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The sun sets on another day...

I was at an event for a while today talking to people and enjoying the moments I could. I met a lot of nice people, and listened to people talk about life, their lives, and the myriad of things they face and faced. I find listening opens the mind, the heart and even the soul Tonight as I sat down to write I read an article posted by one of the people I talked to today. It was riveting and revealing. I read it and was amazed at the truth of it all, and the power it revealed. You can find it here. So I thought. What did I think about? Not the power of failure or defeat, but the measure of success.

Each day we set ourselves up with goals to succeed or fail, and each day we either meet those goals or do not meet those goals. In doing so we create our own positive or negative moments, and in fact set our positive or negative days. Hopefully positive, but there are lots of possibilities there, and lots of things to consider.

What are our measures of success? Are they set by someone else? Work or friends or not friends? Or do you set your own measure of success and determine each day how it should be viewed? There is a lot to consider in who sets your success. A lot to consider if someone besides you sets that success measure. consider it, review it, and make your measure of success the measure that works for you all the time.

So as the sun sets on another day, this is not enough success talk! We need a super success round table with success rolling around everywhere. You set your success, and in the process you set a success that works for you not only today, but every day. Set it the way you need to, and make sure you can meet it with a little work all the time, those little successes will add up and make your goals and successes bigger until success is a part of your day every day. Be that person who succeeds even when the goals are high, and then help others succeed too! It feels good and you should be feeling it, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be your own success...

 

 

 

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The sun sets on another day...

I was online yesterday and there was chatter about daughters and I tried to find a story I once read a long time ago on the internet. So much changes I thought I would write it here so people could find it. Sorry if someone knows a source, I did not easily see it and will reference it here if anyone does find it. This is from memory, give me a little slack.

Dust

As a child reached puberty a mother became more and more estranged from her. No matter how nice she was the daughter was mean spirited and often terse and out of control. As the mother impressed more rules there was even more turmoil and the daughter became increasingly angry. After all, it was her life, not her mothers. Her grades began to suffer, and her social interactions became darker and the mother kept trying.

One day the daughter had enough and looked at her mother, "Get out of my face," she said, "I hate you, stay away from me."

The mother, sad and dejected, tried to comfort her daughter but it only made it worse. The daughter was more and more hurtful and the mother stood and took it all. Finally the daughter stormed to her room and slammed the door.

The daughter fell asleep angry. When she awoke the next morning there was a small box on her nightstand. The daughter was amused and opened the box finding a rock. She was puzzled and saw the small note underneath the rock.

On it the words were, "I know this time of your life is hard, and I am here for you. There are many things I understand, and some I do not, but we can overcome them together. This rock will have long since turned to dust before I will give up on you. I love you."

The daughters eyes were opened and she cried for a moment, seeing for the first time herself through her mothers eyes. She went to her mother and hugged her and rumor has it, they found new ways to talk and to laugh and to love.

Now, this is from memory, so if you ever find a link of it or have some different ideas, suggest them, but I thought it needed to be somewhere. 

So as the sun sets on another day, life is super. Children are great, and being a good parent sometimes isn't easy.  Enjoy your time and all the time you have with your children because they are the legacy you leave. Enjoy them always, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and thanks for reading...

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The sun sets on another day...

The day went from nice to cloudy to light rain to nice to cloudy to nice to cloudy and so on.It was a whirlwind to say the least. Tomorrow will find the storms upon us once more, but only for a brief moment, then days and days of fun!

You know, we often wait for the memories we want the most. Sounds a little silly but it is true. Those things that call to us are often set aside. Sometimes for money but often just because. We come up with so many excuses for not doing those great things that we literally slow ourselves down. Funny huh? Well, not ha ha, funny strange.

Often the only thing holding us back is, well, us, and if we look a little closer we can find a way to anywhere, or anything. Open yourself to the possibilities and make it happen. The reasons why not may just fade away. If not, work on them, pay attention to them, overcome them, but never listen to them. Move forward, there are no lines and no waiting for success if you just try.

Funny, we all slow down sometimes when we shouldn't, time to stop that.

So as the sun sets on another day, open your eyes, see where you want to go, and go. Don't set anything aside and instead find the way to achieve success, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy it all you can...

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The sun sets on another day...

A whirlwind day became a whirlwind twilight, the sun setting with force in the evening sky, taking with it a great day, just like they all are if we let them be.

I tend to overthink. Maybe a little bit more. Today I was thinking about today, which is usual and all the people who need a little help. Are you one?

Think about it. Some people look for help all the time and don't necessarily need it, while others set aside help and watch things get worse and worse, lost in their pride or some misconception. Help is out there. It really is. A lot of people don't ask for help and the world passes them by, some don't ask and the world is not necessarily nice, some do not ask and find a way to overcome.

A long time ago I needed help. My world was upside down, partially because of my decisions, partially because of other people who saw only portions of the picture or refused to see beyond themselves. I know it will sound like a joke, but I was as bad as Chris Farley's character in SNL, but I did not let it get me down I scraped my way back up and found a way, it was tough, maybe tougher than tough but I did it. What I did wrong was not ask for help, and in doing so compromised myself, my values, and in the end caused myself a load of problems. I felt my problems were not anyone else's but mine. In doing so I learned a subway sub can last 5 days if you need it to, and that cold is not as cold as you think. Ancient history, but it taught me to reach out and I would if I needed help now.

How about you? If you need help are you getting it? Are you reaching out tot he right person? Can you find the help you need? If not, find your way and do it. There is nothing wrong with a little help, and being alone is, well, lonely. 

No, this was not meant to be a downer or a negative post, just something on my mind today. 

So as the sun sets on another day, you are not alone. (Stop looking around the room, it is a figure of speech) Take a moment, reach out for help if you need it, solve your problems today, and find a way to make life better each day you can. Like the Beatles said, "we get by with a little help from our friends".

Sleep sweet, love life, and if you don't need help help someone...