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The sun sets on another day...

The darkness falls and the stars rise, the moon is there with near blinding light, and somewhere in the middle, we watch it all with awe and wonder and consider how we fit in to this wonderful world.

There is a bond with many of us. If you have read many of the well over 900 posts I have written you would know I started writing for my children. A parents bond with their children is inexplicable. It seems to defy logic and at the same time is one of responsibility, yet patience and respect. The bond with friends and love is different. It is bound by the same rules, but they are usually more fluid, they allow some leeway and the patience or respect may be there, but there is something more with a child. That unconditional series of thoughts that allows you to forgive as necessary, to do as needed and to be that person, even when no one else will.

If you have children, take a moment and hug them, hold them, call them or just reach out, for they are your future, and truly what is left behind more than anything. I can ask no more, and no less of anyone.

So as the sun sets on another day, hold the hearts of your children close, and be that person for them when they need you, and be that person for them when they don't think they do. Mostly be that person that really makes life a memorable ride for them and show them the world can be a better place with them in it, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and find happiness in everything...

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The sun sets on another day...

As the sun was setting today I was washing off the driveway and watching the water slowly slide down the concrete only to be lost in the yard. The steady stream of water broke apart and small rivulets made their way, taking away the sand and dirt and restoring some semblance of order.

You know, life would be perfect if life, well, er, was perfect. Each day would be a lesson in perfection, every moment would be amazing. 

Huh, well, I have yet to see that. Instead each day we wake up and I for one, find the positives to hand on to, and set aside the negatives, sometimes with pure force. Sounds tough, well it is not.

I had a friend once who exemplified the meaning of finding the high road. I was once tied in knots because of a visit by a higher up. I was walking down an aisle and there was Jim, calm cool and collected. He was a little older than I was, but not too much. I looked at him and said, "You know they are coming right?" to which he said, "Yeah, so?". I was quizzical, as I was still young and asked, "So aren't you worried?", the next statement changed my life, "Why, all they can do is fire me, they can't whoop me and I can find another job."

I stopped, too a moment and considered, and moved on, not worried. Sure, there are things that attack you every day, but it can only slow you down, it can't whoop you, and in the end, you have the choice to overcome and have a good day anyway.

So as the sun sets on another day, sure, it might be a bad day today, but only if you let it be a bad day. Turn it around and make the day the best it can be because it is your choice. Don't ever let it whoop you, and find the best path you can, no matter what.

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

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The sun sets on another day...

Today as with all days, the world circled slowly, the sun rose, and now the sun sets, a cycle that continues and will not be broken.

Funny how sometimes things go round and round and we don't even realize it. We wake, get dressed, work, go home, get ready for bed and start all over. Maybe it is time to take it to a new level. Wake, have some fun, laugh at work, smile at people you don't know and generally make the world a better place because you can. Isn't that a better way of doing it? Perhaps we need to take the time and stop being a cycle, and instead be a roller coasted, full of ups and downs, but living like there is not tomorrow. It is a good idea.

So as the sun sets on another day, break the cycle and become more, find a way to have fun in anything and everything you do, and if you can't, well, press on and someday perhaps you will be able to. The world is a better place because you are in it, so make it even better than that. Make the world everything you want it to be and more, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, laugh a lot, and be a little goofy sometimes...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

Today was a day of discovery. Of roads that were small, and situations that were interesting. A road that can only fit one car is less than perfect, two cars head on make it even less than perfect perfect. (Or something like that. When the rocks are all around you, which way do you go?

It was funny, i had a lot of thoughts today. I was with a close friend who always makes me think, either directly or indirectly, and as we got a few amazing pictures I thought of rocky roads and how we handle them. Rocky starts, rocky ends and rocky beginning were in there too, well, there were a lot of rocks as you can see from the picture. In my mind though I know there is a way out of the rocks all the time, and that is up, we can always take the high road and get out of the rocks, well, and least almost all of the time. As we do so, we can rise above, and be a better person, not because we have to be, but because we want to be.

So as the sun sets on another day, well, life is rocky sometimes. It hurts, it gets in the way, it is all over us and life is there, but we can overcome if we step up and rise up, and find a way to be the best we can be, no matter what. (Yeah, like the second picture)

Sleep sweet, soar for the moon, and the stars beyond...