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The sun sets on another day...
 
As the sun fell, crimson shards wafted across the sky. The clouds were pink and puffy and changed quickly from pink, to purple, to Blue. I was thankful for the moment and thankful for seeing this sunset.
 
It is always interesting when you think about your origins. There are things that make you who you are that you may not consider each day. Some of them are traumatic, some of them are very positive, but most are sublime and hardly noticed.
 
Those sublime moments can make our days far more complete. Those sublime moments are the things that our world is made of daily and what eventually make us who we are as well. It is true that we often focus more on the great positives and the great negatives in our life but each moment can be a pivot point that teaches us something new without lifting us to the sky or dropping us into some unknown chasm.
 
When I was younger my life was very different than it is now. My life was also very different than my children's lives. Although I ate it was never a banquet or a feast instead just another meal. Although I drank it was not endless supplies of soda or other drinks but instead it was mostly milk and water. From the perspective of my children our lives were exceptionally different. Not the "different" that I walked 3 miles in 3 feet of snow uphill both ways to school and back but instead that there were no frills no extra excitement and very little to lift my spirits.
 
In those moments and those years both my sister and I found a way to be positive. Sometimes it was not easy. Sometimes it was downright hard, but sometimes it was just sublime.
 
It was in those sublime moments that my sister and I found our origins. Not with a whimper or a bang but with a day-to-day that absolutely showed us a path to take and a path not to take without the massive falls or rises. This powerful origin allowed us to not only be adaptable but to see the world in a far more intricate way than many.
 
I don't want to say in any way that we were better or worse off than anyone else. I don't want to say in any way that our lives made us less than whole or more than whole. Nor do I want to say that we are special even though we probably are just that. I just want to say that our lives created a foundation that allowed us to succeed.
 
I wonder how everyone else went through their life. Was it like ours with struggle sometimes? Was it far easier because, well, just because.?
 
I don't really know and I doubt my sister does either. I do know that living in so many places and constantly having to make new friends made us adaptable. In the end isn't adaptable what we want to be?
 
So as the sun sets on another day I hope that everyone has an origin that gave them strength. I hope that everyone has an origin that made them better. I hope that everyone finds a way to learn from the sublime and not just the ridiculous. Pay attention to the little things. Don't look so forward to tomorrow that you destroy today and find a little happiness in everything you do, no matter what.
 
Sleep sweet, be aware, at laugh all that you can...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

It's windy today. Not just a little windy but gale force winds. The wind smacks the chimes on the front of the house brutally, but the song they make is nearly whimsical, and the day can't be complete without a little melody.

Right now, this very second I could be considering the power of the wind and just how much it is about to pound the trees around me. I could be thinking what a pain it will be if the power goes out. I could be thinking about how hard it would be to drive in this right now. Well, I could be, but instead, the wind is very melodious and it makes my chimes tinkle in the most amazing way. Yes, that wind song stays in my mind. (Old people will get that)

I have to ask, when the wind is coming do you run away? Do you prepare for the worst? Do you expect the worst? Or do you enjoy the power you are a part of? I wrote a post about an older movie here. In the movie a man overcomes fear by facing death, after all, is there anything more final than death? Yes. Death is a finality, but there is no fear in death, the fear of death is greater than death itself. (Thanks Publilius)

Wow, what a sad post, or is it? Maybe it is time to let go of fear and just live. Maybe it is time to reach deep inside ourselves,a nd just make the day a good day, and enjoy the wind.

So as the sun sets on another day, sure, it is windy, it is powerful, it is cold, well, skip the cold, but the rest are lots of fun if you just roll with them, and enjoy the breeze, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and love it some more...

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The sun sets on another day...

The sun is setting, oh so slowly, perhaps oh so quickly. It is all a matter of where you stand.

I wrote about similar here and here. Sometimes you just need to stop and take a breath. Sometimes, it may be necessary to pause, realize what is going on, and from there push forward. You know, forward is a good direction. Forward takes us, well, forward. Backwards does not take us forward and sometimes backwards may seem like the easy direction to go. 

I have found often that people can get beaten just so far, and then they have to take a breath. The dog digs a hole, the cat makes a mess, the kids destroy a house, all things that can be overwhelming. In the end, the world can come down upon us very hard, and as it does, everything can be far more pointed than it should be. Stop, take a breath, maybe two, then move on.

You, yes you, are terrific, and nothing can knock you down unless you let it, and in the end, you decide how to move forward.

I implore, no, I challenge you to find the passion and power within yourself each day to not only breath, but to overcome, to do more, and to be more. It only makes sense.

So as the sun sets on another day, take a breath, then sing a song, say it loud, be strong, and find your way to overcome every obstacle given to you. In the end it is your choice, and your future. Make it a good future, no matter what.

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

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The sun sets on another day...

The sun rises, the sun sets, the moon rises, the moon sets, and all the planets lock into place like a magnificent ballet played on an infinite theater. All of it fits, not just a little, but perfectly. All of it just fits. Even the things that don't seem to fit are part of that cosmic dance, and it all still aligns. Here, grass grows, trees grow taller, and all around things just fit together, and even if it doesn't seem perfect, sometimes it is perfect. Sometimes though, it is even more perfect and it is then we find something special.

Imagine a watch, a nice pocket watch. Every piece of that watch is integral to the whole, and when it works together, you get time, or at least you can measure time. Look at how all the little pieces of a car, or motorcycle or even a bicycle are necessary to make ti work. Look at how the positions of everything make everything work, or not work. If you start breaking it down to the small parts you will find the world is quite complicated, but quite simple, there is an order, and that order either works or it does not work.

I sat watching today. There were a lot of things going on, and they interacted quite well in some areas, and not so well in others. There were places the symmetry was perfect and everything fell into place, and there were others that were not so perfect, and nothing seemed to go right. Most of it came down to a simple idea, or a simple thought or two.

Then there are people. There are people who are like the cogs in a watch, perfect together. Each moment crossing into the next, each tick a perfect symbiosis of the previous. there are also those that are not so perfect, and those that may be partially perfect, but will wiggle and shimmy, and eventually, things will not be so good.

I know very few people that are perfect for each other. I know very few loved ones or friends that are so perfect they just seem to be like the stars. It is special. It is amazing, and when there is someone you just click with, family, friend, loved one or other people, it just seems to be something that is without bounds. It seems to be as it should be,.

So, as the sun sets on this amazing day, look to the sky and see the stars. It may seem like chaos, but there is order. Look to the world, it may seem chaotic, but there is order, and somewhere in the middle there is a positional symmetry that just fits. A person, a place or more that just makes you take a step back and go "wow". Look for it every day, and find that symmetry that works in chaos and more, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and play more...