The sun sets on another day...
There are some people in life that bring you to new heights. Those people open your heart and show you a new way to see life. Sometimes it lifts you high and keeps you there, sometimes it opens your mind in other ways, but always it enhances your life. Sometimes it is a person who goes overboard on their Christmas decorations to make our nights better.
With four days left to Christmas, be thankful for those people who have shown you a higher plane, and have given you love, passion and shown you life, no matter the cost.
Smile, Christmas is upon us, and it will be wonderful, no matter what.
The sun sets on another day...
There are five days left until Christmas. We should all be happy that we have achieved so much in a year, and not sad about all we have lost. Let's take a moment and take stock in the wonderful gifts we have been given, and live for truth.
One of my favorite quotes is "The truth may hurt for a while, but a lie hurts forever."
I have known many honorable people in my time that tell the truth each day, and live for the truth even if it hurts. I have also known some people who create a lie and live it so well that it destroys them forever. If you know someone who is telling the truth, compliment them on it and live the truth each and every day. Life is worth it.
Have an amazing night.
The sun sets on another day..
Christmas closes in on us, circling like a silent predator, its true meaning lost in the technology driven miasma that seems to consume us all, a need, even an entitlement that would make Ebeneezer Scrooge pale at the thought of it.
Sounds awful. In this time of year we should embrace joy and be thankful for the things in our life that have given us the richness we feel inside. That's right, feel. Not the things we touch each day or will touch someday, but the things we feel. We touch the car we drive each morning, but we feel the joy of driving. We touch the person next to us, but we feel the passion (or insert other feeling here) deep inside, we touch money, but we feel...well, bad example.
I had someone tell me once that they would stay in a situation of pain and frustration forever, because they knew they would have "stuff". I am sure he will be happy as he will not lose his precious money, but he will never know how great life could be until he lets that go.
Once upon a time I thought similar. I thought that money and stuff was a goal, then I lost most of what I had and found that it was transient. Although I appreciate the things in life, the most important things in life (As I see it) are passion, love, and trust.
Think about it for a while and maybe we will get to the same place.
Enjoy the night, find passion, and trust in your love, or find love you know you trust...
The suns sets on another day...
...and the little girl in the well is coming for us all! (eeek, wrong holiday)
Are the ornaments on your tree real and do they have meaning, or are they show for others to see and think of you in a different way.
As I looked at the ornaments on my tree I saw the Minuteman my father had given me so many years ago. It was a small pewter ornament or just a figure that could be stood on a desk, which is what I have done for some time. I considered it a testament to my fathers life and the good things he tried to do for so many people, and how I should be doing good for others. Recently my fathers widow started giving me some of the things that were my dads, even though he has been gone for some time. As I wandered though the boxes she had given me I came upon a box of trinkets, and low and behold, there was the same ornament. Now that may not mean much to a lot of people, but it meant a lot to me. What you say? It meant that for years we had been looking at the same thing and thinking of each other and this is really what is important.
There are people you love in life that you may not get to see often, or in my case, ever again. But you have to hold on to the positives in life and realize that even if they are gone, they are never forgotten as they inspired you and perhaps someday you will be together once more. So hold onto the memories of your tree, hold on to the simple trinkets that remind you of happy times, the note the love of you life once wrote to you, the yearbook that was signed by someone special, or the necklace that was a heartfelt present and literally wring the positive feelings out of it, and hold on for more.
Obviously I will not see my father again in this life, but if you know someone who loves you like no tomorrow, maybe its time to just call and let them know, or send a letter to Grandma and let her know, or just find something creative to change the world in a positive way. After all, never count on tomorrow, and live every day with the passion the world deserves. As for me, now I have two minutemen on my curio that will fight to the end to do right, live life, and try to make a few people see happiness.
Sleep well, dream good dreams, and love life to the stars beyond!