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The sun sets on another day...

As the sun sets it can bring a variety of emotions. Happiness for the day, sadness for losses, elation from accomplishment, disappointment from failure, and a host of others. All from a moment. So what is it that makes us happy or sad? What is it that makes you happy or sad?

Think about it for a moment. For some people it is easy, and for others it is buried in layers of walls, and they may not truly know. (Well, in my opinion) Everything from a child's laugh to a moment in the sun. From a fine drive to pan seared salmon, from getting to talk, or just knowing someone is listening, most people are unique. Well, all people are unique.

I have found people that try so hard to pay attention and do so well, and I have found people that pay attention and are not so good. Those who know and let it go are often problematic as they know what will make another person happy, and just ignore it. In the end, it is all up to us to find our own happiness, with or without others in our lives.

I saw a movie once (no surprise) where someone actually paid attention and bought all a woman's chairs. they were not awesome, they were just chairs, but he knew what was important and did it not for his gain with her, but to see her smile. Maybe the world would be a better place if we all did that more, just tried to find what makes others happy and do it.

So as the sun sets on another day, well, find some happiness. Have a good laugh. Listen to someone, have some seared salmon, or just enjoy the moments. It can be super and even more if you let it, but let it and enjoy your day, no matter what.

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

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The sun sets on another day...

Today was a good day filled with many accomplishments for me. There are two that I will focus on. One is easy, my son and I spent a lot of time together building a wall. Now, this could sound bad, but in this case it was exactly what we intended and we put things together in a room. There is nothing like spending time with a child even though they are no longer a child. If you have children you can nod your head now, if not, well, it is great. We did water the yard at the same time and because of the humidity, suddenly were singing in the condensation as the pipes began sweating and leaked down.  Made for an interesting song.

The second thing today was a little apprehensive but turned out well. I submitted my novel "Vengeful Son" to Reader's Favorite to see how it would do. If you have not read Vengeful Son it is available here. I got a notice the review was complete and wondered how it would go. It went super, 5 stars and a good review and I am happy! I can only hope Sinful Father and Deadly Daughter do as well. My apprehension was a little silly, but in the end, I got over it with a super positive!

Sometimes in life we worry about things that we can have no effect on. As we do so, we set ourselves up. In reality we can do no better or worse than how we do, we can only do better or worse in the future, hopefully better, because we learned from both our positives and our negatives I am so glad things turned out well today, and you should be glad of how your day turned out, because it turned! 

So as the sun sets on another day, we can only be worried by worry itself, or something like that. It is my opinion each day is an amazing journey, make the best of yours as it comes to you, and enjoyy each moment, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy every moment you can...

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The sun sets on another day...

there is a moment withing a moment. It is when the sun is setting, and the night is rising. It is a shadow falling as the light slides away leaving only shadow. It is catching a fish, and letting it go and only having the story remain. It is all that and even more. (and maybe even more)

Each day we are faced with nearly limitless derivative of this moment.It is a moment between then and soon, where only now remains. In that moment we can go a million million places and it is up to us to choose the one best suited for us. It is up to us.

It is hard for some people to see that. We have so many permutations that we avoid decisions and sometimes avoid living in favor of safe and sound, but since there are so many options for our days, it is sometimes overwhelming to choose any one. 

There are no issues, no bad moment, nothing horrible or defeating unless we embrace them. It is time to find that derivative of happiness, and make it ours.

I know, I know, it is not always easy, but it is always worth it.

So as the sun sets on another day, enjoy every moment and somewhere between then and soon, find a derivative moment that works for you, no matter what.

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

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The sun sets on another day...

As the sun set near the lake the sunset was unpredictable, going from colors to darkness as clouds masked the horizon. Only a few miles away the picture today was taken, where the sun told a different story. Both were true, and both were to be enjoyed, but the reality was that the sunset was awesome, as usual. It is hard to predict how the sunset will be, and even harder to bet on it, we can only hope that as we wait for the sun to set, we will enjoy the light show, and enjoy the moments together. 

Wouldn't it be nice if life was predicable? Well, I don't think so, but a lot of people do. They want for everything to line up in neat little lines and be able to push one domino and have them all fall down into a pretty pattern. The truth is, life is messy. I know I know, it is a truth to me, but it is really more than an opinion. Life is full of a myriad of counter intuitive feelings and realities that seem to always be in conflict. It can be a little icky. It is not though. 

We have to find a way to progress and not be afraid of what will happen next, but instead embrace it. Sure, the last time was not very good, or even this time is bad, but the time right now may be the most awesome time in the world, so grab on, enjoy and make it yours. Be fearless, take that chance and if you get knocked down, get back up. It is how e learn, and if the sunset isn't great, imagine one for a moment, because somewhere, the sunset is great.

So as the sun sets on another day, life is amazing, sunsets are amazing, and they are there if you look for them. Each sunset can be beautiful or a beautiful disaster, but each is unique, and guess what, so are you. Love, laugh, live and feel every day and make each day an adventure that you will never forget, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be fearless!