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The sun sets on another day...

Music and magnificence were the eve as the sounds of a small band echoed outside the book event I attended today. The sun slowly fell on the horizon, and well, it was nice!

I only have a few items left in the list posted by a friend that covers suggestions for a daughter. I have been considering the items and writing them for any child and trying to decide if they are valid. In my opinion anything is valid if it is opinion, but to apply to a larger group it needs to be suitable for everyone in that group. Tonight's message is: "No matter where you are, you can always come home."

You know, years ago my father said this to me, and my question was simple, "Where is home." His answer was haunting, home is where your family is. My Grandparents said similar, "Home is wherever you feel home is, where your family is and you are safe." As I considered this, to me it is 100% true. My children always have a place with me. I may not solve all their issues, but they will always be able to eat, and always be able to have a warm home to sleep in.

Sounds good, I don't want to belabor or bore the point.

So as the sun sets on another day, if your children need you, that should always be able to come home, not because they want to, but because they have to. Give them what they need to help them up, then let them find their way to a better place, no matter what. My opinion.

Sleep sweet, love life, and love you kids too!


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The sun sets on another day...

Peaceful evening bring peaceful feelings. Music abounds and the night's soft melodies bring tranquility to us all.

The list winds down with only a few left. I have been walking through a  list a friend posted considering how it is written, if it is valid, and getting ready to create another for all children, not just daughters. Tonight's message is: "You are amazing! Don't let anyone ever make you feel you are not. If someone does....walk away. You deserve better."

I read this several times, and though it seems ok, I believe it is a little shallow so I will break it down. Everyone should realize they are amazing, true, but sometimes things happen and if someone makes you feel less than amazing, well, their loss, but understand why, define yourself, and don't just walk away when challenged. Well, should we?

OK, OK. Yes, it can make sense, but making rash decisions or snap decisions does not. Instead we need to find ways of understanding more, feeling more, and being more each day. The world can be daunting, and as it presents itself to us we will sometimes feel less than amazing, but we can make a choice to overcome it. To my children I would say something a little different. Perhaps, "you are amazing, find people who make you more amazing, and set aside those who make you feel any less."  or maybe just "You are amazing, surround yourself with other people who are amazing!"

Yes, that works.

Life is full of things that are fair, and unfair, things we deserve, and things we don't deserve, if we follow that little rule, maybe we will end up with the best we can have.

So as the sun sets on another day, you, the reader, you are amazing, surround yourself with amazing people. Find a way to be more amazing with them, and overcome the negatives around you. Be the solution in the world each day, and find happiness, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be amazing...

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The sun sets on another day...

The time was coming, and the sunset overwhelming. A thousand colors danced across the windows and became lost in the panes that covered my mind. In the end, there is no better end to a day that the splash of color that stays with you, not for a moment, but for all time.

For a while I have been writing about a list a friend posted to their daughter. The list has changed some as I have revised and rewritten as I have gone, making the list focus on children instead of just daughters, and refining a few things. Tonight's message is: "You have enough. You are enough."

I am reminding of so many things by this simple statement. The question is more direct though, is it good advice. If we look at a movie like "The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao", the townsfolk are deceived by an evil man who says "not enough" and convinces them they need more. If we look at the fuzzy story (Fuzzies) an evil witch makes a town forget generosity and happiness. These represent that bad, but good always wins out and people come to their sense. (Well, usually)The depth of the good in people is their selflessness, so I agree, we have enough. 

I am a little torn though with the idea that we are enough. On the surface this is the most amazing thing you could do or say to a person. "you are enough for me" implies directly that no more is needed, but we need to take it a bit higher. If we step forward in the "I am enough" world, don't we stagnate? Maybe we need to say "I am enough for me, but I will be more tomorrow" for without challenge is their growth? Then again, in our society today, do we put too much focus on everyone being enough and not enough on the exceptional? I will not debate it either way, I am just thinking that to me, I am enough today, and tomorrow I will be enough for tomorrow, but I will not be the same tomorrow as I am today as I will push forward and be more, learn more, and hopefully inspire myself to greater heights. 

It is a thought.

I think my statement here is "You have enough, you are enough, challenge yourself to be more" and move forward. You never need more than you have, even if you have nothing, and you have to have nothing to understand that. You never are less than enough, until you stop reaching for the stars.

So as the sun sets on another day, consider who you are, and be that person that knows what enough is, and be that person who can find a path to being enough, and more, each and every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, be enough, and reach for the stars...


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The sun sets on another day...

Tonight as I was taking pictures a strange car pulled up. For a moment I wondered what was going on, I put the key in the lock and turned the key and realized my intuition was wrong. Sometimes we just don't see things for what they are, but I watched the man fish and catch a pretty big bass, the the sun set and I was gone.

I have been writing about a list posted by a friend, and tonight's message is fitting: "Question everything, except your own intuition." 

Tonight I proved this was a fallacy. The actual statement should be revised to "It is your right to question everything." There are no special rules, and no special guidance, just that everything is not always as it seems. We are often misguided by our intuition by the things we want to see, and sometimes don't pay enough attention to as we glide through this world. Sometimes we even set aside those things right in front of our eyes, and in doing so, put ourselves at risk.

The world is full of examples right now. From marriage to people in power, we have to question what is going on all around us. If you do not question the news right now, well, can I sell you some swampland? There are so many things on the internet as well that are less than truthful, and we need to honestly know our direction as we move forward, and find a safe place to confirm the truth.

I don't have all the answers there. I have trusted people I should not have trusted, and shunned people I should have trusted based upon my intuition. I have had my heart wrenched from my chest when I thought I could trust someone, and I have been deceived by friends and enemies alike. I have had friends lie over and over about meaningless things when I saw them as, well, friends, and found out that what was said to me was not what was being said to others, well, by lots of people. I am sure everyone has stories like this and more. We all know that sometimes the truth is out there but you really have to dig for it! As I walk through this life I have found that "trust but verify" has to be more than a simple statement. It has to be a way of life. So in that vein I do question everything.

So as the sun sets on another day, the world is a great place, but it can be deceiving to, question everything not to be cynical, but to be sure. Remember that intuition acts upon what is sees, so question it from time to time, and make sure you have a happy day, every day, no matter what.

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