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The sun sets on another day...

As I watched the ocean, wind and wave today I was overwhelmed for a moment, not by all the beauty around me, but by the beauty of all the people I have known, and the beauty that is possible in all of us.

I was in a discussion today about one of my relatives and how they had changed so much in the last years. The idea was they were no longer scattered, they were now the best version of themselves they could be. I considered a thought: am I the best version of me I can be? I ask you the same: are you the best version of you that you can be?

It should be an easy question. There is a lot to consider. Do you do your best, do you look out for others, do you choose well, and quite a few more. One that is often overlooked is: do you do what is best for you? I think we all should think for a moment, are we being that best version of who we are today?

In my opinion, if you can answer yes, then maybe you should reset your thought each day. Make the best version of you a daily goal, not a momentary goal, and perhaps that version will continue to get better and better. Don't do it for any other reason than it is the right thing to do, after all, you are and can be the best version of you every day if you only want to do so.

If you answered no, what is stopping you? What do you need to do to be that best version of you? Is it important you you? Why or why not?

There is so much in our lives that we are easily lost in it, it is time to start creating a foundation that works not just for us, but for everyone each day,. 

So as the sun sets on another day, I try to be the best version of me each day, I do not always succeed. How about you? Ask yourself what you do, can you do better, why or why not? In the process redefine today and get ready for a new and exciting tomorrow. Be the best version of you possible, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be you always...

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The sun sets on another day...

There was snow all day and driving in it was fun, but sometimes harrowing. As the eve approached there was a glimpse of sun, and at the beach a sudden and amazing sunset in the last moment.

You know, sometimes the last minute things in life are awesome. We are not quite expecting them and we are not quite sure it will be the last moment, but as it comes we can truly find a piece of peace and a hunk of harmony. The last moments can sometimes open our eyes to move, and sometimes take us places we never thought we would be able to achieve. The last moment can be good, bad, or indifferent but it will be the last movement and as such is almost always final.

Tonight as the wind ripped through me and I took my pictures of the sunset I watched the sun breath its last in fiery fury, and then all that was left was the wind. It was an amazing moment because I never expected today's last moment of sunlight to be so perfect.

So as the sun set son another day, consider all the exciting last moments you have seen. Reach out, feel the wonderful times, and be a part of every moment you can, because each moment is precious, and so are you, no matter what day it is, who tells you different, you are precious, no matter what.

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

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The sun sets on another day...

Tomorrow there may be snow, but for today we enjoy the day as birds fly and clouds close in on the area. The wind and upcoming weather will make the lake tumultuous. 

I remember as a kid going to Lake Ann in Michigan and going to the whirlpool. It really was a great amount of fun as it was a portion of the river fed by multiple previous conduits being forced through one conduit. The end result was a mass of water being pushed out into the lower river that swirled and flowed with a mass of water being pressed into whirlpools all over. Riding it was amazing in an inner-tube or a small toy boat, but going through with just a suit on usually meant a swirl and a splash and maybe a scrape or two. Looking at it, there may have been some apprehension from people because it did look intimidating, but getting caught in a whirlpool was fun, and exciting, and in the end made you feel like you had conquered the world.

Sometimes we all get so caught up in how intimidating something looks we don't realize the fun we are missing. There it is in front of us, the whirlpool, and do we step in or not? Do we take the chance of being scraped? Do we ride with someone else, or just take a moment and go for it all.  Do we watch the whirlpool or become a part of it? Do we jump into life and make life our journey or sit on the sidelines and watch. Why don't we just jump in. Spin around, and maybe feel like we conquered the world!

There is so much to do every day, so much that we can do if we only take a moment, and there are so many whirlpools out there that are waiting for us to conquer them.

So as the sun sets on another day, here we are, watching the sun go down one more time. Did we do those things that were there for us? I hope so. I hope you take every day and ride the whirlpool all you can, and in the process, make the world a fun place not just for you, but for everyone around you.

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

 

 

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The sun sets on another day...

At the last moment I thought the clouds would part but they said "nawwwww" and in the process I was left with a ceiling of pink clouds and cold mist on a chilly day.Today 

I read a statement made by the Dalai Lama. It says simply that sometimes not getting what you want it a stroke of luck. I considered that thought for a while today and considered all the times I have been lucky by not getting what I wanted, and some of the times I still felt a loss.

In my opinion luck is a fickle thing. We know that Nathan Detroit feels luck is a lady (Guys and Dolls) and that many movies find luck as a passionate beast, or a moment of pain. We often try to personify luck, understand luck, think about how blind luck is, wish for luck, beg for luck and a lot more. Luck is, however, something we can only try to explain, and never really get there. After all, if we knew luck was there someone would certainly be selling it.

You know what though? There is a lot of good in just about everything that happens. Take a second, consider all the good things in your life, and maybe "luck" plays out the way we need it. Maybe, just maybe, we make our own luck, and sometimes that makes us better people. It is worth a moment to consider. I think we are all lucky, lucky for every breath we can take. We are lucky right now for whatever we have right now.

So as the sun sets on another day, who am I to ever argue with a one "l" Lama. I hope you get what you want when you need it, and don't get what you want when it is better for you. Luck or no luck, everyone deserves the best. Oh oh, and by the way, I have a joke a friend used to tell me. So, almost everyone knows that a one "l" lama is a Tibetan priest. Some people know that a two "l" llama is an animal, but I tell you that a three "l" lama is one heluva big fire! (Yes I know, silly but fun)

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