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the sun sets on another day...

Colors were alive as the sun set this eve. Crimson shards danced across the skyscape, and all the while it was peaceful and quiet.

I have been writing for some time now on a post a friend put up. I am down to the last 2 items. Tonight's message is: "Be kind; treat others how you would like them to treat you."

The golden rule has been around a long time. The idea of "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" is nothing new. We have somewhere lost that edge of knowing just how we should approach others. It appears as we have been more technologically advanced, we found a way to lose that ability to understand how to treat people.

Maybe.

There is a push again for people to be nice. If I was writing to my children I ask, I implore, I even beg that you consider someone else's feelings before doing anything. Being kind costs nothing, but being brutal costs you a lot, both in your mind, your heart, and even your soul. Take the moment to consider what you are doing before you open your mouth, then be nice. Do those things that are nice, and make the world a better place actively.

So as the sun sets on another day, be kind, be nice, never talk ill of another person or do ill to another person (well, almost never) Treat people how you would like to be treated. Somewhere along the way, enjoy the moments, because isn't that what life is all about? Do the best that you can, every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be kind...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

I am thinking about our center. What is at our center and what makes us who we are in life. We often consider our lives as somewhat organized, but I feel strongly we are only organized at the center. Just like the sun, pure chaos on the outside, but calm at the center, perhaps even cool? (Well, who knows)

I have been writing about a list posted by a friend to their daughters. I am down to the last three items. Tonight's message is: "No one will ever love you more than I do."

this is tough. there are two parents for every child, and there are a myriad of juxtapositions this can be interpreted. I would like to think it is true, that no one will ever love my daughter as much as I do, nor will anyone love my son more than I do, but I am considering here that maybe that is selfish. Do I condemn my children to never know the level of love from someone that I feel?

Hmm, for me, and maybe it is just me, I want to be able to say, I pray that someone feels for you the way I do, or I hope someone can love you with the power I do, or I hope someone loves you as much as I do. Doesn't that sound better?

Actually, I can take it one step further. Perhaps this is a message in itself. I would say "My children, I hope you find someone who loves you greater than the sum of the love I feel for you, with a passion greater than I have ever felt." Why you may ask? I know I will not be forever, I know the years before me are fewer than the years behind, and I would never wish that my children would be left alone without the depth of my love. Perhaps that is just me. Perhaps I want something that is ethereal for my children. I am sure some people will think ti does not exist. Perhaps though, if you look into someones eyes, and search inside those eyes, and see the fire, and life, and passion, well, maybe it is there. I hope so.

so as the sun sets on another day, yes, I love my children so much it hurts, but I hope someone else can be as full of love as I am, and be there for them each and every day of their life, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and love...yes just love...

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The sun sets on another day...

Describe your day, picture it in your mind. Make a mental image of the day, now discard the negativity, sloth off the bad parts, and there you have elation. Now watch the sunset, and feel that elation flow within you.

Sounds good right?

So how do you put things into words?

I have been writing for a while and only have a few items left that a friend posted on a wall. Tonight's thought is: "Say what you mean and mean what you say."

Words can be so cool. they can light up a room or destroy the room as easily. As the stewards of words we must be careful to ensure we are always doing the best to shield our words, and make sure we give people the right meaning behind our words. To that end, we should always say what we mean. Saying what we mean is a matter of clarity, but meaning what we say, well, that is a matter of translation. Often people say what they mean, but have no idea what they are saying. Sometimes people don't say what they mean, but mean what they said anyway. It can get quite confusing, just like language always tends to get.

My advice to my children, consider your words well, and know them before you say them, and say them with caution, for they can be the kindest flowers that bloom into amazing beauty, or the most devastating weapons known to man. 

funny huh, words as flowers and weapons, really funny.

So as the sun sets on another day, my children, consider well your words, and enjoy the mastery you have over language, and mean what you say because you say what you mean, each and every day, no matter what.

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

 

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The sun sets on another day...

Ever look at the colors in the sky and just feel like you belong. Today as I watched clear sky and storm fight for control of the sky I smiled at the pure amazing view I had of the spectacle.

I have been writing for some time on a list a friend posted. In just a few days I will post a revised list to all children, not just daughters. Tonight we look at: "Be happy and remember your roots, family is EVERYTHING"

It is interesting. I have instilled that in my children, my son preaches it, my daughter lives it, and I rarely had it. Now don't get wrong, my grandparents were the embodiment of what I think a good family should be. I also saw many a friends family that was super, but mine was less than stellar. Still, as much as family is everything the extension of family is even more. We become more each person we add, and family is more than blood, family is a feeling.

I wish it could be so for everyone. Some people set family aside, or make family just a word, but in the end, family means being there, no matter what.

The point is, be happy with who you are, your family, your legacy, those things that became you as each and every one meant something. So I think, my opinion is, this statement should be "Family is everything you are, be happy with you you are and who they are too!".

So as the sun sets on another day, smile, have fun, enjoy your family and show them how special you are  and how special they are, each and every day, not matter what.

sleep sweet, smile bright, and laugh like you mean it...