The sun sets on another day
Have you ever sat and watched the flashing lights all around us? Have you ever watched the sunset go down or wondered about the miracle of just being able to see the sunset go down?
We take a lot of things for granted in our life. I find that many times people just don't see until they lose something that is important. This doesn't necessarily apply to just our senses it applies to a lot of things in our life.
Of course losing ones sight would mean never being able to see the beauty of a flower, the majesty of a mountain, or the myriad of colors in a sunset. Losing ones hearing would mean not hearing the sounds of children laughing, the burbling of a brook, or the whisper of "I love you" in your ear. Maybe we can't prevent something like this.
Perhaps if we take the time and focus on what's important every single day we can avoid losing those things that are important. Perhaps if we take the time to enjoy the moment of listening to a child laugh or seeing a sunset or feeling the breeze against our skin or smelling the smell of fresh-baked bread or tasting something delicious maybe we will notice and pay attention more. Perhaps if we love harder trust deeper and feel more the people close to us will hold tight and be closer. Perhaps if we pay attention every detail of our life every detail will become something amazing.
I have a friend who talks to me occasionally about how important the little things are. I have known them for a long long time and they focus on what they think are the little things. What I have seen though in my experience and as I have discussed with this person through their eyes is it there are no little things. Each thing we think is so little is actually a mountain, each crack we build a chasm. Take the moments to focus on all of the things in your life and realize that every moment may mean something and those things you say and do and taste and smell and see and hear and speak are all important
So as the sun sets on another day taking anything for granted is granting that thing to become unimportant. Putting anything in a box makes that thing less important. Let's make things important every single day no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love it all, and enjoy it too...
The sun sets on another day...
I had a lot of time to think tonight, and a lot of time to consider how the world turns, and how I turn within the world. As I watched the sunset I was lost in a few thoughts, and drowning in a few more.
Sound fun? Well, it was and it wasn't. Sometimes its better not to think about a lot at once, in the end all it did was give me the idea for my first Halloween story this year. Tomorrow will be October, and it is then I will begin writing for Halloween. Two stories a year, 1 adult, one not so adult, but both with the fun of the season. All I can say is, are you ready?
So as the sun sets on another day, time to write, time to smile, time to laugh, and time for stories to be woven into more than an essence, but instead an exciting ride. Join me and thank you for reading.
Sleep sweet, love life, and wow...
The sun sets on another day...
I had a lot of time to think last night. I was up for a long long time, sleeping in little catnaps, and laughing in between at relatively dumb television and the masses of infomercials that assail our senses at 3 and 4 in the morning. It was funny to me as I watched some of the items how incredibly excited people got for incredibly not so exciting items. I was surprised at the air fryers, laughed at the knives, the electronics were not that exciting, the vacuums almost sucked, and a series of other items don't even deserve attention. At this point if you are ever up as late as I am you are nodding your head. Everyone was so excited, excited about their little slice of the world.
As I watched I was fascinated, and started seeing me. When I talk to people about my books I am exuberant and excited, and as I speak to the person I am almost as bad as the people selling Shark Liftaways, I believe in myself, and I believe in all the people that have read my books, and how the have enjoyed them, laughed about them, and been a part of them each day. I smiled last night as these thoughts crossed my mind. Maybe there was something to each of these products, or maybe not. After all, the person speaking on the television believed, why couldn't I? After all, I still have my Ginsu knife, from he 80s, and I use it a lot still. Maybe, just maybe, everyone has a point or belief that might just work. In the twinkle of an eye I might be sold!
I watched for a few minutes and came to the inevitable conclusion "Naaah", but still enjoyed the moments. Why Naaah? Well, my books are not for everyone, and I don't think any book is, but I can tell you in the end, that if I find people that fit, well, I am sure they will like them. I just have to find the right fit.
So as the sun sets on another day, don't stay up all night, but if you do, watch a little shopping infomercial TV, and see if you are a fit. You might be the next buyer of a green knife, or a super vacuum, or you might not, but you will have fun watching, and that is half the fun. Meanwhile, I will talk about my books, sell a few more, and laugh all the time, just because. Laugh with me and find a way to happiness, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, laugh, and giggle a little too...
The sun sets on another day...
I was at The Lakeside Emporium today and while there I had a few very positive moments. (Well quite a few, but these pertain to me)
So I was working on a piece of equipment that was being less than cooperative, and while I did so I was speaking to Gary who told me that one person I had some a book to had stopped by and told them it was awesome and they could not put it down. That in itself is a fantastic compliment but then I was told she was rereading it on a drive to Mackinaw. Well, I was feeling pretty good, only to have someone walk up a moment later and tell me I was right. I looked up to recognize a man who bought the first book a few weeks earlier, and he followed by saying, "I didn't want to start another until I read your other two."
I got him the books and thought about it as I went on in the day. What better day can there be than knowing you entertained a few people, and they enjoyed your hard labor. One event alone would have redoubled my efforts to my next books, but I am flying fast now, and enjoying every moment.
I can honestly say, between spending time at the Lakeside Emporium, laughing with friends, and hearing good feedback, it was an amazing day.
How did your day go? Did someone make your day? Did they let you know something special? Was it you who let them know something amazing? In the end, we can make other peoples day in just a few words. Reach out, be that person, and make days better, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy...