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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset tonight was beautiful. Well, they always are right? A short break from an overly busy weekend to finally see the sunset yielded a great picture or two, and a moment of not doing more and more.

A few moments can count and somewhere this weekend, I ran out of moments. There can be so many things going on at once that take you away from the things you want to do that it becomes quite overwhelming. So where do you draw the line?

It is a tough question as the line is truly all over the place, but you need to look at that line often. This weekend I am guilty of not looking close enough at the line, and it cost me, but I will put it right. How about you? Do all your minutes count or are you counting your minutes? Is there enough time in the day, or are you always looking for more?

Perhaps a solution is to try to prioritize but that sometimes makes the day less positive as your do not have the freedom to adapt. Perhaps the solution is to find more time for the important things, but sometimes they are all important. Perhaps the solution is to do the best you can and talk to everyone you can, while being true to yourself. Yeah, that might work, but who knows.

I try. You can as well!

So as the sun sets on another day, realize that minutes count. Pay attention to the minutes as you can, but be wary of trying to control the uncontrollable. Find a way to be more and do more, every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live it...

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The sun sets on another day. As I drove today I went through Rolling Hills that became more than Hills and suddenly I passed cavernous valleys and high peaks. As I did so and reach the top of the peaks I looked down on thousands of trees and a lot more. It was then as I sat on the top of this mountain looking down that I could almost see the edge of forever.

I enjoy driving a lot maybe a little too much. But more than the driving I enjoy the experience and all the hidden amazing treasures that you pass as you're driving. It is with this in mind that I sit and consider forever. After all all of forever is more than anyone can experience, right? Personally, I have experienced a lot and I am super happy about it and as I drove I wanted to share a perspective and some of the things I saw. 

  • As I pass over a bridge the bridge itself looks dingy and old but as I look further and under it I can see all of the streams and trees and even more that make the world such a great place. The rapids shimmered in the sunlight and the trees hungover like wavy sentinels watching over everything below. 
  • I stopped at the side of a roadside Park and there I saw a lake that stretched beyond all I can see. The water is inviting and looks beautiful, a slice of time that has been there before me, and will be there long after. 
  • I drive a section of road with pines stretching to the sky, 40 to 70 feet high, perfectly in line and beautiful beyond belief. Below the pines you can see the columns  of their trunks for quite some distance in a dark wood sheltered by the foliage above.
  • Passing a cherry stand I laugh and all of the people lined up to get the sweet cherries and then I stopped realizing that sweet cherries are worth stopping for, and sweet cherries, well, that works

Sometimes taking a few extra moments to enjoy yourself is exactly what you need. Sometimes you just have to pay attention to what's coming in front of you and stop for a moment.

There are times that I look back on my life and all of the things that I passed over that I should not have. I have traveled the world and focused on work far too many times instead of taking an extra hour or an extra day or an extra week to see some of the amazing things the world has to offer.  That doesn't mean that I have missed out it means that there could have been more and I could have seen more.

Perhaps the best thing to do is to balance your life out and see those things that you want to see but pay attention to new things and in the process find that there is more to the world than just your perspective. I would like to believe that I have done so even though I could have done more.

 What can you do more? Perhaps the best thing is to open your eyes. Even if you don't get to travel even if you haven't been around the world there are so many miracles a few feet away from you that are or could be special memories, or great experiences. Maybe the tree outside has butterflies all over it. Maybe there is something else that will appeal to you not just from a level of beauty but from a level of meaning deep inside. Why not see how far it can go, why not take every moment you can and make it yours.

 So as the sun sets on another day, well, maybe it is time to see more. As the sun sets on another day live more. As the sun sets on another day let's make the world the best place that it can be no matter what and enjoy learning, living and loving all it can give. 

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy all of the things around you...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

I can think of lots of things that are fantastic to eat but each time I see the sunset and how brightly it shines in the sky I want to say "that's a spicy meatball" and giggle to myself.
 
I get a kick out of talking to people because people are always fun. I've been told many a time that I am far too friendly and far too talkative and I have even been called a "Rattle Trap". On one hand I like seeing people smile when I talk to them on the other hand I like listening to people and their stories and what they have done with their life so far.
 
I guess I like all of this because the world is an amazing place and no two people have exactly the same experience. When you're talking to some people it seems like they know everything and have done everything. When you talk to other people it seems like they have done very little but then, after getting to know them, you find that there is something there that is deeper. I have to say that I have found very few people do not have amazing stories. Instead I have found a variety of stories that all makeup unique personalities and that make me smile.
 
Wouldn't it be nice if we all could just talk. Wouldn't it be nice if all of the social extremes that we place on each other would fade away and we could just talk. Wouldn't it be nice if we could listen as well and actually hear those people around us and all of the special things that they are and that they want to be. I bet we would only find a few people boring and I bet most people would unknowingly make our day.
 
So as the sun sets on another day instead of sitting back and not paying attention to anyone or anything maybe it's time to talk to other people. Maybe it's time instead of hiding from life to be Larger than Life. Maybe it's time then we become a part of the world that we are a part of. I think you'll like everything you do if you reach out to become a part of that world. Try to do so and make a difference either to yourself or to other people. Better yet make a difference to both, no matter what.
 
Sleep sweet, love life, make it a special one...

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The sun sets on another day... 

Well not really. The moon sets on another day as well. This morning as I drove before many people were awake and before the sun had risen in the jet black sky I watched an orange moon the West. The hews across this amazing sight were nearly indescribable and it's beauty radiated in the dark morning sky. 

I have found the most amazing Beauty can sometimes be located in unassuming places. It is there that you find those things we're not looking for or seeing. It is under a rock did you find lichen that shimmers. It is when you're not looking did you find someone special. It is in the morning sky that you will find a n orange moon setting in the west.

That is not to say there is not beauty all around us every moment of the day but it is to say it's sometimes we miss things right before our eyes. It is to say we really need to pay attention.

So as the sun sets on another day, open your eyes, look out at the sky in the morning, look around you when others don't, and in the process see a little more than everyone else sees. Maybe it's time. All you can do expect miracles excitement maybe a little more and somewhere along the way, find them. 

Sleep sweet, love life and love life some more...