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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was not as evident where I was, but the clouds that I saw were lit with pink and red, then they parted slowly and there was the moon. It was a stunning sight, and I am happy to have seen it, of course the pictures did it no justice, so I set them aside. Was it the best sunset ever? No, but it was high on the list.

In thinking back to my childhood to now I find the idea of "best" sometimes is elusive. As we reach the best day ever, we don't necessarily set a day aside to be the best ever, instead we simply raise our bars a little. At least that is what it has been for me. My first kiss was the best ever, but over the years my idea of such has changed and the first kiss I had was nowhere near the best. My first car was the best ever, and though it is still in the top of the list, I have found more and more fun cars to drive, and enjoyed them all. My best walk on the beach has changed a dozen dozen times, and each has a unique point, and a fun story in the back of my mind. There are many bests, but as we grow, they merely become a new level to overcome.

So how is it for you? Have you reached a pinnacle? Have you nowhere left to go? Do you see each day as a new adventure or something else?

I suggest you look at each day as a new mountain to climb, a new adventure to experience, a new moment to love.

So as the sun sets on another day, well, it is a great day because you are in it! Be that great person that rises above, and in the process, make today a step above the heights of yesterday, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, aim high, and reach even higher...

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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was stupendous. A crimson globe being swallowed by lonely clouds. I was amazed at the colors and dozens of people watched with me from the shoreline. The moments were riveting as each person snapped pictures with camera or phone.

The day was even better, with a dozen great pictures from different areas and good conversation as they were taken. There is something to be said for conversation, and more to be said for understanding someone as they speak. 

As you may guess, I like to talk. Perhaps I talk too much and have been told that before. Perhaps I talk too little though as well. There are times I hold my tongue for too long and the moment passes where I should have spoken. I can never have that time again.

My point for tonight is we only have moments each day, and perhaps we need to speak when we need to and be direct with the people in our lives. Sometimes being nice is not nice, and being to direct, not nice either. We need to find a way to put our words to good use at the right time in the right way every day.

So as the sun sets on another day, why wait? Tell someone how you feel. Let them know, talk to people and take the time to listen. In the process, learn more as each day is an adventure! 

Sleep sweet, love life, and smile for the camera...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

The sunset was surprising and beautiful on such a cloudy day. I watched the lake shimmer with crimson hues, then smiled as the sun set. It was pretty to the extreme.

How did your today go? Was it exactly as planned, or was it more than what you thought it would be, more than you could have planned?

I have found the best days I have experienced come from partial planning. I have found that those days are full of surprise and wonderment where planned days are often less than that. This is not always true. After all, some expectations are always met when you go to a destination, but on days where there is nothing specific, a random action may make for an incredible memory.

How do you define your best days? Are they picture perfect and planned? Or are they days that have no particular plan and a fun time however they fall? Would you rather do a trip to show off to the world, or a moment to be happy with yourself? Or are there the myriad of other choices that appeal to you calling each day?

I know I know, it is different for everyone, but it is worth a consideration.

So as the sun sets on another day, I just hope you have a terrific today each and every day, and find a reason to be happy each day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, reach for the stars, and be happy with everything you get...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

I am really adamant about not being so caught up in the past or future that you miss the present. I am certain that whining about the past or pining about a future does not give anything but a mediocre present. I do feel, however, that memories are what bring out the best in us, and some memories are the things that give us peace in our day.

So what's that mean (Imagine in being said like the end of so many TV show credits) It means make sure you don't forget about your past along the way, and if possible, focus on the good stuff.

I had a weird childhood full of some things that would curl peoples toes, but I don't let on about it, instead I look for the positives in every day. (I pause here as you state something like "well good for you") I am not saying that for any other reason than perspective. You choose the good, and choose to set aside the bad. A hundred bad sunsets can be overcome by a single great sunset if you let it. Bad days can be overcome by the positives of those days if you focus on that.

I know, I am sure some people are reaching for exceptions, and sure, there are some really bad things that happen in life, but we can't get lost in those, instead, look at a special day in a park, a wonderful dinner, a conversation with a friend, or someone who could be a friend, a picture of positive can be created in your mind forever. Don't forget the bad stuff, but don't let it be the focus of your life. Hang on to the good stuff, because it may help make you a better person.

So as the sun sets on another day, wow, there are a lot of good memories in life. In those we have the potential for more than just a great day, but a great life if we only allow it. Hang on to the good, and make your day the best day it can be, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and have a memorable day...