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The sun sets on another day...

I like math. Math was lots of fun and believe it or not, I loved Calculus in college. Proving something was or was not was a challenge, and math was always pure and could be proven at any point. (I am getting to the point). So I was thinking today about a book on mathematics I read years ago and thought about a formula.

We all want to be happy, and that should be our end goal, but the equation of how to get there can be a little rough, so here goes:

x= our past and the amount of positives in our past

y= our dreams and the vision we have in our dreams

z= those dreams that became our reality

a= our reality and what we have made of our self

b= our friends and those people that support us

c = our enemies and those people that do not support us

Given this my equation will be:

ab-c2 +x2-y2+z2+1

Well, it is work in progress, but in my opinion our reality and our friends show who we are and it is not the amount of friends, it is the strength of those friendships. This shows one of our foundations. Our enemies show the negatives and challenges we need to overcome. Our past gives us a big foundation to build upon while our dreams, the ones we have not acted on, show us what holds us back. Finally the dreams we have fulfilled make us even better.

Yeah yeah, it is a work in progress, but as I looked at this I thought, wow, I should be happy but sad, and that made a difference. (I won't tell you why!)

So as the sun sets on another day, well, build an equation that works for you, but think about how you have a great deal to be thankful for in life. We all do because, well, after all, we are alive! Take a moment, count your good fortune and start setting your sails on achieving great things. In the end, remember no equation can decide if you are happy, only you can, so make today a good day and tomorrow even better.

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

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The sun sets on another day...

Cool, crisp, brisk, and many more descriptors describe tonight's eve. The sun was pure and clean on the horizon as the air swirled around and grabbed at my breath. It was near perfect, the time of year where days are hot, but eves are chilled if not just right. 

I write each day, sometimes a few hundred words, sometimes several thousand. Normally, it is more to the several thousand as I explore both fiction and non fiction, determine each day what I write based on the people I meet, the situations I am in, and the moments that I experience. In 2017 I wrote a lot here, and in doing so considered times long gone by and people that meant a great deal to me. It was good, but it did not focus enough on the key elements of desire and belief. I wrote about a book called 2150 AD  here and considered the depths of Karma, and the things that make up that Karma. Still, I set aside the idea of belief and considered the opinions of so many others. Today as I worked on documents that needed to get done I considered a paper I wrote in second year English in college, a paper about desire and belief and how people can overcome if they have those two elements in their life. The desire to achieve and the belief they can do so.

As I write tonight I am haunted by that paper and by the depths of the message I wrote so long ago, that even the impossible was possible if you desire and believe. This lead me to something I wrote this February about the movie "Paternity", you can read it here. In the movie the hero just wants to be there when his child learns about gravity, because without the knowledge of limitations, there are no limitations in his mind. I considered that as well, and whether there are truly limitations in our world, or just the ones we set upon ourselves.

So a lot of thinking, but in Latin the word is crēdere, which is simply, to believe. We want to believe, but sometimes there are limits we place on ourselves, and perhaps today we need to determine if those limits are real or imagined.

Funny, I did not intend to make this post so serious, but in the end perhaps it is, we believe what we can, and we overcome what we can as we believe.

I believe I have no limits but those I place upon myself, and for that, I am either in my own prison or my own heaven based on my beliefs, no one else is responsible but me. Is this how it is for you as well? Are you a prisoner of your own beliefs, or have you set yourself free because of your beliefs. 

I knew someone who always told me how limited they were. Each day was an excuse, about how something terrible happened and that was the limit of what they could do. In the end, and as I began to know who they were, they were not a prisoner of the past, or of any actions, they were a prisoner of their own belief that they were a prisoner. By that some token, I knew a young man who was limited by an illness. I watched it degrade but I believe that man could do more than any 10 men, because he believed in himself up to the end.

Astonishing to say the least.

So as the sun sets on another day. What do you desire, is it real? Do you believe it is yours to achieve or is it something that haunts you and you want. Find a path, and remember, desire takes you so far, but not all the way. Believe takes you another way, but still not the entire way. together desire and belief can move mountains and make the world a better place, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and believe...


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The sun sets on another day...

If you look at it just right, every day is an amazing day. There is just no better way to put it. Life hands you a series of ups and downs and you can either ride the roller coaster, or go round and round with the merry go round. Either way you end up back at the beginning. Right?

Often I get to sit for a while and just think. I know, I know, it is a dangerous past time, you know. There are so many juxtapositions of the world, and we are all just very tiny pieces of an enormous cog. Feel small? Don't call Steve Martin yet. There is point to the small. Whether you look at it from chaos theory, where the smallest actions can cause massive reactions or from the workings of a watch, where every little gear is important, there is no one smaller than you that is more important than you. We are all part of this massive working machine and each of us has something to offer. Well, most of us are at least.

Don't ever take yourself for granted, and don't ever minimize who you are as you are the best you can be, each and every day, and the world is pretty awesome because you are in it. So take a moment, right now, and consider the lives you have touched today, and how you affect people. Consider it well, then make it better. Not just for all of them, but for you as well.

In the end, remember, we all have to keep going and enjoying this thing called life. Enjoy it, love it, live it.

So as the sun sets on another day, smile. Yes, smile, laugh, cry, jump, giggle, but feel the world around you. Find a way to make today your best day, and when tomorrow comes, remember it will be today, and wash, rinse, repeat, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, eat cherries, and love life too...

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The sun sets on another day...

I wanted to be a little different today, so how about some suspense. 

I was musing with dreams and wrote out a short story, you can see it at the link below. I hope you have fun.

So as the sun sets on another day, take your day easy, and don't accept drinks from strangers.

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