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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was striking as the wheels of the car turned again and I ended up in another location just for a while. As we drove shards of light we're once again visible through the thick clouds but the colors were also there and the sunset was peaceful.

I am often amazed at how people and family are made. Many people think that family is something born of blood. For many years I thought this and felt that only being close to family was at the core of everything. I enjoyed my friends, the few that I had. Still as the years have passed I have found did those friends at my core and others are closer sometimes or at least equal to family. Recently I also found did sometimes family isn't there and that was another change.

Understanding that each day we learn something new is hard for many people to understand, but it is true. We have to leave ourselves open to knowing that everything that we know might not be anything that we know. If that sounds confusing think about it for just a minute. The world can be shredded around us very quickly when we realize that a core truth we believed wasn't as true as we thought. I'm finding over and over that the only truth is the truth may change.

Still that wasn't the point of today. I just wanted to say sometimes your friends are as close as family and you should make sure that they know it. Sometimes the people you can count on and right there in front of you. Let them know they can count on you too.

So as the sun sets on another day, family is wonderful and friends are too but at the end of the day it's always you. Find yourself and make your life awesome and just remember to find love too. Make it happen oh, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be there no matter what...

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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was crisp and amazing, and I was driving again Still, life is amazing and I tried to enjoy every moment.

The answer. It is tough. I have heard all sorts of ideas on how the answers can be found. Some rely on blind faith some search for the bulk of their time, some do even more. I am reminded of a book I read when I was a teen where the answer was 42, and no one knew the question. I was also reminded of "Back to School" where the hardest question given in a test made people pant and then say "4"? All of this is true. The answer is there. You just have to find the question. That may be a little harder, but perhaps not.

Maybe we need to just act. I learned a long time ago that not making a decision is far worse than any decision that could be made. I have watched people fade to mediocrity as their lack of decisions destroyed the things that made them special, but how do you know when to act?

I will suggest the solution is easy. Let's act when it is a decision point that is necessary. There is bound to be an answer, find it, and find a few if you don't like one, then choose the best for you. You will be much happier as you do so. Answers bring solutions, and solutions bring growth. It is a good thing and will take you far, just remember, sometimes the answer is easy, and sometimes hard, but be aware and know the difference.

So as the sun sets on another day, my answer is 42 I think, I like it and laugh with it. Find that answer and yours too and make your way to happiness, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy...

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The sun sets on another day...

The stars seem to be aligned. The planets are aligning as well. Sunrise happens, so does sunset, and in the end we are here, rolling with life, laughing as we can, and getting by.

I look for patterns in strange things. There are lots of patterns in books and movies. They are made of patterns, and their purpose is often to confuse and entertain or incite the mind to see a little more. I can find nothing better than the thought of being more excited, and happier each day. Perhaps the only close item is to help someone else be more excited or happier each day.

There are patterns out there and maybe we need to look for them. Maybe we need to surround ourselves with people looking to be positive. Maybe, just maybe, we need to find a pattern of people who are looking for peace not chaos.

Our thought for the day is easy, find a way to be happy today, if only for a short time. Then find one person to make happy today besides yourself. Just 1. It is my opinion if everyone did this happiness and peace would spread like wildfire. A few rules. You cannot be happy at the expense of anyone else's happiness. You cannot make someone else happy at the expense of your happiness. Otherwise, it is a go for launch. One last thing. If you meet someone who tries to take your happiness or someone else's, eject is the word. Make it happen. 

So as the sun sets on another day, find a little pattern and find a little peace, spread a little fun and keep it going, each and every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live it daily....

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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was filled with clouds and the potential of seeing Jupiter and Saturn together, well, it is not very likely. Still, the day was good because it was another day and we were all in it.

I know I preach the idea that we should focus on today. I know I state over and over to stop wishing away life but in the holiday season I always reread A Christmas Carol and watch the movies, and it says the same. Did you miss it? Well, you have to pay attention but first we cannot whine about the past or pine about the future. Why? Neither exist anymore. In A Christmas Carol the past is cannot be affected, no one sees them and they see the shadows of what once was. In  the future we see the shadows of what might be. We find that if a man were to change his ways the shadows of the future are not set, for scrooge changed fully what he saw as a possibility. It is in the now that we define ourselves, and in the now that we can make a difference.

So it is always.  We can only define the now, all others are specters of the past and future. You can promise no tomorrow, and give no assurance of anything but the here and now.

It is here I find people have issues. "One day I will..." is one of the worst phrases you can begin. That does not give us license to be reckless or to live with no abandon, but it does set some things in perspective. As today wanes if you miss your chance at something it will never be today again. I have always been proud of my friends at "The LakeSide Emporium" simply because  they did not overthink, they created a plan and moved forward. They left their jobs and built a business base don customer service and quality. So many have done so and succeeded, but even the people who failed tried, and in that they achieved more than many. How about you? How long will you wait to write that book, plant the garden, go to Disney, take a vacation, or show someone the attention they deserve? Isn't it time?

I often say if you do not have the spirit of Christmas in you each day the 3 ghosts should visit. It is nearly imperative. We need to see that each day we define ourselves and free our lives from the hate so many hold on to. After all, if tomorrow comes, wouldn't it be great to have a happy foundation?

So as the sun sets on another day, no, I am not trying to make anyone feel guilty. It would just be my hope that we realize life is finite, and in the process start paying attention to those things that make us more, and endear us to the world. We can make a difference in a positive way and stop looking at how we can take away from others. We can make a difference, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love with all your heart, and be that person who changes the world...