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The sun sets on another day...

The cold wind blows and takes away the warmth of the day
I feel the chill invade my body, my heart, and my soul
the wind blows, and I feel the grip of ice upon me
little knowing how hard comes the tole
The chill is upon me now and i close my eyes
the warmth of your light a glowing spark
I feel the warmth return to me
and chase away the imposing dark
Close my eyes and make it right
chase away the darkest night
a memory held that warms my life
and a hope of time and no more strife

You know, each day we are given a choice on how we perceive life. It can be cold and stormy, or warm and inviting. The choice daily is up to us as the world may not ever be on our side. As such we have to have the courage to step above what the world gives us and keep our positive attitude while doing the necessary to eliminate the low parts in our life. Eliminate is a tough word. I have been eliminated before and it is not  pleasant journey. By the same token I have eliminated before,  and had to bear the pain of penance and eventual redemption of my own. 

So I say to all, make good decisions for love and peace in your life and live every moment you can to enjoy your life and be happy. 



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The sun sets on another day...

...on the beach the fences are built to hold the sands from being eroded by the massive forces of nature. The dunes can be blown away, roads covered by sand, and the beach as a whole can suffer. Men have seen this and the fences they build hold the sand fast, while letting the wind and force of the world pass harmlessly by.

So we too build our fences to save us from the world that can erode us with its massive forces, the people and situations that erode us and make us worn from life. With that in mind many of us build massive fences, to protect our core from the pain, suffering, and despair that can overwhelm our hearts and our souls. Many of us are surrounded by truth, and some are not, but in the end this is not the way.

I feel strongly that we need to let the walls down sometimes for the right people and let them in, the walls protect us but there are those people we can trust and allow close enough for us to experience the joy of life, the joy of living, and the joy of passion and love. So take a moment, and determine those people you can trust, let them in, trust them with your heart, protect their heart, and love more that you ever thought possible, the benefits are worth it, no matter what.


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Due to technical difficulties the sun did not set today, just kidding, but I am changing my post due to a glitch in a card reader. 

The sun sets on another day and we of course have to consider how we progress through life. I had some interesting messages from people I did not expect to hear from today. A friend lost his job, a friend sent me a picture that opened a wound, and neither of those were as I expected. It is often that we go through life and life throws us a curve-ball. If you have not seen a curve-ball thrown before it is when you are sure the ball will go one way, and suddenly it goes somewhere completely different. In baseball this throws the batter off and he swings and misses. (Well sometimes he does not miss, sometimes he swings and nails the curve-ball through the roof)

When you are thrown a curve-ball in life it can be quite different. It can be wonderful and amazing or hurtful and painful, but it is hard to make life as you expect it. (Those who think they can decide their fate, will have a fun fate at some point) It is important with everything to remember the show must go on! Tomorrow is another day, and tomorrow may well be the day that let's you nail that curve-ball and own it.

The "Alan Parsons Project" wrote a song that means a lot to me, it is fairly depressing in some ways, but it does point out that "Day after day, the show must go on".  So as we pass into this wonderful night, remember that giving up is never an option. Even when faced with the impossible, love, passion, light, and life should always be on your mind. You should find the way to change if necessary, but never give up on yourself. At the end of the day you are the most important person in your life. Sounds simple, but people sometimes forget this and make poor decisions for everyone but themselves. (or worse, make poor sacrifices to make another persons sacrifices valid) Hearken to my words and live for you, for your creator, and for the fantastic life you deserve.

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As the sun sets on another day I sit quietly and consider how the pieces of the puzzle may fall together in our lives. Quite often we are not sure about tomorrow, a little concerned about yesterday and many people are still wondering about today. This is perfectly normal to most people, but as I sit here pondering all of my yesterdays and considering all of my tomorrows, I am usually happy with today. Don't get me wrong, I have my bad days, but I try to rise above them. It is only when someone does something really really insensitive that I have difficulty seeing the forest through the trees, but even then I have hope.

So let's consider the pieces of the puzzle. We have our jobs, our friends, our family, and a hundred other items that build together to make our today. More important we have the pieces of our past that bind together as well to make our present. We need to look at all the aspects of our life and build a good future, not wait for someone else to build it or assume it will be built for us. We should take our lessons, those pieces of the puzzle we often set aside, and build the foundations of a new life. We should consider this path each and every day to that point that our sun sets forever.

In my opinion the puzzle pieces we need are : Honor, love, kindness, and mostly passion. As I say over and over, passion should be the focus and center of our lives and in the end, it will be passion that wins out over all else.

I am reminded of the man i knew of who sat in the hospital bed after surgery. When he awoke it was beyond the pain, beyond the fear, he just wanted his wife. His passion for her was absolute, and that type of passion is what our pieces of the puzzle should take us towards.

Let the sun set, consider your pieces of your puzzle, and make tomorrow a better life by looking at what is necessary to make your picture complete.