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The sun sets on another day...

It is about 92 million miles from the earth to the sun. Quite a long way. When we watch the sunset we are stepping back in time, because it happened 8 minutes or so ago. Close up, the sun would look a lot different than it does from here.

Sometimes when we see things from a distance they look a lot better or worse. I know, I am probably weird thinking about this, but close up things are sometimes a little different. 

Take mountains, from a distance they look pretty small, but when you are climbing them, not so much. When we are looking at a car, we may be excited, but after we look closer, maybe not so much. People look different too, better or worse, depending on where you stand. I think, my opinion is, that we should see things from close and far away to make our best decisions. Everest may look easy til we start climbing, so get a little more information first. That person who you think is amazing may be better or worse under closer scrutiny.

So as the sun sets on another day, open your eyes to see, and enjoy the moments seeing life more closely, along the way, have a super time, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, laugh often, and smile the night away...

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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was interesting. The crisp night air had sunset, but it also brought light snow, and a whirlwind. I laughed about it and enjoyed every moment, then night fell and I walked in the cool breeze with the dogs.

You. No, not ewe, you.

You are unique, and wonderful, and special and more. You will set the world on fire with who you are if you want to do so, or do nothing if you want to do that as well. You. It is really all about you. I know sometimes you may not think it is, but you are the key to your happiness, your future, and you are the architect of your past and more importantly your today.

There are a lot of people who define themselves by others, but in reality if you do this, you are missing the point. After all, it is up to you.

A funny thought huh?

Well think about it. How many times have you blamed someone else for something, how many times have you looked out and blamed the world, timing, money, a bunch of other stuff, only to find if you consider it, it is all you.

I know any good that has come of me is me, but all the bad is me as well. I can't blame my family, parents, situations, or anything else for how I am today, I can only blame me for how I walked out of it.

There is a book called "Who moved my cheese?" that is a quick read. It follows four characters with very specific traits and how those four characters adapt to the world in a simple situation. It is telling that they have to hold on to their traits and some succeed, and some do not. It has a lot of lessons but one I feel is in there is how not changing can define you more than anything else, and perhaps be your demise. Sometimes we simply need to change and life will get better. Sometimes you need to see beyond yourself, and life will be much better. A scary thought knowing we have control of us.

Think about it.

So as the sun sets on another day, The day is defined, made, and cataloged by you, so lets mark this down as a win and be happy each day we can. After all it is great if you think so, and less than great day if you think that too. 

Sleep sweet, love long, and enjoy your time...

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The sun sets on another day...

They were holy words. They were words that meant something. Could it be that now they are just words?

I know I know I am not giving you enough information to know what I am talking about. There was a Star Trek original episode called the Omega Glory. In it there was a mirror Earth that went very similar to the path of our Earth. At the core we're two groups the yangs and the coms. They fought constantly and without measure. In the Crux of the episode we find the American flag and a whole lot more.

E plebnista was translated over years and years and years from the original We the People.

It is a strange word we. It means we are not alone. It means we are more together than we are apart. It means, well, it means we need we don't we?

Well, some people do, and some people think they don't, but in the end those that think they don't probably do more than they say. Still, those that think they don't may need less than they think or have less than they think they do. Yeah, probably a pain, probably does not really matter, but maybe, just maybe there is a key to we when we think about it. When we find the right "we"s and they find us, maybe we is a bit better. Maybe we actually means a lot then. It is an interesting thought.

I have a lot of friends in my "we" but only a very few close friends. When those friends say they will be there "no matter what", they simply are there "no matter what".  We all have that a little, but think for a moment, who can you really count on? Who will defend you when you are not around, and who brings you down the moment you leave the room? Who will stand with you when they don't have to, and mostly who will lift you up when you need it and even if you don't? It is a tough question that social media has redefined. In our new world sometimes the "we" is the hidden few. I have helped a few people on social media that I barely know. I expect nothing and many times they don't even know I helped. I think that is the way it should be, if we want to help we should do so, without want or need. We should be more. 

Funny.

So as the sun sets on another day, this short article went sideways eh? Maybe we needed it, maybe we didn't, but I know in the end I will be happy knowing some people are in my life, my friend, my protector, my inspiration, and perhaps a lot more, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, be kind, and enjoy the night...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

I know this is not about a sunset but as I was driving this morning I looked out across the expanse and watched Twilight slowly make its way to the inevitable day. The colors were surreal and it always amazes me how sunrise can be so different from sunset and yet the same.

How many seconds are there in a day? How many minutes? How many hours? 

Almost everyone can answer the hours question. After all there are 24 hours in a day. If you ask someone how many minutes or seconds there are in a day they may not answer as quickly. Is it because the minutes or seconds are less important? So how many, I will tell you. 1440 Minutes, 86400 seconds. 

Easy to think of that huh? But consider for just a moment. It only takes a few minutes for someone to be born or for someone to die. It only takes a few minutes to enjoy the taste of ice cream or something exciting that makes your palette come alive. It only takes a few minutes the fall in love or have that special kiss that begins the journey. And it takes only seconds to react to so many situations that I could name them for hours and still not touch the list.

My question to you is simple "do think that you are making the most of your day? Are you making the most of your minutes or your seconds? or do they get swept away, not paid attention to the way they should be. Do you look at one or two events in a 24-hour day and as you do forget about the hundreds of minutes?

No I am not saying to obsess about every moment, that would be silly. Instead I am suggesting but you just take a moment or a second or a minute to remember that one event does not define the day. You could have had a bad event. It does not mean the day is bad. Today could have been stressful for a few minutes but we make a choice to carry that stress forward and perhaps we shouldn't. Today is always an amazing day and filled with possibilities. Are you letting those possibilities come into your life? Think about it, give it a second, or maybe a few minutes, it might surprise you.

So as the sun sets on another day, take a moment, take a minute, take an hour, take all you can and make today the best day ever, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and tick tock...