29000Sunsets

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The sun sets on another day...

The air was alive last night and tonight. Even in the rain there was a glimmer of light, then darkness. Suddenly there was something I had not seen in some time. The fireflies were out, and lighting up the night. All the while I was taking my time, digging a hole.

You know, digging a hole can be good or bad. Some people think of a hole as an absence of something. A gaping maw into somewhere else. A hole can let you lose things from your pocket. Some people can leave a hole in your heart and you can suddenly feel as though the world is missing a little. A hole can be bad in a boat, or good in a bathtub. A  Coke without a hole is a paperweight, with a hole it is a tasty drink you can have with a Royale. A hole can be a lot of things, but it in itself is neither positive or negative.

To me, it is a positive as I fix a problem that was made by someone else. I dig a hole so water can go somewhere else, and in the process, I enjoy the exertion. A hole for me is as much of a destination as it is a piece of work, and something to enjoy along the way. At least for now. 

What is your hole? Is it something good or something bad? Is it the wonderful feeling of finding a way to let go of pain and sorrow, or is it a hole in your heart that let's out the good stuff inside? Take a moment, consider, find a way, and let's see if you can't make your hole a good thing, and let go of all the bad stuff. For me, I will make my hole a way to keep water from gathering, and enjoy the sunset along the way.

So as the sun sets on another day, I hope you find a way to enjoy today, enjoy the moment, and enjoy whatever you are doing, even if it is digging a hole.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy the fireflies...

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The sun sets on another day...

The rain falls steadily and there seems to be no end, but it does. The sun shines brightly and pounds down upon us but it too moves to the west and becomes a blossoming sunset. Just when we think there is no end, the end comes and night falls.

Now, don't think for a moment this is a negative post. It isn't, instead it is to look at how some things come to an end. This includes the meaning of 29000 sunsets, what if we only had 29000 and we were at 28999? I know I know, 29000 seems like a lot, but we really have no guarantees. There is no surety in tomorrow and if we keep messing up today, well, tomorrow isn't likely to be better. (That is pretty funny now that I think about it)

It seems like we all need to just keep drip drip drippen along and enjoying every moment we can, even the semi wet ones. We need to make sure that nothing stops our excitement about life, and like the itsy bitsy spider, we can climb back up the waterspout, even when it has washed us down.

I like it!

So as the sun sets on another day, well, I am not an itsy bitsy spider, but I will not stop until the moment I see my last sunset, I will squeeze every moment out of life and maybe a few more. I hope I can take all of you with me. We can keep pushing and enjoy life, and as a once super friend always said, no matter what.

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

 

 

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The sun sets on another day...

The sunset was beautiful then hidden giving a great picture perhaps obscured a little, and maybe a little more. A gentle breeze blew across the lake as I thought about the messages I had received today. While I watched the colors and the leaves blow I considered words sent to me today.

It was a simple statement, "I'm happy with the lessons you taught me that made me who I am today."

Isn't that all we can ever ask? To give someone a gift and pass down something special. Not to be all over or force, but to give and have it received.

Well, it made my day at least, and made this 1 day, of my 29000 or so, sunsets really special.

So as the sun sets on another day, be good to your children, and give them the lessons they need, and along the way, have a lot of fun with them, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live it!

 

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The sun sets on another day...

Once per year the owners of The Lakeside Emporium take pause and give back to their customers. The event, called LEAP, is visited by many people and the store is packed. It is packed because the people who run this store do everything they can to make their customers the happiest they can be every visit. It is not one visit or another, it is every visit.

Consider for a moment, what if you did everything you could to make something happy or happen.

Could the formula be so easy? Is it as easy as putting everything you have into making something more important to someone else?

Let's see, When we talk to people if we really take the time to listen and then care as we respond, it works.

If we find someone in our life and pull out the stops no matter what, hmm, works again.

I am sure I could list a lot of examples, and I am sure I could list a lot of things that are less than perfect, but why worry about it? Maybe what we need to do is make every moment of the day the best it can be for ourselves and those around us, and the rest will fall into place. Maybe, just maybe, the world might be a better place if we thought that way.

So as the sun sets on another day, let's taker a moment and live in that moment, set aside all the things we get mad about, set aside all the things that are less than perfect and instead take a new look at life. Maybe we need to raise our own bar to make the bar of the world a little better. (Or maybe we should go to the bar and have a nice glass of Moscato) Let's live life for the betterment of ourselves and others, but focus on the betterment part and maybe have some candy along the way with the people at the Lakeside Emporium. After all, maybe they are showing us the way.

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