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The sun sets on another day...

A long time ago I wrote a story "Thanks for the Ride" about my children and my dog, Shiva. Shiva was a big dog, and was easy going unless she was in a bad situation. She kept the kids safe, and tolerated them all the time. On a particular day my daughter decided she loved Shiva's tail. So she hung on to it. The dog did not care. Shiva was over 90 pounds, my daughter about 40. So as we walked around the house as a human train, me, Shiva, then my daughter one step at a time, it eventually ended up that I got to far ahead, and my daughter was drug down the hall, hanging onto the tail of a dog, laughing all the way.

Sometimes we think we are taking steps in the right direction, holding on to something, but we don't realize we have given up our control along the way. It is hard to see sometimes that one misstep may drag us along straight down a hallway. Maybe we need to sometimes let go, or maybe as we get pulled down the hallway, we need to take a moment and laugh. I think it will be up to us to determine the best possible approach, and up to us to make the best of whichever way we go, and laugh all the way.

So as the sun sets on another day, well, there are lots of things to be thankful for, right? There are also lots of things we may be riding out in life, and as we do, perhaps we should take a step back, and enjoy the moments. Maybe sometimes we should just roll with what is going on, and along the way, enjoy the ride. Maybe, just maybe, the ride is half the trick of making it all work. I like to think we can all be happy if we laugh a little, don't get angry, and enjoy ourselves, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and don't hold on to the dogs tail too long...

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I was thinking today. There are so many people that talk about poetic justice, that I wonder if they know what it means. By definition it is a justifiable outcome, but I wonder, why would justice be poetic and what outcomes are justified? I guess poetic justice is building stairs that go under the snow if you say you hate snow.

Odd thought I know, but most people think poetic justice is negative. In fact, since the 1600s it has been negative, but maybe we need to take a positive spin on it. Maybe we need to think of something new, like ironic justice, where someone wronged suddenly get a good moment, or better yet, someone that is behind the curve is brought above it. Maybe as a whole we need to focus on the positives and pretty much set the negatives in the trash, and along the way enjoy ourselves. I mean, it would be ironic justice to be fired poorly, but win the lottery that day. Perhaps it would be ironic to be scorned, and find the love of your life. Maybe it could be ironic to be teased, and suddenly be hired as the lead in a new and exciting movie. 

I digress, mainly because it is fun.

So as the sun sets on another day, let's take a moment and enjoy the day. Do good all you can, be a positive force, and maybe ironic justice will come your way. In the end, enjoy whatever comes and make the best of it, no matter what.

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

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The sun sets on another day...

Wow, icebergs and cloudy skies can make for an interesting picture, but I sure don't want to be swimming right now. It might be a good and pretty picture, but not a good and pretty situation.

Funny how that works.

Sometimes the pictures that look the most amazing, simply are not. That beautiful happy place you see in front of you may turn out to be a serious nightmare, or maybe a baby nightmare. Like the fantastic sunset with the edge of an iceberg in view, a beauty can sometimes be treacherous.

Take the rose. A rose by any other name, may smell as sweet, but if you don't take the thorns off of it, it will smart when you pick it up. It is up to us to see things as they really are, and make the best of them. So, if a rose smells sweet, enjoy it, but don't pick it. If a scene looks awesome, enjoy it, but remember you may not want to live there. After all, an erupting volcano is super awesome, but a log cabin there may have a little trouble.

So as the sun sets on another day, well, beauty is only skin deep, but it is still beautiful, so just make life as happy as you can, and take a few pretty pictures to enjoy each and every moment, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be happy with all you can...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

Ever wonder what the maximum sun would be like. Well, we might be crispy if we saw it, but I bet it would be pretty.

So what about you? What is your limit? Is it something easy to measure or a limit without limit? Do you ever think about just how much you are putting into life, or do you just shuffle on, and see how life is moving forward?

I like to think we have no easy maximum, and we are only limited by our view of ourselves, and the limitations we put upon ourselves. So why then do we not reshape the world each and every day? In my opinion our limitations are sometimes daunting, and those limitations can sometimes define us in a way we don't want. No don't get me wrong, there are real limitations. I remember once working with someone who was a bit smaller than me. We were working on carrying a bunch of items to a top story apartment. (Only 2 stories) I had carried most of the heavier pieces but the person with me was determined to prove themselves without limit. A huge TV stand was rolled to the stairs and we had to take it up. I said, I would take the bottom and they corrected me, they were taking the bottom "They had no limits" So I went to the top and waited, after a moment I heard them say from below, "We should switch, I think I have a limit". This is about the only real type of limit I think there is, one that cannot be overcome without work. The rest can be overcome by perseverance.

So as the sun sets on another day, let's skip the obvious limits and think about the limits we can overcome. I think there are a lot of them, and together or separate, we can make the best of every day, and in the process, remove our limits and make today an amazing day.

Sleep sweet, reach for the stars, and well, fly a little too...