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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset is an amazing part of the day, but so is sunrise, and all the moments in between. Every moment of the night is also an amazing part of the day. Basically, is any moment worth losing?

It is interesting listening to people wait for their time off, their time to go somewhere, their time to vacation, their time to the next day, their time to sleep and so forth. Each moment a moment unto the next, and never the moment itself. If we wish these times away, are we losing anything? Are we losing the days we have in favor of looking forward to the days to come?

I like to think we can rise above this and make every day a special day. In doing so perhaps we can make our moments the best ever. If we do so we can set aside the negatives and the pining for the future, and focus on who we are, and how we need to look at today, right now, this moment, and make it better. After all, we only get one life, isn't it worth living?

So as the sun sets on another day, the consequence of looking always to the future is to lose the present. Don't lose who you are in favor of who you think you will be and the world will be a better place for you. Be that person who embraces the moment, and makes the best day they can each day, no matter what.

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

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The sun sets on another day...

We sit here each day, watching the sun rise, and the sun set, or ignoring them completely. Each of us with a different want, a different need, a different agenda.

You know it is pretty interesting how easily we look to the world for answers. We ask people, tell people, listen to people, hear people, but in the end we are the center of our own positives and negatives. We know who we are inside, and we need to determine just what we need to do to find happiness.

I know I know, many people don't think they know, or may not know they know, but we have a clue. We know those little things that make our days better. We know those things that take away from our days. We even know when we have found something good, or not so good.

Again, since most of what I write is experience based opinion, and some is based on others interpretations of their world and then my interpretation on that, it is hard to know for sure. I am sure that no one can decide for you what you like, dislike, feel, or don't feel. I have lived that and talked to so many who have as well. It follows, but is not a surety, that only we can make our own destiny, but that is a treatise within itself. (And for those who point to religion, there is still a choice in accepting that)

So as the sun sets on another day, if your life is a storm, you are at the center. If your life is a paradise, you are at the center. It is all up to you to make the best present you have, after all, the present is a present as each day is a gift to us all. Enjoy it, no matter what.

sleep sweet, smile when you can, and laugh the rest of the time.

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The sun sets on another day...

Why did the turkey cross the road...err, wrong question. w

Funny how the sunset always shows you a direction, and the sunrise shows you another direction, equal yet opposite. If you watch them you will always know where you are, or at least which direction you are going.

For some reason I have a lot of flashlights. They range from the little to the giant, and all are usually charged and ready to go. It is nice to be able to see where you are going. 

You know in life, we have flashlights all around us. There are constantly people and other things pointing us in the right direction if we just let them. The light may shine to people, or places, or groups or a dozen other things that will help us find our way, but there is no real magic flashlight that will make the future show up. Nor is it worth it going backwards on some mystical breadcrumbs you may have left for to tell you how your past was, after all, you have already been there. Instead, we need to keep our eyes open and live in the now. Planning too far ahead loses where we are, just like looking to far back loses where we've been. Instead, we need to be our light, and pay attention to those things around us that may help us into a better future. It is just the way that it is.

So as the sun sets on another day, pay attention to the lit paths showing you a way, and in the process, find a few minutes to see the steps you making now. They may be right, they may be wrong, who knows. They are, however, your steps. Make every moment count and make this day the best it can be, without a flashlight.

Sleep sweet, love life, and splash in the water when you can...

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The sun sets on another day...

If you look at it one way, wow, what a day. If you look at it another way, wow what a day. It is all based on tone inflection. At least that is the theory.

You know each day we can make something either positive or negative, based on on who we are and how we interpret the world. Today the power went out, there was an ice storm, the roads were horrible, and the water level high. So at 2:30 in the morning I got up, pulled out a generator, found an inverter, hooked the sump to the car battery while running through the inverter while I rebuilt a carburetor in the middle of the morning. Bad day huh?

Not really. There were a lot of good people out, and somehow I managed to keep the house in good shape, did not flood, stayed at 70% with fire and fan, watched TV, made good food and ended up having a pretty good day. That and, even with the slush puppy ice pellets all over, the dogs had a good day too!

So what?

Well, we can look at our worst and make it worst or we can just keep swimming and make it the best day ever. Now, I don't suggest doing some of the weird things I did today, but I do think we can take a moment and realize that when it "snows" and is "crazy" out, maybe we can enjoy the day.

So as the sun sets on another day, well, enjoy the day, enjoy the moment, enjoy all you can and even if it looks bad, maybe you can have a terrific day. Try all you can, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, sleep warm, and enjoy life too....