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The sun sets on another day...

Yesterday was full of passion and fire in a tremendous political conversation with a skilled debater. There are lots of things in life to debate and the subject was one of those that is forbidden in most conversations with people. We all know that sex, religion and politics are at the top of the forbidden topic list, and of course one of those was a culprit, but it was spirited, and it was eye opening.

As we look at our sunsets in life we need to consider that we are not the only ones closing in on the end of a day, and there are some people who may not have the advantages we have, and some that have more. The trick is to try to understand points of view beyond our own so we may react to them in a positive manner. It is hard to do, we are often so sure of our own point of view that we dismiss obvious truths, or not so obvious lies.

In my opinion, passion is the power that will give us the path into happiness, while despair and deceit will lead us down another path that is not so good. As we identify those things that are important in our lives it is up to us to develop or understand our passion and drive it to the wonderful things it may be, for without passion, what purpose do we have in life?

So each day when you look at what is happening in the world and feel despair pushing in on you with its cold uncaring tentacles, why not stop for a moment and think, how can I..?

I have told my employees for years, don't tell me whats wrong if you cannot tell me how to fix it, and as I move forward in life will continue this practice. Perhaps we all need to consider when we see a wrong, a true wrong, what can we do to make it better and never ever succumb to "Nothing", and instead take that moment and spend time, send money, maybe even just pray, but don't just talk about it do it. Apply it to your life, change your mind, perhaps even change it just a little, but come up with something that will help. No matter what, or how small, it may just make a difference.

Remember the Starfish story:

A young man is walking along the ocean and
sees a beach on which thousands and thousands
of starfish have washed ashore. Further along
he sees an old man, walking slowly and
stooping often, picking up one starfish after
another and tossing each one gently into the
“Why are you throwing starfish into the
ocean?,” he asks.
“Because the sun is up and the tide is going out
and if I don’t throw them further in they will
“But, old man, don’t you realize there are miles
and miles of beach and starfish all along it!
You can’t possibly save them all, you can’t even
save one-tenth of them. In fact, even if you
work all day, your efforts won’t make any
difference at all.”
The old man listened calmly and then bent
down to pick up another starfish and threw it
into the sea. “It made a difference to that one.”
So make a difference in your life, make a difference in all lives, and live every day for passion, and as the sun sets on another day, know that you have lived, truly lived, as a new day begins tomorrow, be happy with who you are and the future before you (after all you made it) and  If you can't be happy with it, change it! 
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The sun sets on another day...

Yesterday I had a short discussion on sunsets and sunrises. The core of the conversation surrounded the idea that sunsets were an end, and sunrises a beginning so wouldn't it be more positive if this were 29,000 sunrises?

The answer is yes and no. (Of course it is)

If we want to stay positive all the time we can live in the essence of the day, and where light shines on us all the time and we know what is coming and can plan, change, and react with time to spare. Being negative, depressed or other not so happy feelings is a choice. A choice we make each and every day as we move forward into this thing called life. I would love to say I have all the answers, but each day I learn something new, each day I make a mistake, have a success, and much much more. When the sunrises, we are fresh, new, and without fear of the day. We know there are things to be done and moments to share but we do not know what these are yet, nor do we know how the day will go, if this were 29000 sunrises, we would talk about having a good day, no matter what, enjoying what is to come, no matter what, and living life to its fullest.

When I thought about the concept of 29000 sunsets it was for another reason. It was to appreciate each day as the day ends, and enjoy that wonderful slice of life that is displayed for us at the end of each day as we should appreciate both the good, and the bad, that we have received.

So as the sun seers today, as it does every day, consider what you have done today and live your night preparing for that new sunrise while enjoying the moments of the sunset.

Love life, appreciate what you have, but strive for the best so that tomorrow as the sun rises, you will be prepared for a better day and your sunset, will be amazing.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy every moment, no matter what...

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 The sun sets on another day...

...but I did not see it. The rain closes in with its icy grasp and chills my heart and my soul. As I slip to the edge of despair I am suddenly warmed by my past and my future for I know that though today may be less than perfect, that sometimes life and love find a way, and someday I will know the warmth that can never be quenched and life will be good.

Sleep sweet and change the world, no matter what...

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The sun sets on another day...

...but today I can only think of the sunrise. (Yes, this picture is a sunrise!)

This morning as I drove to work it was dark, as it is nearly every day I drive to work. As I drove and rounded a bend the light slowly rose in the east, and as I continued to move forward, so too did the light. It lit the skies in reddish hues and clouds became projector screens as I continued my drive. As I drove into work the sky was amazing with fluffy red and white clouds all over the horizon and I took a moment and looked out upon it all, and smiled.

Sometimes as we feel darkness closes in on us we have to look for the light. Often it is difficult to see, this morning I was given a gift of an amazing sunrise as perhaps I have an amazing sunrise in life. It is not necessarily one that I made, but one that I was given. Perhaps you too need to consider that the darkness can be dispelled by the light, and as you drive through the darkness, remember there is a light waiting just around the corner, don't stop, strive for it, and it will happen.

Sleep sweet, enjoy life, and look at the same star as someone special...