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The sun sets on another day...

I have been watching the snow. Yes, some will think it is a waste of time, or boring, but in the night as you shine a flashlight to the sky You can see the diversity. The magical myriad of patters you can see, and the millions of patterns too small for my eye to see in the bracing wind. It is amazing.

Where am I going with this? Easy. The magical diversity of the snow in the sky is nothing compared to you. Yes, for all the crystal forms of a snowflake, the genetics that make you special, the experiences you have seen, and all that make up who you are is a thousand thousand times more diverse. You are special, you are unique, you are you. I am me as well, but we are talking about you. Never ever forget how special you are, and take it in, realizing the power of who you are, that is all.

So as the sun sets on another day, I say wow. I say it because even if you do not see it, you are wow. Believe it, know it, and make the world a better place with your wow each and every day, no matter what.

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

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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was cloudy as once again the snow rolled in, ready to blanket the landscape with a coat of pure white.

There is a lot in life to be thankful for, I know I am every day. I was thinking today as I sat on a conference call about all I have seen in life. I was a little amazed. I have found that the world has become smaller and smaller over time. Where once the world looked massive each place I visited, each person I met created a slice that I could bite off, and slowly understand more. The result was I saw the world in different eyes. Each new experience gave me more understanding of others and of myself, and again the result was I saw the world in different eyes. Along the way I faced a few things, and the world was again seen through different eyes. 

As I write this I think of places long past, but am more excited for the moments I have, and the moments I make each day, like right now, writing a little and enjoying every second of it. I know, I am probably a little silly but I challenge you, yes you, to open your eyes and see more. The next person you meet could open your eyes a little, or maybe a lot. The next place you go could be a little more, and right now, there is a world of everything possible if you only open your eyes. It is there, right there, that I will meet you. Enjoy your right now, and I will see you there.

So as the sun sets on another day, enjoy life, laugh with it, and make it yours because of all the things going on around you, and all the things you are doing too. Make today the best day you can, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and wooha!

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The sun sets on another day...

I rushed to a location today to listen to an ordinance change. I waited, waited, waited, and waited, and then the meeting was over, almost 3 hours later. So several people asked, what happened?

In the first 10 minutes the item was passed and only items for discussion were taken forward.

Duh.

Sometimes we experience things and at the end of the experience we may feel a little sheepish, but it is not all that bad. I learned a lesson, and in saying "duh" I acknowledge that I still have more to learn, don't we all? Every day there is something new, every day there is something different. Every day we have an opportunity to teach, and an opportunity to learn.

So I sit here, enjoying the moment and also enjoying earlier in the day when I knew the answers and did not run over people. Instead I tried to guide people to the place they needed to be independently of my knowledge and experience. Sometimes we have to let other people learn.

On this same day I took a few minutes and wrote a group of people who were stumbling. I saw them as trying but not thinking out the ramifications of their work. At this point I guided more directly, and in doing so may have opened eyes, but may have closed others.

All of these things work if you let them, all of these things are sometimes necessary. All can make you laugh, or cry, or just get by, but in the end you have to make the decisions to understand and adapt and at least try to make the right choice.

So as the sun sets on another day, I am still laughing for missing a key point. I am still smiling from helping people learn, and I am still feeling good for showing a group another way. It works you know. Sometimes you just have to do it, and in doing so define a path for yourself that works, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, laugh hard, and cry sometimes to know the difference...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

I waited. We waited, they waited, and we waited.

Ever become a part of something hoping to help and then find you are not really needed? 

Ever look at the world and see someone standing up trying to make it better?

Tonight I saw someone who dislikes being in front of the world stand up and do something, and as I sat in the back of the room watching for an event that never came, I was proud. Proud of how some people can go even further than they think they can. Proud of how people sometimes need to be heard. Just plain proud. I realized at that point that it was nice for me to be there, to be someone who could step in if necessary but even nicer that I saw a shining star shine, and make the world a better place.

I suggest you always be there when you need to, but sometimes it is best to not go further. Sometimes it is best to just be there if needed, waiting and watching, and if something happens, to be able to step in, but if not, to smile and just be proud.

So as the sun sets on another day, you don't always have to be in front to be helpful, and you sometimes can help more just by being there. Find your place and know when to be what you need to be, and then make it happen, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and support food trucks!