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The sun sets on another day...

The sunset was clean and crisp tonight. Not a cloud in the sky, nor even a bird for the moment at sunset. A special quiet covered the land, and as the sun set the world was a better place.

I thought a lot today about things to be thankful for. I think we all should take a day occasionally and think of the true things we can be thankful for, don't you? Here are just a few items on my list:

  • The people in my life that have lifted me up, believed in me, and taken me further
  • My friends that are real friends and will stand by me no matter what
  • The people who have hurt me, and taught me to be careful in life
  • The people who have taken a second and looked to the future, whether I know them or not
  • The experiences that have been good in my life that have helped me see the good in the world
  • The experiences that have been bad in my life that have helped me grow
  • My family - All of them
  • Everything else...

The everything else is the place we always seem to forget. We have so much going on in life that we look at those things close, but forget everything else. Everything else can include the butterfly that landed on me while I was on a beach, or the kind words from a reader of one of my books. It can be as simple as a flower, or as complex as a special dinner or a great night. Everything else may seem big, but everything else can be any size we see it as. I suggest you break everything else down to small pieces, and in the process, enjoy the everything else in your life.

So as the sun sets on another day, Consider each fragment of the things you feel are important, and as you do be very aware of everything else. The little things, the big things and the things many people overlook can be part of who you are each day. Be aware of them as well, and enjoy each day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and everything else... 

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The sun sets on another day...

Tonight it will be good, but I am early. Once again on the road, it is time for family, friends, and fun. 

We are offered so much in our lives. So much that is worthwhile. Sure, sometimes things try to knock us down a few pegs, but we find a way. On this start of a holiday weekend all I can say is I hope you find a little happiness, and if you can't find it, make a little. It will be more than worth it.

So as the sun sets on another day, while I am driving I will whistle a little, and enjoy the drive, laugh at the people, and mostly consider a world that is a little bit happier, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, get ready for turkey, and enjoy your eve...

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The sun sets on another day...

Funny how things go through your mind. Scary how the clouds can creep up on you, but amazing when they do and the sun shines through.

For those of you who were not even close to where I am, tonight's sunset was somewhere between wow, and awe inspiring. As the clouds closed in and were broken on the horizon the sun broke free and made the entire sky light up like fiery cotton balls doused with napalm. The flickering lights and uneven sun made them appear to dance in the sky, and in the end as the sun set I got to see another phantom sunset, where the sun set and was projected on the clouds as though another sun was setting. All this, and my camera sat in its bag at home, alone without me.

I try hard to get across sometimes that the clouds are sometimes a good thing, that rain is not as bad as you think, that winter is like summer only different, and that you can't feel how good the good is without a little bad. Sometimes people agree, sometimes people think I am a little off. If you think about it though, it is true, each day if it is good, we know good from the bad days we have had, and if it is bad, we know it is bad because it is not like the good days. In the end, at least in my opinion, the good far outweigh the bad.

It just makes sense. How can you know that a moment is great without knowing what is not, how can you know the depths of anything.

Some days I just want to smile because I feel good about the world. some days, I have to fight above what is given to me. Each day is a gift so I will do it, no matter what.

So as the sun sets on another day, without the clouds you don't get the most beautiful sunsets, and according to science, without a little pollution and silliness in the sky, you don't get the striking colors that we sometimes see. I know the world is not perfect, but I don't think I want it to be, instead I would rather the world be a little imperfect, so I can have good and bad, and see all the beauty in between.

Sleep sweet, love to the moon and back, and enjoy your night...

 

 

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The sun sets on another day...

Here we sit.

Today is a day of possibilities, paths, moments, seconds, minutes, hours, and a lot more. Today is that day that you may be waiting for, and today is calling. Tomorrow will be calling tomorrow, and all of our yesterdays have called, did you answer? Right now, this instant, the last remnants of today are calling, what will you do?

We have an opportunity for adventure all the time. It does not have to be a grand adventure, but it can be an adventure none the less. It can be an adventure that is as real as the person sitting near you, or it can be an adventure into the realm of the imagination, and all the things in our mind. Every day we have a choice to watch the world, or let the world watch us. I would like to think it is more fun for the world to watch us. To that end I will always:

  • Laugh a little more out loud
  • Find something to challenge me, yes every day
  • Look for new ideas
  • Do something new
  • Learn something new
  • Eat something new if I can
  • Take a picture, or 10, or 1000
  • Make someone smile
  • Do more, see more, be more

Well, not exactly all inclusive but let me say for sure the last is all important and maybe the only one in my list,. Sure, I now have the map to lead the way to pictures of all the Michigan lighthouses. Sure there are challenges every moment of the day, yes I will learn always, but the end goal is to do more, see more, and be more! Let's take that one to the edge of reason, and make it a new mantra.

So as the sun sets on another day, today was a good day, a bad day, and easy day, a rough day, but in the end it was a day to remember so we can find a new series of words to make the world better. Make a wish, dream with me, and find the way to do more each day, open your eyes, and see more every day, and the finally, don't let it stop, and grow each day, be more than you were, more than you thought you could be, and build a better world, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be more...