29000Sunsets

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The sun sets on another day...

As the sun flies across the sky cartoons depict it as waving and happy as it goes sails past us. In reality, it doesn't have a face because, well, its the sun and really bright.

It would be easier if people could wave and be happy with each other daily. It would make our lives a little more positive and perhaps a little more complete. Maybe our goal should be to ask "Are you ok?" or "How ya doin?" to as many people as possible to ensure the world can be a better place. Maybe, just maybe we can make a difference, just by taking the time to acknowledge someone is ok.

I remember a movie with Mel Gibson I watched a long long time ago. He could read minds suddenly and as he listened to everyone's thoughts and the conceited and self centered items, he came  across someone who just did not want to be seen. They were contemplating bad things, and he heard it in his mind, and reached out to change that persons life. We can't read anyone else's mind, so we should assume the best and the worst at any time and consider the possibility that the person before us may need us to be patient and positive, and we can hope, as they look at us, they are feeling the same way.

So as the sun sets on another day, consider well how you affect others and make it a positive effect. Make every day as amazing as it can be, and be positive to others, maybe ask how they are, and give them an opportunity to smile.

Sleep sweet, love life, and spread happiness all you can...

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The sun sets on another day...

As the sun moves across the sky, it is defined not only by the light, the colors, the moments, the shades that it imbues the landscape with, but also with the thundering silence of a moment.

Tonight I watched the sun set and in the cold of the cutting breeze felt as though the world was being sliced away and revealed for a brief moment and the minutes I spent taking pictures seemed to stretch beyond the horizon. Any moment can last forever if we let it. If we hold on to the good ones we make a choice each day, and find a way to have a good day. After all, it is our choice whether we have a good day or a bad day, there is no other person defining who we are, no one to blame, and no one to consider. It is our definition of the day that makes our day, nothing more, nothing less.

There are many reasons each day might be a bad day. When I begin moving I should have a bad day. My day starts with pain and until the hot water rolls across me and I let is go until it slowly becomes the norm and fades away. Memories assail me constantly, long lost moments of possibles and possibilities, wasted seconds, minutes and hours, a thousand thousand times that I should stop for a moment and give pause. There is a but there. As I awaken from my usually short slumber I define myself, and the pain becomes a reason to keep moving, the memories, good or bad, become a reason to smile, and the promise of the day becomes a mountain I not only will climb, but a mountain I must climb. So as I move on into the day I know the day must be good for me, there is no choice, simply because today is another day that I am in it. Today is another day to learn, to live, to love, to find passion or more.

This is me of course, but I believe that anyone who wants to can do the same, they just have to take a moment and define their day as they define other things in their life. It is like a free McDonald's line, but instead of a Quarter Pounder with no onion you get a positive day. More than just a moment, and a fiery reason to be a part of each and every second you can.

So as the sun sets on another day, each day you have you defined. It was not anyone else but you. All of the positives and negatives of every day are not positives or negatives until you define them. Even the most brutal things in life might be defined and though not positive, they may define a positive day somehow. I ask today, take a moment, and instead of the bad day you think you may be having, turn it into the best day you have had today, and in the process, find your smile, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, make the world yours, and love all you can...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

It was a long day. This moment I sat down and began to write, at the edge of a new day, pushing to keep my personal promise, to write every day. Between multiple responsibilities I had driven to the corner. there I watched a brilliant sunset but it was not the only amazing view. The wind, whipping through the grass was pulling snow across the area, and instead of air, the day was like a crystal wind, lost in the edge of a sunset.

Sometimes in life we go looking for a certain outcome, and in the process find another outcome. It can be complicated as we can choose to see the new vision, or overlook it in favor of our quest to find our original vision. Personally I think we should keep our eyes open for everything and be aware of every moment.

You may ask why, you may not, but I will say from my point of view, every moment is a chance for an adventure and every overlooked adventure is a potential moment missed. Funny statement huh? A moment missed may not mean much, but it may mean everything. This of it. You have no idea a kiss will be your last, and then it is gone. You have no idea a child will grow up so fast, then they are an adult and moving far away. You just don't have any idea what will happen next. I have had friends I thought would be forever simply disappear, and some die with me wondering why I did not take that extra moment and seize time with them.

I was reminded of this recently from several points of view, and am working to correct an oversight, no one is perfect, certainly not me.

So as the sun sets on another day when you go looking for a rainbow and the sunset is there, embrace it. When you go looking for the sunset and a crystal wind is there, embrace that too. Don't miss out on anything that could be wonderful, and don't leave behind something wonderful for anything. I know that sounds like a tough task, but we can do it if we try. Hold on to your moment and believe in it, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and laugh a lot...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

In classical mythology there were a few women with apples that made the sunset golden and amazing. The hesperides were keepers of treasures, and of course one of their greatest was that golden glow that envelopes us all. The protected those treasures with all they had, and gave the gift of the sunset to us each day we cared to look, or so mythology says.

So how do you protect your treasures, or better, what treasures do you have that you hold highest. When people think about treasure many think cost, but there are those that see treasure as it should be, as something that means a great deal. As an example, I have a polished rock I have had since I was little, and that rock is really nothing special, except it is special to me sine my grandparents gave it to me oh so long ago. I have a considerable number of cameras, but a small "spy" camera that is worth only a few cents is in a place of high esteem, simply because it was given to me as my first camera.  So it goes. Perhaps I am strange between books, music boxes, simply brown cards, and small trinkets, but each has a story worth more than money can buy. I like to think having those things around helps me appreciate every day by reminding me how perfect life can be if you let it.

So as the sun sets on another day, look at the trophies you keep and consider, are they those that reflect a price, or are they those that bring forth the best things in you. Are those treasures something that will mean the world to the world, maybe, but they may mean the world to you, and through the present, open a stunning future, just like the golden apples. Hold on to the memories as you step into today, and live every day like it was the best you will ever have, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and laugh all you can...