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The sun sets on another day...

Today was a search fro the elusive snow owls in a place close. Instead we found, well, fog.

I get a kick out of fog. You might ask why. Easy, fog hides the world but changes nothing. This in itself is an amazing feat. Usually when things are hidden, there are changes, but fog is temporary. It does nothing but take sight and sound away. Convenient huh?

How many times would it have been easier to have sight and sound muffled a little, or maybe a lot, with no damage at all? How many times should would life had been easier if the fog had come in at the right time? How many times is fog a good answer to give time to make a better decision.

Now, I am not saying avoid decisions, nor am I saying stall, wait, or anything, but sometimes we need to have a little fog to just slow us down for a moment.

So as the sun sets on another day, well, no owls. Maybe tomorrow, but for now I will enjoy the fog and the temporary peace it brings. Have a super eve!

Sleep sweet, love, and live!!!!

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The sun sets on another day...

As I watched for the sunset I thought about how perceptions change, and in a moment I smiled, laughed and was sullen as the clouds hid the sunset, but I knew it was there.

I like to read. I think many people who read here know that. I actually read a great deal and enjoy reading almost everything. There is a book called the Physics of Star Trek and it explains how Warp doesn't mean you are going faster but that the universe seems smaller. (A simple way to put it but you can read it if you like and I would enjoy the feedback). Anyway, I was thinking about how the world changes when you experience it differently, or see the world in a new way. There are key events in your life that guide your life, and many that are crossroads or pivot points to new places or new decisions. What we don't sometimes see is when our view of the world changes.

Let me explain.

There were many perspective changing events in my life, so I will focus on 1.When I was 16 I got a car. (Ohh, ahh). No, it was not a new car like so many people buy their kids nowadays, nor was it anything expensive. it was several years old, and believe it or not was owned by an old lady before me who barely drove it. When I got the car my world changed some. I was no longer burdened with walking or bike riding distances, but instead now had a vehicle that got me from A to M in the time it used to take me to get from A to B. My perspectives changed. Distance was no longer some huge issue to be over considered, but now was just another factor in an equation. This was a small change in my perspectives, but I already knew of everything from getting rides and having to be places in a hurry.

It was later that my perspectives changed seriously. I had been following the rules. Being good, and always trying to do the right thing in spite of myself. I often did what was right at the detriment of myself (and I often still do). But, and this is a big but and I cannot lie, I found a way to change how I saw everything. Rules were rules, but sometimes those rules needed to be bent to see more or live more. There was a smaller set of roads past where I lived in Lexington. Out in the country there was a road that now is a bike trail in a subdivision. Then, it was all farmland and a small paved road. I had barely broken the speed limit before, but on a certain day I drove this area to try to see someone, and in the process was alone, on a road, with no one around. I pressed the gas, not a little but a little more and was rewarded with speed. I should have been afraid, I should have seen less, but my world opened up and details became clearer and clearer of  the bigger picture around me. As the speedometer pinned I was pumped, exhilarated, and downright overly aware of everything, and then I slowed down and the world all seemed a little different. I was driving the speed limit and everything around me seemed slower.

My perception was changed forever.

How was it with you? It is usually different for everyone. Did you see the world anew after a speech? After an event? Some work function? some home function? A life? A death? Or are you still waiting for that thing that will change you and your vision for all time? Only you know for sure, and only you know how your world changed. Think about it for a moment, and consider all the other changes that made you who you are today, then set it aside and have some fun. 

So as the sun sets on another day, we are all creatures of our experience, but we are also all the experiences of our own choosing. Take a moment and laugh a little. Take a moment and keep growing. Take a moment and see the world with new eyes every day and find those key elements that open your mind always, no matter what. Do so, and I bet you will enjoy your times even more.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live long and prosper...

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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was surprising today, and perhaps it is every day. I was not prepared and then as I thought it would be amazing, where I was it was not. Still, I enjoy every sunset, and I loved what I could see.

I was thinking a lot today and I thought a great deal about the song "Hero". I have done so before, but if you listen to the song there is a lot to it. IT does, however, lend itself to being a hero for someone else. What about you? Have you ever thought of being your own here? Now that song has a lot of special meanings for me. I used it in a story and the song had a special place in my heart, I suppose it still does. Still I can be my own here, thank you.

Think about ti. If you are waiting for the hero to save you then you might as well be in the movie "Feast" where people look for a hero and die, and the hero does as well(Black Comedy, way over the top). Maybe if we make things happen on our own, believe in ourselves, and not wait around for the world to happen we can be a hero to ourselves. That's not to say we don't need to save others when we can, or accept others help, but instead of just being there, why not be a hero. Why not take it to the next level? Why not be more?

For a long time in my life I expected others to meet me in the middle. I thought if I put in 110% that it meant I would get that back. It has happened only a few times. I can be assured if I give 110% to myself I will get 110% back every time. I can and will be my hero.

Take the time, believe in yourself, and be your hero every day.

So as the sun sets on another day, a hero is simply someone who has the courage to stand up and do more for others. A person to be respected and someone to have as a role model. You can be and hopefully are your biggest hero each and every day. If not, its time to start, and time to make your hero the best hero ever, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love with all your heart, and maybe a little more...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

So many considerations, So many things going on at once. some are important, some not so, and the colander of life is sifting through them so I can have some pasta.

It's sometimes hard to shift through it all and figure out what is important and what is not important. It is funny sometime s(As in funny strange) how today's importance may be tomorrows "Run away" (In my best Monty Python manner). 

I wrote a poem quite a while ago that states "Love is like to sailboats, sailing in the wind" and as I considered this topic I would like to say:

Life is like a sailboat, sailing in the wind
The waves will push us one way, the rudder helps us win

the wind may pull us over, rushing to and fro
until we draw our sail tight, and steer a way to go

We cannot know the outcome, we will find down the way
We can only keep on steering, and finding what we may

For life is like a sailboat, sailing in the gusts
and we will each find our own way, steering as we must

Anyway.

So as the sun sets on another day, find what is important and steer your way there. It is right there if you look, and make sure you keep checking your course, each and every day, no matter what.

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