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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was again hidden by clouds, but I am sure it is beautiful and always will be. Inside my mind I see the sunset as pure beauty every day.

Today begins a new year. It is not really a super special year except that it is a new year. If you look at it from the right perspective every day is a fantastic opportunity to be more, to grow more, and to achieve more. Today is no different. As I sit here trying to determine what will be different this year I have to sit and ask myself what makes this day any more important than any other day? Why do so many people focus on today when they should be focusing on every day?

Take a moment. Think for yourself. Don't let the day dictate who you are and instead realize that every day you make the choices to be who you are. Make that choice and be the best that you can be.

I know it sounds like a cheap ad but being the best you can be is one of the most important things you should be considering daily. Life is full of twists and turns but how we react to those twists and turns make us who we are, and I know that no matter what I put before myself on this day that I will need to reiterate it every day to make it a reality.

So as the sunsets on another day, take a moment and determine your path not because it is New Year’s today but because every day is your opportunity to do better and be better. Make this day an awesome day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live on…

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The sun sets on another day...

I will give you a spoiler, this may not be the most upbeat post I have done, but it will be uplifting, stay with me as the clouds pass across the sky, and we feel the sunset together.

It is the end of a year. It is a year that will not be forgotten. There will be history written, but it will be different from different perspectives. Along the way it may warp but the feelings will not.

I have lost 2 important people this year to the ultimate loss. One I could not say goodbye to, nor was I at their service, only a few attended, and the days passed on. The second was my niece. She was an amazing young woman and leaves behind a legacy of bittersweet moments and amazing accomplishments. Her loss will be mourned for years to come, the possibilities she could have lead us to are significant, and those who knew of her can only wonder how different the world will be now.

I have watched the last year as friends became enemies, and words have been weaponizes, and science bastardized. There was no explaining to anyone, just listening and waiting for another shoe to drop. It has been eye opening how malleable minds can be, and how closed minded more people are than are not. I hope that each of you can open your hearts and your minds to more than what you believe and at least consider that those you oppose have an opinion that should not be just swept away.

I have watched the last year be filled with conflict, and hate, and ugliness. If only everyone would find common ground, and perhaps even watch a sunset together.

My heart was heavy at times, but uplifted at others, and in that it was as always. We move on, we learn, we live, we love and we become more.

So as the sun sets on another day, my vision for 2020 was easy, just keep moving, swimming, writing, laughing, and find a way to be positive. Each day was full of challenges, in the end it will be OK, it always is OK if we let it be. As the year comes to an end, open your mind, your heart, your very soul and find the positives, the common ground we all have, lets remember there is no tomorrow until it becomes today, and even then tomorrow is never here. Find your path, make the world yours, and lets look for a positive vision we can all have, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and tomorrow is a new year....

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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was there, I know it was, but I could not see it again. I smiled wondering how vibrant the colors were high above, and just kept writing.

Ever think about being half way there? It is funny when you consider it. Each day is a series of moments and you are always half way to something, and all the way to something else.

There is a sword hanging above many of us. It holds the balance between now and not now. Between here and there, and between what is, what will be, and what will not be. Sounds grim doesn't it. It's not. We are always half way to somewhere and the swords hangs there waiting for us all. I find myself setting this aside often. I find myself finding a positive in each day and not considering where I am half way to, and instead considering where I am, and how I keep going. Easy huh? All we have to do is keep going. I am reminded of an old Christmas movie, we just need to put one foot in front of the other, and soon we will be walking cross the floor. We didn't need to know if we were half way or one step away, we just need our destination.

Pick yours. Pick well. You are half way already, and maybe a little bit more. Let's find a way to get all the way there for all time, then set a new destination, and keep walking cross the floor.

So as the sun sets on another day, I have so much I want to do, and I just keep doing it every day. There is no doubt I will get where I want to go, sword or no sword, simply because each day I true my course and find a way. Do the same, find your path, and make your life a journey to more, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live on...

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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was indiscriminate. It was there far above, but did not show through the clouds nor give its presence away. Instead we watched the clouds pass by, and enjoyed the color in the sky.

As we near the close of the year I am amazed at the thoughts that run through my mind. Not of regrets or things I should or should not do but instead the changes I have seen in myself. It is in this we see our reflection, as who we are in always in flux, never the same from moment to moment or day to day. I have had a year full of introspective retrospectives and interesting moments. As I have embraced each challenge I have become different and I am aware and recognize each change as a preemptive possibility to understand more, learn more, feel more, and be more.

Sure, I have regrets in some ways, but they do not haunt me so much as give me direction and a passion to learn, and a passion for passion. It is there I have to achieve more, and I try to do so each day.

As you sit here reading this craziness, what are you thinking? Do you see more possibilities in life and the way to open your mind further? Are you happy with the changes you have undergone? Are you changing now?

I would like to think you are, and I hope you find some semblance of peace knowing you have grown and become more. Keep growing, keep learning, and keep embracing the passion inside of yourself each day.

So as the sun sets on another day, there it goes, I have changed again. Life is a series of changes and each one is amazing and awesome even if you don't notice. Hold on, laugh, live, love, and make each day your own, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and hang on...