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The sun sets on another day...

As the sun sets, the colors tonight were amazing, and though the clouds took the edge of the sun, the moments were still awesome.

It is always interesting when you think about webs and the constant quotes that can be taken negatively. It is quite obvious that webs and lies are consistently considered close bedfellows.

I offer a different perspective. Perhaps if the truth is presented over and over the truth will spread and soon there will be truth everywhere. By that same approach, perhaps if we approached our lives in a manner that we spread happiness, happiness would be everywhere. It is not like we have to consider the negatives, and instead maybe we should consider those positives we know are possible.

Take talking nicely to people. If you talk nicely to someone they are motivated to talk nicely to you, and then to someone else, and like wildfire you have a bunch of nice people. It is inevitable that as negativity spreads it widens, but positivity can spread just as easily.

So as the sun sets on another day, be at the center of the web, and pass on a positive word, a thought, a laugh or more, and in the process press positivity everywhere. Create a web of excitement and more, and int he process make the world a better place, no matter what.

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


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The sun sets on another day...

there are time sin your life that you have to face conflict. Each day, as the sun sets on the west the conflict is obvious. The darkness and light will fight for control, and the outcome is never in doubt, after all, there will be darkness at night, and light during the day. It is, however, a very pretty conflict.

For us there is no such thing as clear conflict. Our conflict can arise from a multitude of reasons, and often, no side will hear the other well enough to understand, or even be able to respond. So conflict continues. When swords cross, there is rarely a winner, and compromises and collaborations sometimes do not point out that by definition, someone or both sides loses. 

Perhaps we should not think about winning or losing and instead should consider conflict another way. When two swords cross, perhaps it is time to cut cake? Perhaps there is something yummy we can focus on that will allow us to more effectively see an others point of view and not be so stubborn with our own, or perhaps we will just watch the sunset together and enjoy the moment.

So as the sun sets on another day, crossing swords can be a difficult situation. Avoid it if you can, embrace it if you must, but realize that it rarely has an amazing outcome. In the end, it is pretty much like Ghost Busters, we should just not cross the swords, or the streams unless we have to to win. It just makes sense.

Sleep sweet, love life, and laugh when you can...



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The sun sets on another day...

As the sun set today it was unknown to me. I was lost in a whirlwind of other authors, listening and hearing them speak and relate the words that were so dear to them. As I listened I tried to understand their points of view, their pasts, their motivations and truly how they too became motivated to write.

It was a unique series of minutes, and a unique series of hours, as I heard them. Two of the authors spoke from their person lives, several from fictional points of view, some from history mixed with fiction, and some from the heart. Some dreamed and wrote of far off lands and magical mystical adventures, and some wrote as they tried to find that way to touch a child's mind, and open it to that amazing question, "what if?". All the time I listened and tried to hear. I considered my approach to writing, to try to share not for an outcome, but for the sake of sharing, I considered how they approached writing, not to respond positively or negatively, but to understand and perhaps improve my own view of the world, and again, I listened.

It was good, and left me with a series of chaotic and conflicting thoughts, but one was certain, I love to write, and each of these people loved to write at some level, some more, some less, but they each felt a passion to express themselves.

After a long series of thoughts I considered, and as I approached the thoughts of the day I measured my writing.

I write here each day to consider  a serious of possibilities that may one day mean something to my children, or that is where it started. As I approach 2 million hits, well, I write because I want to share a thought that may help my children, but could help anyone, no comments nor chasing any sort of recognition, just to try to get people to see more than just the moment.

I write my books, and will press for 12 this year, because there are a significant number of stories in my head, and I need to share them beyond just me. I am not looking for a massive success, but I am looking to share something that touches me, and may touch others. Along the way, we may all have a little fun together.

I considered today those people who shared deep life stories, and how they would feel if they knew my story. Their stories were inspiring and gave a gift, I was impressed, and listened and heard with great intent.


So, the easy moral of today was I learned. Perhaps not what was expected, but I learned, and in the process I remembered a quote from Steven Covey about listening. I modified that quote years ago as I believe it is only part of the equation. I saw faces today listening, and some hearing, but many looking to find common ground. I truly think we should all listen to hear, not listen to respond. We should listen to hear and understand and to give a solid response to people if they need it, or sometimes we should just be quiet. Short, sweet, to the point.

So as the sun sets on another day, listen, and in the process hear, understand, feel the moment, determine how you should approach the moment, and in the long run, find a way to make a good choice, learn, reply, or just be quiet when the time is right. Isn't that the best way to be? Shouldn't we all hear each other with no voice greater than another? Maybe if we did, the world would find a way, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and listen...



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The sun sets on another day...

If asked if the sunset was the best part of the day many people would say yes, and many no, and many yes and no. Even though it is grand, amazing, and really makes an impression, it also is just a few moments of the day, and surely there is more, right?

I don't think so Tim. (With a nod to home improvement)

It is obvious to many and more than obvious to more and less than obvious to others that a small item can truly be the beginning or end of a difference. Small items can define the world, or small items can start a very amazing journey. A small sound can start an avalanche and a single word can start or end a special time. 

It is in this vein that I am always in, what is that small thing that is really meaningful and brings us together. What is that item that can make our world complete, without being even known. It is this that is the answer, and this that when someone asks if it is important, we say both yes and no. 

With that in mind, look inside, sand see what it is that is special to you, and hold on to it with all your might.

So as the sun sets on another day, well, find your special moment and enjoy it, really, that is all there is to it. Find a special moment, and make it ever more special, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, smile, and enjoy your night...