29000Sunsets

User Rating: 5 / 5

Star ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar Active

The sun sets on another day...

This afternoon while driving in an interesting icy snow storm a young lady passed me in a car. As she drove by I glanced over and saw a look of complete and utter surprise and chaos on her face. I can only consider how young she was and how few times she had been through such an interesting driving experience as the potential reason for this look.

 I remember when I first drove in snow and I must have had a similar look on my face wondering what was around the next corner and how I was going to handle it. Don't get me wrong it's not all bad, it just is something new. I was amazed by the star field type view in front of me, and played in the slippery wet sloppy snow.

You know often we are measured how we handle the new stuff and how we adapt to those things we have never experienced before. Having to find a way of getting there and experiencing that new stuff even when we have "that look" on our face it is a journey though life that we can just enjoy! All we have to do is pay attention, and enjoy the ride.

So as the sun sets on another day let's take a moment to experience those new experiences and instead of being a little apprehensive be excited and amazed. There is no better day to learn than today, no better outcome from today than tomorrow. Enjoy them both, no matter what.

 Sleep sweet, love life, and reach for the moon...

User Rating: 5 / 5

Star ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar Active

The sun sets on another day...

I rushed towards the house today to see the sunset, only to miss it by minutes. As I pulled into the long drive and parked I saw the snow was still there, everywhere, and as I got out of the truck I noticed the silence had truly invaded the area.

It is interesting living in the woods. Silence can be a gift, or it can be a deafening roar. The sound of silence is unique, and as you strain to hear anything, you are only returned more silence. I have found this to be as evident at the beach, where the thundering waves create a barrier of silence that is almost an oxymoron. So loud you cannot hear anything but the beating of your own heart.

I know, I know, what does this have to do with the sunset I missed. Actually, what does this have to do with the sunset at all?

Maybe nothing, but maybe the silence of sunset is a gift to us as well. Maybe when the sun is setting we get a minutes peace, or even a moments peace. Maybe like the roar of the waves, the overwhelming power of the sunset can make us set aside our noise for a minute and just relax. Maybe. It is a good thought at least. What do you think?

Sometimes in the heat of a powerful moment we can find a bit of peace we didn't even know was there. Perhaps a deafening silence is something we need from time to time, just to clear our minds. It is worth a try.

For me, tonight I listened and there was nothing there, so I made some noise, laughed as the sound was swallowed by the trees, and went inside. (It was cold after all).

So as the sun sets on another day, when offered a chance for a slice of silence, take it. We can all use a small getaway from time to time and the sound of silence can be that getaway. Laugh inside, listen to the silence and enjoy the evening, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and shhhhh

 

 

User Rating: 5 / 5

Star ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar Active

The sun sets on another day...

Wow, what a day. After seeing a lump of snow and realizing it was an owl, a seagull flying above an eagle, and enjoying an afternoon with my best friend, I came home, launched the drone and saw an amazing sunset, and a picture of the house I had not seen before, a house lost in the snow.

It is always fun going to the treatment plant where bird are everywhere. Teetering on a path between a lake and a ravine can be interesting to say the least. This was pointed out even more when I saw the seagull and the eagle. The picture does not do justice to how much bigger the eagle is, and still the seagull was near. (I guess kinda like a snack offering for the eagle, but not quite). The seagull also could be enjoying the edge of danger, and feeling the thrill of almost being a snack.

You know, sometimes being on the edge of danger can really make you feel alive. Setting aside the normal and taking the chance of doing and being something more. Maybe that means just stepping out of a comfort zone, maybe it means stepping way out of a comfort zone, but in the end, the edge of danger is an exhilarating place where dreams become reality, and people become a little more.

So what is the edge with you? What can you do that presses the envelope? What have you done that take the edge and grids it just a little sharper? Does it work? I would like to think that we all can step out of the comfort zone and live just a little more, what do you think?

So as the sun sets on another day the edge of danger is a scary place, a fun place, an unpredictable place, but it is a place we can find a little more and take our lives forward in a positive way. Take a chance, ride the roller-coaster, go skydiving, eat something new, and in the process grow and learn more about who you are, and everyone else. It will be worth it, and I will be right there too, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and try the iguana...

 

 

User Rating: 5 / 5

Star ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar Active

The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was striking but the hours before and day between was equally so as the storm swung south of us, pounding some with snow, but us with sunny skies.

There are lots of quotes that talk about effort, and persistence, and doing what is necessary to get through a  task, but what about just getting through life. Many people take for granted what it takes just to get up and get through the day, let alone succeed at being positive, or making a  difference to others.

I see many examples of this daily. To cover any would be unfair to them all as there are a multitude, suffice it to say whether t is pain from disease, or a dozen dozen other things, sometimes it is hard to have a good attitude. every person deals with it differently so all I can say is hats off to all of you that do whatever it takes to make the world a better place not because of things blocking you, but in spite of them. Thank you for finding a way to keep going, and thank you just for being you.

So as the sun sets on another day, look around, see those people who push harder and use them as a guide, a lighthouse in a sea before us. Find your center and with their example, do whatever it takes to make your day better. If you are that person, keep pushing and being that guide.  Do whatever it takes to bring a few others with you, Do whatever it takes to succeed, and be who you are, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and make a difference...