29000Sunsets

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The sun sets on another day...

I looked to the road today and saw a series of events unfold. Like dominoes one things lead to another, which lead to another, and another.  Soon there were felled dominoes everywhere, and me in the middle, trying to decide which to topple next or which to save. As I watched the magnificent sunset I wondered, how many dominoes fall in life each day.

It would be interesting to consider the world with all of its complexities as a house of dominoes. Each domino stacked with care, and eventually some glued to the floor, while others hang precariously on the edge of our tables. We are spectacular animals at interacting but sometimes we do not make good decisions for our foundations. Today I dealt with several items I had not spent enough time with for a while. Because I did so, I ended up with some difficult issues to address. A broken belt on a vehicle, a failed light fixture, all these things require maintenance.

So too do the things in our lives, and believe it or not, we are at the center of it all. If you do not pay attention to yourself, you are at the edge of the table. The progression should be (in my opinion) from self to family to friends to more. Without that our foundations just aren't as solid as they need to be. Of course, this is an opinion, everyone has one. 

Consider just for a moment, think about life, take a moment for yourself, and sweep the dominoes away. Just take a little while, do something good, perhaps even great, but think about more and in the process, build a foundation for tomorrow.

So as the sun sets on another day, ahhhhh. Yes, that is a good answer. All those things I had issues with, well, a lot resolved or in the process of being resolved. Ahhhh. Sure, there is much to do still, but if we step back occasionally, and get our center, it will all be OK. Take the moment, unplug, undo, and be better with life. Stop the dominoes from falling and in the process make the world a little better, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and ahhhhhhh

 

 

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The sun sets on another day...

Another beautiful day. The crisp morning air made me think a field was full frost, but is seemed to warm, as I looked it was full of thousands and thousands of small flowers and small little sticks and shoots, and I smiled for a moment at the thought of my impressions.

Each day we add new things to our memories and we are the sum of thousands upon thousands of memories. As we grow we learn more and more, or at least I hope we do, and in the process we slowly begin to understand that life is pretty complex. If we look at the surface of any person they may appear to be one thing or another, but as we look deeper it is only natural to find that there are thousands and thousands of layers of each and every person.

So as we walk into a room as see a ____, (Insert your favorite  person descriptor here) we need to understand that they are more than just a ______ (Use the same descriptor) they are instead the culmination of a lot more that we are seeing. After all, I saw ice when there were flowers because from a distance, that is exactly what it was, ice. In reality, I needed to look closer.

So as the sun sets on another day, what's my moral? Simple. Don't judge a book by its cover, or a person by your first few seconds of an impression. Everyone has a story, and only they know theirs, be patient, humble, kind, and understanding and then make a determination. If it is the same, super, if not, maybe you jsut learned something. Keep an open mind in the end, no matter what.

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

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The sun sets on another day...

Wow.

Three days in a row I have written a full 500+ word post only to set it aside and rewrite another one. I will have a library of posts to use now. This could be interesting.

As I looked out at the sky I looked down for a moment and saw a dandelion. As usual my mind wandered as I remembered that dandelion used to be  sought after plant, is edible and has many health benefits. The flowers in particular are pretty good. Then I saw closer and remembered as a kid pulling the flowers and sucking the petals ends because they were sweet. It is funny how things change like that, and I considered how something that is a often overlooked has benefit.

You know, there are a lot of people in the world people overlook at times. These people are beneficial to us all but are often overlooked like weeds, and as people overlook them they fail to see how much they help our lives. I know I know, you may not think of one right away, but if you stop, close your eyes and think about ti. (Not yet, you are reading) you will think of all the people who help you daily.

Yes, the clerks at the stores you overlook, the McDonald's voice when you get your morning iced tea, the server at your restaurant, the theater worker, the greeter at Wal-Mart of Meijer, and many many more. 

Do you really let them know how much you appreciate them, or are they simply weeds in your life?

Remember, those "weeds" may have strong roots and even stronger benefit, so stop taking the for granted, and pay attention. You are the person that could make a difference and show them how important they are in not only your world, but in the world.

So as the sun sets on another day, the next time you are walking through a store and someone asks if you need help, don't cast them aside as though they are bugging you, they are trying to help. Acknowledge them and let them know how important they are, make sure each person understands that they are more than just another weed in the garden, but instead a powerful force for helping us all. Show them they are worthwhile and if you are ever out of food, remember dandelions are as good as any other green. Yum.

Sleep sweet, love life, and open your eyes no matter what...

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The sun sets on another day...

I completed a full entry on loneliness, and set it aside today as well. That makes two days I have written and set aside the items as either too dark, or not what I felt.

As I wrote today and for several days I considered the heart, and all the things that make your heart beat. There are many things that make you just keep going, but I feel the top of the list should be passion. Passion does not just make you heart beat, it makes your heart skip a beat.

Now, passion can mean a lot of things to a lot of people, but to me passion is that little extra that pushes the world further, that presses us all to be more. Passion is an amazing motivation to take ourselves to a new level, whether with people, with hobbies, with work, or really with anything. 

When I say passion sometimes people think about love and all the things that go with it, but in reality passion can be about training the dog, or building a car, or doing a hundred other things that make you happy, and make you feel as though you have accomplished something. So ask yourself this, what are you passionate about? Consider it well, if it is one thing, good, if it is a lot, well that is good too, find your passion and live it, and in the process, give it life.

So as the sun sets on another day, what is your passion? What makes you feel alive and whole, what makes you consider more each and every day, and in the process, makes your world complete. Find your passion and make sure it is a passion to live by, each and every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be passionate...