The sun sets on another day...
As the sun set today, the clouds once again took it from us, a brief moment of light shone for a snowy cold day.
Brief moments of light are something we should all be looking for in life: A brief moment of realization; a brief moment of clarity, a brief moment of love; a brief moment of insight. All of those brief moments create a situation where we can step out and beyond ourselves into something a little better, perhaps even into a moment where life is more than just a series of mundane tasks, but instead something a little better.
I spend a lot of time in brief moments, and no, that does not mean I walk around in my underwear, instead it means I have to look for the best moments and drag the rest of the day forward. Contrary to anything you may believe, I do not walk around each day in perpetual happiness, but instead have to find a way to it sometimes by being more diligent, or at least diligent.
I truly believe Lincoln when he said, "Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be" and I want to make my mind be as positive as possible. No, that does not mean I am not aware of the bad things, the impending dooms we all know, the things that may be upon us any day. Instead it means I will set those things aside until "I" need to act upon them. After all, I cannot change a petty dictator with delusions of godhood, so I am aware but don't worry. If they are at my dinner table, it may be different.
Each day we can all set some boundaries, and instead of taking on the woes, work towards a close and in the process, find a way to enjoy our moments more effectively.
So as the sun sets on another day, maybe we could be better with our brief moments (Not Hanes) and enjoy them while dragging the rest of our moments along into the light. A brief moment of light may well be enough to make us all a little happier, and in the process, well, maybe we can shed a little light on a few other people. In the end, it is up to you who you want to be each moment of each day, and up to you to make a difference in your life, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and wear underwear, err, and enjoy the moments...