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The sun sets on another day...

The sunset was between awesome and "oh my goodness that is spectacular" as I watched it. Unfortunately I realized my camera was in the other car. (Gasp) Fortunately I was talking to Gary who took another awesome picture tonight, as always.

I think it is funny how awesome the world is every day. Tomorrow could be a horrible day, and still the world would be awesome! You may ask why, but the simple answer is because we are in it. I can hardly believe anyone who thinks life is not a tremendous gift, and our daily lives are not something to be thankful for. Sure, some days take a little more effort to get through, and yes, I am here often, trying to do just that, get through but in the end we are given the gift of life to, well, live it!

How did you live life today? How did you become a part of something? What did you do to change the world? (That's a big diaper)

Today was good. I helped a few people, laughed a little and enjoyed the day the best I could. You can't ask for much more.

So as the sun sets on another day, enjoy it, love it, and make today your own, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and remember your camera...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

My Poem for the day...

The Sun is Setting

 Crimson and gold flows through the sky

As the gentle wind sways massive trunks

And scatters colors gently across my vision

 

Unseen hands gently carry the sun to the ends of the earth

Painting colors in the sky as none before

Finding patterns in the pattern-less

 

Fiery orb lets loose the fire of the day

and covers the sky with warmth as darkness closes in

while colors shift and writhe as though alive

 

darkness falls and cools the day

covering the sky with its clean slate

setting the stage for yet another new day

 

So as the sun set son another day, just have a good night, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love, and enjoy the sunset...

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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was sublime, and lit the clouds. As I watched I was amazed at the colors, and the warm feeling it gave me inside.

Perspectives change all the time. As we grow, our perspective changes based on our experience. Each step forward yields a new perspective different than the last. People say we are who we are, but it is moment by moment if you look at it, as the experience of today creates a new you for tomorrow. A you built out of what happened today. 

This is often so subtle we don't notice, but as we grow we suddenly see the world with different eyes. Things change, and sometimes it is funny if you look at it. think back to your childhood and a war over eating the green bean that you now eat at every meal. Think about how you saw people, and how you see them now. The world is truly a wonder and all you have to do is pay attention to see everyone go through the same changes you do.

So as the sun sets on another day, oh look, we changed, and we did again, and again. Funny huh? Every day we are renewed with new eyes if we open them, new perspectives as we learn them. Enjoy the day, and enjoy everything you learn, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and i hope you see you...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

It's Time. Time for another sunset, time for another smile, time to accomplish something. It's time and everyday that "time" comes from moment to moment. As I watch the sun in the western sky this evening I am once again astounded by how life plays out before us.
 
Today I was speaking to a gentleman who talked about how he would like to write a book. I used to say things like that all the time. I would have been able to get to it soon and I honestly believed it each and every day. The day became days, the days turned into weeks, the weeks to months, the months to years, and my massive number of hobbies kept me from finishing what I should have done in a far more linear manner. Instead of finishing dozens upon dozens of books I started many and left them in varying stages of completion. There was always one more day.
 
Now don't get me wrong, I have some really good starts to books out there. But I did not take the time then I should have to complete a task I wanted to do. I did not take the time to complete the task I should have completed. It is here that we often are in a conundrum. At what point do we set aside the hope of tomorrow and engage the power of today?
 
It seems like a rather easy question. Why not get done today what we have been putting off for tomorrow? I have found though that many people see tomorrow pretty much as a guarantee. For those of you that do let me say simply I have brushed by my end of it all so many times I take it very seriously now. Today is the day that matters each day.  Today is the day you do that special thing you have been putting off. Today is the day you spend time with someone that you have been setting aside. Today is the day that you find time to laugh a little more. Today is the day you ask "did you make a difference to yourself and as many others as you could?"
 
It is an easy task to pay attention to today  and just don't set it aside.
 
So as the sun sets on another day here we sit waiting for this day to end. Let's make sure that at the end of every day we smile and state simply "wow what a fantastic day". Let's make sure that today and every today is our best day, no matter what.
 
Sleep sweet, laugh a lot, and walk like an Egyptian...