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The sun sets on another day...

The second day of January, 2020. I am looking forward to February 2 at 8:20 PM. I will laugh for a full 60 seconds then.

I know we have heard it often, but laughter is the best medicine. Readers Digest told us so and we laughed with them often. Now we laugh at the immortal memes and short phrases which give us a laugh but rarely any memory of why. Just short slices of a slice of time to make us chuckle. With that in mind here is a joke you can remember.

“Hi! My name is Andrew,” said the man next to him on the plane. “It’s so nice to meet you! I’m flying to talk about my website, 29000sunsets.com. I’m so excited! I remember when it was nothing. Now people actually read it and laugh with me. It used to be so small, and I only wrote there every once in a while but now hundreds, actually thousands of people read it and I am just so happy. It's so hard to believe all the work that goes into it.  I spend a lot of time coming up with the perfect idea every day. Some are good, some are OK, but I always want to help people see the world. I am so lucky that people read it. I have books too you know, I write books that are action adventure and take people away from the world for a minute, but I try to inspire people at 29000sunsets. Maybe I do it, maybe I don't but I get some nice fan mail and I think I do OK."

After an hour of continued talking Andrew seemed to realize that perhaps he was talking a bit too much. “You know, I feel terrible! Here I am just talking and talking without letting you get in a word edgewise! Tell me..what do you think about my website or my books?!?”

(The previous was almost fictional)

So as the sun sets on another day, remember that every day is a gift, and we are in this together. Let's find ways to laugh together that are powerful and don't forget the bear and the rabbit joke!

Sleep sweet, love life, and smile...

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The sun sets on another day...

Welcome to a new day, a new year, a new decade and we have terrific vision for our future. (yep, it is 2020 alright!) A lot can happen this year, and we can make a lot happen this year.

Maybe that is something to consider. Maybe we need to consider it right now. We can make thins happen and it IS a new day, a new year, and a new decade. We have the ability to start making those decisions that are right for us not for some temporary resolution, but to start a new habit, a new routine, and maybe work to change it all right now. We are capable of anything if we put our minds to it, we are capable or anything and more.

Maybe we can all define ourselves in new ways this year and make our worlds much better, maybe, just maybe we can accomplish things together and as individuals that were more.

One of the things I will be doing this year is less to do more. I know it sounds difficult, but let me explain. A lot of us are so involved in trying to do the right thing, or that thing we thought only we should do that we lose our ability to do anything well. This happens in small and mid sized business a lot when owners get so tied up with being involved they lose sight of the possibility that they shouldn't be. We do it at home a lot when we want to clean a junk drawer, go through clothes or a dozen dozen other things. As we become busier, it is too much. I have found I can do more when I focus on less. Linear solution resolution. One things at a time. It is tough, but necessary.

This year, maybe you can do more as you do less? What do you think? Maybe it is time to focus on one project at a time or at least cut the number going on at once. Maybe it is time to delegate if we can. Maybe, just maybe, it is time to determine what will give us more success, and less heartache each and every day, or at least less heartburn!

So as the sun sets on another day, it is time for a new day and more, time for us all to consider life with all the lessons we have learned. Time to achieve, and make the world ours in so many ways. Let's make the world a better place each day by doing the best we can, even if it seems like we are doing less, lets do more, and in the process find a new happiness to build on.  We can do it, I know we can, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and think about it...


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The sun sets on another day...

Six inches of snow later it is time to put a year to rest. I do so with open eyes, open arms, and an open mind.

How about you?

A lot of people have New Years Resolutions. They set goals they may or may not keep. The set the future in motion and try to make it a future that will mean more to them. They worry about weight, about money, about all sorts of things.  Are you setting such goals?

If so I can give you two good ones you should consider.

You should be the best you that you can be. This means a lot of different things to a lot of people. suffice it to say it is time to set aside the petty and be you. Not a little you but the best you that you can be. Define it, make it work, set a few goals and don't talk about them, post them on Facebook, or look for acceptance from anyone but yourself, just do them.

You should share happiness. Now this is a tough one. Find a way to share your happiness with others. You know what, that means you have to be happy. I feel, strongly in fact, if you share happiness that you will find more happiness, and it will just be there.

That's it. Oh sure, you can come up with better, and dozens of goals, the problem with dozens of goals is you have to look at each one and figure it out. I have given you two things to guide you and me now. Think about it. Not eating right? Is it making you the best you? Oops. Drinking or smoking too much? Does it make you the best you? Oops. Sitting at home? Does it share happiness? Oops. Find a path that shows others how committed you are to life, and life will give back, or you will be committed.  I know it sounds to easy, in the end maybe it is. 

So as the sun sets on another day, live, laugh, love, smile, giggle, be goofy, but be you. I know you make a difference, make it always, make it every day, and make the world yours, no matter what. Oh yeah, thanks for reading. A lot of people do, a whole lot. That amazes me, I hope we continue to share, and laugh every day we can.

Sleep sweet, love life, and happy new year!

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The sun sets on another day...

Tomorrow is new years eve, again. It seems to happen every year. What doesn't happen every year is the end of the decade, and this has been one for the books, literally.

Over the past 10 years personally I went through significant changes. Some my choice, some not so much. Life is full of those twists and turns and sometimes a change is needed to bring out something new, something more. Our country has changed, some better, some worse. It is not up for debate, it just is. Many people feel the need to debate it. Oh well.

Over the past 10 years we have become more and more internet dependent, a new age is upon us.

Over the past 10 years, we lost a lot, and gained a lot. You can decide which is which.

The past 10 years.

You know, in the end the past 10 years have made us what we are and we have survived, but it is right now that is defining us. So let's set aside the past 10 years. Let's learn from them, grieve them if we need to, rejoice if we want to, but let's focus on our today's and the power of our today's more than the past 10 years. Tomorrow is new years eve, and the day after it is 2020. Let's make every day the best we can and the next 10 years will be our definition. Let's make them the best ever.

So as the sun sets on another day, it is snowing. Super! Wonderful. Set aside and make it a night of sledding or fun. Make it the best you can so the next 10 years will be amazing, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love, and make today your day...