The sun sets on another day...
I often talk about the colors, the feelings, the light show, but there are sounds as well as the sun sets on us.
So tonight, as the sun begins setting, close your eyes for a moment. Listen, truly hear.
You will hear animals scurry too and fro, some getting ready for a night out, some getting ready for a night in. Birds will find their ways to nests to ride out the eve. The wind will blow and the echo of the wind will be upon you. Mostly though, listen to the silence. All the other things will slowly fade away, and there will be silence for a moment, silence you can enjoy, silence you can be a part of, you can almost feel the silence pressing its way in, and helping you, making you feel at peace.
You know sometimes we all need a little peace. The world circles us constantly like rabid sharks with lasers. It is overwhelming to consider all the technology and all then gook we have to deal with every moment of the day. In our time it is hard to shut down. People watch reality TV while scrolling Facebook and taking selfies and listening to music. Sometimes it is nice just to slow down. Take a deep breath, watch the sunset, and feel a little peace. Feel it wash over us, feel it grasp our hearts and just let go for a moment. Maybe we should take a moment and enjoy ourselves without our Laser equipped sharks, maybe we should leave our phone at home, set our tech aside, and giggle with a baby, laugh with a friend, take a picture, or rock in a hammock. Maybe, just maybe it is time to recharge.
So as the sun sets on another day, life is not about being first, being right, being controversial, being good, being bad, being anything except for being you! You are the key element in your life and you should take a moment, and truly understand what that means. Remember to be you above all else, not the you others want to be but the you that you may only find while sitting and listening to that sunset. Take away all the pressures for a moment, find peace, and in that peace find yourself.
Sleep sweet, smile and laugh, and watch out for the sharks with lasers...
The sun sets on another day...
I watched the sunset. It was slow, deliberate and crawled to the west like a snail on a serious mission. There was no doubt it would make it, no doubt at all. Dozens of people were around me, some watched the sunset, others were lost in a technology enhanced miasmic shroud. As I watched an older woman came to the edge of the dune. She considered the step down, and instead stood. I stopped for a second and asked if she needed help down, she smiled and as I put out my hand she grasped it and stepped to where we took pictures. Some became more intent as the sun fell further, others still paid no heed or tried to take a selfie with a cell phone, only to try over and over and not understand why they were so dark.
The sun set in a brilliant flash of light, then was gone as the moon began to light up the sky. As we left I helped this woman up the short hill, and she thanks me and moved on. There was nothing expected, nor returned except a simple act of kindness, a helping hand for a moment. As the dozens dissipated into the night I sat in my car, watched twilight fade and considered how we all may really need a hand, and how we should put out our hand more often to help those who need it.
As the colors shifted and fewer and fewer cars remained I considered all of those times in my life that I had tried to do it alone, and a few times in my life that I did not help when I could have helped.
So as the sun sets on this spectacular day, let's take a second and consider all the things we have to be thankful for. Let's take a moment and enjoy people in general, and help them when we are able, and accept help when we need it. Take a moment and look at all the wonderful things in your life, and maybe a few that are not so wonderful, and let's consider how we can be better, and better at being the people we need to be, and put out our hand, and touch the face of goodness, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, take a deep breath, and enjoy the moment...
The sun sets on another day...
You know, I think every day can be a good day. Every day can have an amazing sunset, every day can be fulfilling, and every day can teach you something. Yes, every day.
It is funny, the worst rainy awful days have a great sunset, it is just well above the clouds. The sun is setting and it is crisp and pure and just plain great, but we can't see it because it is far above us. If we are on a plane, we see fantastic sunsets, and every day can be one from high enough up you just have to be willing to get in that plane and go above the storm.
We are often faced with difficulties, challenges, and downright bad stuff in life. We can let it get the best of us, and give it back to those around us, or we can rise above our troubles and be the best we can be each day. This is not a destination, nor is it a one time thing, it is a series of days tied together by something special, that something is you.
The question should be, are you willing to rise above all the stormy clouds when they are there, and find the best thing in every day, and make it yours. Are you willing to help others understand how great you can be, or are you going to be just another negative person walking around the world. Anyone can be good one day, but each day is a reset, and each day you must rise above. Each day you must be the best you can be.
So with your children, you must be the best mom or dad every day, because the bad days are not worth causing yourself or your children the pain. With your significant other you need to be the best you can be every day, not wind them through a roller-coaster of wondering what and who you are, and with your job or work or hobbies and so it goes, second best and slipping is not an option. You should be the best you can be every day, least you forget why you are there to begin with.
I have know a lot of really special people. There are those willing to give, and those willing to take, and those willing to be the best they can be at both giving and taking and making the world a better place by proxy, only you can decide who you want to be, but if you want to be better, don't be better, be best, and find your way to happiness, no matter what.
So as the sun sets on another day, wow. Are we ready to commit to being the best we can be, doing the things we know we should be doing and not avoiding them in favor of what we want? Are we willing to see beyond ourselves and take the chance that someone cares to see beyond themselves to understand. Are we willing to be happy, not because the world is handing us everything we want, but because there is no reason to be sad, no reason to give up. Let's be that person people want to be, simply because we are wanting to make sure life is great for us and those around us. I can do it, you can do it, we all can do it if we just try.
Sleep sweet, love life, and ride above the clouds for a good day...
The sun sets on another day...
If I were to say there were no limits in life, how would you react? Would you call me daft, crazy, or lost in my imagination? Would you say I am just another dreamer, that lives outside the real world? Or would you say, you are right? There are of course other answers, but I have found in my discussions with people that many just set aside the possibility of anything, in favor of nothing or less than something. We can all get past that.
Imagination created all that you see right now. A simple switch that was on or off became the computer or phone you are now using. The power that flows in most of the things we use, created by someone with imagination. The stories we read each day, again imagination.
I would like to invite you to a place where there are no limits except those we impose upon ourselves. A place where we can be unbound, find happiness, feel love, experiencing success and so much more. All you have to do is to believe. Everyone has a ticket to their imagination if you just take a moment and use it.
As you step through this golden door, look at the things you can accomplish. You can find a way to build, explore, create, experience, and more, just by seeing past what you think is real, and moving into the realm of "IF".
Take a moment, breath, and imagine the world as a better place. Seeing a solution for every problem. Feeling love. Feeling more. As you see it, believe it, reach for it, and find a way.
Remember, your imagination is a key, and find a way to open the door and see if the imagination is real, but if you fail, imagine success and push for it every moment until you succeed.
So as the sun sets on another day, wow. There are so many great people with imagination. Great philosophers, inventors, programmers and authors that open their minds to you. Meet them half way at least, and open your mind to them, and if you can, go a little further and imagine a world that is the best it can be, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and love to the moon and back, and the stars beyond...