The sun sets on another day...
Once you have seen the sunset and how wonderful it can be, it just grows on you. It is pretty much like something has bitten you and sent chills coursing through your body, and you know you will always want more.
I find it interesting how people work together. People can be positive, negative, or somewhere in between, and as we cross the lines and begin to interact with others, those lines blur. The eternal optimist can become pessimistic, or even more optimistic. The eternal pessimist can see the world in a new light, and suddenly change. It is our interactions that make it so, and our interactions that make us feel more complete each and every day.
It is as though we are bitten by the relationship, whether friend or more. This bite gives us the ability, or courage, or something to see more, to do more, and to be more. It is like the old movie hackers, maybe "I" cannot face something, but we can. No matter how bad it is, we can be more together, and no matter how strong we are, we are not as strong alone. There are so many more examples, but I think inside we all know this to be true. Jungle book said it well when they said, "The strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wold is the pack."
So as the sun sets on another day, alone is fine, but together can be so much more. Think about wolves, orca, and all the animals in our world that cooperate. We can be so much more. Consider your family, your friends, your loves, and more. Consider how great you are together, and the things you give each other. Then make the world your own and take each moment to a new and exciting limit, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, smile more, and laugh each and every day...
The sun sets on another day...
I remember learning about light when I was in Physics so long ago. Light was unique because it acted as both a particle and a wave. It was one of those things that they would say "this is the way that it is" and "we don't understand it all, but it is what it is" and similar statements. So as the sun is setting on us all we are being hit with wave after wave of particles. Two things that should be different, part of the same thing.
You know. I have never met a fully good person, nor have I met a fully bad person, I have met some that are close on both sides, but no matter how bad you think you are, there is always worse. No matter how good you think you are, there is always better. (I wonder what the top and bottom of those pyramids look like) In reality, we are both good and bad at the same time all the time. We are able to be such great people that can do great things, and such terrible people that really are not nice at all. The trick is trying to stay on the right side and having some balance. We do need to pay attention though to who is who for our own good!
I knew a person once that I thought was the best person in the world. They were patient, nice, giving, and always willing to help people at all times. I saw some weird things in how they treated some people, but did not pay much attention, as how could this good person be bad? One day this person alienated everyone around them, a full scorched earth initiative, and in the process lied about all those people in ways I did not think possible, it was devastating to those affected, and I wondered how I missed that.
By the same token, I knew a person a few doors down from my business that most were afraid of consistently. Covered with tattoos, driving a big bike with 1% all over it, they avoided them and their location in favor of safer havens. Being who I am, I stopped and talked to them for a while, and found they were one of the most honest, nicest people I had ever met. Truly a pleasure to discuss items with, they set a bar for others so high that few can easily reach it, but many people never got to experience it, simply because the saw bad, where there was really good.
We can say the point is "don't judge a book by its cover" but that would be too easy. I think we instead need to say, "give everyone a chance" until it is time not to give a chance. Somewhere each person has shades of bad, some better, some worse, and wave after wave of good. It is up to us to discover and look for the best we can. Life is too short to make judgement after judgement from a hollow point of view. Maybe we need to learn and be the person that believes until it is time not to believe.
So as the sun sets on another day, we are in this world together, and it is up to us to make the best out of it. It is up to us to enjoy every moment we can and love the life we are living. Along the way we are not alone, we need to open up and look for the good in people, and the bad, and find a picture that is true. Live life with passion and keep your eyes open, and you will see beyond the surface, and find a way to a better place, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, enjoy your moment, and smile...
The sun sets on another day...
I was sitting here today writing, I have a tendency to do that, and I sat considering all the words I have written over time. Today I wrote over 10,000 words on a short story, a post, and additions and rewrites on my newest novel. I also started the shell for the third novel, and pulled out several dozen old starts.
It is amazing what people do when they are imbued with passion. Writing a lot is not a big deal, building something is not a big deal, changing the world, not a big deal. The world is a place where more people need to express their passion and see past the day to day struggles and on to something more.
People are often so lost in trying to do what they think is right, that they get lost in a struggle between what is right, and what is kinda right, and what is not right. On one hand there is social extremes and on the other there is passionate needs. It is fun to determine where the line is and where it should be. Well, maybe not fun, maybe challenging, well, maybe not challenging, maybe impossible.
My point this eve is there is pure passion in life, and we should consider our passions carefully and let them guide us sometimes. A life without passion is not a very good life, in fact it may not be worthwhile at all. Imagine all the feelings you can have, then imagine them being lost to a lack of passion. Icky huh? Now imagine a world where we write that book, right that wrong, right that left, plink that picture, and turn the world around as we try to positively affect others to have a positive effect. Isn't that better than churning butter and plowing the fields as your only pastime? In my opinion the key is balance, and purified passion that persuades you to be better.
So as the sun sets on another day, consider the possibilities, Consider how you view life and where your passions are right now. Consider how you can cultivate those passions and yet build a better life, with balance and thoughtfulness daily, then do it, really do it. Let passion be a good guide, and intellect lead the way, blended as one there is nothing we cannot do, so let's do it, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, enjoy gummy bears, and live life every day...
The sun sets on another day...
I started today with a 1000 word negative post concerning something I had read. After I looked it over it just wasn't very positive and it will end up on the black list for this year.
I am a bit talkative and maybe a little over the top sometimes (maybe) and I do have strong opinions. At the core is the definitive need to be as positive as possible and to live life consistently for passion and happiness above all. With all that happened this weekend I cannot in any way let myself be negative.
There are people and situations in life that try to bring you down, shut you down, beat you down, or who by being down try to bring you down with them. Then there are superstars (People and situations here). Those people that rise above, try to solve, entertain, just listen, or make a difference in your life. Our superstars are often those that keep us from the edge of despair when it is creeping in, and who smile at us when we don't think the world can smile at us at all.
It is no surprise that I met several superstars this weekend at the Michigan Authors Book signing event, and no surprise that most of them were there to find a way to make people happy and share their special brand of wisdom. I challenge all who read to find their superstar, and take a moment and be a part of their lives for a minute. Be the person that listens to them, inspires them, or finds a way to help them be even better. Somehow along the way I think you will see yourself rise a few notches as well.
So as the sun sets on another day, there are superstars all around us. If we open our eyes and can see them, we can help them be more. If you can't see anyone, consider that you may be the superstar, and do your best to be that person for all those around you. In the end, be happy and find a way to be happy in your life because you deserve it , no matter how bad you think you have been, no matter what you think you deserve, you deserve to be happy, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, be happy, and love to the moon and back, and the stars beyond...