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The sun sets on another day...

Each day we make a choice to be happy or not so happy, or of course a pain in the bottom. Each day we make the decision. One more time, each day WE make the decision. There is no one in the world that can truly make you happy, on the other hand, there is no one in the world that can truly make you unhappy. You give each person the power to affect you, one way or another. It is imperative that each person on the face of this planet somehow understand that no matter how bad things are, you can be a positive person, and by the same token, no matter how good things are you can still be unhappy.

This is a personal choice. We can create situations that make you unhappier, or happier, but nothing can truly set the tone or take over our lives but us.

I once knew a woman that had nothing, (and I mean nothing) but she was one of the happiest people I ever met. At church she was always positive and volunteered, tithed (even though she never had money) and made the world a better place by being in it. She defined herself daily by who she wanted to be, and when people put her down she shrugged it off like an elephant would a mosquito. I heard someone ask her how poor she was once, and she said simply, "She was rich in life."

I also have known several people who were well off, and had everything that most people dream of, and are the most miserable people you could meet. One man in particular I know has a beautiful house, wonderful children, an amazing wife, and more money in the bank than most. Is he happy? Absolutely not. He continuously looks like the world is coming to an end, and lives his life without interacting with anyone.

Eeek, I seem to have rattled on.

My point of today, is don't sweat the petty things, or pet the sweaty things and don't let others define who you are, instead make every day that day that will be closer to the happiness you deserve (and it is a lot!). Define who you are each day, and as you do, make every day a lesson in happiness. 

Sleep sweet, love life, and wish on the farthest star and love your way to it...

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The sun sets on another day...

..and we consider how we interact as people.

People? Yes people.

There are lots of things we can call each other, and far too often we do. Some of these things are not so nice, and some are amazing. We have to ask ourselves daily why we would ever talk to someone as less than we are, and why we would accept being less important than we really are to the world. Remember, every day we have an opportunity to make a difference, not just to ourselves, but to the world as a whole. Any moment we might have the opportunity to save a person, or make a person smile, laugh, or see the world in a better way. This is far better than seeing the world as a hindrance, sometimes sad, or as a series of mundane days.

So as the sun sets on another day, and as we meet new people, laugh with them, teach them our point of view and as we learn theirs, let's also take a moment and make life better for everyone, and in that, feel life flow through us as it should.

Sleep sweet, love life, and make every day so special that you know it will be remembered, no matter what...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

I will apologize upfront if this seems depressing.

Sometimes you just have to feel the spirit and understand that things are or are not meant to be.

I knew a man once that tried to change the world. Everyday he was positive upbeat and made sure that everyone knew that they should be a happy person. Only a few months ago he passed away. His legacy, his family, lives on each day. I am blessed each day to have known him and to have been a part of his life. So as the Sun sets on another day be thankful for those people that you're with that guide you into a positive avenues and help you see the world in a better way and to all those who knew Jim smile a little and be happy.

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Photo by M. Reid

The sun sets on another day...

As our sunsets continue to move forward it is important we continue to see the positives in our lives. With each negative is a beautiful positive if we look for it. The terrible thing that may be happening now, may be a doorway into the future, or may not be as bad as we originally thought. There are of course some exceptions, there are people I have lost that I will mourn to the end of time, but I set that aside in favor of what I have learned or what I feel from the experience. I will not feel bad ever for stopping and helping someone stuck in the ditch and ripping my arm apart, because it was a good move to do so and an attempt to help someone.

The point of today is we should be seriously passionate about life, seriously passionate about helping people, seriously passionate about everything. Why go through a single day with the mundane existence that many people commit themselves to daily. If you are shoveling poop in a horse farm, whistle while you work. If you are doing laundry 24x7, enjoy the moments in between and dream of better tides (Soap joke). 

So, let's make this relevant and more fun. Step out and live, hug the person next to you, get slapped, laugh about it, wave at the person when you are driving home, get honked at, laugh, enjoy life, enjoy EVERY moment and live life to its fullest. 

I am wishing on the same sunset as you are, even if you can't see it, so smile with me to the moon and back....and the stars beyond....