29000Sunsets

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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was amazing, and the skies were lit with pinks and purple, fire was abundant.

Feeling down? worried about the world? Yourself? Others? Maybe it is time to make a list. It is a simple suggestion. First, if things are really bad, get help. We should never have to face the darkness of despair alone, but if you are just a little down start each day with a simple exercise in appreciation. 

What do you have to be thankful for? BE honest, and there is always a lot.

What do you have to overcome? BE honest, there is sometimes a lot.

You should quickly have a few big items on a short list of positives and negatives. In my opinion you can then approach the day with positives in your pocket and the awareness that you will be overcoming it all rapidly because it will not blindside you. Sure, there will be new challenges but if you focus there will be new positives as well. 

So as the sun sets on another day, again, if you are suffering from depression, get help, but if its just a bad day, try to smile and find a pathway to happiness no matter what.

Sleep sweet, find happiness, and take a few people with you...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

Todays sunset was, well, amazing. As always. There are so many sunsets and so many spectacular days that are enlightened because of them.

I was thinking a lot today about time. I know time is one of those things we should all pay attention to, but rarely do. Why? Why is it so hard to realize that the eternal NOW is all that we really have that we can count on? Why do so many people worry about tomorrow and know that there will be time for anything if we only wait until tomorrow. I know it is not a popular opinion, but if I have you try to prove the existence of tomorrow it will not happen. Why? Because it has not happened.

I was watching an old movie and the fortune teller stated "The future is always nonsense until it become the past" and as usual I laughed. (Pretty hard I may add) I laughed not because it was really funny but because it was so true that today is how we define tomorrow, but it is still not anything until it gets there. With that in mind I respectfully ask that you take a few minutes, enjoy them, and in the process make today count. Hug someone, play with a child, laugh with friends, do something that matters but stop waiting for tomorrow, it won't ever be here. Make your mark today.

So as the sun sets on another day. Time passes. As the kids have grown up I wish I could spend more time with them and could have, but I know I worked hard to spend as much time with them as I could, and I know I am proud of them every day for what they have accomplished. Say the same, make a difference, and be happy every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love with all your heart, and enjoy today...

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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was amazing and as it set I could not be close nor there, but the lightshow above me was a miracle in itself.

I see goals out there. We have goals each and every day, but sometimes they are bigger and loftier than others. Tonight as I sit thinking about goals and ideas I realized I have in fact changed my life to make some goals happen. It is always possible to do more, but I have shifted a lot in the past month to ensure the time necessary to write has come to the surface. In doing so the things I set aside are not an impact. As I look at them I do not miss them, they were just there.

It was like when I gave up soda/pop. I stopped with no ramp down and I did not miss it at all for years. Over the last few months I have drank a few, but they no longer appeal to be as before.

I am sure you have done the same. Why not consider what you have and determine where you need to go, and get there. Sometimes it just makes sense to put some things aside to be a better person, or achieve a goal. I know it did to me.

So as the sun sets on another day, life passes. If we only have 29000 sunsets are you spending yours well? If so, I applaud you, if not, perhaps it is time to change. You can do it, I believe in you, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and keep on pushing...

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The sun sets on another day...

Clouds began to split and returned with a vengeance. Still, sunset was a series of cascading reds on the clouds, and peacefully powerful as the wind ravaged the countryside.

I thought a lot today about words. There is an old poem:

Sticks and stones can break my bones, aimed with angry art. Words can sting like anything but silence breaks the heart.

(and a short one from Gilligan on Gilligan's island)

Sticks and stones can break my bones, but please, don't throw sticks and stones.

The second I added for no particular reason but the first has a little umph to it. It defines that the physical can hurt us all, the mental can hurt us all, and we can hurt ourselves with the edge of silence. I wrote just a few days ago about pauses and how people have become so sensitized to a pause that they fill in the blanks with all sorts of stuff just because there is not an immediate response. I wanted today to note that it is true, but words can sting "like anything" as well.

There are people all the time using words to get their point across and weaponizing those words in horrible ways. On this day and every day I merely suggest, that maybe we don't need to attack each other. Maybe, just maybe, the solution is to be nice, and perhaps people will fall along and be nice as well. Who knows, but it is worth a try. If all else fails, throwing sticks and stones will quickly make us stop, simply because the pain is physical.

So as the sun sets on another day, the world is full of chaos right now. Be the center that starts bringing back the good. Be the center that helps people understand that words are not the way, be the center, and have a good night, no matter what.

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