29000Sunsets

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The sun sets on another day...

I was watching the sunset tonight and the cloud of smoke from so far away closed its light like a candle snuffer in the late eve. Still, I saw it for a moment and it made me happy.

People like to think I am always happy. It is because I usually am. Not because my days are always happy, but because I overcome everything keeping me from being happy. It is usually easy simply because I have a good base, but sometimes it is a struggle overcoming some items. Still, I prevail and find happiness.

People like to think I am not angry. It is because I usually am not. Not because I do not feel it or it does not sometimes come over me, but because I choose to not embrace it. It is simple, I know the repercussions of embracing anger, and I will not do it.

People think I do not hate. It is because I treat everyone fairly and with respect, even those who have wronged me. I choose not to let hate cloud my mind, I choose not to destroy or devour, even though I can.

There is a theme here. I choose. I would like to ask everyone to do the same. It is easy to be unhappy, to let the world bring you down, to hate, to embrace anger. There are tomes of words explaining how easy it is to be seduced by the dark side of everything if you let it consume you. Still it is your choice to rise up. 

My suggestion is to be happy, even when you don't feel like it. Let go of your anger, even when it is difficult. Eliminate hate, even though there is reason, and instead push understanding. Life is too short! Let's make the day a little better.

So as the sun sets on another day, there was a little anger today that sparked all this thought. I chose not to let it affect me and that had the effect of making my day a little more pleasant. I hope you too can set aside the bad stuff and rise to the good stuff, after all, if we only have 29000 sunsets, why waste any one. Find a path to happiness and live it each day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy...