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The sun sets on another day...

The sunset is striking, calling color from every little place to every place it can. The skies are lit up like spring tulips. Then like a flash, the sun is gone in the lingering clouds.

It is probably a little silly, but sometimes people are like the seasons. Wandering in and out of your life and changing everything only to be gone again a short time later. Well, a relatively short time. sometimes it is weeks, sometimes years, but it can be like a season.

I ask myself why sometimes. I was musing of all the people I know and have known. It started at dozens, then hundreds, then far far more. Some have been in my life for a long time, some a short time, and some waft in and out of my life. Some started with difficulty and became positives. Some started positively, and became a difficulty, the point is as they wandered in and out of my life it was a ride I would not give up, yet a ride that changed like the seasons. In the end, I am thankful for those that I have known a long time, and those I have known only a short time. I miss some who were in my life, and some I do not.

Maybe the secret is like spring, finding the good in life and letting it grow, and culling these that are gone. Perhaps the best life, is a life with people from all the times in your life, and the memories to fill in between.

Consider for a moment. Is you life full of seasons, or is your life a constant? What makes the people in your life special, and what pushes some away? Are you who you want to be? Are they who you want them to be? No matter how you slice it make today that day you make them feel special. Make today a day you are that person keeping the days good days. Be a shining example of how life needs to be. Be an example of how people should be.

So as the sun sets on another day, people come, people go, and you are stuck with yourself, err. That's not right. People come and people go, but you are the determiner! Make your days the greatest they can be, and enjoy the people around you, no matter what.

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



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The sun sets on another day...

Have you ever just looked at something and suddenly you were breathless? The mix of hues in the sunset today was awesome, but the morning snow in the clear blue sky with flocked trees and a world like spun diamonds, well, it was just breathtaking.

There are so many things in the world that can leave you breathless. There are so many moments that can steal a moment from you, and in the process, pull your breath away. I remember so many moments that have taken my breath away, and so many moments that make me smile, laugh, cry. or more. I don't think I can adequately describe moments like this morning, or moments that just pull the breath from you, make your heart race, or slow, or just want to last forever.

Obviously today was both good and bad, it was pretty, but I really did not expect nearly a foot of snow in April. It was cold, then warm, then wet, then dry, all in a day. Mostly it was a pretty day, a day that was made to make memories, and to take breath away from many.

In many ways I feel I am lucky. I have done so much that opened my eyes to a different world. I have felt so deeply I thought I could feel no more, only to feel more. I have hurt so bad that I did not think I could take it, and yet I did. I have felt joy that made me feel akin to a god, and though I wasn't I will still in awe. I have lived. As I sit here I am thinking about a movie staring Christopher Lambert called The Hunted. In it Joan Chen is asked if she wants to die slow or fast. Her answers haunting, She wants to die slow and with great pain so she can appreciate every moment of life. 

I wrote about a similar series of thoughts here and reviewed many of the things I have written, and all point to those moments when your breath is actually taken away. 

Before I get a lot of emails asking if I am sad, I am a little. It seems like a moment ago I was in France at the Notre Dame Cathedral. Today I turned on a video fr a moment and watched it burn. It was not only sad, it took my breath away. To me the pain was similar to when I watched the towers fall, and it can only be described as saddening. As I remember 9-11, I will remember this day too for a long long time.

So as the sun sets on another day, good or bad, life is a series of moments. As I considered the bad today I knew that at least I got to see it. As I consider the good I am thankful each moment. Be that person that finds the silver lining. Be that person that understands more, and lives for more each day. Be that person who believes life is a gift, and may the roads you chose be full or passion, excitement, and love, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love with all your heart, and breathe...

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The sun sets on another day...

Ever noticed how in some areas the weather can change in an instant. Only a few days ago it was warm and sunny, now there are 3 inches of snow on the ground. There i was, once again in the middle of it. Adapting to the changes that are all around.

We all have to have a certain amount of pliancy in our lives every day. That pliancy will allow us to work more effectively, play more effectively, and live more effectively simply because there is very little in life set in stone. In fact, there is nearly nothing set in stone, and that can make the world seem a little intense at times if we let it. It can make life feel out of control, whether you let it or if you do not.

In fact, with life not set in stone we all need a certain amount of pliancy to make our days work even a little. 

So do you have pliancy? Do you use it to manage your life? Can you adapt to change? Are you willing to look log and hard into a mirror and determine where the problem is, even if it is in the mirror? 

Personally, I have been forced trough many changes. Some were good, some not so good, but I have, so far, always been able to change gears when I need to, and move towards a better place. I have been able to be pliant when necessary, and never so rigid I feared being broken completely, just bent up a lot at times. I hope I can continue to do so, and move through even more stages of life in a positive manner.

So as the sun sets on another day, why be rigid? Why not adapt tot eh changes you need to adapt to, and as you do so learn. Learn from other points of view, learn from your perspectives, from other perspectives, and in the process keep growing, no matter what.

sleep sweet, love life, and be happy with you...

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The sun sets on another day...

Spring is pressing out of the cocoon and will soon be in full force. As spring moves forward, life will become more and more springy, and soon there will be summer on its heels. As the season changes a great many people take a moment to reflect on the season, the quarter, the year and maybe even more.

I did a great deal of reflecting this week. Season changes usually create situations where I pay more and more attention to how I approach life, and as I reflected I considered the good and bad of right now. I also consider how life approaches me, and that too is something we should pay close attention to more often than we do. You might ask why, or you might say you already understand, but in reality why is pretty straight forward.

A great many people blame themselves for how life treats them. Sometimes it really might be their fault, or at least partially, but sometimes life hands you a truckload of lemons, and you are stuck trying to work your way out of the pits (Lemon pits that is). We should all stop, take a breath, and realize that the truth is often a split decision. There is a little right and a little wrong in what people think is the truth, and sometimes it may just be a matter of perception and the moment.

There are people who make snap decisions all the time based on what they think they know. When those decisions are made it is a random guess on whether the solution was correct. Sometimes it is, sometimes maybe not so much. Take a breath, find the truth in between, and make your best choice for today.

So as the sun sets on another day, well, no matter where you go, there you are. Right? Determine from that a path that works. You know where you are, you know where you want to be, you know how you got there if you just reflect for a while. Determine from your reflections where you need to go, and make sure you give yourself the credit you deserve, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and choose powerfully....