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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was very early, and as I worked at my desk it slipped away and darkness was upon me.

Just because you cannot see something doesn't mean it is not there. As I sit writing this I am reminded of an old movie called Small Soldiers, where this statement was made about the air, then about believing in something that was not there. Tonight there was an unseen sunset, and as it passed I knew it was there and was thankful for it. Another day has passed, the world has changed, and I have grown, if only a little.

Do you see it as well? Do you accept the things that are unseen still exist, that things you may never see can be more? Can you see past yourself and your senses and realize the world is a phenomenal place, and you are part of a cycle of positive possibilities? Why or why not? Consider the possibilities and understand that you are the focal point of you. After all, you may be unseen to many, and you are still right where you are now.

So as the sun sets on another day, I am sad I missed sunset, but I know it was beautiful and can imagine it in my mind, just like I can see each of you, from my past and present, and know that all is well. Be happy and excited about life as though every experience is the first, and enjoy your nights and days, and of course sunsets, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and I see you...


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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was spectacular. The photo above was from GSamples!

I was thinking a lot today about our power. No, not the super powers that we see in so many movies today but the control we have over our life. There are a variety of ways we see this, usually as someone controlling us, or us allowing ourselves to be controlled, or as the myriad of external forces each day that continue to pummel us into apparent submission or reaction.

It is interesting to see how so many people respond. We either find ways around items forced on us, or we adapt, accept, or annihilate. I am sure I could come up with other A words to describe it but these are currently at the top of my mind. We adapt when we react to issues around us and in the process decide new ways to handle it or (yes I use the word) adapt to how it affects us. We accept when we allow things to happen and just deal with how it happens. We allow things and others to control us. We annihilate when we decide enough is enough, and are no longer willing to accept or adapt. It is at this point that things are discarded, and people get hurt or worse.

What can you add to this? What items make you feel as though you have to decide how to handle it?

I tend to find that I get most thoughtful when my opinions are discarded in favor of another narrative. It is worse when facts are discarded in favor of that narrative. Far worse. 

There is good news, there is always good news if you look for it. Sometimes you have to take a step back before you react and realize the world has to be evaluated, and maybe there is a bigger picture you can address. Maybe you can choose another choice, and find a path to absolve yourself of the need to be in the situation. Not accepting, adapting, or annihilating it but instead addressing it by absolution. Letting it go.

It is an idea to consider. It is not your fault that the world responds as it does, it is not your fault that anyone would hurt you, intentionally or unintentionally, it is only your interpretation that gives it all power. Your power is to decide, and decide a path that allows you to grow. Your power is to be you, everyday.

So as the sun sets on another day. I am proud of you. I know you see beyond all the rhetoric, and know the world can be a better place because of you in it. Trust yourself, and stop letting other people, places, and things decide your life. Live it every day for your best day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be powerful...

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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was inspiring and quite stunning. I was in awe for the moment even though I held myself in check.

It is the end of the month. The last week has been difficult but I have held my head up, waiting to see the light, and finding my wins in between. In spite of my attempts to be positive I have raised my hands and cursed the world. A lot of the world is running together, but most are being held apart by fear, disease, and a new world that may well be difficult to fathom. I was apart, thinking of a friend in the hospital who I have not seen in far too long to be safe, and of others who once were cornerstones of my life, now faded away.

Sounds grim doesn't it? A scary moment to scare us even further. It is not.

Somewhere in the midst of it all I found my center again. We all need to find that center. 

- I had not seen my friend in so long and he could have been taken for all time, but I knew him well and enjoyed a lot of time with him.

- People come and people go, but those that really matter will always be there when you need them.

- Those fires that burned for others so long ago, at least they burned at all

and so it went, one thing after another. Even the horrible person who hurt me beyond belief then blamed me for their plight, even in that I was uplifted, for the experience was real up to the end and I will always be happy for those memories. Why can't we all look at the good moments and see there is a reason, that we can overcome it all, and that the day is not over yet. There are two great movie versions of "The Time Machine" (well there are a lot of good ones) but in those two versions the lessons are: "you forgot what if" and if you were going to start a utopia, "what 3 books would you take?". In essence they are the same question. We are a blank slate until we color the slate, and we choose what colors to use. What colors will you use?

So as the sun sets on another day, it is not that bad if you look at it right. The sides are just sides and will bound to and fro, and make no difference if you look at it right. In the end, you are the key. Take a moment and find your center, and all those things you understand now to be amazing. They are you know. Make them amazing and make your day the best it can be, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love in and out of your heart, and hold tight every day...


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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was, well, cloudy again. I watched from the car and finally, when nothing came, drove away smiling at my fortune.

It is the small wins that build a big life. Sure, the big wins feel good, but the small winds take us to new heights without all the hubbub and silliness as the big ones. Yeah, sure, you say. I would rather have my Porsche and eat cake too. The trick is to look at the wins in life as wins, and see that the world can be won by small moments, and smaller steps.

I had a lot of fantastic ideas when I was younger. I have found plans and goals that are astounding, even still. I have plans for an ionized barrier, a great house built into a hill (Very much like the one I describe in my books) and a series of AI pieces of code that are still quite unique. I had those big wins and no technology to build them. Still, I can look at the small wins in my life and realize that I have achieved a great deal. I have traveled the world and seen things many people may never see; I have spoke to multitudes about technology; I have written so much, and enjoyed the writing all the way; I have loved deeply even after being destroyed by love. All this and a lot more.

What are your small wins? I know you have had them today, think about it. Even if it means your small win is you are still alive, that is a win, embrace it, make it yours, and build on it every day.

So as the sun sets on another day, we all win, we just have to see it that way. Start looking for the wins in your life and the losses, no matter how big, will always be overrun. Be the power that each of us needs, and make your day special, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and keep on winning...