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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...

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The sun sets on another day...

I have talked about aspects of "A Christmas Carol" here before. It was a nice little post over a year ago, and I was speaking to a group yesterday and we were talking about all of the versions of "A Christmas Carol" that are out there right now. Now, I know it is not Christmas, but I made the point yesterday that the spirit of Christmas should live within you each day of your life lest I send three ghost friends to visit you.

As we discussed the different movies I rapidly said that the most powerful and heartfelt line is not by Scrooge, but by Marley right at the start of the movie when he is told by Scrooge:

“But you were always a good man of business, Jacob,' faltered Scrooge, who now began to apply this to himself.

Which was followed by a retort from the ghost of:

'Business!' cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. "Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The deals of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!”

So what, right?

The "so what" revolves around who we are daily. Are we the person that clings to things or the person who reaches out and touches hearts (Not literally). Are we living for ourselves or for others as well. How do we define ourselves, by what we have or who we help? The questions are endless but as Dickens pointed out, we can be light of heart or forge chains, I would rather be light of heart.

So as the sun sets on another day, lets set ourselves on a path of happiness that focuses on everyone, us included, and in the process try to make the world a better place.

Sleep sweet, break free of your chains, and love the night away, no matter what...

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The sun sets on another day...

As I watched the sun cross the river today from my steel encased pillar I was mesmerized by the flickering lights reflecting light across the shore and stone. The time passed quickly with a gaggle of exciting people going too and fro, interacting in their own methods and with me and my group as they could. The river stood watch as a silent sentinel though the time, and the light became a beacon from moment to moment.

Many times when we are in a position of repetitiveness we don't pay attention to the beauty next to us. I watched dozens of people walk by the beautiful scene out the 60 foot long window, and never glance up, lost in their own little world and missing the point. Whats the point, take a moment and enjoy the beauty everywhere. It is hidden all around you. In the reflection of the stream, the laugh of a child, the smile of someone special. Never let those moments pass by without a glance, instead, take the glance and make your day a little happier.

So as the sun sets on another day, be happy for today, and happy for tomorrow, and love the moments you have, no matter what.

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