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The sun sets on another day...

There is something special about a song. something special about how it sounds but more how it feels. A song can define a moment, or lock a memory. Today, I sang a lot of songs and enjoyed doing it, just for fun.

I am more than a little thankful for friends that mean what they say, and say what they mean. A long time ago those words were used to define a series of events, and I have always remembered how it felt to hear the two used together. Say what you mean, and mean what you say. A real friend put that out there. They say what they mean, and mean it. They define friendship as something that transcends other people, and defines their actions for now, and maybe a little more!

I have been told many things in life. We all have. A lot of people say they are there for you, no matter what, only to say things behind your back or degrade the idea of friendship. We are all lucky though to find those amazing people who are friends all the time. Friends when you need them, friends when you are away from each other. Sometimes a friend can pick up a conversation from weeks ago as though it were seconds. A friend is defined for all time not by what they say, but by what they do.

So as the sun sets on another day, take a second, let your real friends know you appreciate them. Reach out. Be there for them as they are for you. As you do, remember, you can be whoever you want to be. Be a good person all you can, and make sure your friends know that you will be there for them when they need you, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love often, and make your world the best it can be every day...

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The sun sets on another day...

The clock ticks constantly moving forward one second at a time. The insensate march is ignored by most as one more second passes. As it does, here we sit, once again lost in the wait, but the wait for what?  Perhaps most wait for the tomorrow that may never arrive, the tomorrow that is just a dream.

I took a picture and wrote about my little desk lamp here. I wrote about similar series of thoughts  here and here.

I was thinking today, well for a little while. (A dangerous pastime, I know) I was thinking about the clock we all have ticking and how sometimes it is too easy to watch it tick. Then I started thinking about my clock. I smiled. I have squeezed so much out of life. Some of it good, some bad, some suspect, some OK, and some that for lack of a better word is phantastich. I thought today about someone I talked to a long time ago that asked was there anything I had not done, and I said I had so much left to do, but have done a few things. As I thought about it today, maybe I have done more than a few things.

I write here daily, and have for almost 4 years. I was asked yesterday "How do you find things to write about" and my simple reply was "because of you." Every day there is someone new, someone that I speak to for a moment, someone old, someone not so old, somethings  that happens, and a little more. Every day I see the world in a slightly different manner not because of me, but because of one of you. I have laughed, and cried and done so much with so many, and as I have, it has opened my perceptions to so much more. You have done, and I have done, and that has made up today.

Sure. I could ignore it all like a lot of people do. I could smile and nod and go on like I have seen done. I could pay attention to just me, and in the process miss the world going by, or I could keep going, and keep making today a day to remember so that when it is about to be tomorrow, and I approach 11:59 and 59 seconds, that I am happy with today.

The question should be are you? Did you touch someone today? Did you make them laugh? Did you listen, truly listen, or did you listen to reply. Did you hear the wind and feel it on your face? Did you relish in the moment even as you tried to ketchup? (Sorry, my pun for the moment). Did you see more today? A lot of questions with one at the top. Are you happy with your today?

I am not sure I did well, but as this day wanes and we end on a whimper and a bang, I know I tried and in the process maybe I made a good day after all. I hope you did as well.

So as the sun sets on another day, it was a good day, a bad day, the happiness washed across me, and the sadness was there was well. I felt it all, and enjoyed it all, I hope you did too and that tomorrow comes for us all. As we pass over the edge of tomorrow we can roar for today that we truly lived, and as tomorrow begins it will know we are coming for it too, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love all you can and a little more, and never give up on today...


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The sun sets on another day...

The sunset was amazing, awesome, cool, yet warming as it set in the west so slowly tonight. I watched then received a picture which I had to use today.

Today I took a drive, and stopped for a short time to watch the world go by. I don't do that as often as I should. I cool breeze blew. Water passed me by. Birds chirped, a heron walked and so much more. I soaked it in as though today were my last, I watched, I took pictures, I smiled. As the breeze blew I remembered my youth and all the peace I got from the cool Michigan breeze. 

I could only describe that portion of the day as serene.

Sure, there are trials and tribulations daily. Sure there were lots of things to consider, and a few to worry about. At the time though, I was nothing but serene. At the time, I was lost in a moment, and in that moment, well, not much mattered.

So what is it that does that for you? Is there some moment that takes all the pressure away, if only for a moment? How do we get more? In the end, a few moments can recharge us for quite a while. In the end, a serene moment is one to live for.

So as the sun sets on another day, well, woof. Smile, laugh, be a part, and in the process find that serene moment that gives you peace, and enjoy it all you can, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and find your way...

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The sun sets on another day...

It is pretty much a misleading title tonight. Cake was the band I went to see tonight, and I enjoyed the music and the people as always. As I laughed, giggled, talked to people and made myself a general nuisance I met a few great individuals tonight that should be mentioned.

The woman who laughed when we talked for a moment about writing and books and said she would dive into my books as she had to ID me as over 21. (If you know me, that is funny). The woman who I have seen at numerous concerts who said hi and remembered me. The semi inebriated person who spilled their beer all over my side, then apologized saying they carried too much beer. The women in front of me who were truly inspired by life and had a story to tell. Now one of the women had a first name I used in my new book "Fateful Friend" and we talked for a moment about 29000 sunsets because she had a recent scare with someone close having a serious medical issue. She understood clearly when I said I believed we need to take no day for granted and try to enjoy everything we can in every one. We talked for a few, but it was the group as a whole that was dynamic. they laughed, they loved, and they enjoyed the moments, and in doing so I could see there was family, and there was pseudo family in all of them, and perhaps a little more. It was impressive. Then of course there was out little group, which was dynamic, fun, and full of laughter too. In the end, it was good music, and good fun, and I enjoyed it immensely and a little but more.

So as the sun sets on another day, enjoy your day, maybe enjoy every moment you can, as I have said a lot, there is no tomorrow until it is here so you had better appreciate today. Seems I am not the only one that feels that way. I believe it, I live it, and I appreciate today, no matter what.

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