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The sun sets on another day...

The rain held off, and tonight the sky was lit with images of everything. Clouds abounded, and the world seemed to be a much better place for a while.

I friend once said that sometimes to see the light, you have to cross into the shadows. I thought a lot about this today, and it is quite true. Often, the light obscures the truth as much as it points it out, and in doing so, obscures good solid paths.

Huh, sounds like I am saying take  a walk on the dark side. 

Nope, I am not. What I am saying is sometimes the dark side has to be considered to find the light. You can't just ignore it and think it will go away.

I get a kick out of people who think everything is always good. I also get a kick out of everyone who looks at the bad first. The truth of it all is somewhere in the middle, and people as a whole need to realize that both sides sometimes have history, and the walls and barriers and states of mind are there for a reason.

As I sit here thinking about the shadows, it has gotten dark, and somewhere out in the dark is a little bit of light. Somewhere, there is a moment of good old fashioned wow, and it is there we want to be.

So as the sun sets on another day, this may seem confusion if you read it a few times. My whole one sentence point is "Don't stay too far int eh light as you miss the shadows, nor so far in the shadows you lose your light." Sound good? I hope so. Find your center, be that person who pays attention to the light, and enjoy your day, no matter what.

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


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The sun sets on another day...

I sit here in an airport, waiting, patiently. With open eyes I watch the people go to and fro, lost in their thoughts, already lost in a journey that has not begun. Some are watchful and excited, but many seem absorbed in whatever technology they have or the thoughts that haunt them right now. I smile, I laugh, and the passerby's seem oblivious to my existence.

I try to have fun. Perhaps I try to have too much fun. Each day is a challenge, and each day is a series of events both good and bad, and still I try to have fun. It saddens me that so may people in the world, well, don't. They almost seem to avoid having fun in favor of the miasmic fog they spiral into over the moments. (Yes, I am using that correctly, an unpleasant fog). We make a choice each day to have fun, or to not have fun. We have the ability though to press the envelope and have fun. We have the ability to overcome any obstacle.

Take a second, how are you? Take a moment, are you having fun? Is today everything you want? Maybe not, but today is here now, and should be the best day it can be. Right? Make yourself an exampled and be that person that finds fun in everything. Be that person that finds the silver lining then helps others see it too. I know it is hard, but it will be worth it.

So as the sun sets on another day, wow. What a day. It was a day of positive people, then finding a way to lift others up. Along the way I enjoyed every moment I could, and enjoyed the rest as well. I find a way and you can as well, set aside the fog, and be that person that finds happiness in a grain of sand, no matter what. 

Sleep sweet, love life, and be happy...

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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was sublime, but the night sky shone like a crimson cape over the edge of twilight. As I got off a bus, I stopped for a moment and just stared, and for that moment I was lost in thought, only to find my way back to the beauty of it all.

I was engaged in conversation today with an exciting and amazing group of people. They came from all over, and somewhere in the midst of it all I began asking their superpower, what it was that made them unique, made them see further, feel impassioned.  No, I did not word it like that, I watched and listened and was fascinated. I became even more engaged as I listened to the seamstress, the cook, the baker, the golfer and French Horn player, the Bass player that loved to rap, and the singer.

We all have a special talent inside. Something that makes us unique or drives us to do more. It is finding that talent that pushes us higher, that shows us a light that not everyone can see. It is baring a piece of our soul that others can feel with us. I have said many times that there is no grave that says what a good worker we are instead we are remembered for how we touch lives, and live our life.

I could not see everyone but I wanted to share two things. My best friend wrote many songs and has shared some of them. I am proud of him for putting himself out there. There is a video here.

I also met a woman tonight that sings amazingly and watcher a few of her videos, she can be seen here.

Then again, I know authors all over Michigan and the world, that too share their soul, and try to make the world not just a technology trap but a doorway into the imagination. Many of them are going to Once Upon a Book and will be there with me. You can see that here.

There are so many talented and amazing people. They are willing to take a chance not just for themselves, but for all of us, to open our hearts and our minds, and give us a new moment to cherish. Be one of those people and break the barriers that hold you, and in the process open a new door.

So as the sun sets on another day, consider the moments before us. If we only have 29000 sunsets, how are you spending yours? Are you doing what you love and loving what you are doing? Are you changing the world, or is the world changing you. Take a moment, see more, be more, and make today the best day ever, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and find the magic moments each day...

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The sun sets on another day...

Such a hurry, such a hurry.

Today as I was driving to meet at the movies I was passed by a red truck. Now, normally that is rare, but possible, since I tend to drive the speed limit, and get there pretty quickly.

What was rough was as we approached the red light, I slowed and he did not. What happened next was a little off as he barreled trough the red light, not after a second, or two, but after a full 5 count. Cars screeched, people yelled, and there was a moment of panic, but everything ended up OK. So what, right?

I was wondering for a moment as I reached my destination, why? Why was the red light ignored? Was it a goal? Was it an oversight? Was it something else? I know, I am overthinking a small violation, but think about it, everyone saw, but him.

Maybe sometimes we are so wrapped up in our world, we can't see outside of it. Maybe sometimes we look at the world and go, "meh" and just ignore the things in front of us. We see this all the time, people being oblivious to the world, and the world seemingly oblivious to people.

I would like to think we can overcome this, and just open our eyes. Perhaps we need to focus on what is real, and make it a little more real. Perhaps we need to pay attention each day.

So as the sun sets on another day, look out for the world while you look out for yourself. Make a difference by paying attention, and slow down from time to time, it can be worth it!

Sleep sweet, love with all your heart, and feel the wind as you race through life...