The sun sets on another day…
I have decided tropical storms are fun. The wind blows and the rain just keeps coming, and in the end there is a certain fun in chaos.
I think it is interesting how everyone adapts to chaos. After all, If you think about it there is so much chaos in the world it is hard to keep up with. So how do you handle chaos? Are you calm and collected, or frantic and as chaotic as the chaos?
I find that chaos is often a comfort, there are multiple outcomes for every bit of chaos, but in those outcomes, there are multiple possibilities. Although some are good and some are bad, it is my opinion that many can be good if we let them.
So as I sit here with the storms subsiding I can honestly say that chaos is not all bad, if it is in your life, look for the patterns, or at least work with the solutions until you find your way.
So as the sun sets on another day, consider chaos as an opportunity to learn, and in the process grab on and enjoy the ride. There are so many possibilities in life that I know you can enjoy them if you only try. Try hard, live hard, and make the world yours, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and laugh a little…
The sun sets on another day...
The sunset was beyond belief today, with a backdrop of golden clouds, and a rainbow behind, all while I was stuck in a car. At least I got the memory.
There is something very sublime about a waterfall. The flows are never the same as the water jumps from spot to spot. The water is all trying to get to the same place, but the path is not necessarily consistent, only constant.
So as I sat looking at several waterfalls today I was overcome for a moment. I thought a lot about the present, and a lot about the past, and a lot about the future. All of which are not very consistent, but constant. I know, I am one who preaches about living in the present, but there are lessons to be learned from the past that we should not forget, and paths to the future we should not overlook. So even though my statement holds true, don't whine about the past or pine about the future, instead define yourself in the present. The waterfalls made me consider far more. A push to consider where you're going, establish where you've been, and make this moment one that will keep you moving from there to there.
Funny huh? As I sat in the rain-forest surrounded by life I thought about life. Where I have been, and where I want to be, and how to get there. The paths are significant, and the possibilities even more so, but in the end, the path will be defined by no one other than the person you look in the mirror.
Take a moment, no more, and consider where your origins are, then take another, you know where you want to be, now decide, how do you get there? What are you doing in the now to get there? What can you do each day to get there? It should be an easy question but I know it is not. So if you don't know right away, take a few moments and decide, talk to a friend, talk to the world, maybe even talk to yourself, but decide how to get there, and make today the best day you can to find your way.
So as the sun sets on another day, take a moment, consider the flow or a river and the power of a waterfall. That power has nothing on you. Even though is is seemingly random, it finds a way to where it must go, You are capable of amazing things every day if you only trust in yourself and make it happen. From whence you came to hence you go, you are the driving factor. Be that drive, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and make the world yours each day...
The sun sets on another day...
Tonight was an "awww man" moment as I rushed to see the sunset, only to have a cloud bank move in at the last moment and steal it away from me. As I swung my camera to bear I think I actually did say "awww man" but took some great pictures of the surf and sand anyway. I won't stop, and will keep trying even if it is down to the wire like tonight. Sometimes you just have to keep trying.
It was in this day that I walked the beach and took a lot of fun pictures. As I did so I got amused at a plant, trying to crawl across an expanse of sand and thought "wow, this plant has ambition". I thought about all the days and nights people work hard to create something and So comes today's post.
I have written about perseverance several times. You can see the list here. I thought a lot about it today as I walked, about how sometimes it is best to take one more step, reach one level higher, or find one more mountain to climb. It seems like each day we have new mountains to cross, and each day we make a decision to press forward and do more.'
I know a special person who has had pain problems for a long time. They have fought pain each day, and each day and every night was a new battle. They fought constantly, and never gave up. I know a lot of people that give up after mere moments of failure or pain, but this person kept fighting, and now finally are greatly improved. I know I know, this might be rare, and I know others may not be so lucky, but we can push forward like this plant, and reach for the impossible, and someday find out it was possible, someday could be today. Maybe the impossible is only in our mind, and we define our own possible each day.
So as the sun sets on another day, take a moment, consider the mountains you face, consider the challenges you have and don't stop, press on, chase the windmill, fight the dragon, and make every day a moment to strive for, make every day that day that you will overcome anything to find your peace and happiness, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love with all your heart, and press forward every day...
Happy Veterans Day. Please remember them.
The sun sets on another day...
The sunset was sublime showing that even in the tropics a storm can roll in.
As I sat looking at the waves today, and sun , and birds, and a lot more I was suddenly thankful for all the tiny moments in my life. There are so many things that I have to remember, and so many of them are so little, many people may not have noticed.
Take a second, think about all the tiny moments in your life that you should pay attention to each day. Think about the moments that people have smiled, a child's laugh, an unexpected moment, a good discussion, a close friend, a warm hand, a touched heart, think about them, and smile for a minute. A lot of people look for the big events in their lives but I am pretty sure we all have more tiny moments that keep us happy. We should only have to think for a moment and we will be able to come up with lists of tiny moments that mean something special in our lives. Start seeing the world a different way, look for the tiny moments that make your world more complete, and in the process enjoy the day as though tomorrow will never come.
So as the sun sets on another day, I hope your tiny moments are amazing, I hope your big moments are just as good, and those other moments, well, sweep them aside and find a way to move forward, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy every day...