29000Sunsets

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The sun sets on another day...

I was bringing in groceries tonight and just stopped for a moment. The sky was dark, near black, and for just a moment I saw a flicker of a star and then it was gone under the clouds again. The sunset was quick tonight, but the sky was still striking, if only in a different way. I thought about how mere moments can bring sparks to our lives.

I used to write a lot of science fiction, I am now slowly finding these long set aside pieces of paper (Sorry, no computers back then) and reading things I had set aside, thinking the world would not think about them or be interested in the things my minds eye creates.

One of the stories was about a living ship, I saw similar later in a comic called "Starlord" and it may have been the reason I set the idea aside. In my story, written forever ago a ship traversed the galaxy looking for new life and searching for a crew, and this too sounds oh so familiar. I had hope the idea of traveling on the spectral wind would be interesting, knowing that space, for all it's vastness, could be fueled by eddies and currents of light and power. In my story a young boy was found by the ship and later they formed a unique friendship. An ancient wisdom with a naive innocence lead to many interesting interactions as they explored together. In the end, it was one of many unfinished stories I have written, and perhaps someday I will build it to a modern conclusion. For now, it is something I set aside as I grew up.

Well, this is almost depressing, but maybe not. How many things have we set aside in life only to find them again. Perhaps it was a story like mine, a painting once started but not finished, a craft, a past love that burned in our heart with such fury it had to be revisited, a bucket list item that has called to us for years only to be found and remembered and perhaps made into reality, all these things and maybe more. What is stopping you?

Sometimes there are things that force us to stop, after all falling out of a plane at 102 might not be a good idea, but it might. Driving a car at 200 mph may be a bad idea, but it may be a good one too! The guy you used to think was hot might have a hired assassin as a wife, and that girl you loved could have a 300 pound husband named Bubba. (No offense Bubba)What dreams do you have and how can you make those dreams turn into memories, or better, realities. Let's pick a few that aren't so potentially life threatening.

If they can be reality, then I suggest you try and try soon as there really is no tomorrow. (When we get to tomorrow it is today after all) At the minimum, smile and consider it for a moment, look at your dreams and make them real, get the puppy you wanted, take a chance with people, try your hand as a comedian, open an interior decorating business, or maybe write a few books, no matter what you want to do, make it real and now if it is the right thing to do. Make today the best day you can, and make your dreams your reality.

So as the sun sets on another day, think abut all the dreams you have had, are they really that far fetched? Maybe it is time to take a chance, open a candy store or something fun, and stop worrying about tomorrow. Live today as the best day ever. By Jove, we may have something!

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

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The sun sets on another day...

I was sitting today looking at the sky out the back window. Clouds were slipping across my line of sight and occasionally the sun would pop out. It was early, so the beams shone down and lit up the ground over and over, and I smiled as I saw little beams of light hit tree, sand, and wet leaves. I could have taken a picture, but I was mesmerized by the nearly rhythmic movement of the sky. It ebbed and flowed, and I slowly slipped off to a short nap.

It is not often I can nap in the day, and when I woke I felt a little better about the world, and though the clouds were now thick and the day ending I was amazed at the flow of it all.

We take for granted that the world is full of current. Current in what we see around us, in the waves, the rivers, the clouds, the air and even in what we do every day. Even as our heart beats we feel a certain flow in ourselves, and it all just keeps going. Do you feel it? Do you see it?

It is my opinion that people who take the time to see that become far more ingrained in the world, and are a little more at peace. Many people call it one thing or another, but if you are aware of all the things going on around you I would like to think you are a little more in touch with the world, a little more aware of all that is going on around you.

I have mentioned a book called Shibumi I read a long time ago, in this book the definition of Shibumi is effortless perfection or a flow that is there not because you think about it, but because it is just there. Today, and several days of my life I felt that if only for a moment, and it is that moment that gives me pause. Take a moment and stop pushing the world, just a moment, pay attention to all that is around you, and find that peace. I believe it is there in just about anything, waiting to be found.

So as the sun sets on another day, take a few minutes and let go, stop trying to make the world into a complicated mess, instead see the world as it is, look for the patterns that are already there, and find a little peace in the moment. It is there if you don't look and instead just see it. Find a moments peace, and enjoy your night, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and relax a little...

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The sun sets on another day...

Dark at 5:30 now, and not just dark but the kind of oppressive darkness that grabs on to you and shakes you a little. (Well, maybe not shakes you, but makes you wonder where the light went)

As the darkness fell tonight I was writing, not a little, but a lot. I have a lot to write at the moment and I am pressing very hard to get things done. This includes several books, and a lot of smaller projects. I like writing and there are so many things that inspire me, from the pain of some situations, to other situations that are more positive. Each thing in life brings inspiration, ideas, thoughts and along with it a host of writing possibilities.

Motivation is a little trickier from time to time. I may have invented ADHD as I go from tasks to task faster than NASCAR drivers can shift gears. The trick is motivating myself to a single task and making sure I get where I need to be for that one task, then move to the next, and not try to push them all at once. It really doesn't work that way, at least not so far. Instead I find my motivation inside or from people helping me see which direction to go. this can be as easy as a question, or more if necessary.

So what inspires you daily? What gives you that little boost of "Yep I'm alive" that pushes you forward? What gives you the motivation to make that step? Those are the things that make us better people, those are the things that help change the world.

So as the sun sets on another day, the night is here, but we are inspired and motivated to light it with our passion. We can change the world if we only want to, so take a moment, find your inspiration and move forward, making the world a better place, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, smile often, and love to the moon and back...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

Cold, wet, icky and yuck. Well, that's about enough of that. I am looking through pictures trying to decide which one I will post today, and I am just getting ready for spring. 

No, I am not unaware that for me spring is at least 4 months away, but it is coming, and as I sit here and smile at the thought of warm weather I cannot help but be loaded for spring, and ready to enjoy it sometime soon.

That being said, Christmas is coming. How do you feel about Christmas spirit? Sure, there are people out there that are now anti Christmas. It is based on this and that and the other thing, but the spirit behind it, peace and goodwill towards men, how do you feel about that? Are you stoked and amazed or are you feeling pressure for something?

No matter how you approach it, consider today a great day because you are in it! This is your day, and as you think about it, consider that you, yes you, can change the way you see life today, and maybe realize how super you actually are. If you already know, you can skip this part and smile a while.

So as the sun sets on another day, I am happy for my sunset today even though it was buried in the rain, and I look forward to every tomorrow, no matter what.

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