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The sun sets on another day...

I sit here in the pouring rain watching the skies open drop water everywhere. The falling rain tinkle's against my car window and I am happy as I've honestly missed the rain. The sky is dull and grey but it brings with it the promise of color everywhere. The rhythmic sway of the windshield wipers play in my mind and the music they bring again makes me smile.

It's an easy question. Why do some people shy away from things that may not seem good but will eventually fade away and bring a positive with their leaving? Why do some people avoid fantastic opportunities laid before them because they think it might not be a good thing and cannot see beyond the surface?

I wish there was an easy answer to this. When we are young we often sing the "Rain Rain Go Away" song not realizing that there are others that are praying for that rain or more not realizing that the rain can sometimes be the key to making the world a little bit better. Some walk away from the caterpillar not seeing the butterfly just under the surface. There is a book called Hope for the Flowers that goes in depth with what I am saying. I have given this book to only a few very special people in the world, and the reason I did was to open their minds to let them see a bigger world than what was at the surface. In the book two caterpillars find there is a different side of life and in doing so set themselves free of what seems like an inane quest. This book is good for children as well as adults and can open your mind if you only let it.

So, the rain keeps falling. My only concern right now is that if it rains for a long while I might have a foot long zucchini in the garden that I will have to eat. Or a cucumber that takes over the world. Perhaps it will finally be time for an attack of the killer tomatoes.

So as the sun sets on another day as the rain falls it is a great day because the Rain Is a Good Thing. How about we focus on the good things in life and remember but sometimes the good things are hidden behind a little bad or a little inconvenient. Take all the positives you can get out of life and enjoy each and every one all the time no matter what.

Sleep sweet, be happy, and enjoy everything you get...

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The sun sets on another day...

Well, I was writing a lot today and posted yesterday early but late, so I thought I would look over the past and share some of my favorite posts. (and realign some of the picks at the same time)

I love the starfish story so I will start with it, here.

I like the idea of the top of the hill and the choices we make, you can read it here.

I have been a big fan of fending of fear. I touch on it a little here!

An older post, but I love it and the way I explained it here.

I thought about barriers and their paradoxes here

Finally, the idea of defining today I explain here.

I think I will stop at 5. There are over 1500 posts online and each is a little different. Many focus on passion and love and a lot more, but some are explanations of a moment, and maybe the idea of making sure today is always a good day. Take a moment if you have time, and read a few. It should be fun!

So as the sun sets on another day, a lot of writing, a lot of thoughts, and hopefully a few good days. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Find your favorite if you like, enjoy reading, and have a super night!

Sleep sweet, smile bright, and make tonight your night...




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The sun sets on another day...

I watched a lot today. I interacted more at the Lakeside Emporium, calling out to customers, trying to get them to come in, enjoying each moment someone honked back, waved, or laughed with me, or even at me. I enjoyed it all. To someone It may have made a difference.

I wrote about similar here.

If you have read the starfish story before you might ask why I said it was similar. I am getting there. Yesterday as I talked to a lot of people, coming and going, I had a child visit with me several times. He was not a young child, probably 10-13 years old, full of questions and child like vigor. at several points his questions were a little over the top, but I have learned to expect that in today's world. At one point as I was using a speaker and waving to people he said to me, "Why do you bother. Nobody cares, and no one is going to come in from anything you do. I laughed for a second, kept going and he repeated the question.

My answer was easy, as several cars turned in I said "They may or may not be here because I was calling out to them. I made a choice to try. I will keep trying and if it makes the difference of one person, it was worth it." 

He followed with "but no one cares" to which I replied, "I do, I care."

He smirked and I replied, "Every day you have a choice to be positive or negative. You can let the world beat you down, let people tell you that what you are doing is worthless or worse, that you are, or quit because of an unkind word. You can also step up, and overcome. You have a choice to give in the those negative influences, or to rise above them. You also have a choice each day on whether you want to be that person who steps up higher and tries to help people up, or someone who is negative and tries to slow people down. Which do you want to be?" I asked.

There was a perplexed look for a moment, then he replied, "I don't want to be negative."

I smiled back and said, it is your choice each day.

We all have a choice each day to be positive, negative, or to be apathetic in this world. The world would be a better place if we found the positive each day. The world would be better if we gave people a hand up instead of looking for ways to knock them down. Let's choose to make the world a better place.

How? Easy. Let's be kind, be thoughtful, and find the positives in people. Let's talk about people's good instead of thinking about "how they could be better" In short, let's help each other forward and up until we are more as a group than less, and maybe those people trying to make us less will fall away or better, jump on with us and be happier. It is worth a try.

So as the sun sets on another day, I find people are amazing. Of course there are many who are more amazing than amazing, but in the end, everyone deserves a chance. Help someone up and at sometime I hope someone helps you up as well. Laugh with them, be a part, and make a difference to at least one person, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and make a difference...

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The sun sets on another day...

The crisp blue sky contrasted with the fluffy white clouds and together they were as one. The sky was more than awe inspiring but sublime as well as I passed under it.

Tonight's post will be quick and easy. 

As we wind through the long roads of today, tomorrow, and a little more, enjoy the moments, laugh about them a little, then a lot, and never take a single one for granted.

Not a lot of meat there, just a thought I had as I drove.

So as the sun sets on another day, it has been a long day, life is good, life is great, enjoy it and all that comes your way, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love often, and laugh too...