I am grateful for the early morning beach walks I took earlier this month while visiting Fire Island. It is truly magnificent to witness the sun coming up over the horizon. I can’t think of a greater gift then the start of a new day. Often I would be the only one out on the beach except for the sea gulls. It seemed as if we were all in agreement of the wonder of this spectacle. Even the waves seemed to be offering applause with each rolling acknowledgement.