rocket launch in the morning.  I live 25 miles south of Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral.  I quickly jumped to my feet and ran in the front yard with nothing buy my boxer shorts on (fortunately it was still dark and no neighbors saw which would have made for an awkward "good morning."  Maybe it would give the little old lady next door her best morning ever?).  I looked up and was in awe at the sight.  The rocket appeared like a glowing ball of fire against the dark sky, and the contrails were so high in the atmosphere that the pre-dawn sun made them illuminate in stark contrast.  I ran inside to snap a pic and here it is:

I put this on the poplar picture-sharing website IMGUR and as of the writing of this blog post (about 16 hours later) there have been over 22,000 views.  What fun to share something awe-inspiring and know that for a moment someone else enjoyed a moment of wonder and beauty. 

The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express. - Francis Bacon

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. - Anne Frank

Never lose an opportunity of seeing something beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Inspired people inspire people. - Me (I just made it up, I was inspired by these inspired people! Haha)

Now make it a great day!


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