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The sun sets on another day...

The sunset was sublime, yet ridiculous, well, something like that. As the sun set the clouds closed in and the colors where everywhere, then suddenly nowhere. It was fun and exciting. Tonight's picture is actually from yesterday, a pristine view of Duck Lake, and Lake Michigan, and all that were in my view.

I find it funny that crunch can mean so many things. Crunch can be the time where you have to focus and make the world a better place or achieve a goal in a very short time. Crunch can be a place that is compressing on you and of course crunch can be a sound that wake the neighborhood or drives a friend of mine near insane when it is ice or other stuff. It can also be an exercise and sometimes even a captain!

It is funny how words can be used to make so many things real, but can be used so many ways that some people never know which way they are going. Funny strange, not funny ha ha.

So I want to be clear, we should all achieve and live the best days possible, for there is no promise of tomorrow. We can look at today's as a glass half full, or a glass all the way full, but our glass is never empty if we are still moving forward. Our glass in never empty any day we are trying to find our way. Let's work hard and find our way each and every day, no matter what.

So, I fooled you, (If you have read more than one you will get it) So, as the sun sets on another day, let's take a moment, raise our half full glasses and our full glasses and grab onto the world and make a toast to our success. Let's make today the best day we can and act like we are in a crunch to do well. After all, we are in a crunch, and we should press for the best day ever, no matter what. (That's two)

Sleep sweet, enjoy the moon, and laugh as much as you can...

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The sun sets on another day...

Today the clouds slid around the sky slowly and the sun shone brightly up until the end. a stellar day opening to a stellar night.

Sundays are always good, they are my favorite day because I get to take pictures quite often with a friend. 

Mondays are Super, they are my favorite day because I start a new week with new challenges.

Tuesdays are great, they are my favorite because I have a plan and the days go strong.

Wednesdays are seriously wonderful, they are my favorite because the work week is half done and I get projects this day.

Thursdays are magnificent, they are my favorite because they prepare me for more, and I have fun!

Fridays are fantastic, they are my favorite because the workweek ends and there are always positives to end with.

Saturdays are serendipitous, they are my favorite because they change often.

Sundays are scrumptious, they are my favorite because I eat at my favorite breakfast place most Sundays.

Wow, that means the whole week is my favorite.

Take a moment, take a deep breath, and I bet you can find a reason for every day to be your favorite too. It is not that hard. There are always reasons to make a day a bad day, but equally as many to make a day your best day. Why not make every day a favorite day. C'mon, you know you want to. It is a choice we make, and every day can be your favorite to if you let it. Make the choice, make today your favorite day, then tomorrow, and each day will be an adventure!

So as the sun sets on another day, enjoy it, today is an amazing wonderful day and perhaps your favorite if you let it be. Reach higher every day, and enjoy the moments like there will be no tomorrow. (and take a few more deep breathes!)

Sleep sweet, love all you can, and live for the best day ever...

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The sun sets on another day...

The brisk breeze conquered the worlds today as ti embraced us all. The suns light fought but did not overcome the chilling grasp of the cold, but people gave the day a warmth of its own.

Today was full of people. The Festival in Montague was small but large, cold but warm, and a busy day for all. People milled in and out like grazers at an all night buffet. As I talked to person after person about "The Masterson Files" series I was impressed with people in general. For some time I had been concerned, not because I think the world is falling apart, but more because I felt people in general were not reading as much, and were living in short paragraphs instead of stories.

I know, this is not my normal trip into positivism, but bear with me, it is there. today I saw people engage and be amazed by reading, and in that I was impressed. I saw a boy walking between a dozen people reading a book he bought from another author, and I saw people walking with books, including mine, and enjoying their afternoon. It was good. Perhaps people are paying more attention, or perhaps in the little town I was in, people decided to go back to a simpler time for a moment and enjoy that time

Tonight's post will not be a a long one, but I smiled today as I listened to Ingar Rudholm spin his take. His book is good, and we had a god day watching the world go by. If you like to read, even though it is young adult, try it out.

So as the sun sets on another day, thanks for reading, and thanks to all of you who have read my books, and just thank you, for being you on this amazing day.

Sleep sweet, love to the moon and back, and smile at the stars...



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The sun sets on another day...

Today was filled with driving off to be inspired by stacks of people who were just, well, inspiring. On the way back the sun began to set and the clouds parted for just a moment to let in a golden ray of sunlight. Since I did not drive I had time to think, and think I did.

I saw a keynote speaker spin a wonderful tale of fantastic positives today. It was not a small feat and involved many people, and many positives, and along the way they simply said the ultimate statement, "It was all up to me."

Now, along the way they lauded many people and let them know how people lifted them up, but it was not up to all of the people to make them happy. It was up to them to make the difference, and make their lives work.

Easy huh?

Buzzz....(That was a klaxon going off)

Well, maybe we need to make it easy. We hold in our hands the ability to make our lives the best they can be, it is in your hand. I can make my life the best it can be, or a living hell, and if I choose to do so it will be me that decides that, not you.

You can decide today is the best day in the world, and this day will only get better tomorrow because you are in control of your life, not me.

We all should take that moment and realize, accept, and embrace that we are the only determiner in our life. It doesn't matter that the milkman stopped down the street and dropped the milk off at the wrong house, it matters that you find your way to get milk if you need it, or set it aside if you don't. It is up to you, yes you, to make your life better. (and to get yummy cold milk)

Now, that does not mean you can't have a little help along the way, but you have to allow yourself to be helped, you have to grab the hand when it reaches to you and hold on. you have to let yourself be helped. I will say again though, help or not, you are in control.

I know, it is scary, but you know what, I believe in you. I am not sure who you are or what problems you have or don't have, but I believe in you because I believe every person has the power to make their life whatever they want, even in the face of the worst life has to offer. You can set aside the pain, and the frustration, and embrace the happiness and the cookies (Yes cookies are good and they go with the cold milk). You are the best person qualified to build your perfect life, so start making it happen.

So as the sun sets on another day, take a breath, enjoy a moment, smile, laugh, and in the process start taking control of who you are and who you will be. Overcome the pain if you have any, set aside the frustration, and be the best you can dream of, and maybe a little more, and remember, help is out there, reach out when they are there or walk alone. but find your way to a perfect day every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, walk strong, and live for a happy life...