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The sun sets on another day...

Look, on the horizon, it's a bird, it's a plain, it's a super sunset coming out of the clouds! Tonight's sunset was accentuated by a stack of just about everything and looked pretty terrific.

As I looked at the sky tonight I thought a lot about tears, and how great it would be to be able to reverse the tears for so many people. No, not "make them happy or happier" but reverse the bad things so they did not feel. As I thought about it, I once again remembered that it is not just the good times that make us who we are, but all the bad. Those tears help us build memories that help us appreciate the good things, and reversing those tears might not let us appreciate all the good things in our lives.

I know, I know. Sometimes it is really crappy to deal with all of the things we have going on around us. I know sometimes tears are all we seem to have, but think about it. How can we appreciate how good things are if we have not see how bad they can be? Let's embrace a few tears so we can lift ourselves higher the next time. Then let's fine a few minuets, and enjoy the rest of the day. 

So as the sun sets on another day, take all that life gives you, and learn from it. Take all the falls, the bad moments and turn them around, because life isn't just about getting by, its about making a difference, mostly to yourself. Don't let tears slow you down, instead wipe them away, stand up, and do more, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live the moment...

 

 

 

 

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The sun sets on another day...

The sun came and guided in the night. It was powerful and imposing and its presence made today was a great day.

I find myself considering a movie today. Yes, I know, if you read a lot of my posts or catch up in a binge (which seems to happen according to stats) you know I like movies, and enjoy thinking about how the writers and directors saw the vision and made it work.

I thought a lot about Captain Marvel today again as I saw it a second time. On the surface this movie is as fun as most of the Marvel movies, but on a deeper level it speaks of going the extra mile, not giving up, and something else, being confident in who you are. there is a fight scene where someone is challenged and they have an amazing advantage, and the challenge was made to fight as equals, and, in comic form, the challenge is not accepted. Why should it have been, there was nothing to prove. That is what is sticking with me right now.

We spend so much time proving ourselves that we often lose touch with who we really are day to day. Why do we need to prove who we are? If we know who we are, isn't that enough? Our days are filled with other challenges, why take a moment and worry about proving anything? You know who you are, be who you are, live who you are, but mostly believe in you.

I know in this world right now it is sometimes hard to believe in anything, but I am not suggesting but pleading, even telling you, you have to believe in yourself. See the world through better eyes, see the world through your eyes, and understand that you are special, and you have worth, with nothing to prove. Does a flower need to prove it is beautiful? No, it just is!

So as the sun sets on another day, pay attention to all the things that go on around you, the people around you, and do what you can to make every day a good day, even a great day. Not because someone says to make it better, but because you believe in yourself, and that will give you power. Hold onto that, and keep it close to you, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love yourself, and enjoy all the moments you can...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

Today was a reverse day. I did not think there would be a sunset and definitely not one as striking as the sun set that appeared right at the end of the day . I was challenged by that sunset and watched it slowly fade over the horizon. It was a pleasant surprise but when I could not get a picture of but we'll remember for some time.
 
You know sometimes the memories of something good are the best part. I am a firm believer in never living in the past. I am also a tremendous believer in remembering good things in our lives. All too often it is much easier to remember the bad. All too often we don't focus on all of the fantastic times that we have had in our life.
 
There are some times in my life did I remember with great fondness. Those are the times where I felt especially in touch with the world or with a single person or even with a lot of people. I often mention standing on the top of the hill looking out over my paths and I remember that real day with fondness every single day. Before me lay many choices as the roads diverged and I weighed each one. One choice was easy and offered little challenge in my life. One choice was hard and offered potential stress but the payoffs would have been beyond belief.  One choice was the middle of the road and offered some challenges coupled with some normality.
 
It may surprise you that I didn't even pause and immediately chose the path that would be most difficult. I look back at that day often and it makes me feel warm that I knew which direction I needed to go. As it happens those choices were taken away but that memory is more important than the outcome. All I am saying is that sometimes hanging onto a positive memory can give you a positive outlook on life. Hanging on to a lot of positive memories can overcome nearly any negatives you might face.
 
So as the sun sets on another day take a moment and think a happy thought. Consider the song "A Spoonful of Sugar" and let the bad things in your life be overwhelmed by the good memories and in the process create more good memories each and every day. You can make your day the best day ever if you hold on to good thoughts. Just will the day to be good. Find a way to have an amazing day no matter what.
 
Sleep sweet, choose your path well, and love to the Moon and back...
 
 

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The sun sets on another day...

The sun was out in full force. I readies my camera and well, those dern clouds jumped on it and stomped it out. So I wrote a little, wrote some more, and now am writing again.

I am not sure why I was thinking about the past today, but I thought about a show called "Make a Wish" that was on TV in the 70s. The show was a little bit campy, but it tried to open the minds of people to see more. The idea of making a wish, and dreaming a dream is an instant success in my mind, and the idea of taking things a little further each and every day to make life better, well, what is wrong with that?

We can all afford to open our minds a little more, after all we don't know everything, so take a moment, open your mind, embrace a new idea, feel a new feeling, think a new thought and don't just look at what is there, make a wish, dream a dream, and make your dreams come true.

So as the sun sets on another day, the world is a series of wonderful moments for you to discover. Make a wish, dream a little, make it more than a dream, and in the process discover something new every single day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and dream on...