29000Sunsets

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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset? Well, not tonight, but it was high up there and I knew that it was calling to me, I just could not rise above the clouds today.

I read a post today that you can find here. It reminded me of the stories I associate with a great many of the things I own. I considered this as I was driving this afternoon and looked up to my windshield. there, hanging from my mirror was an item I constantly reflect on, and have to answer questions about from time to time.

The item is not important, the question is: How many times in life does something small mean something much bigger to us? How many times do we look at an item and are reminded of something much more?

The answer is not 42, instead it is a series of other questions: How do we remember? Why do we remember? How is it that something small can mean so much? What makes  one thing more special than others? 

The answers may be nondescript pieces of memories and a lot of thoughts on the subject. Perhaps it is easy, sometimes something little can open a door to something much bigger. Sometimes, when all we have left is a piece of glass, a marble, a handwritten card, a picture, or a toy camera, we find comfort in all that it stands for to us.

So if it is the past, why does it matter?

As we press to our 29000 sunsets, we don't whine about our past, or pine about our future, we define ourselves in the present. BUT just because we don't whine about our past doesn't mean we can't rejoice in it. Just because it was in the past doesn't mean we can't learn from it. We can learn so much and sometimes, that little toy car from so many years ago, can unlock more than we can imagine with a memory of a great time with someone special. In the process, we can find our way to the best present we can have, right?

So as the sun sets on another day, there are so many stories fro so many things and moments in our life we could write a book about it, right? Consider the shadows of your past, consider those things you need to remember, and sometimes, having a token will take you there, smile with it, go with it, and in the process, make the world a better place for you and those around you, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live it every day...

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The sun sets on another day...

The day is bleak and problem upon problem reared its ugly head. As each came forward I found a way to resolve or dissolve it, and just kept going. I kept going because it is who I am, I kept going not because I wanted to, but because it was who I was.

Somewhere inside all of us is the ability to go on, to solve our issues, to survive the unsurvivable, to laugh, to cry, to love and so much more. Inside of us is a map of all we can be, and still a blank piece of paper of all we could be and more importantly an indescribable path towards who we are now. Just as inside of a caterpillar there is a butterfly waiting to come out, so to are each of us poised and ready to become more. We are often simply waiting for the right situation, the right motivation, the right problem or the right instant that might allow us to rise above.

Sure, this is somewhat of an opinion, but take a trip with me inside, see who you are and who you can be. When things happen, when the world finds you in a tough situation, do you see that inside possibility awaken? Do you see the situations and know you could do more, be more? Do you know that you are more than what you think you are, only waiting for that moment, or do you fight on each day because you have become more and continue to grow all the time? Sometimes it takes a problem to see your gifts. Sometimes they come out on their own, Sometimes our inside needs some help, but it is there, I know we all have that special part inside that can change the world. Let's do it.

So as the sun sets on another day, reach inside of you, solve problems, live, laugh, write, tell jokes, draw, paint, or do much more.  Show what is inside, and I am sure it will make your day better, perhaps someone else's too.

Sleep sweet, love more, and make your love large... 

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The sun sets on another day...

The sunset was getting close, soon to be almost amazing, then the sky opened wide and swallowed the sun, and in the process the sunset was lost to those on the ground. I was happy though for I knew above the clouds tonight was amazing.

Last night I sat in a room with a group of my family watching "The Haunting of Hill House. First, I must say that horror as a whole loses a lot with me, I have seen a lot of movies, and a lot of horror. Many times I smile and laugh, and do not react how others do, so my opinions about the show can be taken with a grain of salt and are not germane. What is germane is the reactions of those who sat mystified by the show. Watching and waiting and becoming more and more engrossed until hands covered eyes, people jumped, and gasps were heard in the room.

Yes, I was watching as well, but I was also watching the room as I am fascinated by our reactions to suspense and fear, and last night I was truly engrossed in all that was going on.

People as a whole often feel the need to be excited, scared, and mystified by the world. There are so many things that can make a person feel alive, and sometimes it is pure excitement. Yes yes, some people hate to be scared but the thrill of roller coasters, thrillers and horror movies, and other events are testament to our fascination with the edge, after all, why else would anyone jump out of a perfectly good airplane to face the fears they have inside. What makes you feel excited about life that could be a little scary for some? 

Personally I do a lot of weird things that many would consider a little scary. A friend once told me some of them were selfish because I put myself in danger, but I also am very safe, so I press the envelope in many ways. Yes, I may drive too fast or take a chance or two, and I may be the one trying some things first, but I want to always be that person who is truly alive, and not miss a moment. You can do ti too, just be safe, and enjoy the edge.

So as the sun sets on another day, take a moment, feel your pulse and do something that will make it race. Share it with someone, be so in touch with life no one could ever accuse you of anything but living, and in the process pave a way towards happiness each day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy your moments...

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The sun sets on another day...

It is a good day, an early day to spend with family. I can never forget how special time is, and how special time with important people is each day.

Games, fun, talk, and interactions filled today. As I sat watching the people around me I was amazed at how these people had changed over the years. I sat in awe at the interactivity and the permutations of how each day had shaped these people. From family to extended family they were each built out of the changes between them all. 

It makes me smile thinking about how each of these people have pressed life forward with persistence and perseverance and living towards a present that works. I am proud of people who make their present a present that works, and I am proud of people who find a way, no matter what.

So as the sun sets on another day, take a moment and consider all the people around you that have faced so much, and overcome it. Consider a world where we see each other for more than just holidays, consider that world, and make it happen. I know I will. 

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy your holiday...