The sun sets on another day....
Today I watched the sun rise high, dispel mounds of fog, and move across the sky in a massive arc until it was swallowed by the clouds and set in near darkness, covered by a cloak of mist and clouds, hidden from out sight. It was there, but unseen as it slipped from sight and still it opened the door to an amazing night.
Sometimes what seems like darkness hides the light. We have to see beyond what is obvious, and find our way to something special. Perhaps as people we need to look beyond what we see or perceive and consider the possibilities that are underneath. There is truth in everything and often it takes peeling away the clouds to find the truth. This is true of ourselves as well, but we need to peel away our own fog and see what is true in us to understand how we can be better with others.
I had a conversation recently with a person who did not know themselves, and I have hope that they can peel back the layers and find the positives and negatives and in the process make their lives better. It sometimes take a terrible toll to find a way to a positive life, but it is worth it.
So as the sun set son another day, enjoy the eve, and enjoy the days, the nights, and of course the sunsets, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and live it, each and every day!
The sun sets on another day...
As you watch the sun set across the sky there is an affinity, a silent promise is given that the sun will provide a spectacular light show, and you will watch. It is well defined, well, in my head sometimes it is well defined.
A promise is an amazing bond. To me one of the most powerful promises is the promise of friendship.
It is my opinion we all have circles of friends, and in those circles we place people based on our levels of trust, worth and a variety of other items. At the center circle are those true friends we find that last a lifetime. Funny huh, how we build those circles and somewhere down the line we get true friends. A true friend, in my opinion, is someone who has your back all the time, not just when they agree with you, but when they disagree. A true friend loves you for who you are every moment of the day. It was funny when I was reading all the definitions of friend and came up with this one:
people who are aware of how retarded you are and still manage to be seen in public with you. people who make you laugh till you pee your pants. people who cry for you when one of your special items disappear. when you don't have enough money to get a ice cream, they chip in. knows all of your internet passwords. who would never make you cry just to be mean.
I kept looking and came across this as well:
A friend is someone you love and who loves you, someone you respect and who respects you, someone whom you trust and who trusts you. A friend is honest and makes you want to be honest, too. A friend is loyal.
A friend is someone who is happy to spend time with you doing absolutely nothing at all; someone who doesn't mind driving you on stupid errands, who will get up at midnight just because you want to go on an adventure, and who doesn’t have to talk to communicate with you.
A friend is someone who not only doesn't care if you're ugly or boring, but doesn't even think about it; someone who forgives you no matter what you do, and someone who tries to help you even when they don't know how. A friend is someone who tells you if you're being stupid, but who doesn't make you feel stupid.
A friend is someone who would sacrifice their life and happiness for you. A friend is someone who will come with you when you have to do boring things like watch bad recitals, go to stuffy parties, or wait in boring lobbies. You don't even think about who's talking or who's listening in a conversation with a friend.
A friend is someone for whom you're willing to change your opinions. A friend is someone you look forward to seeing and who looks forward to seeing you: someone you like so much, it doesn't matter if you share interests or traits. A friend is someone you like so much, you start to like the things they like.
And of course there is this:
A person who would never intentionally hurt you, lie to you, deceive you, manipulate you, abuse you and who takes great care to be kind to you, honest with you, dependable and loyal. Someone who you trust without question because they have never given you any reason not to trust them. Someone you enjoy being around and look forward to seeing. Someone who would sacrifice themselves for you.
All good definitions, in the end I personally feel a friend is someone you can trust with your heart, and who can trust you with theirs, and who always has your best interest at the top of their minds, irregardless of everything else going on in the world.
I hope you have been as lucky as I to find a few true friends and to enjoy the moments with them when possible, and know that you are safe with them.
So as the sun sets on another day and an extremely long and boring post, take a moment and count your friends, be there for them, protect them as they protect you, be supportive and the person you should be, and make today an even better day, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and smile for a while...
The sun sets on another day...
There is no competition from sunset to sunset, it is as it is, and each day is amazing, different, and a new journey. IT cannot be any better than it is, because it is, nor any worse, because it just is. That is the way of sunsets.
With people, there are ups and downs, better and worse, and those moments where a day will be the best ever, or the worst ever. With people I suggest we can always do better, not because there is better but because it makes us try. We can always find a better way, a more happy way, a more productive way, and a way to make life more fulfilling. There is always a way even if we don't see it, and even if it is deep inside our heart, and perhaps a part of our soul, we find our way, and find a way to better.
So as the sun sets on another day, lets find our way to better, and best, and maybe beyond that, and in the process make the world a better place by being better people.
Sleep sweet, love puppies, and live for kittens, unless of course you are allergic...
The sun sets on another day...
I have said before that the sun sets on different paths each night as we change in relation to the sun each day. We rotate around the sun, and the axis of our planet tilts and we are almost oblivious. I am not as I have to find new places to take a sunset picture because it is not where I left it that day before. Almost like it is not cleaning up its own toys, or something like that.
I appear to write about the paths in life a lot. We all choose our own path, but there are usually a myriad of choices, some will take us towards happiness, some not so happy places, and so will be a challenge each and every day. We can be challenged by all of these choices as we cannot know what we don't know, and the future always seems to be moving around, over and over and over (and over).
I can't say I have perfect answers. Some of my choices in life have been super good, and some have been less than perfect. Some have been enlightening, and some misunderstood. It is funny, if you are asked if you would do it all over again many people say "Yes, but differently" and I am not sure I would change anything, just because there are so many good moments, in spite of any bad.
So as the sun sets on another day, consider your path well, because once you make your choices there will be no turning back, well, usually. The best advice is to make good choices, and in the process, have an amazing and happy life, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and make the best choice as often as possible...
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