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The sun sets on another day...

As the sun rises it begins a new day, and new excitement for the world as the amazing process of life converts sunlight to energy and we benefit in so many ways from it. As the sun sets the day ends, and throughout the day, a million million plants and animals have been affected and touched by the process. The sun is never afraid, and never avoids the moment, it just is. (Yes, personification here, but you will get where I am going)

I wrote about a similar series of ideas here.

In my discussions today I came across a quote that states "Everybody dies"

I was reading through a series of items on the internet and saw a nice little video that I watched with some interest. (No it did not give me a virus)The video concerned how everyone dies, but the question was more important of how they lived. The video can be found here. I have heard my entire life from so many people about what they can't do that it amazes me that we as a race can get anything done, but we do. We do because there are those people that do not see obstacles as problems, but they see them as a strategy, a challenge, and opportunity and even a wall, a wall that must be conquered and knocked down. In my opinion people should stop accepting their limitations and instead embrace the possibility of failure, and find their way to success.

I have failed many times. I have done things that are very good, and some that are not so good. I do not regret what I did, it was necessary for me to become who I am and you should not have regrets either, instead you should energize yourself towards a series of events that will offer you no need to consider what you had not done, because you lived to try all you could.

I have 2 friends that embody this. One had a dream to help people and try to spread happiness. Part of this dream was of a parade to have fun and help those in need. In spite of limitations, they decided to move forward with their dream. There was a lot to do, and this person is so busy that a one legged fire stomper would have been amazed at their work load and home life balance. Through it all they took things to a new level and created a parade that anyone would be proud of, and that will grow for years to become an institution built to help people.

Another friend is a budding entrepreneur. They were so tied up in work and so held down that they started their own marketing firm. That in itself is impressive, but this person also is engaged so they could be at home, with family and children and work to be the best for their family as well. They stepped up and made their dream a reality as well, more than just words.

Are these you? Are you the person who is a driving force in the world, trying to make the world a better place by experiencing everything, or are you the one bound by fear, watching as the world waltzes by you and hearing the music but being afraid to listen or dance to it.

We should all consider the quote by Hunter S. Thompson that says:

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”

So as the sun sets on another day, what could you be doing, where is your passion, your dream, your life goal, and how can you get there. Set aside the limitations and find a way, find a way to make the world and yourself better, and live every moment for that moment, and beyond.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live it, no matter what...

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The sun sets on another day...

As with many winter days the sun set today with little fanfare, the colors lost in the grey mottled sky that swirled in the cool winds. We all know that it is there, even if we cannot see it, and the sun setting is amazing, even if we cannot see it either.

In life there are many things we cannot see that are as real as the nose on our face. Most will never see a million dollars, yet it is real. By the same token, things like love, and passion are as real as the million dollars, and sometimes worth far more. We need to embrace ourselves and find the way to believing to know it is real. Sometimes it is hard to believe in things like love and easier to believe in more negative things, but trust in yourself, and find the way to believe in more each day.

So as the sun sets on another day, believe in more than you can see and believe in people, and find a way to happiness through your belief each and every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and see past what you think you know, always...

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The sun sets on another day...

Ever have a particularly frustrating day? One where the world seems to be just enough out of sync to make you want to throw a sink? Well, as I calmed down today I came across a poem "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost and knew that there are times when everyone gets a little frustrated. At times we become a shadow of who we are, but it cannot hide the beauty inside us all.

For years I have held my temper and I will continue to do so even in the face of near impossible moments. There is never a reason to get angry or be upset as long as you remember this day is the most amazing day it can be. Even if today is less than perfect, it is still a day to enjoy, a day to find happiness, and a day that will be a memory tomorrow. 

As the sun sets on another day, if you get angry take a deep breath, count to 10, skip rope, make pottery, but find something to focus on that will keep the peace in your heart and help make you whole. The world is a better place because you are in it, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, be happy, and let the calm embrace your soul...


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The sun sets on another day...

Tonight the colors were amazing, and though the picture cannot do it justice, the smashing waves created the perfect diamonds in the sky that reflected all the light of the sunset into a single moment, and in that moment we found beauty for us all. Well, at least those of us who were watching. 

As I watched the sunset today I considered all the people in the world who have heard the immortal words, "It's not you it's..." and wondered how everyone should react. The beauty that I saw tonight made me consider it not being you, or me, or anyone. Each of us are special in our own way, and although this is just a bunch of words on a screen if you truly consider how special you are, you might just realize, it really isn't you, it is whatever or whoever is trying to say it is. You are the best you can be, and hopefully always trying to be better, and in the process growing each and every day.

The eve reminded me of a song by Lee Ann Womak where it said:

  • I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance,
  • Never settle for the path of least resistance
  • Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin',
  • Lovin' might be a mistake but it's worth makin',
  • Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter,
  • When you come close to sellin' out reconsider,
  • Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance,
  • And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance. ---I hope you dance....

In the process, and you listen to this very sappy but uplifting song, consider how wonderful you are, and take the moment and dance. 

So as the sun sets on another day, its not you, it was always you, and it was never you, because you are awesome, impressive and amazing. Dance your dance every day, and in the process find happiness, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, smile often, and picture yourself as the best person you can be, then make it real...