wednesdayWISDOM: before the rest of the world



Welcome to the first post in wednesdayWISDOM, a series of inspiration pieces to help you get your scrapping mojo on.

To start the ball rolling I have chosen an Oscar Wilde quote:

A dreamer is one who can only find
his way by moonlight, and his punishment
is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
~ Oscar Wilde




This quote has deep meaning in my life at this time.

Every morning I wake to the sound of the people busy working to maintain the parks and the beaches where I am staying and I am filled with gratitude for all that they do.

This quote brings to mind all people who do their work during the night.

Reflecting upon this quote I was inspired to take the photo of the beach depot at dawn and to create this layout.


Anita Richards - 2020 03 12 - Dawn


From my personal journal on 12 March 2020:
Today I am thankful for all those who do their work whilst we are sleeping.
When I woke this morning the sun had not yet risen and for the hundredth time (at least!) I was appreciative of the man who runs the tractor each day.
Today was different though. It finally “dawned” on me that there are countless people who do their work in this world, all around us, whilst we are sleeping.
Many of them are directly involved in keeping us safe.
Many in keeping us alive and healing us when we are sick.
Many of them hold our hands as we leave this world.
This morning’s sky was an amazing tribute of colour to all these people who do their work while we sleep.


Preview: wednesdayWISDOM 001

Updated 20 April 2021:
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What is your response to this quote from Oscar Wilde? How does it make you feel? What thoughts are triggered when you read these words? I would love to know! Please post a comment here with a link to your layout, wherever it may be located, or send me a private message.

This post is part of our wednesdayWISDOM Quote Inspiration Series, the complete index for which can be found on the wednesdayWISDOM home page.

Enjoy! i Heart u



  • All the quotes used have been listed as being in the public domain, sourced from with gratitude.

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