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The sun sets on another day...

This morning it rained. Well, it didn't rain, it poured. Well, it didn't pour, it deluged. I could go on, but a picture is worth a thousand words, so take a look at how a sliding glass door can be in a real fun storm, fun huh?

Anyway, as I ran around soaked in the rain while lightning was blinding the skies and thunder shook the foundations of the house, I thought about how many people in the world feel like they are drowning all the time.

It is easy for things to overcome us The world gets a little silly sometimes, and you may slide further and further behind until oops, you are under water. You have two choices, you can swim for it, or you can pump out the water and go forward. Well, there is a third choice, you can drown. Maybe a fourth, you can climb in the dern boat that you forgot you had, wow, lots of choices here, but my point is, we have to decide and move forward, not just drown. 

I have found in life it is so easy to say yes, or just keep trying to make things right, that pretty soon you may find you are drowning. It is in that moment that you truly fall to the floor and feel like the world is against you. Whether easy or hard, tasks can add up like raindrops that keep falling on your head until you realize, "Hey, I am under water!" Well, stop it. Grab an umbrella, and shed some of the rain, then maybe it will get a little better. It may sound tough, but if you think about it, it might be the easiest thing you can do.

So as the sun sets on another day, don't let the water drown you, find a solution to overcome it, and make today the best day it can be, no matter what. (and learn how to say no too, it does work)

Sleep sweet, love life, and glub glub...


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The sun sets on another day...

I know it set, but the night was much brighter than the day.

I watched tonight as a storm brewed and became one with the night.  Well, maybe. It may have made the night into day as hundreds of lightning strikes flew across the sky. I was mesmerized by both the power and the beauty of the storm. Well, I was until the light and sound were happening concurrently. At that point it got a little wild, but still I watched, fascinated as always.

You know, storms are pretty amazing, they cleanse everything and bring out the true character of everyone involved. Cowards become heroes and heroes slide to obscurity because of the storm, because in reality, it is just a storm. In life, the storms are sometimes a little more difficult, but perhaps not. The winds may come in and decimate an area, but we find a way to rebuild. The world is a special place and if we take a tip from nature, sometimes a storm needs to happen for new growth to occur. Funny isn't it, how you can't really move forward unless sometimes you have a bit of a storm.

So as the sun sets on another day, take a second and instead of running from the storm, realize the storm is part of life that may help you see things clearer. Enjoy the chaos sometimes and feel the power that starts us over. Take the time to enjoy the moment, and even if it is bad, learn from every storm so next time it will be a little better.  All I can say is weather every storm, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and ride the storm out...

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The sun sets on another day...

There are a lot of things in life that make us retrospective. There are also a lot of things in life it make us prospective. Hopefully we can also find those things in life that make us focus on the moment and, in the process, focus on the people around us

Today I was at a book signing for a short time. While I was there I met some very wonderful people who stopped and talked, discussed the books and discussed how life was for them. I listened to people because I think everyone has a unique perspective. It was a great time and a lot of fun.

I also watched a significant number of people lost in themselves as they walked through the mall. They barely looked up from either their phones or their tasks and as they did so they were completely oblivious to the world. I am not sure whether they were thinking about the past or thinking about the future but they were not engaged in the moment.

Its funny how people can be so engaged but so disengaged at the same time. We sometimes forget that we are part of the world, and that we should talk to other people as often as we can. (Well, we should, but we don't always feel like it.) I suggest to everyone that maybe it's time to pay attention to more. Maybe it is time to pay attention to what is happening right now and not just to us. Maybe it's time to  pay attention to the world around us and maybe, just maybe we will find a little more calm, and maybe more happiness.

So as the sun sets on another day why don't we pay attention to each other. Let's try and make everyday special not just for us but for those around us. Say "Hi", tell a joke, laugh a little but move out into the world and become a part of it, not just a background element. In the process let's try and have a great day everyday. There is no day more important than today and when tomorrow comes, guess what, it will be today. Make today your best day ever and you will usually find your way to happiness, no matter what.

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

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The sun sets on another day...

There are so many songs and poems and stories about time that you would get dizzy looking at them all. The sun just continues to rise and set, this time high above the rain, oblivious to time.

So as time flows like a river, and is part of this huge time machine, Morris Day must press us all for our time passages, right? After all, we go to things time after time, and see the world with time in a bottle.

Huh? That was weird and confusing and if you got it all, I will clap for you!

The world is obsessed with time and sometimes we just need to take a step back and not worry so much. Maybe we worry too much about time and not enough about right now. Perhaps we press so hard to get the there, then, that we miss what is here, now. Maybe we just need to step up and grasp the concept that if we only have 29000 sunsets, worrying about time should not be on our list of items to consider. Maybe right?

A long time ago I sat on the hill between several roads. Someone asked me a question and I gave them an answer. The question was as simple as what would I do, my answer was what I felt, no other thought came to mind. 

So now it is your turn, you are sitting on a hill, there are three roads before you and someone asks you which path you will take. One is easy and painless. One is easy but painful, and one is a challenge and unpredictable. Which do you take? Consider your answer well, as each has it's joys and pains, but which will be fulfilling for you? Which will make your time the best time?

So as the sun sets on another day, remember that time flies like a river, fruit flies like bananas. Something like that might make you laugh, or smile, or even look at me strange, but I, I will sit on the hill and be lead by my passions and smash a few bananas along the way, no matter what.

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