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The sun sets on another day...

The sun is as unwavering as anything we know. It is predictable to a moment, never missing a beat. If you want to bet on a sure thing, you can always bet on how the sun will cross the sky.

People are not so predictable. This ends a particularly trying week of unpredictability. Each day was an adventure, and each moment a step through unpredictability. In the midst of it all I had an amazing laugh. I was waiting on a conference call with a group of people. The music on the call was one of the annoying batches created to miss on any type of royalties while being sufficiently annoying to push out anyone but the most patient waiting groups. 

As we waited, I stood up and started walking around. Not anything bad, just walking and in the process was amazed at how much fun I was having, so I started dancing to this extremely poor music. Then I started jumping forward and backward and at one moment jumped high and landed on the floor, and the music skipped. Now normally this would not be funny, like who cares, but it was so well timed that it could have been a real skip as if the world was on a giant record, and I had just made the needle jump. All of us in the room began laughing. The chances were one in a billion for that timing, but it was perfect to break up the day.

How often do we miss when our phone skips? That light moment that makes the heavy moments less hurtful and makes us feel just a little bit better when we were feeling pressures or worse. How often do we miss the phone skipping? Take a moment and pay attention and look for those moments. The funny water cooler spray, the face first plant with eggs in a grocery basket, or the phone skipping from a jump. Laugh a little, make light, and enjoy the moments you have even more.

So as the sun sets on another day, the phone skipped, and I kept on dancing while I was laughing. Maybe its time for everyone to dance until their phone skips, then maybe we will all laugh, all smile, and maybe, just maybe, enjoy the day. 

Sleep sweet, dance your hardest, and love to the moon and back, and the stars beyond...

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The sun sets on another day...

I was thinking, well, I know La Foo may think it is a dangerous pastime, but I was thinking and as I did I came up with a nice little rhyme. It is not something amazingly awesome, nor is it some prophetic piece that will make you think, well, maybe it will. It is just a plea.

Today I see so many people around me going from spot to spot and trying to decide who they are and where they are going. Often they whine about the past and all of the things that may have been, sometimes they pine over the future and those things that might be if only. See, it is the wining and the pinion that get us in trouble. So as I sat thinking about it all, and thinking about how people could be I decided we should all stop whining about the past, pining about the future and instead let's define our present. 

I have written about this a lot, but it makes senses, don't whine or pine, define! The present is the only this we may have any control of, so we should do everything in our power to make it the best possible present ever, and in the process define ourselves in a more positive light. We cannot dive into the past an undo those good or bad things we have done, they are a part of our past and that past created who we are. We cannot look into the future and simply know that a dozen more times will give us a new lease on life, or even redefine our life, instead we wish away the future, we must not pine away the future! We can define who we are today. We can define who we are right now. We can make ourselves and our actions the best they can be, and in the process we can make our lives better each and every day. We can define who we are at home, define who we are at work and we can define our goals. We can define where we want to be and we can define how to get there, we can become the sun of our definitions and define our success. In the end only we define who we are. 

Take a moment, think about it. Who can define you better than you? Who defined the man in this picture flying above the waves in really really cold wind, he did!

So as the sun sets on another day, the plea is simple, don't whine over the past, don't pine over the future, define the present, and make it a good one!

Sleep sweet, love often, and live like there is no tomorrow...

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The sun sets on another day...

You know right now the sun sets so early you would think it had just risen, in fact in some areas it will be like that soon, sunrise to sunset in no time flat. It is no wonder as I chase the sunset that it seems to run away from me. Still, I always find a way to get some type of picture, well, usually.

You know sometimes it seems like things are getting darker around us and we just can't seem to get ahead. Life is often a series of difficult items and sometimes those items are a bit overwhelming. It is not the lows that make it hard, but the constant up and down in between, and we need to realize that we have a choice each day to be positive and not let the lows take us down, even if the dark is upon us, we can see the sunset in our mind and find a way to be happy. All we have to do is decide that is our choice.

So as the sun sets on another day, watch out for the darkness but don't despair if you are in it. You have an opportunity each day to live in the light even if it is not upon you. Be happy, find a way, and even in the dark, find the light that makes your day complete.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy your evening...

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The sun sets on another day...

I was surprised at sunset tonight to see fewer people than normal. Sometimes people are not at the beach at sunset, but usually they are and are taking pictures like crazy. A few arrived right as the sun was crossing the horizon, they got out, took a few pictures and left right away. Each person had a reason for being there, and each person found their way into the moment, but their opinions to why they were there may have been quite different.

It sometimes amazes me the variety of opinions we see in life. Each moment is an adventure if you are asking for opinions, because everyone has one. I know a couple of jokes like that, but I would not re-post them, well, maybe I would but it wouldn't be pretty. The trick is to always stay positive and make sure you honor other peoples opinions and don't just dismiss them. Sure, you can disagree, but nothing makes your opinion the right one, nor does anything make anyone else's opinion the right one. In the end, it is all just supposition and anecdotal displays of information. Otherwise it would not be opinion.

The tough part is to be able to sometimes realize that a difference of opinion can be a major detriment and as such, someone can get hurt. Well, not physically, but they can experience something that is less than pleasant. We must all learn to rise above that, and try to understand.

So as the sun sets on another day in this world filled with opinions, take a second and realize you don't have the opinion. Remember that everyone's opinion counts, and remember that sometimes you just have to nod and say "OK" even when you know the other person is wrong to be the better person and hope they see the light, or you do. (Either way works)

Sleep sweet, love bananas, and enjoy life every day...