29000Sunsets

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The sun sets on another day...

Well, rain again, but the sunset was there, just beyond my reach, and as I watched the cloudy sky I smiled, knowing the beauty that was far above me.

If you're happy and you know it clap you hands, clap clap. If you're happy and you know it clap your hands, if you're happy and you know it then your hands will surely show it, if you're happy and you know it clap your hands.

Nice huh?

A seemingly simple song simply waiting for people to sing it, and as they do a seemingly simple answer, if you are happy, show it. Is that so hard? Has it become so hard to show our happiness to others that we wallow in our self proclaimed prisons, captured by our own stigmas? Maybe we would be a little better if we showed the world our happiness instead of the host of baser emotions we often show instead. After all, the song does not go "If you're ticked off and you know it stomp your feet" or "If they don't agree with you block their feed". Right?

I know it is tough, but maybe the world would be a little better if we started paying attention to the good things in life instead of the bad, and showing our positive side instead of the negative one. Your choice.

So as the sun sets on another day, I think I will clap my hands and have some fun. Perhaps I can enjoy a few moments and laugh a lot, and as the world spins, maybe a few people will join in, and we will have a little fun each day. Join in, laugh a lot, and don't take the world as it is, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love deeply, and make change a thing...

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The sun sets on another day...

I saw geese fly by this morning and was wondering where they were headed, probably to the rain as it was still dreary and pouring. 

If you trace the way my mind went to "Paragoose" you may go insane with the threading. I was thinking about geese, laughed about the word, thought about the reference, because there were two, switched to a movie reference and built on that to the movie type, which went into immortality, which turned into why people die, which switched to death is only the beginning, which made me laugh.  (Oh, the movie is "The Mummy") I know, I know, fun threads that become thoughts, and thoughts that become a little more.

We often consider our mortality but do not often consider our mortality. (Yes, I am being confusing with a purpose). It is easy to say we need to live life with all the passion we can because tomorrow does not exists until tomorrow, but hard to truly see life in that manner. If you think about it, the days and nights are passing as we speak, and none of us (as far as I know) are immortal, so what are we doing today to really enjoy life? As we know, life is about living it.

Now, don't stress on mortality, just be aware, that tomorrow is too long to wait for the things you love. Tomorrow is a long time away, in fact it may never be tomorrow, because we are always here today. Live it, love it, and live it some more.

So as the sun sets on another day, be aware that life is finite, we should all be living our dreams and working hard to make those dreams reality. It isn't hard, we just need to do it. Take your time, laugh a little, cry a little, be that person who presses the envelope, but mostly live life every day to your fullest, and enjoy it, no master what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be alive!

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The sun sets on another day...

I was sitting here watching the rain fall, thinking about the sunset so high above all these dark clouds and started reviewing 29000 sunsets a little.

I find that I question a lot, and try to explain a lot, and sometimes rant like an inhuman reptile. One items I found interesting in my musings tonight was success. I searched for that term and 3 pages of items came up, all having to do with success. (The list is here!)

I thought about success for a while and how my idea of success has changed over the years.

As I was growing up, I had no real concept of success. Success was defined as getting a good grade, but I always did, and it wast difficult. I added being able to do things, like swing higher, ride bike further, and more, but as I added it was difficult. My constant moving from town to town made it hard to not only define my environment, but myself. I set aside other goals, reading more books, reading faster, learning more. As I got into 4th and 5th grade I was defining myself by how much I had accumulated about a subject. Was I an expert on weather, fossils, or more. All along my young years I defined part of my success on whether I was liked, specifically by girls. I know, weird for a young man, but I set out strange goals for my age, and as I did so those became part of my success.

To me, that is how the idea of success is defined. The people around us share their success, or parents, or family, and you keep evolving. Since my grandfather was a Professor, I told intelligence, and more. Then as I great older I was redefined by a series of difficult events I found that my success was not the way I should look. I redefined my success to being the best at helping others, defending people in need, and understanding a great deal of other things while looking at not being pointed out as better or best. In high school I would purposefully miss questions so I would not be the top score or focus. 

As I went through college and beyond, my idea of success continued to change over and over based on how I built a life. Children, family, and more were goals to be successful, but the criteria were not defined in such, and it created situations in which I failed. Success was elusive. Success was not there, success sucked. It was then that my idea of living life for the day became real, and the idea of 29000 sunsets was born. Why not consider life as a journey and every day could be a success. In late 1999 I started building concepts. The rest followed.

Today success changes still. It has to, as defining a point in time cannot be what we are on each day, which is a journey. Stating one successful item is an endpoint, and that simply will not work.

Wow, a lot of info and data, so the statement is success is as you define it each day or point in your life. It is not a definition to me, it is a way of life. 

So as the sun sets on another day, how do you define your success? Is it a person? A place? A thing? Is it an abstract that is reachable or unreachable or is it something more mellow? Is success for you a ride on a horse or a million dollars in the back? Is success retiring early? Or finding a way to live each day as though retirement did not matter? No matter your definition, I hope you find your success, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, succeed today, and build a powerful tomorrow...

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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was taken away by deep clouds, but not before I got several good pictures and enjoyed the evening breeze on the beach.

I was thinking a lot today. That may come as a surprise, or it may not. Depends on how well you know me. Hmm, depends are diapers, what a mess. Wow, that got off track.  So back to thinking. There is a word that is used far too little right now but perhaps could be considered far too much, that word is "we". The word means "used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself and one or more other people considered together" which basically could be me and him or her, me and them, me and us, and a bunch of us. I have seen it used as a royal plural as well where a person refers to themselves as a collective, but lets dump that for now. "We" is an amazing abstract because it shows cooperation. It shows a binding between people that deserve to be bound, and gives us much to consider as "we" are not alone if "we" are in a "we".

Scary huh? Oui! (Pronounced like we but means yes)

Anyway, when I watched the movie "Hackers" a long time ago a quote stuck with me. The situation was grim, and one hacker was not really a good person, but he was very good at what he did. As he was in a code war. (These were fun a long time ago) He said , "You're not good enough to beat me," to which the good guy replied, "maybe I'm not, but we are." We is the essence of teams the key to relationships, and the start of a country. Isn't it time "we" started considering "we" and not "I" as much. I know, it is tough, and some of you consider "we" too much, but "I" think that "we" would be better off if "we" realized the world is full of "I"s, but "we" can do anything if "we" put our mind to it. Something to consider.

So as the sun sets on another day, we the people does not mean any one person, it is "we". We the undersigned, does not mean just the top signature, it means all of them. Truly, we are the world, lets consider today, and make it as good as we can together. (Well, it is a good idea.) IF we can't a lot of "wee we's" will most likely do it for us. Maybe that will work too, I know a lot of "wee we's that would work hard to make life right. Enjoy your night tonight, and have fun, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and we can do it...