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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was amazing, and the moments before were watched with anticipation by many as the cool breeze splashed across the horizon. Me, I was watching with camera in hand, enjoying every moment.

Its nice to carry things forward. You know, when someone does something nice, to carry it forward or pass it on to the next person. It doesn't have to be something big or grand, it just has to be something from the heart. That being said I saw a joke that made me laugh that was not exactly carrying forward, but it was fun nonetheless:

I was in a long McDonald's drive-thru this morning and the young lady behind me honked her horn because I was taking too long to place my order.

"I thought to myself, 'take the high road'. So when I paid for my food at the first window, I paid for both our orders."

Sounds like a lovely gesture, right? Well, that's not quite the end of the story.

"The lad at the counter must have told her what I'd done as she leaned out the window, waved and mouthed 'thank you', obviously embarrassed I had repaid her rudeness with kindness," she added.

But rather than handing over the woman's breakfast, the shopper decided to drive away with both as revenge.

She wrote: "When I got to the second window I showed both receipts and took her food too.

"Now she has to go back to the end of the queue and start all over again..."

Now, some people may think this cruel and worse. Some may think it is a horrible gesture, but I thought it was funny for a moment. Why? Because we sometimes carry forward lessons rather than just kindness, and this did not hurt anyone, but was a lesson in itself. I know I know, I may be horrible here, but sometimes we have to stand up for ourselves.

So as the sun sets on another day, be patient, be humble, be kind, and in the end carry forward positives, and don't be mean like this funny little story, just have some fun each day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and drink good tea...

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The sun sets on another day....

Sunset was sublime. I enjoyed the moments as I walked my yard letting the cool twilight breeze wash across me.

You know what? I don't advertise on 29000sunsets.com or on Shortstorysite.com. My reason for this is pretty simple. It annoys me to no end to go to sites and be pressed into buying something. That being said, there are times it should be considered, and it may well have made some money for the sites as both have over a million hits with a considerable amount daily. Oh well, I am still not a big fan, instead today will be a quick ad in itself. (Follow along)

Want a fun past time in the age of Covid, how about reading? Reading is at the core of what make us different as a species? Language and communication give us an advantage over many other species. With that in mind I may have a suggestion! The Masterson Files (Available at Amazon and some fine book stores by request) is a thrilling set of adventures following Jonathon Michael Masterson, an ex assassin just trying to retire. The adventures take place in locations all over, and the action is moment to moment with significant dialog interaction.

That's not all, book 5 has just been released giving days of fun and excitement, well, a good story to all who read.

So as the sun sets on another day, sorry for the shameless post, but I just had to do it.

Sleep sweet, love life, and keep reading...

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The sun sets on another day...

I was dumbfounded for a few moments today at the easy question, why?

There are so many reasons and so many answers boil down to just because. Sometimes it is hard to know or understand why, and sometimes why is just a moment, and not really an explanation of anything. As parents we can sometimes be frustrated by why, because I don't know is often an answer, and it is infuriating.

I am not focusing on any one why right now, just the idea of why, and the thought that it may be better to think about why more often, so then we can come up with solutions to the how and so forth. I hate to quote a semi horror movie but "Why ask why when how is so much more fun?" It is a good question though, the why should be an easy answer, the how should be the challenge.

So as the sun sets on another day, I feel good, I know why, I know how, and I am moving forward each day. Keep moving forward, and before you say or do, ask why for a moment, then make the best decisions you can, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy the night...

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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was spectacular, and I visited an old spot to get a great picture. I enjoyed every moment because it was my choice.

I was thinking a lot about choices. I know a few people going through rough times right now, and a few people going through amazing times right now. Their positive or negative outcomes were not because of something from outside, they were all because of them. It was their choice to find a way to positives, and a way to negatives, and really no one else's. I know, not a popular opinion, it is easier to blame everyone else. Easier to find some higher authority for wins or loses, but in truth, it is our choice.

I find it is easier for me to understand it is my choice each day that anyone elses, I find it is easier to face the positives or negatives of the day knowing I was directly involved in them. How about you?

So as the sun sets on another day, make good choices, but more than that, accept the positives and negatives of your choices and be mindful of how they affect you. It is you who are the driver of your life, make it a good one!

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy the meteors...