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The sun sets on another day...

There are no sides to the sun, it is a very good sphere, with balance on all sides, because there is no side. It is said that sometimes the sun becomes somewhat misshapen, but it is still a better sphere that we can create here on earth. As you consider a sphere, remember there are no sides to it, it goes round, and round, and round, and round.

In life it is sad there are often sides. Sides may be based on life experience, knowledge, perception, personal bias, person belief, faith, lack of faith, and a myriad of other things that affect just how we see our sides. We like to think there is always black or white, but I suggest there is not. If you truly believe there is only one truth, one side, one solution, or one way, you limit yourself to understanding that in someones eyes, you are exactly what you see from a mirror viewpoint.

Sometimes even if there is only one side, you have to accept that someone else has their opinion and let them have it. It does not sound logical, but it is usually true as they have to find the truth on their own, not by your thinking it is the truth.

A long time ago someone special to me and I had a strong discussion. It was really funny if you think about it. They stated simply that the Tyrannosaurus Rex was the biggest animal ever on this planet. I paused, looked sideways, then they asked me, if I thought they were wrong. I said the Blue Whale was the largest animal ever on earth. I was told I was wrong passionately, and smiled a little and let it go.

Some time later I was kicked and told I was right, I smiled and let everything pass. The point is, I could have fought and pushed the truth and what I would have received was pure vinegar, instead I let them find the truth, and they had to know it and believe it as well for it to be "their truth".

So what, right?

Well, in a world that is filling with people, we need more people to accept that if they know the truth that sometimes that means helping people find their way without being belligerent, angry, or frustrated and instead being accepting and patient, and in that we find a better way to understanding. (At least in my opinion and experience)

So as the sun sets on another day, consider your side, and before you commit it as truth, be sure it is the truth. Remember when you do, it is still your truth until everyone can understand it as more. Don't take a side, but instead show people the way to truth with your patience, and perhaps we will all find peace, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, remember, and live for love to the moon and back, and the stars beyond....

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The sun sets on another day...

We know the sun will rise and the sun will set each and every day, but sometimes we do not know what it will look like or a variety of other options. What if we did?

If we knew from day to day exactly what would happen would we do what we knew would happen or try to change it? It is a tough question, we often are faced with key pivot points that can or would have changed our lives, and we think the fun question of "What if?" Do we make the change a change or do we realize all the good in our life was caused by a series of decisions that got us where we are currently? 

I have thought about this way too much. There are so many difficult pivot points that brought me tremendous pain, but each one allowed me to grow in the process. I passed up the easy path at school and had to struggle, fought for the wrong person, and failed, got on a flight I shouldn't have, dealt with pain, and still in the end, the outcome always had high points, and helped me to grow, to see new things, and to find my way through this maze called life.

I don't know if there is a perfect formula since we can't see the future, but I can tell you that making a choice for happiness and passion usually works well, and is worth fighting for with all your heart.

So as the sun sets on another day, there is no good road map except the one that takes you towards happiness, and in the process makes your life complete. We really can't avoid the bad in favor of only the good as the good helps us appreciate so much more in life. In the end, we should do what makes our heart happy, no matter what, and even though sometimes we have to take a step back, find our way to a good life.

Sleep sweet, live your life, and be happy all you can...

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The sun sets on another day....

First there is an idea. It can be abstract or obvious, mundane or amazing. It is an idea, no more no less. Ideas can be the start of something only when you are dedicated to make them into realities.

Imagine a world full of ideas, but no one with the dedication to make them happen. Imagine a world of dedicated individuals, with no ideas to execute,

Nether works well. We are the sun of our ideas and our commitment and dedication to a cause, or cause being the idea.

I have seen so many people have great ideas, and then they unravel when there is no dedication to making them happen, so I ask you, actually perhaps I am begging, perhaps strongly suggesting, to take up a cause and have the dedication to see it through.

There are some caveats, but they are not important, you will discover the issues if you dedicate yourself. So make the world a better place by making positive ideas into a reality, no matter what.

So as the sun sets on another day, be dedicated to your ideas, your honor, be dedicated to your beliefs, but stay positive and consider being as dedicated as this picture, and be willing to kite surf in the ice, and be happy with the wind.

Sleep sweet, love life, and dedicate your life to being positive and happy, every day...

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The sun sets on another day...

As we pass through the many days of darkness, with only clouds in the sky and the snow falling now, and then falling again, take a moment and consider how fantastic the summer is, how the sun influences us, and makes us happier, day by day. Even when we are happy, the sun will make us happier.

Yesterday, as I experienced the passing of a family member, I listened to a service and they spoke of influence. From the dictionary influence is the ability to create change on another and as I listened yesterday again I added to myself and hope to share now.

As we leave a place or pass from this earth we must consider that you cannot bury or hide influence. If it is there, it finds a way.

Remember, influence s not reflected in a mirror, it shines with a light of its own. Influence cannot be defined by demonstration, but can be the source of a movement. Influence is not calculated by mathematics, but its effect can be incalculable. Influence is not dissected by logic but can create a logical conclusion. Influence is not measured by rule or chain, but it can reach across the world. Influence simply is the ability to impress upon the future the power of the present.

So how do you influence people? Do you do so in a positive manner and avoid the negatives about you, or anyone else? Or do you focus on negatives to shadow the darkness's in other areas. 

It is in this we define ourselves as good or bad people, we can influence to be positive, and make the world a better place. We can avoid the negative, we can pass by the layers of deceit in the world and instead be the positive light we should be, always.

I knew a person once that I thought was positive, until I overheard them talking about others in a negative way. Later I found those negative statements were about everyone, and were a tool to protect something. The influence brought everyone down and was a negative, and if that person would have just kept the high road, they would have been seen as a bright star.

By that same token I know a person who was always talking well of others. It was amazing how many good things they knew about most people and they always had something positive to say. Even when the day was dark and dreary, they tried to make a positive statement on everything. In the end, they made peoples day more positive by influencing the day.

One influence we can have is on our children. Are we building good future leaders? Positive role models for the world, or are we building people who want.

There are those who will influence us forever. Neil Armstrong, Bell, Tesla, Edison, Mother Teresa and dozens of others who laid the foundations for the future. A future that is brighter because of their influence.

So as the sun sets on another day, climb the mountain, smile at your friends, lift people up, and be an influence that makes the world a better place, no matter what.

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