29000Sunsets

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The sun sets on another day...

So, another sunset down, another moment passed, another day. We have the promise each day of today, there is no promise of tomorrow beyond that promise we make, no surety of anything, or is there.

I wrote a story for a contest and that contest is over, no I did not win this time, but it will not deter me, I will enter again and again to each and every one that I can, and some I will not win, but some I will win.

For you today, a story http://www.shortstorysite.com/2018/01/10/a-forever-promise/ . I hope you enjoy it.

So as the sun sets on another day, a promise is a promise, and sometimes it is a serious one. Find your promises, and make them true unless it just cannot be done. After all, isn't a promise worth it?

Sleep sweet, love life, and be happy, no matter what...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

As the sun crosses the sky the colors can take your breath away, so much input that it makes you feel more than you thought possible. In the end, some sunsets just make you hold your breath, but in the end, you need to breathe.

There was a movie once that said with life seems out of balance to start at the center of life and breathe. It is an easy statement, but we know that it is pretty true, at the core of who we are, we need to occasionally take a step back, breathe, then make the right decision. It may seem simplistic, but many groups feel that taking a moment to breathe helps you find your center, and helps you pull yourself together more effectively and more easily.

Often, the world just seems to press down on you, it is heavy upon you and your soul. If you breathe it will take a moment and allow you the time and some semblance of thoughtfulness to determine a good course of action. Just breathe, and it may well make the world seem a little more in line, just breathe, and perhaps you will see a better path. 

I have made many good decisions and many bad decisions in my life. The best decisions are always the ones that are well thought out, and allow me the moment to understand and respond to those items around me. I found that when I stopped to breathe, my path was more clear. Even when I took the wrong path, I have found that sometimes I was allowed peace of mind just for the sake of paying attention for a moment. I gave myself a gift, and that clarity was the time to breathe and make a decision.

I am not saying that will work for everyone. I have made a lot of snap decisions that worked out well, and some that have really not been good, but taking a moment is never really a bad idea, and taking a moment to breathe, perhaps as you watch the sunset, is a great thing.

So as the sun sets on another day, I don't know anyone who has all the answers, I know I don't, but I do know, when everything is overwhelming, take a breath, find your center and make good choices, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and breathe...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

The sun was out today for a little while, trying desperately to melt anything left, and in the process, warm some of us well. the sun really didn't know it was doing anything, mainly because it is a blob of fusion plasma sitting in a big hole in the center of the solar system, but it was a hero just the same.

My father had an idea a long time ago. I wrote a little about it here. The idea was a group of people who would help other people without wanting, needing or trying to get any type of recognition. I was thinking about it today, and there are lots of heroes out there doing the same in some ways. True, there are always a few bad eggs, but there are people who are truly trying to make the world better for no other reason than to make it better, and there are people who try to help other people simply because it is the right thing to do.

I have been in situations before that I felt compelled to do, and have done for others. I would like to think I do it for no other reason than to do the right thing, and as I walk through this good night I will redouble my efforts to be that helpful person, not because of how it will be said, but in spite of it, in fact, independent of it.

So how about you. Are you that person who will do the right thing even if no one knows? I hope so. Think about it, if we all realized life is finite, maybe with only 29000 sunsets in it, doesn't it make sense to spend as much time helping people as we can just for the sake of helping them? I would like to think so.

So as the sun sets on another day. If someone is in true need, help them. Not because you will get money or be paid back, but because it is the right thing to do. If someone is not in true need, I think you will know. Find a way to make every day a sunset of a hero. Be that hero for just one person, even if they don't know who you are.

Sleep sweet, love life, and find a way...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

We are stuck with the sun, at least I hope we are. It is part of who we are, and everything that makes us who we are today. Without the sun there would be no us, and without us, well, the sun would be here, but no one would have named it the sun, right?

I think you are stuck with me. If I know you I am probably stuck with you. We really have no choice as we have changed each other each and every day, and cannot let go of who we make each other. Make sense?

When I was in college I dated a lovely young lady for quite some time. When she left me, it broke my heart pretty badly. (Yes, it had been broke before, and it will be broke again) As she stomped on it a little and ground it into the floor she told me that I would be a memory soon. It was a mean thing to say and I looked at her and said, "I hope you remember me all the time" to which of course she said, "I hope you remember me all the time." I remember looking down at the ground, then looking back up and saying simply, "I have no choice."

It was really one of our last interactions but it was true. It has been 32 years sine I have seen her, and so many others, and I still remember. Now, it is obvious I don't obsess, or I hope it is obvious because I can set it aside and enjoy my life but part of who we are is the sum of all the people we have met, interacted with, loved, hated, treated right, treated poorly and generally made our lives good or bad. This is just how it is daily. You cannot say your third grade teacher had no effect on you, they did. Nor can you say the first, second, fifth or fiftieth person you fell in love with and then lost did not affect you, it did, it had an effect, and made you who you are today.

So, as the sun sets on another day, let's think of just how entwined we are. How much our lives were built by the people around us. Let's consider when that person stepped on our toe how it made us better, or when someone fell in love with us, how open we were, but when they left, how it left a mark. Let's consider when someone said they were there no matter what, what it meant. Let's consider the impact of everyone on our life, and smile and move on. We know it is there, and we should build on it, making our life better and better not in spite of anyone, but because of everyone, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love to the moon and back, and the stars beyond...