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The sun sets on another day...

The sun sets and seems it's brightest as it rises and sets, but it truly is not. It is a paradoxical event that seems outside the norm, but perhaps it is the norm after all.

It is different  to watch people struggle with what goes on in lives daily. It is difficult to watch the paradox of right and wrong, love and hate, good and evil, and a host of other items that seem to be nonsensical terms, but in reality are part of our everyday existence.

There are answers everywhere, but often they create new questions, and new items for our minds to consider each day.

You know what, it is easier to just say life is. Is what? Exactly! Life is what you make it each day, life is a series of incredible contradictions, life is a series of difficult moments, and magical moments, but mostly, life is.

So as the sun sets on another day, after you have considered all life has to offer you today and all the conflicting paradoxes, consider that your life can be the best it can be with you in it, and find a way to smile in the paradoxical silliness that overcomes you, and maybe laugh at it a little. You will feel a little better and the world may be a better place because of it.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live it each and every day!



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The sun sets on another day...

The skies opened up and the rain poured. The skies closed and it was light, then dark, then light again. A second of peace was followed by minutes of chaos, and minutes of chaos followed by seconds of peace. Whether it was beautiful or gloomy was entirely in the instant, and the entire evening an illusion of a war between light and darkness.

I am always excited by storm, rain and storm and rain and sunset and, well, come to think of it, I am always excited. To me, each moment of our lives is an illusion of the day, and the only real thing we can grasp and hold on to is our relationships with each other.

Now don't get me wrong, I am not floating above a rock thinking I can eat air and turn saiyan if I need to, and I do have a job, bills, and a healthy appetite that I am working on reducing, but in the end, I find a lot of what we experience to be the illusions I speak of today.

We need to find a way to separate truth from illusion and in the process learn a little more about ourselves, after all, we deserve better than the illusions we sometimes allow, and we need to give more than our illusions let us give, well, usually.

Take a moment and take stock, and see what is real and what is illusion, and make a pact to be more, and love more, and live more each and every day.

So as the sun sets on another day, the day is done but it is a day like no other before, and no other to come. No matter how much we try to make it mundane each day offers the chance for a great reality. Even in the face of pain, despair, and a hundred other nightmares, we are what we make ourselves, and everything else, well, it is an illusion. Either way, make your life wonderful, and instead of bad, make your illusions the most amazing they can be and then make them reality too, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, hold on tight, and love the night away...


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The sun sets on another day...

As the sun set, the clouds closed in today, as they close in often. The sunset was good, but the clouds made colors and an amazing light show, the night air rising as the storm begins to roll in.

A good sunset, perhaps a great sunset, but at what price?

Perhaps that is the wrong way to look at it. Perhaps the price of the great sunset is not anything. Perhaps we are blessed each day with all we have, and all we can have, and tomorrow is not as important as many think. Tomorrow is not here yet after all. 

So I ask anyone, what price do you pay for today? What price for tomorrow? Do you set aside your tomorrow in favor of today? Or do you set aside your today as you wait for tomorrow?

In my opinion one moment lost is really too many. One moment set aside a lifetime. If we are so tied up in what tomorrow may bring do we truly have an idea of what today is? Worse, do we have insight into what we want out of life if we are never living in today?

I know, I know, it is getting deep in here, but today I have been faced with many questions where people only see what they want to see, and in the process they set aside what may be or what may not be in favor of their own small picture. 

No, I cannot pretend to always be right, nor am I always wrong, but I do my very darnedest to live in today in spite of my past and (This is important) in spite of my future.

I have told the story many times. My Father was a busy man. He worked hard, he tried to play hard. I was not a part of his life for a long time. There came a week in 2003 that I received an email from him. (Yes, we had email back then) and it said simply that we had never traveled cross country on the motorcycles. He said he was going to get the motorcycle licensed and make some changes. Time was precious. He sent that to me on a Sunday, I called him and talked to him about a trip he made and how he had realized a lot of what he had missed. Thursday I got the call he had died.

I can tell you, worrying about tomorrow or hoping on tomorrow did not do any good. Make your world the best it can be today.

So as the sun sets on another day, take a moment. Live for a moment, live in the moment, and love the moment. You won't be sorry.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live it each and every day...

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The sun sets on another day...

The storm rolled in and the storm rolled out, a dim sunset in the horizon heralds the onslaught of night and the birth of a new day. Once upon a time we saw it coming, and in that time we see it again and again. We know the night will fall, and the day will come, but sometimes it is better to enjoy the storm.

You know, once upon a time we all saw the day and magical. Once upon a time we were born, once upon a time we saw wonder everywhere, once upon a time we knew the direction we would go, and once upon a  time we began to go there. Once upon a  time we fell in love, and once upon a time we knew the joy love could bring. Once upon a time we lived hard and loved harder. Once upon a time we enjoyed every moment of the day. Once upon a  time we fell, and we got up. Once upon a  time we told the truth and it felt great, and once upon a time we lied and it was not so good. Once upon a time, we remembered every moment, and we do still, because we found they are so precious.

It shouldn't be a story, it should be who we are each day. We should write our own story and at the start of each day make sure we start out as strong and as powerfully as we can. We should push each day to be better than before, to be the best day ever. Can't we make our lives more than a storybook. Can't we make our lives a true dream come true.

I would like to think so.

So as the sun sets on another day, make each day the best it can be, so when you are writing it down some day and you say "Once upon a time" that you will be happy, excited, and amazed at how this day turned out.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live it each and every day...