29000Sunsets

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The sun sets on another day...

High above the sunset looked down upon us and smiled. It will be back, but for now we know the true power of the north wind.

My son had a blanket when he was growing up. We always were trying to get the blanket away from him. It was ratty on one side and torn on the other with his constant wear and tear on it. It was rare he did not have the blanket close, and he usually had it on his arm, in house mouth, or was just dragging it around. On one side there would be people who would talk all the time about how bad that blanket was and to get rid of it, on the other, the blanket had been trough a lot, and had seen the struggles my son went through, up close and personal. It was almost a part of him.

There are a lot of things in our lives that look like they have tattered edges. In fact, we may look like we have tattered edges from time to time.  It is important to remember that those tattered edges showed us a little more about ourselves, a little more about the world, and made us a little stronger. Now, don't get me wrong, we had to wash the blanket from time to time, it got bad, but we could and when it came out, it was clean and tattered. Sometimes it is a good idea to wash away some of the stains, step forward, and move on. Maybe tattered edges aren't so bad. I would like to think they show the depths of what we have been through, and let others know we are survivors.

All this from a blanket? Well, yeah.

So as the sun sets on another day be proud of your tatters and scars. Be proud of who you are every day. There is truly only one you, and the you that you are is a great you. Feeling tattered, wash up, clean up, and move on. Your tatters show it, you will overcome, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and look at the stars...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

Well, tonight and today I spent over 2 extra hours driving in near blizzard conditions. Tonight we will explore the depths of cold and set records, and tomorrow, well, more records. Are they important? Maybe, but maybe we need to look at other records. 

There are so many things we should look at daily while we are focused on the ones that are transient. We focus on how many inches of snow we will get, but not how many inches of snow will melt. We look closely at how long it is until work ends, but don't pay as much attention to how much time we have with someone. We miss people when they are gone, but don't think about how many iced teas they drank in the morning. Yes, perhaps none of this seems important, but maybe if we look at little closer at the little things that are happening around us we will see a bigger picture.

So how can we assure our picture is the right picture?

That's a good question. Maybe it is the right picture for us. Maybe we need to take a moment and look at the hows and the whys of each day and see what we are focused on, and focus on those things that will improve our standing with, ready, ourselves! Are we doing what we believe in, what is right for us and for the people around us? Are we just looking at a short term picture or a picture that will make us happy further than today.

I know, II say a lot to focus on today, but we have to have a little bit of yesterday that we learn from, and a bit of tomorrow to build on and make happen.

So as the sun sets on another day, take a moment. Consider all those fun things that we see daily and what they may mean to you, perhaps to others. Do something nice for you, and perhaps for others. In the process find your way to a happier place and maybe a little more. Build on that, make it yours, and make the world a better place, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy the cool weather...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

A simple pull of a string and the snowblower roared to life. Not inches but feet of snow to work with and I pressed on with snowblower and shovel. The snow kept falling, but the outcome was never in question, a huge trail was cut in the long drive and piles of snow laid to the side as the engine of the blower and I both roared!

We face so many challenges every day. There are so many things that try so hard to defeat who we are each moment. From visible obstacles and less than perfect people to invisible faults and invisible diseases that sap our strength and try to hold us down.  It is a struggle that can be sublime,or epic, and many sit and let the moments wash over them, lost like a cork in the waves.

Well stop it!

There are moments we want to be like that cork, but inside we know we may only have 29000 sunsets so it is time to roar! Time to roar and keep that person from bringing you down. What they say doesn't matter because you cannot hear it over your roar! Time to roar and finish that last lap, the last step, the last page or the last row blowing snow because even through the pain it will be done and you can feel the power of accomplishment. Time to roar and push past all that life tries to smack you down with, because you are better, you are more powerful, and you are more. When you are more, it is truly time to roar! 

Sure, the world can be cruel, the world can be intense, the world can try to take so much from you, but as you roar, listen, and there are so many roaring with you. Together we can roar, and together we can do more! Together we know the world can be great, the world can be happy, the world can give you so much each day.

So as the sun sets on another day, take this moment to step beyond those things holding you down. Take this moment because you deserve it, take this moment because it is yours, and roar, not purr, roar, and make the world your own.

Sleep sweet, love life, and roar!

 

 

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The sun sets on another day...

Today was a mixture of sun or wind clouds and more. As I took my picture I saw the waves crash against the ice and mist spray across the horizon. As I did so I saw a lone photographer standing against the waves trying to take a picture. That picture in itself was obviously important to him.

You know we can't fault people who are trying to be themselves. The best thing we can do is let people be the person they need to be. Anything less takes away from their journey through their 29,000 sunsets.

In the end the best solution is for you to be you and me to be me and if you want a little joke doobie doobie do and maybe even Scooby Dooby do!

I know I know this should be more serious but the reality is being you is a full time job. Don't let anyone take it away from you.

So was the sun sets on another day, be you. After all you are unique, you are special, and you are amazing no matter what. I would stay off the pier in the harsh wind with high waves, but hey, if it is fun, maybe I am wrong.

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