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The sun sets on another day...

There are many things in our lives that are timeless. The sun crossing the sky, east to west can be considered one of those, with a sunrise each day, and a sunset each night. There are other things, but not as many as you think, or perhaps more than I think. (Funny eh)

We need to realize in life that timelessness is rare. Things unaffected by time are things we need to pay attention to more closely. Even perceived timelessness, like what we see in our lives can be as wonderful. The timelessness of a parents love, or a true friend, they are not truly timeless, but in our minds they are as timeless as the sunrise and the sunset.

Consider for a moment the friend you know you can call right now and they will be there for you, no matter what, and nothing could break that bond. If you have a child, consider the lengths you will go to keep them safe, no matter what. The key here, is "no matter what".

It is no surprise that I try to use that phrase a lot, because it means more than most people understand. It is "timeless" and it is something that should not be used lightly. I have several friends that I will be there for, "no matter what" if they call, and I know they will do the same for me. If Mark called me today and said he needed me, I would get in the car and start driving, no matter what the distance, and no matter what the issue. If Gary needed me for anything, I would be there no matter what the need, no matter what the cost. The list goes on. From time to time we forget that there are those people in our lives that are our "no matter what" people, and those people need to be cherished.

Of course there are people that abuse the phrase, and use it to get to an end, or do not understand its meaning from the beginning, but I hope that you have the types of people in your life that you are there for and who will be there for you, no matter what. Those people see you for who you truly are, and in those people we achieve timelessness as we know the things that make us important are there and will be there, no matter the time, no matter the distance, no matter the trials and tribulations, quite simply, no matter what.

So as the sun sets on another day, be timeless in your execution of the phrase, no matter what" and I will try to do the same, whether people are in the US or overseas. Michigan or Kentucky, or Indiana or Texas, it does not matter. What matters is the true bond between family and friends that will not break, that cannot be broken, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live powerfully, each and every day...

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The sun sets on another day...

It is funny how the sun gives us warmth, and the sun allows the cold to creep in. During the summer we are assailed by warm waves of sun (Or if you are down south, more than warm) and it makes the world seem like a better place, but does the cold truly make us less than warm? As the ice covers the lake, the warmth below forces it to break, over and over, and create pane after pane until the sun warms the water again, making it whole. This change just happens, but in the process, all around is changed as well by the motion and action of the ice above.

In life, we are a series of events that are always both good, and bad, warm and cold. We decide our fate based on how we react to both, good and bad. Sometimes, as bad things happen we build barriers, or panes that we use to protect us from the world and in the process keep ourselves stuck in a corner. Sometimes there needs to be an event to break loose the issues in our lives, and in the process, open us up to new, or different possibilities. Sometimes these are good, sometimes they are not so good. Change, however, is the glue that binds us together and allows us to be better people, more enlightened people, and gives us the opportunity from change, to effect change. The warmth of our hearts can break the "ice" but the warmth of life can melt it all away if we let it. It is my opinion we should allow our hearts to be warmed by our passion, and break away the panes of ice we carry with us.

(Weird stuff huh)

So as the sun sets on another day, the point is, let your barriers fall and find yourself in the changes around you, and in the processes become a part of those changes. We all can find a way to shatter the panes we hind behind and in the process, find happiness each day.

Sleep sweet, love life, and change the world...

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The sun sets on another day...

The sun crosses the sky endlessly, heedless of time, casually unaware of us all.

We are so lucky.

We have the capacity for love. 

I will not be trite or militaristic and say we are the only creature that can love, but I will say we have a capacity for love that seems to be more complete than others. In that capacity we also have the ability to feel for a person so greatly that it overwhelms us, makes us think differently of the world, and makes the world a better place. We cannot often choose who we love, but we are part of how we love. Some people can feel this deeply, others not so deeply. We are all lucky if we can feel at all.

I was looking at another site today and someone posted they had been married for 14 years, and he stated he still gets butterflies when she walks in the room. Too many forget that feeling or don't realize how important it is, but I feel strongly there is someone out there that will give you butterflies. Someone who will love you to the moon and back, and the stars beyond, someone who will protect your heart (umm, not like my story on another site), no matter what, someone special that will be there for you, and you for them. Is it always? Perhaps not. Is it easy to find, again, perhaps not, but I know of a few, and those few are enough to grab onto and believe in, those few mean there are more.

So as the sun sets on another day, take this sappy post, and look for the passion that makes butterflies in your stomach, make sure it is not the flu, make sure they feel the same, and make a future, no matter what. To Leland, keep it up!

Sleep sweet, love life, and live for passion each day...

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Photo by R. Wallace

First, thanks to Ramona for this awesome picture of Iceland!

The sun sets on another day...

I considered the symbiosis from so many areas but can see no real reason the sun needs us, we need it often though. There are other portions of us, that are symbiotic, like the cycle of life, our return to the nitrogen pool, our changing oxygen to carbon dioxide so plans can change it back and the list goes on. Many things are so symbiotic that they defy existence, and in the end, we are part of a cycle, Elton John called it a "Circle of Life." (You can laugh here)

Anyway, a good relationship is equally symbiotic. Each person has needs, whether it be a friend or more, there is a give and take that makes each part of the symbiosis a win. I suggest you find what that symbiosis is, and work on it. Whether it is time, or another series of fun and exciting items, if you truly care, find a way to be the best you can be for yourself, and for those who are special to you.

So as the sun set son another day, we are not alone. (Seems like X-Files here) We are instead part of an ever expanding group of people, hopefully moving in a single direction. Work to be a part of something if you can, and find happiness every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy every moment you can.