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The sun sets on another day...

there is a moment withing a moment. It is when the sun is setting, and the night is rising. It is a shadow falling as the light slides away leaving only shadow. It is catching a fish, and letting it go and only having the story remain. It is all that and even more. (and maybe even more)

Each day we are faced with nearly limitless derivative of this moment.It is a moment between then and soon, where only now remains. In that moment we can go a million million places and it is up to us to choose the one best suited for us. It is up to us.

It is hard for some people to see that. We have so many permutations that we avoid decisions and sometimes avoid living in favor of safe and sound, but since there are so many options for our days, it is sometimes overwhelming to choose any one. 

There are no issues, no bad moment, nothing horrible or defeating unless we embrace them. It is time to find that derivative of happiness, and make it ours.

I know, I know, it is not always easy, but it is always worth it.

So as the sun sets on another day, enjoy every moment and somewhere between then and soon, find a derivative moment that works for you, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy your moment...

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Photo by Steve Nowak

The sun sets on another day...

As the sun set near the lake the sunset was unpredictable, going from colors to darkness as clouds masked the horizon. Only a few miles away the picture today was taken, where the sun told a different story. Both were true, and both were to be enjoyed, but the reality was that the sunset was awesome, as usual. It is hard to predict how the sunset will be, and even harder to bet on it, we can only hope that as we wait for the sun to set, we will enjoy the light show, and enjoy the moments together. 

Wouldn't it be nice if life was predicable? Well, I don't think so, but a lot of people do. They want for everything to line up in neat little lines and be able to push one domino and have them all fall down into a pretty pattern. The truth is, life is messy. I know I know, it is a truth to me, but it is really more than an opinion. Life is full of a myriad of counter intuitive feelings and realities that seem to always be in conflict. It can be a little icky. It is not though. 

We have to find a way to progress and not be afraid of what will happen next, but instead embrace it. Sure, the last time was not very good, or even this time is bad, but the time right now may be the most awesome time in the world, so grab on, enjoy and make it yours. Be fearless, take that chance and if you get knocked down, get back up. It is how e learn, and if the sunset isn't great, imagine one for a moment, because somewhere, the sunset is great.

So as the sun sets on another day, life is amazing, sunsets are amazing, and they are there if you look for them. Each sunset can be beautiful or a beautiful disaster, but each is unique, and guess what, so are you. Love, laugh, live and feel every day and make each day an adventure that you will never forget, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be fearless!

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The sun sets on another day...

Err, the moon rises on another day, err, the sun sets and the moon is up there too? It is all amazing.

There are things in life that take your breath away.  The sunset has always been one of mine. Think about it, colors, almost unreal, focusing on not just the moments but defining the moments.

There is more. Today will not be some lofty post about how great you can be, instead, you define today. Think about it for a moment. What are those things that take your breath away? For me the list is long.

  • The sunset and all of its glory
  • People in general
  • Writing and feeling the movements of writing
  • My job and feeling as though I accomplished something new
  • A slow passionate moment
  • The feeling when someone feels as you do
  • Helping someone when they don't know it
  • Taking a perfect picture
  • Taking a deep breath
  • My puppy, and playing with her
  • Hitting a target over and over dead center

You know there are more. Tonight was one of my fun times. I got my car out of storage and as the accelerator went down I truly felt at peace and excited and breathless all at once. It is an amazing feeling. 

So as the sun sets on another day, I have thought of mine, now consider yours. Think of all the wonderful things that make you who you are and just for a moment, enjoy them. Then laugh the night away, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, smile when you can, and let the world take your breath away...

 

 

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The sun sets on another day...

There it was before me, a sunset where yesterday there were clouds. It was a beautiful moment, a shimmering cloud of colors that rained upon us all, and in that moment as I took photo after photo, I pondered many previous days and enjoyed every one.

I have been told I think too much, and often I think it is true, but shouldn't we all question and consider just about everything? Shouldn't we all take a moment to consider that life is an amazing ride and that we are in it? Well, shouldn't we?

I like to think that each and every day we should learn from the now and apply the past to the now to be ready for the now in a few moments. I know I know, it can get complex as we add newer and newer layers of complexity upon it all, but the reality is those who do this have the ability to learn quickly and enjoy more simply because they learn always, not just when they think they are supposed to be learning. Isn't that the way to be? Should we all be thoughtful all the time, and happy, and excited, and a mass of emotions that coalesce into a single calm that is you? After all, isn't calm the ability to understand the possibilities before they happen and be prepare for them? 

Maybe, or maybe not, but for tonight it was for me.

So as the sun sets on another day, consider taking a moment to be thoughtful. Consider learning a lot about a little and a little about a lot to just be better as a person. Consider being more not just for others, but for yourself, and as you do so, in the midst of chaos find the calm. It really is there if you look.

Sleep sweet, love, and live...