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The sun sets on another day...

Rain rain go, well, don't go, stay and play and make it wet outside! It has been a while since we had a good rain and we have needed it.

I have been writing for a while based on a list a friend had on their page. The list was for their daughter and I am working towards children in general. Today's topic: "Fall in love often. Particularly with ideas, art, music, literature, food and far-off places."

I have to put it out that I love love. I think love is the greatest gift and in a recent interview with a newspaper, the reporter noted that at the core of my books is a statement about love. It is my opinion that this idea and the next one (tomorrow) are slightly cynical as they focus on everything but people, so I will take it to a mid level. In my opinion you should fall in love because love is the strongest thing you have in your arsenal. Love will conquer anything unless it is not returned. Even if it is not returned it can be fulfilling and a teaching moment. To avoid love is to avoid what makes us who we are, to focus on any less is a painful hit to our souls.

I do agree though that falling in love with ideas is fantastic as long as you truly understand or learn from the ideas. Falling in love and feeling passion for art and music can make us into better people and open our minds to even more than we can dream. Falling in love with food can make us eat too much, trust me, I have been avoiding it for a while and far off places are good to learn from, but make sure you love for what is real, and not for what is perceived. That too sounds cynical, but the world is a big place, and sometimes that which we love is not as it seems, well, in my experience.

Maybe we need to look at passion instead of love in this case. Feel passion for art, music, food, places, but love? We should embrace passion and find a way to make passion part of our every day, but maybe the word love is a bit much. Maybe.

So what is love then? That deep feeling that moves you, or an attraction to a person? or is it both? Passion is barely controllable emotion, maybe that is better?

It may be hard to see sometimes as we ted to look over it, and as such, we really need to see passion and love at the core of who we are, man or woman, adult or child. Feel for the things you do, and well, life will be just a little better.

So as the sun sets on another day, fall in love often, feel passion even more. Be that person that makes life an adventure, and find a way to enjoy each and every day, trough love, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love to the moon and back, and the stars beyond...

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The sun sets on another day...

The sunset just is, and in being it is both powerful and sublime, overwhelming yet subtle. It is a lot of things and ever changing simply because no two sunsets are alike.

We are working our way to the end of the list. Each day I have been reviewing a list posted by a friend for their daughter and changing it or embellishing or typing to hear my keyboard click. Today's message is" "Stay as sweet as you are"

As I thought about this I considered that the list was intended for daughters, then I wondered why even then the word "sweet" was used. After all, we could easily be thinking about loads of candy by considering "sweet" and I know just where to get it!

I have a revision for this little item, I think it should read "stay who you are" and skip the sweet. Why? Easy. There is so much going on around us that many people get lost in the maelstrom of craziness that assails us nearly daily. Maybe even hourly, perhaps even by the moment. My point is, there are so many things going on in the world we have to be true to ourselves, and preserve who we are each day. In that we can be as sweet as we are, as sour as we are, or somewhere in between, but the point we should think is we should never lose ourselves.

So as the sun sets on another day, no matter where you are, be you. Stay you and be you each day. Don't let anything take you, make you, or shake you, just remember you are the most special person to you there can be. Stay you, and make every day count, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and make it the best ever...


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The sun sets on another day...

Today the sun is striking, and foreboding as soon storms will cross the land. Fear not, we will wish that the rain will help us all, and the storms will subside with peace in the sky.

I have spent quite a few days working through a list from a friend. Each day a new thought for a daughter. I have been working to understand or embellish these and make the list for children. Today's thought is: "Wish on stars and dandelions, then get to work to make them happen."

Funny isn't it. We wish for so much, and we rarely push to make it happen. A few years ago, in a galaxy far far away a friend of mine and his wife had a dream. They decided to make a change from a "safe" life, and move to a new life where they were in control. All they had became part of a dream, and that dream became a reality. It was not because they were better than anyone (Well, they are pretty awesome) but more because they found a dream and decided that dream deserved to be a reality.

We all have dreams, and we should let our children know that dreams are good, even amazing. We should also tel them that dreams can become reality if we work hard to make them such. There is no better life than a life built on a dream and it is something we should strive for each and every day. Don't put your dreams in a box on the shelf, instead, hitch them to a star and see where they may go.

 So as the sun sets on another day, look to your dreams and make them your reality. You can make the world a better place every day if you try, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, dream big, and live even bigger...


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The sun sets on another day...

Tonight the deck of a park I rotate to was filled with people watching the sunset. People who know nothing about each other laughed, talked, and generally enjoyed themselves. I watched and smiled as the common bond took hold, an enjoyable moment that washed over us all.

For quite a while now, and yes the list is getting shorter, I have been talking about a list I took from a friends post. The list was a message intended for daughters, each day I make subtle modifications or agree with the list. Today it is easy to agree, the message was: "Ask for what you want, the worst they can say is no..."

Communication is complicated, funny, annoying, irritating and a lot more descriptors that would really take us to a new level. In the end, as we communicate we often try to gauge others and miss the mark. Sometimes a little, sometimes oops ouch, holy wow that is a lot. A lot of times we are so afraid of the word "no", that we don't realize it could be a step to "yes".

Don't think so? 

No, no, no, yes!

Well, that didn't work. We should never assume anything and maybe approach people like garage sales. Will you take a dollar? No, how about 2? Yes. We can't really understand where we are unless we have a point of reference, and others don't read minds either. I can't say it any clearer, ask and you will receive, a yes or a no. (Maybe is an indecisive "no" so I leave it out) Take the jump and just ask, you may be surprised and start asking all the time.

So as the sun sets on another day, ask, talk, communicate, let people know what you want, and if they say no, move on. Find a way to enjoy every moment with either a yes or a no, and in the process, have a happy day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and yes!