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The sun sets on another day...

I was sad today. Well, that is a weird statement. I rose above it and set it in a bucket to whither, but I was sad for a while today because I parked my car for the season. Sunset was amazing though, and that made the day even better. Sometimes a sunset will make your day even better, it always does mine.

You know, seasons pass. There is a time for everything, and I could have kept my car out and watched the snow mount, but instead I park it for the winter so I can keep it longer. I know the world is an interesting place with a lot of challenges, but as the seasons change it gives us perspective. Change is good, because it makes us either appreciate what we used to have, or appreciate what we are now experiencing. In the end, the world will be pretty bland if not for change. Embrace change, be a part of it, and watch it grow. 

So as the sun sets on another day, I look forward to April, when I can get my car and avoid a speeding ticket again. I look forward to May, when flowers are back in force, but mostly I look forward to each day being a day of wonder, and change being part of every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love with all you hear, and enjoy the warm weather...

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The sun sets on another day...

I think I am spending too much time with a shovel. As sun set tonight the shovel and I dug, and dug and dug, and I smiled and felt my muscles strain.

I am sure you know that sometimes it is a good idea to work on items. There is always so much to be done, and always so much we can do if we want to. The problem is sometimes that we work on so many things so much of the time that we forget how to unwind, how to play, how to do a little less. I have found that all too often the world presses us to work, but we don't find our moments to live.

Let's bury that right now. Occasionally lets just stop, and smell the roses, enjoy the moments, and live for a few minutes without having a goal. Somehow I don't think that 100 years from now anyone will care if I dug a hole or read a book. Maybe we need to remember that and spend a little more time with our passions.

So as the sun sets on another day, enjoy today. Set down the work that is beating you up, it will go faster when you are relaxed. Make this day yours, and have a little fun, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and sing a little too...

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The sun sets on another day...

I find I have a tendency to think too much. Sunset was amazing, and as it passed I was lost in thought and a sunset. An interesting place to be.

I was once told by a girlfriend at the end of a relationship how much time we had wasted together. She gave me a recount of time talking on the phone, hanging out, and generally spending time together. (Pre cell phone days) As she was talking I considered what she said, and smiled, nodded, and let her go.

Time is the most precious thing we have on this planet. How do we spend it? Let me count the ways. Well, I won't but it was dramatic. I mean to say when we consider time, how are we spending it, and is it worth it?

In my first marriage my now ex wife spent all her time focused on everything but me. She noted often that someday we would spend time together and it would be ok, but I rapidly found someday never came, and I spent most of my time alone. It wasn't that I wanted to be alone, it was that there was not another choice. We all can decide to be a fantastic person and spend time with people, but is it what we want, or they want? I spent time with my ex-wife going to antique malls, and doing things she wanted to do only to have anything I wanted to do set aside or explained away. In my opinion this is why we ended up apart.

Consider for a moment, if there are 168 hours in a week, how does your time work out? 56 hours for sleep? More? 40 hours for work? More? 21 hours stuffing our face? More That leaves about 50 hours. Do yours passions take up the majority of that? What portion do you give to you? To others? If you are in a relationship, how much time do you focus on each other, or how much do you focus on TV, text, memes, snapchat, facebook, or one of a hundred other items. Just think about it, it is all I ask.

So as the sun sets on another day, imagine time was unlimited. what would you do? Now take that away, why oh why aren't we exploring that level of time, and all the things in between. Find your passion and spend time on it, and make your days amazing, no matter what.

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

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The sun sets on another day...

Wouldn't it be nice if pictures could speak. If words could flow from an image and in not be some inane meme or motivational quote that was one step from a fortune cookie.  Wouldn't it be nice if the fires and passions could be felt as though you were a part of them?

As I watch each sunset I can see, I am always in awe of how they speak, the power and intensity, the feelings of wonderful moments, and fiery times for us all to see. Wouldn't it be nice to feel the sunset as it is setting and hear the words it might say. Close your eyes, er, well, don't do that yet. In a moment I would like you to close your eyes after you read this. When you do take a minute and consider all the things we have to be thankful for daily. Take a moment and think of all the things others are thankful for, and imagine each sunset speaks those words not just to those who are thankful, but to all of us. Listen to the words, and be thankful for what you have, what you might have, and what you will have every day. Then smile for a moment, and enjoy the evening.

So as the sun sets on another day, sometimes we forget about all the words that are unspoken and how much they can mean. Listen to your heart, each and every day, and listen to your own thanks, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, thank you, and enjoy the night...