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The sunsets on another day...

The clouds were again intense as they blocked out the evening sunset. Still I was happy that I got to see the sun at all today and enjoyed the sunlight dancing in the woods around the house.

I think a lot about words. So many are spoken and so few are heard. I've listened to so much over the years and as I digest all the things, I have listened to I've realized it many times people say the things they need to say and don't think about those things as affectively. It's almost as if many people are borrowing money. They know they have stated that something will happen, but they avoid it or conveniently forget about it until it really doesn't matter anymore.

I know all of you are different. Well, I would like to think that all of you are different. A good suggestion is to do what you say and get it done. If you're late or if something else is going on let people know. Make it up to them. Be that person that overachieves. I know you can do it and I hope I can continue to do it. I am not perfect at all, but I don't avoid the issues anymore.  (Yes, I know I used to but I don't anymore)

Life is funny sometimes it makes you wonder and sometimes just the passing of time can make you a better person my. If there is no tomorrow until it becomes today don't you owe it to yourself to do what you can today and stop waiting for tomorrow? If someone counts on you don't you owe it to yourself to be there? Shouldn't they be there if you count on them? All good questions , let me know if you have some good answers.

So as the sunsets on another day I think I'll digest the day and consider the people that I can truly count on. I'm sure they will do the same. Until then I hope I'm there for everyone who needs me and if I'm not yell at me a little, I'm good for it.

Sleep sweet, love life, and love some more no matter what...

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The sunsets on another day...

Sunset came and went rapidly in the thick clouds. Golden shards of sunlight sparkled the horizon as I drove towards home and thought fondly of all the days I have had.

I am often amazed at how people see the world. So many people have fascinating and amazing questions and a lot of people have a very few answers to those questions. It is hard to know whether the questions are wrong or right and even harder to know whether the answers are wrong or right. Some questions make you ponder a moment while other questions make you ponder your whole life. When you ask the questions you hope for an answer but many times that answer does not appear. Sometimes you just have to work it out.

When I drive, I find that I think about far more. The quiet time or noisy time allows me to focus because my time is purely on the road in the moments before me. When I was younger to pass the time, I would often continuously calculate arrival times in my head by pondering complex math problems and considering when I would arrive and what I would do when I did so. Now I find I spend a lot of time contemplating what I will write my next book on, my next story, or my next post. There is also an amazing amount of time spent on that incredible question we all must ask ourselves,” what if”.

I find that question to be very difficult because often the answer has even more difficult. Many people don't consider "what if" but by doing so they solved the "what if"s for others. It is amusing and amazing to think about all of the permutations of a life and about all the time that we could be using more effectively. Sure, I know many of you are highly efficient. Yesterday about 500 people logged on to 29,000 sunsets but that varies a lot, and some people boomerang only occasionally and are far more efficient at reading everything that is going on. As I thought about this, I considered what I needed to do to be more efficient myself and realized that a lot of what I do rotates around a series of other people.

What I wanted, if not needed, to say was that sometimes you have to realize who your people are and to your people are not. This can become even more complicated when you consider how many people around you are there for you when you really need them. That can be kind of complicated in itself because sometimes when you really need people it is seriously evident and sometimes it is not evident at all.

Are you being supported or do people look for you to support them? Are you getting the things you need or always giving the things others need? Do you find yourself longing for more or needing less? All these questions should open your mind to the magical question of what if. It's not always what is on the surface but sometimes far deeper.

I can only suggest you find people who see the world as you do and as you progress you find a little bit of peace because it is given to you freely without asking. Maybe that's the trick. Maybe the important thing in our life is to be around people who give to you without asking and don't ask you if you want it first and then make you feel guilty for taking it. I'm not sure. I'm going to think about it a little longer. Let me know what you think.

So as the sunsets on another day driving can sometimes open your mind and in the process give you questions and answers to consider. Perhaps you get the same from a walk on the beach or something similar but in the end find a way to ask yourself the right questions and give yourself some answers too. You'll find a wonderful payoff at the end of your rainbow, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and remember “what if”…



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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was brisk and cool with waves of the sun all around.

This will be short. Today the sun set on my niece in spirit. Laid to rest she was celebrated. I can ask for no more perfect sendoff to her. She will be missed, I will cherish the moment for all my time.

So as the sun set son another day, sorry, short post, life abounds, make it yours. It is short, live not for tomorrow but instead find today, and enjoy the moments, no mater what.

Sleep sweet, feel deeply, and be more...

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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was hidden by an angry sky, perhaps a reflection of the world and all the anger there but more likely a random collection of water droplets creating amazing clouds in the sky.

I am amazed at the world often. I think the day I stop being amazed at the world will be a bad day as I will be no more. Each day is an adventure, like it or not. Each moment a chance to learn and grow. Each collection of moments a slice of a life. The question today is how do you live?

I am asking this question simply because I try to live as fully as I can each day, but even I did not live as fully as my niece. Tomorrow she will be laid to rest, and already the world has lost. It is a time honored tradition to consider the life of someone when they pass, and now I consider the life of my niece.

She was born a fighter. At 3.5 pounds she was premature but as I help her in my hand and she barely fit in my palm she had fire, and she would be a force to be reckoned with. It did not take long for her to be running the show. My sister and brother in law were good to great parents and gave her guidance and love, but she was full of more. Fascinated by everything and always wanting to excel she was the center of attention always. Her smile infectious. Her laugh even more so. 

Each time I saw her she was more rambunctious but more measured and more focused. She knew what she wanted. It was evident. She wanted to help people. As she walked into any room she was the center of attention, if not, she soon could get there. She had an innate desire to help people, and an even more fervent desire to show love. Her hugs would leave you wanting more hugs, they were not part hugs or mild hugs, she hugged with all she had, and after you knew you had been hugged. I always picked her up and hugged her, and she never wanted to be put down. It seemed that as I raised her up high, she was excited to find even higher.

As she progressed to a young lady she found acting and music and much more. Every challenge was not enough, and her perfectly perfect times were when she was under pressure or feeling that she needed to help. She kept that desire, even need, to help anyone and everyone. She had no enemies that I knew of, and if she did they could do nothing but realize she would overcome, and in the process she would make life more right.

Many people saw her as a friend, but in a room she was your best friend, without a doubt. I sat with her just 6 short months ago, and as I did we just sat and watched the world go by, and there was a little peace. She found an amazing love, and I can only hope he finds peace as well. She truly lifted everyone higher, I can only imagine his loss. 

You may ask if I am sad. I was, I am,, and I will be but only as this fantastic young woman did not have the ability to live longer, show us more, and find the ultimate goal she often discussed, being a mom. I did not see her enough, I will miss her every day. Life will be great, but she would have lived an amazing one.

Hmmm. I will stop.

So as the sun sets on another day, there can be no power but the time honored power of life. Are you living it? Are you hiding away waiting for life to end, or watching each moment and scraping the life out of it. Are you aware of just how powerful you are or can be? If not, look around, make you life whole, and live fully each day, no matter what.

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