The sun sets on another day...
Around and around the world goes, where it stops, no one knows, well, I bet it will not stop at all. I bet each day we will have a sunrise and a sunset, and at the end of it all, well, there will still be a sunrise and a sunset.
So let's consider, the world has been around a little. I will not debate how long as the interesting people come out of the woodwork, but it has been around for a little. As we consider each day what is it that defines the day, is it something wonderful and amazing, sublime and less than perfect, or is it just you?
It seems like a semi tough question, but maybe it isn't tough at all. Maybe just maybe the only person that takes your life for a spin is you. Why in the world would I think something like this? Easy, you define what the world means to you, and no one else can do that.
So a guy walks into a car dealership and asks to take a new corvette for a drive. He explains he loves the car and has only had the old ones. The salesman is stoked, and happy. He checks the mans credit and wow, this guy can buy the car so he lets him take the car. Minutes go by, then a lot of minutes then over an hour and the car comes back into the lot on a wrecker and it is a mess. The man looks at the salesman and says, "I am sorry, the car was defective."
The salesman says, "What happened?"
The man tells the story, "Well, I drove off the parking lot with your new no clutch stick shift transmission in start, and I started up real good until I got to the first light. Well, as I waited another car pulled up and started revving his engine and we knew we were going to race. The light turns green and I take it from N to S for start again and bow does it start, I jump off the line and we are flying, so it starts winding out so I put it into L for Leave, and boy did I leave, and I was really beating this guy but he kept coming up, so I threw the car into D for Drag, and I was cooking, we were running those cars up and geez it was super fast. So he was still keeping up so I threw it into R for race, and the car just fell apart. Maybe you should send it back to get one that isn't defective?"
The salesman stood with his mouth open.
So, as the sun sets on another day, the man was right. He defined the world and did the best he could, but he was maybe not right, but he pressed the envelope and lived every moment as the best moment it can be. Well, maybe not the best joke, but I like that joke and have loved it for a long log time. My point is, take the world for a spin, and enjoy the moments, make it your own, and love all you can no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and R is for Race!
The sun sets on another day...
When we see the sunset each day, it is different, it changes, it morphs with the world, and we hope and pray there is yet one more for us to see.
I was thinking tonight about days. Some of it is on the situations in the world, some of it is on me. So many people count on days. A tomorrow more will be here for them when they get there, and still, there may be another, and another, and another day. Or not.
So many never get that tomorrow, and it makes me sad sometimes.
Tomorrow is not a promise, it is a gift from a friend with a bad sense of humor sometimes, and one day, that box will be empty. Perhaps at 29,000. Perhaps more, perhaps less.
We need to take a moment and breath and realize if we are to be positive we need to realize that there may be no tomorrow and wrench the negative moments from our lives and make them as positive as possible, it may not always be possible, but in our trying we may open the door to better days. In the process, perhaps we can find a little peace.
So as the sun sets on another day, take a moment and make today the best day it can be, and enjoy it so that everyone knows there may be no tomorrow, but your today is the best one ever.
Sleep sweet, love life, and live it, each and every day...
The sun sets on another day...
It was a beautiful sunset again. Akin to spring, but not there yet, the sun shone brightly and made the sky look pure and powerful, unhindered by the clouds that have hidden it for so long. It felt good to see it again.
As I thought about it and then started a meal in complete darkness I considered all the senses we rely on so heavily each day. Sight gives us wonderful sunsets, or is it the warmth on our skins as the light makes us feel with our sense of touch, dancing atop our skin. We cannot hear the sunset, but we can hear the multitude of animals that change their song as night approaches. We cannot smell the sunset, but we can smell the cool breeze at it slides across the plains or ocean or lake, making the eve feel fresh.
Perhaps I was wrong, perhaps sunset is all of the senses working as one. Perhaps sunset gives us a new beginning, and allows us all to reset each of our senses and make them feel complete. (Or maybe it is just sight and I am not seeing ti right)
So as the sun sets on another day, experience all that your senses have to offer. Feel it all and a little more, taste and touch and smell, it is all there if you just are patient enough to look for it. Become a part, and enjoy your moments each day, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and smile when you can...
The sun set son another day...
Seems like every day, whether it is sunny or cloudy, rainy, snowy, stormy or more, I always have a sunset stuck in my head.
Today, as the sun was setting and looking amazing I thought of the sun rising this morning as well, and thought of the wonderful red light saber glowing in the sky, yes, it really looked like that. Then I thought about what a wonderful world it was, and got that song stuck in my head as well.
It is always funny what gets stuck in our heads sometimes. It can be mellow or fast, slow or exciting, dreamy or sappy, happy or sad. There is usually something running around there though and as it runs around in our head we decide how we are going to feel.
The funny part is, we choose to keep it there or not as we can listen or sing another song, imaging another picture, or set aside a bad feeling. We have the ability to at least make our world a wonderful world, even if the rest of the world is not going as we like it. All I suggest, is let's take the world to a new level and consider each day as a positive one,a nd set aside the negative ones.
I saw a post tonight about my best friend and imagined him covered in chocolate, dipping fruit over and over. Still, he posted a thought and it was super positive, and yummy too. Talk about turning a negative around.
So as the sun sets on another day, this is a wonderful world because you are in it, and you should take a moment and sing proudly at the positive wonderful world we live in, even if it isn't perfect, well, it is ours to make better, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, smile bright, and have a wonderful day...
(Oh, and tomorrow is Valentines, get some tasty treats from the Lakeside Emporium!)