The sun sets on another day...
There I sat, swinging in the wind. A testament to the wind itself. There I sat, waiting for the sun to rise once more.
Waiting can be a pain. Literally. Waiting for anything. We wait in line for so many things in life, we wait patiently for others things. We wait impatiently for a few more. Still we wait.
It is great though when the waiting is over, but still there is the wait, or is there? I challenge you, perhaps I implore you to stop waiting. Sure, there are things you have to wait for, but move on and find them when the time is right. Stop looking for those seconds, or moments, or more, and instead live life to its fullest each day. Sure, good things come to those who wait, but only if they are not sitting there waiting, only if they are waiting while they are living.
You know, it would be nice if we could wait all the time until the stars just aligned, but it really doesn't work that way often. It would be nice if we looked at the world and went "wow that just worked" but it really doesn't happen as often as it should. It would be nice if everything we wanted just fell into our lives, but it rarely does, so instead, fire up, live life, and while you are not waiting as you are waiting, maybe the best things in life will show up. Even if they don't you will live more, laugh more, and love more as each moment passes.
So as the sun sets on another day, let's dispense with the anxiety, and move on the the fire almost all of us have inside. Let's skip the silliness, and move on to the wildness that lets us find our center. Let's find the way to no be that person waiting, but instead be that person that is pressing the envelope for life each day, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, live, and live a little more...
The sun sets on another day...
I am sometimes a little amazed that astronomers consider our sun a little star. They give many theories about ours being a yellow dwarf. So our star is little, but it dominates what we see, and there is no way to ignore the effect it has on our life. Sometimes we see positives, sometimes not so positives.
Sometimes it is the little things that seem to get us more easily. We look out and see the splinters in our minds eye, and think they are so massive, but when we actually look more closely, well, it just isn't that big of a deal. Hmm, not the same thing? You may be right. Sometimes the massive things haunting us seem so massive as though the own our whole world, but in reality, we are the founders of our own destiny, and we decide what affects us and what has an effect on us. (Fun play on words). Maybe it is a big thing, maybe it is massive, but as I have said sometimes, the sun also sets, and for a while the things that bother us will be hidden from view, allowing us to recover.
Well, it sounds good at least. In the end, you are in control of you, and no one else has any control but you, so make today a great day no matter the goods, the bads, or the neutrals.
So as the sun sets on another day, we look up to the stars, and sing twinkle twinkle little star, but we don't always realize how little they are until we think about it. Make your goods the biggest they can be, and the rest of it, sing it twinkle twinkle and move on, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and live it every day...
The sun sets on another day...
Sunset was, well, wet. As a friend said tonight though, there was a promise of things to come, and as I saw all the buds on trees and bushes I know that soon there will be more sun, and life everywhere, and the sunsets will roll on.
There are things in life that always seem to help us forward. I say things, but I know it is truly people, places, and things that can sometimes spring us forward. To me, the trick is always keeping a few close, and ensuring you spring yourself the right way.
Where am I going with this? Well, if you are having a rough day and starting to feel down, there is always that time that the water fountain sprayed you in the face and made you laugh, it brings you back up. Feeling a little lost, there is that time that you scored the touchdown, did the cartwheel, wrote the paper or just achieved a goal, and that lifts you up, right? Feeling alone? All the family and friends who have been there for you, and those you know you can call, no matter what. I think you get this picture.
We are the sum of a lot of things. All of the actions and memories and a lot more are buried in our minds, it is up to us to take a moment, and apply the right spring. Avoid those things which may help us down, and find those that help us up and we will stay away from bad days, and find the good in everything. In fact, keep a few in your pocket just in case, and when the world seems to close in, be ready, you can overcome anything, I know you can.
So as the sun sets on another day we remember tea in the morning just the way it needs to be, we can see visions of those special times that made us laugh, proud, or hopeful of better times, we can set aside all obstacles and become the storm that rises to the top, and in the process, enjoy our moments each day, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, catch a falling star, and put it in your pocket...
The sun sets on another day.
The cool mist blanketed the area, and I enjoyed the mist on my face, and watched Luna run oblivious to it all. For her, it was just a way to cool down, and as I looked to the sky and felt the tiny drops pool on my face I realized she might be right.
I wrote about similar here.
I was thinking tonight about the costs we fare on our lives. I know I know, it is probably silly to even consider and I am sure I will get a few emails from this noting that I may be wrong, and I am good with that. In fact I am good with being wrong. Being wrong opens the opportunity to be right. Falling down opens the opportunity to get up. Being hurt opens the ability to heal, and being lost opens the opportunity to be found.
I used the word opportunity multiple times. It is a big word for most, because it requires effort, it requires strength, it requires a decision. It is all to easy to be shown the door before you and not to walk through. It is far too easy to see the goal, but avoid it because of its hardship. Perhaps we need to take a step back and consider the endgame. Perhaps we need to see that before us lie many choices. Some are easy, some are hard, but all lead us forward.
I will admit in life I feel deeply. I often worry my passion has no bounds. I am passionate about a lot of different things, and as I focus that passion I find my way through a lot of things. I have made mistakes, and I have found solutions, and yes, I have fallen. The difference is, I get back up. What about you? Will you pay the cost even if the outcome is not a surety? Will you find your way even when the light is dim? The choice is yours. I cannot nor can anyone else, tell you to take risks, move forward, or become "that person". The choice is always up to you. Use that power, consider the costs, and make the decision that makes your world a better one, no matter what.
So as the sun sets on another day, I will sit for a while and consider costs. I will think about the price we pay each day, and what we should pay, and how I should respond and move forward. Take a moment, find your center and make this world the happiest place you can every day. I know I will keep trying right there with you.
Sleep sweet, roll with the fall, and laugh as you stand back up every time...