These sunset photos were taken on different nights from our hotel balcony at Kaanapali Beach, Maui. What I noticed was that when there are dark clouds, the sunset is much more spectacular. What I wondered was, whether this is a metaphor for life - do we enjoy the beauty more if there are some dark clouds that show up? Rarely do we get a clear night or glowing sunset in our lives - darkness accentuates light. As I struggle with gearing up for surgery a week from now, I am trying to remember that challenges make us stronger, and help us to celebrate the beauty of the light... and so tonight, I am grateful.