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The sun sets on another day...

The sunset was obscured but still there was the pink color in the sky, so I was happy. Some sunset was there, and it was just over the horizon.

I was thinking a lot today about choices. I have written about choices a lot, you can pull tons of posts that will just make sense, Why? Well, it is plain and simple.

A long time ago, in this galaxy I dated a girl who was very good for me, but maybe not. As our relationship went through a variety of phases I became more and more frantic, not wanting to lose the relationship. She asked me to be more nonchalant, and I found I was not doing so. Instead I had decided to push even harder and as I did, my pushes pushed her away. The relationship ended and I had a bitter taste and I am sure she did as well. There were times I blamed her, but as I grew I realized she and her decisions were not the issue. I was the issue.

Sure, she made decisions that pushed me away, but I was part of those decisions and could have chosen a path that worked. As the decisions played out I became angry, hurt, and upset. I blamed her, but she was not to blame, I was again. I have learned very solidly, it is our choice to be controlled by others. It is our choice to allow them to control our feelings. It is our choice to allow anything to affect our lives.

Now this could be an entire book, and I am sure I will get at least a few emails saying so, but we (all of us) have the power to control ourselves if we want to do so. Anger, frustration, hurt, and all of that is a power we give others, but it is ours to give and take.

Sure, having someone step away from you hurts. Having people lie about you that you thought were friends, hurts. Having someone you trust betray that trust hurts, but you can step aside and make that hurt less painful if you realize you have the choice to hurt, or not hurt. Plain and simple. It took me a few years to learn this, but once I did I found there were some things I would accept, and some I would not, plain and simple.

So as the sun sets on another day, take your power. Control your life and who you are. In the process, you will find peace. It is hard work, but someone has to do it! Be in control of you and then you can truly face the world daily, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, be powerful, and be happy all you can...

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The sun sets on another day...

It was a good day, better than most, less than some and as the sun set, well, it was dark and cloudy. That did not mean that during the day there wasn't a lot of fun chasing birds.

Today we went to the treatment plant looking for the elusive snow owl. As we did it was obvious the birds had seen us coming. They were nowhere to be found. As we passed a bend though a bald eagle was flying right at us. It is funny to see this as from the distance it looks almost unreal. Your mind is not used to seeing a bigger bird heading towards you and somehow you start trying to second guess your distance perspectives only to see that yep, that is a big bird. Yes, your senses can be fooled.

I have thought a lot about senses over the past several days, and posted about it yesterday, but I think we need to really start determining how we think as a community. It is my opinion that sometimes thinking goes out the window, and emotion takes over. For many today if they had seen the eagle heading to them maybe it was time to lock the doors, but for us, we managed to grab cameras and get a few shots of the tail end of a magnificent animal. Then again, we also found the snow owl, and he was so far away he looked like a blip. 

So as the sun sets on another day, a successfully unsuccessful day? Maybe, but maybe this day was a huge success because it was good discussions in a warm truck looking for adventure. Have you found your adventure? Start looking and find it today and every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love often, and keep having fun...

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The sun sets on another day...

I wanted to play a little with words today. I get a kick out of puns and being punny, and I get a bigger kick out of using words to elicit responses.

Life is an interpretation of a series of senses that extrapolate data into a version of information. Right? Let me put it another way, life is what you see, hear, smell, taste, and feel coupled with the complex processing power of a multi threaded data web that gathers and interprets information based on prerecorded data and information and genetic memory locked in complex atomic ribbons. Hmmm, how about life is what you make sense out of?

I know, I probably over-complicate sometimes but as I sit at a simplistic computer that can do multitudes more than the first computer I worked on I was thinking about how complicated we are, meaning people. Think about it, we are learning machines to the nth degree, not learning just by input but by extrapolation. Ooops, getting silly again. Let's say we are complicated. some of us more than others. There are those whose minds are trained to see past what many see, and those who have never tested their minds. There are those who rely on intellect, and those that rely on sense refinement and perspective. There are those that can see a world as it is, and those that see a world as they perceive it.

I am betting you are sitting here wondering if this is one of those "who cares" moments and ready to run away to the next kitten picture. Don't touch that dial. (Ouch, that gets lost on people as well).

All I am trying to say is today is your day. It is how you see it. How you make it, how you experience it. Make your day the best it can be, and along the way, let's all try to see a little more, be a little more, and understand a little more that our senses give us. After all, we are not computers, we are mega processors!

So as the sun sets on another day, reach out with your senses and try to see more. Hone them, understand them, and make the world your world each day you can, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and I see you...

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The sun sets on another day... 

It is the dawn of a new year. A new year full of possibilities. We hear this every single year and every single year we react to it. I would rather play with the Luna more.

How should we react? Should we react with temporary ideas or permanent measures?

Temporary ideas drive us to solve only a small part of our year. They leave lots of room or modification and in doing so keep us from completing our task. We see this all the time when people think a short term change will make a long term difference. The most common I see are when people start the "best new diet" but don't change their life is as a whole. I am guilty.

Permanent measures are something that change who we are. If we change the way we eat always from "I am on a diet" to "this is my diet" our lives begin to change. If we change our routine so that we do something daily like write or take a picture or take a walk or any of a dozen other things we change who we are always, if only a little. that small change can make a big difference.

I am nobody. Which by the way is a good movie. I cannot tell anyone how to live their life except me. You cannot tell anyone how to live their life either. It is their choice. If we modify our lives just a little maybe we can change in a positive way if we need to. Then again we may all be perfect just the way we are. I'm just saying. consider that before you run down and change. Don't change for anyone but you, and don't believe anyone's perceptions except your own. Makes sense I hope.

So as the sun sets on another day you don't need to change anything about you except what you want to change. If you do want to change then think about changing your permanent habits and not just going down a temporary path. I think it works but it's up to you in the end. I hope you have an amazing evening whatever you decide. You are always the best you can be to me, no matter what.

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