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The sun sets on another day...

Today was a lost day. A personal issue pressing me to sleep, and waking only as the sun was already down. Still as I woke I pressed to be normal, no matter how I felt, no matter what.

There are envelopes all around us. The envelope of our friends, the envelope of our family, the envelope of what we want to do, and the envelope of what we can do. There are envelopes of our dreams, and envelopes of our nightmares and our limitations. We have an envelope for those things that hold us down, our pain, our preconceived notions, and one for our powers and abilities, Envelopes abound and we rarely consider them except to say "I want to" or "I will" and of course the immortal "if only".

Stop, hold yourself for a moment. (Not that tightly). Wait a minute, consider all your envelopes, and it is time to set them aside. 

We talk about pushing the envelope all the time, but maybe we need to stop considering the envelopes and instead push who we are and who we want to be. Instead of being lost in our limitations why don't we grasp our power and move forward. (Should we call those tations instead of limitations?" Why don't we become all we can be not because of our envelopes, but in spite of or outside of our envelopes.

As we do so let's enjoy the ride and be that person that slides ahead smiling and laughing with no envelopes, and no regrets.

I know quite a few people. I know of some that are  punishing themselves for things they could not control. One has an envelope forged by things they regret but built on desires and amazing goals. One has an envelope others have built, and they are imprisoned by their own positive nature. One has an envelope that fills with ore and more, and they press to solve it all. One has a series of hidden envelopes that may never be shared. The point is all these envelopes are different, and as I said, it is time to set them aside.

So as the sun set son another day, set aside your envelope and focus on you. Focus on the best you that you can be. Push past your limitations and towards your goals and make every day your own. I know you can do it if you try, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy it....


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The sun sets on another day...

There was a possibility of an awesome sunset, instead the fog closed in and more, but the warmer weather did allow for more playtime. Well, warmer depending on how you look at it.

Never set aside the importance of play. I often hear people stating how lucky their cat or dog is because the get to eat and play, but we make that choice and we often don't take the time to play. We often don't take the time to even realize we should be playing. Instead we fill our lives with important platitudes and nonsensical seriousness that saps away all the play we have inside. 

Well, maybe not you. Perhaps you have found that being serious all the time is not as fun as people thought. Perhaps you know that playtime is just as important as sleep and eating and all the other necessities in life.

Take a moment and take stock, pay attention. Do you play enough? If not, take a moment, unwind, and find that time today.

So as the sun sets on another day, play! Simple, easy and to the point. Stop setting it aside and make the day a day to remember. Make the day a day to play, even if it is only a little. Then enjoy the rest of your day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy the day...

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The sun sets on another day...

Outside the air is crisp, well, perhaps brutal, but the sun is there and there is a hope flying around the room that simply put makes people more, well, hopeful. It is a hope for warm weather, warm days, warm nights, and it is coming. Until then, we should pay attention to all that we have, and enjoy all that we have now, even if it is a little crisp.

I laughed a little today as the sun came out. It was a sparkling like serious diamonds with all of the snow and some areas are so beautiful they take your breath away. In a few months the green will be as powerful, and it too will be taking our breath away.

Isn't that how life should be? Shouldn't people, places, things and anything else just take our breath away? Shouldn't we work so hard to make others happy that we take their breath away? Not for any other reason than because it is what is right?

I find so many people go through life without that pulse pounding addiction to life that they lose a lot in the translation. Then again, I could be blind and have unreasonable expectations. Perhaps I am someone who wants more than life can easily give. Hmm, I am going with no, but I will listen if anyone disagrees.

All I am saying is shouldn't we be out in the sun and the wind or whatever getting the most out of anything we are given?

Just consider it.

So as the sun sets on another day, I am going to rush to get a picture of the sunset, and hopefully you will see it above later. Not waiting for another minute and instead squeezing the moments out of the day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy your evening...



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The sun sets on another day...

It is almost complete. The storm of a lifetime, the cold of an age, a fight against freezing, against snow we did wage. Ice was upon us, it chilled to the bone, and as the night called us we found our way home. Tomorrow a new day, the storm is complete, tomorrow we warm up, for a day or a week.

So I have spent the last several days snow blowing the driveway almost religiously. As I did so I played Frisbee with the pup who was almost ecstatic with all the activity. Hours each day and so much exercise she would come in and quickly fall asleep. The problem began as the snow got higher and higher, and soon she was bounding through snow and all I could see was a bouncing tail, and a nose and eyes popping up holding a Frisbee. She didn't know where it was every time but she found it, and found her way back to play some more even though she looked as though she was getting lost in the snow.

Sometimes we get lost in things and need to just enjoy them. There is fun in almost anything if you look at it right, and sometimes we are at the core of the fun, making each day ours. We need to be lost in our passion, lost in our fun, lost in our lives and not so worried about how deep the world is getting around us, just that we are a part of it. When we think it is too much, maybe we just need to jump higher. When we think it is enough, maybe we can do a little more.

I know I know, it is a simplification, but if we only get one life, not some video game induced series of lives, isn't it important that we live it, truly live it? Yeah, we may get tired, but we can sleep for a little while and start again, right?

So as the sun sets on another day, I have a dog behind me want to go play some more. It makes me laugh, and makes me smile because I know if you paid attention you saw I was there right with her, stopping what I was doing to, playing and working, working and playing and enjoying something many people think is bad, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, stay warm, and enjoy the night...