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The sun sets on another day...

I watched the water today. It was beautiful in the sun, green and teal hues until the horizon then a deep indigo blue as the water dropped to far depths. As I looked at the depths far out from the beach I wondered about the depth of the lake, and looked it up only to find it is quite deep, far deeper than most would imagine.

We never know when the drop off is in life. Because hopefully we are staying on the surface. If we run on the surface all the time, the depths below never matter. It is like riding a bike for the first time, we know the training wheels are there and it is good, and when they come off, we don't notice because we just keep pedaling. I would like to think that if we just keep swimming, or pedaling, or moving forward that the world will get better and better for us, because no matter what the depth, we are sailing smoothly on the surface.

So as the sun sets on another day, who cares how deep the water is below you unless you sink. Who cares how you are riding your bike unless you stop, and we should always just keep moving forward, and staying above water as much as we can, that way life won't swallow us. If you think I was too cryptic today, sorry, I just am trying to make a point without spelling it out. Be true, stay on top of the water, and enjoy the moments, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, training wheels?, and love life with all you are...

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The sun sets on another day...

A poem today.

'Til once more...

We walk through our days
Never knowing for sure
What life will bring us
‘'Til we part once more.

We look at each other
And wonder if life
Has given us all we need
Or just given us strife.

We look at our lives
With distant respect
And wonder and wonder
What we have left

We walk through our days
Never knowing for sure
What life will bring us
‘'Til we part once more.

So as the sun sets on another day, enjoy your night and reach for the stars, and maybe a little bit further.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live it!

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The sun sets on another day...

As the sun set I raced to take a picture, only to see it fade to a splinter in the distance, but it was not in vain, as the sunset was still in my mind, waiting to become more and the colors were unreal as I watched the sliver fade away.

I really think it is telling in life how much a splinter can affect us. The effects of even a small item can be far reaching, and make us feel far more, and impact us in a variety of ways.

Take a splinter. It could be a fraction of a fraction of a size, and yet we feel it as though it is running us over. So then if a breeze blows on our arms, the hairs raise in anticipation of the caress of the breeze, and the minimal touch of the wind can take our breath away.

My point is, don't discount anything small as it could be a big deal. It could be that thing that makes a difference in our life beyond all others, and it is just small. A simple word or a series of words can change our life forever, and a small interaction can become the stuff that dreams are made of. Pay attention to the moments, pay attention to good and bad, and pay attention to the little things that matter, and set aside those that don't. After all, we don't want to sweat the petty things but we don't want to miss a spark that could become a flame either.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live it!

 

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The sun sets on another day...

The darkness tries desperately to close in, and eventually wins its battle finding a way to the deep of night. It is there that we can not embrace the darkness, but truly see the light.

It is funny where I am now.The deepest dark is here, but the brightest nights are here too. Tonight the sun set while I was with friends, but as I came out and home I found the night sky lit up more powerfully than any Christmas tree. It was there that I saw light, and a bounding and amazing series of sparkles in the sky.

It is funny how sometimes we see darkness as something that is really really bad, but if we pay attention there can be light there. Sometimes we think things are weighing us down, and taking us away but perhaps sometimes we just aren't paying enough attention. Maybe, just maybe we need to look around and see the light in the darkness, and in the process, see past what we think is there, and find the light. Not just for the moments we are in, but realizing that the light also can be a herald to the new day, and light returning.

I have seen some difficult times in my life, and those will not stop, but if you look through the difficult times, I have found happier moments lost inside. Perhaps if we all took stock of how bad we think it is, there might be something there to be thankful for, and there is always the hope for a new day.

So as the sun sets on another day, another of a series of sunsets, take a second, pay attention, and if the day is bad, find the silver lining inside and hold onto it until morning, no matter what. After all, it is easy to fall into the dark, but worth it to see the light.

Sleep sweet, love life, and believe in yourself...