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The sun sets on another day...

I was fascinated today as the clouds swallowed the sun, and something else. Well, it wasn't the sunset, but instead a plethora of tiny terror, an energizer bunny style moment, a crazy crescendo of cunning critters. Yes, I watched chipmunks scurry all over the bird feeder.

So what, right? Little almost rats or mini squirrels they may be, but why be watching something like that for any amount of time. Well, I didn't, it was only a few minutes, but it was enough to see the essence of play, the art of deviousness, and the purity of innocence.

Innocence is a tough word. so many equate it with the purity of a person, but innocence is simply not being aware of a great many things. I actually like the definition "lack of guile or corruption; purity" and it is there I think the chipmunks excel, they are playing to play, not for some selfish reason, they are playing for play, and to eat, and do little else. Innocence fits them, and I laughed at their antics for the time I watched.

This brings us to play. Ever watch a few chipmunks play ring around the tree. I honestly think they get dizzy and lose each other. Round and round she goes, where they stop, wait a minute, someone is missing, ohhh, he is above me. Now on top of me, wrestle wrestle ping pang, around the tree some more. It is a part of many people that is missing, the ability to play. Remember all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, right? Well, playing like a chipmunk makes you young all over.

Then there is the deviousness. Ever read spy versus spy? It happened on my bird feeder. I could hear the music as they snuck up on the unsuspecting pile of seed. The seed did not cringe in terror as the eyes twitched and the little warriors jumped from hiding place to hiding place only to pounce quickly on their unsuspecting prey, fill their mouths and run away like roadrunner being chased by a pack of coyotes. Zoom, the best sneak thieves ever, if there was something truly to be stolen.

It was only a few minutes, but I will laugh for a while, why? Because a few rodents had some fun, and because I was there to laugh at them, with them, and for them as they ran, oblivious to me.

So as the sun sets on another day, maybe there is a lesson here. Maybe we need a little innocence. Maybe we need a little play. Maybe we need just a little mystery and deviousness in our lives. Maybe, just maybe, there is a formula there that works. Try it, laugh about it, and enjoy your day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, play hard, and find the magic in your moments daily...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

There is something to be said for looking at anything from all sides. If you look at a woodpecker you might wonder why it is eating birdseed from a  feeder, well, any thoughts?

It is so easy to see anything from your perspective, and many people are good at it. Some maybe too good at it. As you look out on the plain of life you may find that you are unique in your understanding of issues. you may speak from absolutes and decide you know what is real, and what is not so real, but, and this is a big but and I cannot lie, there may well be things you do not know. 

I have been quoted from many years ago saying a 10 meg hard drive was more than enough for anything. Looking at it right now, that is a silly statement, but looking at the information I had at the time, it was correct. Well, it was a perspective based on current observations.

This is why talking about something from a personal point of view is sometimes difficult, people observe, they gain perspective, but they may have no common information. In fact, they may well have less information about a situation than their point of view suggests. A good example is someone watching a tennis match thinking they are a tennis expert, that has never played the game.

Anyway, it can be maddening if you don't consider that you may only have part of the story, so consider a larger picture before you make a small statement.

So as the sun sets on another day, perspective is such a big picture, and observation a small one, maybe. Consider well the perspectives you may have, and consider a winder picture of the world. Oh, and why does a woodpecker eat birdseed from a feeder? Because it is hungry!

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

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The sun sets on another day...

The rain was intense, but slowly faded and now the sun shines. Burning in the sky it changes everything and brings warmth to us all.

Ever feel like life is burning. Ever feel the flames licking at your soul, pressing for change?

I find everyday to be a challenge, and a fiery reminder of power that burns deep inside. Not just in me, but in so many people I have met. There is a fire in all of us when we need it.There is a fire that rives us and it is burning now. Can you feel it? Embrace it! Embrace your passion.Grab on to life, feel the power only you know and make something with it.

So as the sun sets on another day, I write about passion a lot because I think it should be at the core of who we are. I write about passion a lot, because it means something. I write about passion a lot, because the world is less than whole without it, but I live passion each day because it is at the core of who I am. Find it at your cote, make a difference, and make every day a great day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, feel your passion, and make it the driving force in your world...

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The sun sets on another day...

I was driving in the last seconds of the day. Clouds were pressed all around. They seemed to be attacking the very core until suddenly, for a moment, the sun was free.

Sometimes it may seem like the world is closing in on you. The things you think should be may not be going the way you want, but as you progress, boom, there is a sudden clearing that opens it all up. It is there, you just have to look for it every time you need it.

So as the sun sets on another day, I know I know, it might be hard, but it is worth it, keep your eyes open for that moment. Keep your eyes open for that instant where the sun shines through, reach for it, grab it, and enjoy it no matter what.

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