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The sun sets on another day...

(I wrote about similar here.)

Sunset was amazing but moon rise even more so tonight. I watched from the car as the moon slowly rose and I giggled inside. Why? Just because!

I try every day to hold on to the youth I once had. I know, we all say we do, but there are things inside that pull us every way except in the way we probably should be going. Where might that be? Good question. 

I suggest maybe we don't embrace our inner child enough. Maybe we play a little sometimes, maybe we let out hearts go from time to time but it seems, and this is "seems" that as we embrace being older, we become older. Now I am not saying that if you think young you will suddenly be young, but I am saying that if you are young at heart, maybe the world won't look so bad.

I know I know, there are lots of reasons to be an old grouch. Something was not fun, something hurts, there is a struggle, people don't see you, people see you too much. All of these things are definitely in play. Maybe, just maybe, a lighter heart will help you through anything, or at least not let it bring you down further. If you want to read something fun that may put you to sleep go here. (I enjoyed it) 

I will keep this short and sweet, mainly because I added a lot of reading. Take a moment, look at how you see the world, and maybe have some fun with it. Embrace the youth you have, find some you don't have, but find the light heart and innocence that will get you through the day a little happier, a little less stressed. (We can hope)

So as the sun sets on another day, well, stop being old. Hmm, doesn't work. How about stop thinking old? Stop looking for reasons to be angry, or irritated, let go, and play a little kick the can for me. In the end, the world is a place that you just have to live with, smile, be part of it, and enjoy the moments, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and have some candy in between...



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The sun sets on another day...

Clear, crisp, fiery, and beautiful. A few easy words to describe tonight's sunset. The twilight was cool, but not uncomfortable and I stood on a balcony overlooking the beach, strangely alone. In a few weeks that balcony will be full of people and will have few to dozens daily until the end of summer, but for now as it has been while snow blanketed the area, it was desolate, and I enjoyed the moment.

I sit here giggling and laughing thinking about the Mogwai from the movie gremlins and the intensely fun laugh the Gremlins had while they delved into mischief. The Mogwai were happy go lucky little creatures, but the gremlins, well, not so much.Both were allergic to the bright light and they only danced through my mind due to the intense sunset tonight. Rather than write a long post tonight, I just want to say, I hope you had a fantastic day, and if you got to see it, I hope you enjoyed the sunset.

So as the sun sets on another day, let the sunshine in, and enjoy the evening, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and wow what a ride...

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The sun sets on another day...

The sunset was there somewhere, but I could only see it in my mind, a promise of something more, and my thoughts drifted to a dozen dozen things, and maybe a little further as the colors of the twilight raged only in my mind.

It is an old question, which came fist, the chicken or the egg. The debate is amazingly intricate. Whether the chick was born, created, evolved from something else or another equal solution or that an egg suddenly appeared and gave us a chicken as it hatched. I suppose we can thank Meijer or Kroger or Whole Foods for the free reign egg that gives us chicken solution. I propose an equally maddening question: Which came first, the sunrise or the sunset.

No matter your spirituality there is a madness to this question as well. Was there light first, or darkness first. If there was light first then there would have been sunset first, well, maybe, but if there was darkness first, would there have been sunrise or sunset if there was nothing to see it?

Who cares, right? Both questions have no answer.

Maybe our question is more simple. At what point do we notice? Unless there was a KFC hiding before the egg was made, there was no one paying attention to the chicken or the egg, nor was anyone paying attention to the sunrise or sunset until they realized its beauty or its use.

A crazy intro to an even crazier question. Which comes first, you or everyone else? Is it you because you are the foundation of you, or is it everyone else so you can be you because of everyone else? Where would everyone else be if there were no you, and where would you be without everyone else? I know it is a tough question for some.

You know, I would love to say the answer is balance and have a Mr Miyagi come out of the woodwork and say something prophetic, but as I consider it has to be more "you" than anything else to allow you to be that person that can help everyone else, right? At least it is something to consider.

So as the sun sets on another day, maybe the world needs more of you, maybe the world needs less of you, but you need all of you before you can share any of you. Whether chicken or sunset, you came first to you, and you will be with yourself to the end, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy it every day...


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The sun sets on another day...

As I was musing with myself tonight I was struck with a thought. No, it did not hurt, but it was still hammered me with nearly palpable force. The thought "How many ways can you say the same thing?"

Sure, that is just a thought, but the reality is that often you can here the same thing over and over and it may drive you pretty crazy, or at least make you think about the broken record pounding in your mind. Then I thought a little further and realized that maybe hearing the same thing over and over was not so bad. Maybe, just maybe, the idea of hearing things over and over was an actual positive.

Follow me just a second here to a place where people are always civil to each other, where each person reaching out their hand to shake an others, where people talk about a nice day, a happy time, the nice hat someone is wearing, but at least find something each day that is a positive to make the people around them feel a little better about themselves. Imagine saying please and thank you over and over with meaning, and not setting it aside because you already said it. Imagine appreciating the things we have all the time, not just at convenient times.

Hmm, maybe a broken record is not so bad.

So when I say to not to whine about the past, it is because they should learn from it, not let it pull them down. When I say to not pine over the future, it is meant to be aware there is a future, but not let it block the happiness of today. Finally when I say to define today, it is because now is now, and then and then and then is not now. Defining our best day right now is all we really have to ensure our happiness, and it is there we can define who we are, who we were, and who we will be.

Maybe I am a broken record, but I am not writing for any one person but you, and it is there that I hope to see happiness.

So as the sun sets on another day, so as the sun sets on another day, so as the sun sets on another day, well, be happy. If you see something over and over, maybe there is something to it. While you think about it, define your day today, and make it the best one ever.

Sleep sweet, love life, and make today a miracle...