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The sun sets on another day...

You know what, the sun is hot. You really shouldn't look into it, lay under it for extended periods, or stick your hand under a magnifying glass from it. You might get burned! (Ouch). We all seem to accept this as common sense, but sometimes we don't see the other side of common sense when items are close to us, or in matters of the heart.

As we interact with people there will come a time when they will not do the right thing, sometimes it will be innocent, sometimes it will be less than innocent. It is up to us to determine the impact to our lives and decide a good course of action. Normally i would say that is to forgive, sweep it past, and move forward. In that case the idea of forgive and forget is a good one since it sets us up to win and does not put others in a negative place. Sometimes though, something is done that really tasks a person. A good example is when a person betrays your trust or misrepresents you to others. In doing so it often creates a difficult atmosphere from which to react, and sometimes can be emotionally painful. There is a quote I read once that states to forgive and to forget mus be independent. What this means is you can forgive someone, but sometimes the forgetting should not be on the table. I think that is funny as sometimes the person who did something terrible, cannot even remember what they did, but it is often not on the front of that persons mind, which make sit pretty much worse.

The point is, forgiveness is a process, but looking over a past act is a different process and requires a lot of work to achieve success. Don't take that for granted. 

So as the sun sets on another day, find a way to forgive and if possible find a way to forget. If not, be sure you can be happy with yourself as the sun continues to set, and make sure that you take the positive road, no matter what...

Sleep sweet and smile as the day crosses into night....

 

 

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The sun sets on another day...

The sun and the moon do an eternal dance around the earth, the planets of the solar system joining in around the sun like children circling a parent. They are locking in an eternal dance that will not be broken easily to the end of time.

As I sat looking across a serene lack today I considered the interactions between parents and children. The moment to moment interactions that mold a child into an adult are the core of what parents do each and every day. Sometimes they mold children into wonderful adults, sometimes not, sometimes they are less a part of the equation than then should be, and sometimes they are more. It just depends on the parent. The point is, as parents we must keep our calm and cool, where possible, and guide children to be adults, and in the process build a relationship that is positive and powerful. Holding a child's hand is its own reward,.

It is my hope we all find a way to guide everyone in a positive way, and teach them to be tolerant, even when there is intolerance. Positive in the face of negativity, and powerful in the shadow of weakness. There are so many responsibilities but I have faith in us all. Sometimes we may slip, but we can rise above and find a way.

So as the sun sets on another day, be a positive role model for people, and in the process perhaps we will all find a way to be happy and a better society together, no matter what.

Sleep sweet and love to the moon and back and the stars beyond...

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The sun sets on another day...

If you look at how the sun works and the complex bonds that are broken down in a fusion reaction to make heat, light and a bunch of other stuff it is pure science, black and white. There are other bonds in life that are not so clearly defined.

I love the idea of love. A lot of people have told me that. Love is a bond with indescribable power as it exists but it is evident in so many ways that sometimes it is less than perfectly clear. The bond between parents and children, loved ones, friends and lovers is a complex mess that seems to ebb and flow more than a storm surge in a hurricane. It is true, however, that these bonds are permanent and forever. Sometimes we just need to open our eyes and see them as they really exist.

I know a lot of people who have been in love, and seen that love fade away or be spurious, I also know a lot of people who have loved so strong that no one can break the bond between them, even themselves. Mostly, I know the bond between parent and children is super resolute, and cannot truly be broken. My point is, we should build the best bonds we can and make the best of every friendship, every love, every bond and make them stronger each day. Seems easy, right?

So as the sun sets on another day, spend a moment and call family, friends, and those you love, and let them know you care, keep building that bond so everyone knows that it is strong, and be there for family when they need you, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and smile a lot, it is a lot of fun!

 

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The sun sets on another day...

I would say close your eyes, but then you would not be able to read. So just imagine for a moment, the sun rises and sets, but what changes have we undergone since the dawn of the first sunrise, until today. Consider the moments that have passed. As the sun rose and the sun set life came and left this world (well, some of it), land masses changed, people grew old, and a thousand thousand events happened that seemed so important at the time and now are just memories. What is a day in the life of the sun, what is our lifetime compared to the life of a rock. It is all relative. Change is inevitable as we progress through this thing called life, and we accept change even if we don't accept it as we really have little or no effect on change as it comes. Imagine a river flowing and slowly eroding the shore, the wind changing the landscape of a beach, or the sun baking a desert into submission. The sun rises and sets on it all, bathing the world in its palette of enticing colors that change daily. It just happens.

Why am I thinking about change?

In the past week our world has undergone change, and in the process some people have not wanted to go along. Change is part of who we are, and part of the world we are in, accept, enjoy, and live through, and in the end spend that time in acceptance ensuring that others are inspired by your lead, not degraded by your actions. When the sun sets tomorrow and the sunset is blocked by the clouds, you cannot do anything to change it, but you can have hope that the next day will be beautiful, and both you should accept. The point is, worrying, stressing, being upset, or even ranting does not change the world, it only reflects on you.

So as the sun sets on another day, love the day, enjoy the day, be happy for the day, and spend a little time realizing that tomorrow will come and who knows, it may be the brightest day ever.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy the changes in the world, no matter what...