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The sun sets on another day...

No, I was not there tonight, nor did I see anything but the pinks and reds of the setting sun. Instead I considered a lot in life, and a lot from the past, the future, but mostly now.

I am big on the now if you do not read my posts often. I have stated many many times to not whine about the past or pine about the future, but instead define the present. As I watched the moments pass tonight I considered exactly that. How have I defined myself today? How have you? Have you made someone laugh? Did you make a difference to someone? Did you tell a good story? Did you feel, and I mean feel deeply. Did you see someone else's point of view? Did someone else see yours? Have you made a difference? Mostly, did you find joy today?

I did, or at least I think I did, a lot of that. There are things I wish I had done better today, and things I wish I had done, but as I watch twilight pass I am at peace with myself, for each day is an adventure, and each day leads us to another day until that one special sunset that defines us all. 

Here I am, right now, staring at this screen thinking about all the moments I had today. A few laughs, some tough minutes, some easy minutes, and a series of interactions that were simple, perhaps too simple, but enjoyable. I sit here thinking about all the good I did today, and all I could have done. I consider the things I set aside, and what importance I should have given those, and the things I put in front, and were they as important as I thought. It is all there, a day in a bubble, a slice of time in a capsule, transitioning from the present to the past, while the vapors of tomorrow loom to create something new.

So as the sun sets on another day, take nothing for granted. Define your today as the best today it can be, reach out, be that person who takes it all further, and in the process, enjoy the moments you have as if today is all there is. Oh, and when the wind is blowing hard, hold on to your hat and enjoy the breeze.

Sleep sweet, love life, and tomorrow is another day...

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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was astounding, but obscured where I was by clouds. It made me think, then smile, then laugh as I considered how something so amazing could be obscured at all.

It seems sometimes the best and worst things going on can be obscured from view. Not because they are over the top or not there, but because there are so many other things going on, it just takes away from it all. Not fair, right? Good or bad we have to address the issues and solve it, good or bad we enjoy, or we overcome.

Overcoming it depends completely on what "it" is! Still, as I speak to so many people, we all handle how we overcome things differently, and we all handle how we enjoy those massive positives that may be obscured.

My only advice is maybe not to spend so much time worrying about "it" but instead enjoy the moment, and overcome your obstacles each day. I know there are many, but there are also so many things in life to be thankful for, so let those stand out in front, and overcome everything you can.

So as the sun sets on another day, what a day, what a week, what a month and it is still going! Let's all try to overcome the bad and enjoy the good we have, and don't worry so much about it, and instead make it worry about you. (I like that)

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy the evening....

 

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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was once again very telling. A good picture of it can be found here. I have been taking it a little slower right now and did not make it to the beach.

I spent a lot of time with my kids this weekend. I considered well how time had moved along, and how it affected me. My oldest daughter, for example, is now super successful, super fit, and a force to be reckoned with. I remember like it was yesterday holding her in one hand almost completely. My son, who was born so strong he flipped himself as the nurse cleaned him is now a man, and my youngest daughter is a success at HR and formidable in her own way.

It is a sad thought to be sure that this time is so short to me. I have heard people say that time is moving too slow, and I can only reply time is fast enough. I suggest we cherish it, grab it, hold onto it and make it ours every day. Sound tough? Don't let it be! The world is a place of fantastic and fabulous fantasies and realities, and they need to be experienced. Experience them, one at a time, and let time, well, let time be fast enough.

So as the sun sets on another day, I spent more time considering all the great things in my life, and all the happy times. I find happy times are harder to hold than the negative ones, but so much more worth it if you grab on and make them yours. I do that, every day, and make the happy times the ones to live, and the happy ones I try to be "slow good" and just "fast enough". Take your time, find those happy times, and enjoy them every day. After all, a life is a better life if you live it. Make today yours, then tomorrow, then the next day, and every day will be yours, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and take your time...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

Stunning, enticing, colorful, amazing, wonderful. All adjectives to describe another sunset, or the time I have had with two of my children.  It is always nice to have someone you can just enjoy the moment with, and I enjoy almost all of my moments wit them.

I think that is the trick. Many people think about the idea of something, and the reality does not measure up. Some see the reality of it, and the idea is less. Then there are some that the idea and the reality match up. It is those that are never disappointed. It is those that have the most fun in life.

There are people, places, and things I have consider the idea was great, and walked away with disappointment. Such is never the case with my kids. Not that life is perfect all the time, but it is always reality and an idea that never disappoints. 

So what, right?

Well, maybe we should think about our idea of things, and look for the reality? Maybe we should consider the reality of things as an great outcome from our idea, and maybe if we keep our ideas in the right place, we can help make the reality. After all, we are part of the reality equation. You cannot make something better than it is but you can see it as it is and make it better to you; you cannot be somewhere and make it nice without your commitment and some work sometimes; you cannot make someone love you, but you are part of the equation and can love in spite of how you are loved. That one is a tough one. You can love in spite of how you are loved. Hmm. 

So as the sun sets on another day, today is a great day. Why? Because you are in it! To whoever is reading today, you are the best thing in your world! Be the idea and the reality to yourself and to those people important to you, and love all you can, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live the ideas...