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The sun sets on another day...

Sometimes as we drive through life we are reminded that there are thin lines to our sides that keep us on the road. We know we have to follow the path to get where we are going, but sometimes it seems the road is far too long to make it there in a timely manner. Sometimes the lines we are  driving between feel like a prison and as we watch the drivers to our sides we realize everyone is within those lines, and sometimes it pretty much seems like no one knows where they are going.

With that in mind I watch the cars zip in and out, faster and faster going to nowhere fast, and me following. Are you following as well?

I saw a commercial that made me think of all of this recently. The choice is yours. you can follow the road and go wherever it leads, or occasionaly go off road, and take a chance with the bears, and maybe have an adventure.

So as the sun sets on another day, the path before us isn't always clear, but it is usually our path. Choose a path that leads to your happiness and find a way, not just everyone's way, but your way. 

Sleep sweet, smile like crazy, and love life...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

Wow!

During the summer it is so consistently stunning to wake early and see the sun rise, and wait until nearly 9 at night to watch it set. Barely 8 hours of darkness each night make the world a special place. Now the tides have shifted, well, the world has pivoted, and it seems like the darkness has come home for a while. 

I want to say though, that it is not a big deal. Even if it is darker longer there is no doubt that the world is full of light. Even if the world seems to be gloomy, there is never a time that we cannot make each other feel bright and happy. Even as the darkness falls, we can easily shine a light on ourselves to be luminous.'

Funny huh? Not haha, but strange.

We are resilient people, you are a resilient person, and even in the darkest night, you can shine. Well, maybe not like a glowworm, but you can shine with a light that makes you see something bigger in the world, and maybe that something is you.

So as the sun sets on another day, take a minute. Pay attention to yourself. Realize the light you bring to other people and be part of that light. Skip those negative feelings, those negative thoughts, and those negative days and instead shine, make the world shine, and in the process find a way towards a happier day, maybe a happier week, and then a happier life.

Sleep sweet, shine bright, and love to the moon and back, and the stars beyond...

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The sun sets on another day...

As the sun is setting it sets hopes and dreams for many. They dream of tomorrow or watch the day pass, done with another. 

In the story by O Henry a woman waits to die based on leaves on a wall, a man paints a perfect picture of a leaf so it will never fall, but dies in the process. (Fast overview, but hey, you should read it here)

There are two thoughts here. First, what is it that drives you to make press each day. A talisman, a hope for tomorrow? Something else? Second: Could you give your life to create something great for someone you barely know.

I like O Henry because his works usually make you think. In our first example, we really should consider each day what drives us to the positive. You know it could be someone, or something, but we should try to understand so we can be more effective with it. I know a lot of people that don't have anything concrete for why they press on each day, they just do. I would like to think there is a magic formula, but the reality is we choose every day to pick some reason to go on. Is it for work? For home? For a friend? Or is it an abstract like finishing a book, a poem, or painting the perfect picture. I like to make my goal to have 1 more great day, and in spite of it all, I seem to always find one more great day, and even a few stupendous ones!

As far as our second item, many people would laugh at it. Would they press to the end of their ideas to achieve a goal that could be considered perfect. There are lots of possibilities here, but the truth is, we don't know most of the time. People in the service will give their lives for others without question, but most people just are not wired that way. Consider who you are and if you are willing to "march into hell for a heavenly cause".

So as the sun sets on another day, read the story and consider who you are, there are other characters, but I described the two pivotal ones. See how you would be, how you would decide, and then find a way to make a goal for your life that keeps you going each day. "Paint your leaf" and don't ever let it fade, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, watch your leaf, and live every day like there is no other...

 

 

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Photo by Gary Samples

The sun sets on another day...

The sunset is predictable and we are certain it will be here, because it is. Well, we are certain it happens. 

Sometimes the sunset comes out and amazes us with an unexpected light show that envelopes the evening sky. That sunsets light show is the pinnacle or sunsets (well, sometimes) as it was not expected.

Tonight that happened and I was driving in the evening sky watching it (well it is not the lat afternoon sky) and I could not get a good picture. So, I share tonight the absolute genius work of Gary Samples.

So as the sun sets on another day, look at this example of a fantastic picture. Know how wonderful the world can be and know that in a surprise move, almost anything is possible. Even on the rainy, cold, icky weekend, a magnificent sunset can make us all appreciate the work just a little more. Take a moment and pay attention to those gifts that are given to you freely and instantly and make your day better, or even better than that, then enjoy the moments, and find a little slice of happiness!

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy the ride...