29000Sunsets

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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was, well, tough to see. The colors were amazing but as I sat in a killer concert the pillars of the venue blocked it out. Still, I enjoyed every moment shifting between the music and the color of night.

As I listened to a concert tonight a member of the band started a monologue that hit close to home. He stated that every day he has had so far is a gift, and that many people don't seem to fathom that. He went further to state that as he looked at his genetics he should have quite a few years left, but added "but in the end I could go in 15 minutes" and that we all should "live every moment like it was our last".

I smiled for a moment.

The premise of 29000sunsets has always been, what if you only had 29000sunsets? How would you live your life knowing? What would you do different if it was day 28999? Anything?

I know I will work to the very end moment of my life, but I will play too. Are we doing what we should to be happy? Is happiness or enjoying life a factor in our life? If so, why? If not, why? 

It can be complex, based on how we were brought up and a dozen dozen other things, In the end, the simplest question I already asked. If today was the last one, would you do anything different? Why aren't you doing it now?

Think about it.

So as the sun sets on another day, think about all the good things we can all do in life. Think about the good times, and the bad. All the lessons you have learned, make every day the best day you can make it because you may have dozens of years, but there is always that 15 minutes. Make today your day, make now your moment, and enjoy it all you can, no matter what.

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

 

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The sun sets on another day...

Summer in Michigan is somewhere between amazing and holy wowsers. Where winter is dark, cold, and seems to never end, summer is full of life and sunsets that defy expectations while stunning the senses with their sheer beauty. 

I find that often schedules change constantly independent of my planning. It is said "The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry" and I love that word "awry" but am not as fond of the implication. It implies that everything in life is fluid. Well, it surely seems to be and the world is full of massive moment that should have been that aren't and shouldn't be that are, right?

Occasionally we need to just stop and say "Just a second here" and in the process slow down and make things right. We have the ability to choose our schedules (Well, to an extent) but we don't take that power sometimes. Time to make ti happen, right?

Just remember somewhere in the midst of all the responsibilities, all the "stuff", to make time for you as well. After all, this life you are in is well, yours. It would be nice if you got to enjoy some of it, right? Take a deep breath, say the words, take  little control, maybe a lot of control, and enjoy the day and the night.

So as the sun sets on another day, never get to busy to lose yourself. Try not to commit so much that you are a slave to everyone else and lose what make you unique, and take a second, find a path and make it yours, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and keep smiling...

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The sun sets on another day...

As the sun set, well, it was awesome, but as I rushed to the beach all I found was a deep mist that covered the horizon, and the sunset was gone.

I wrote along the same lines here.

So what is it you want? What is it you need? What do you want to do? What do you have to do? I started writing this the first time and it just went negative immediately. I realized I was looking at it wrong, and needed to change my perspective. So I did.

Sometimes it is easy to see what we want and know the difference, and sometimes we have to think though it a little. The difference between wants, and needs. Sometimes they align quite nicely, sometimes they don't. I am not going to go overboard but it is a good idea to take stock and look at your wants and needs a lot, and find the path between them that will make you happy and productive. 

I know I know, this is nebulous. All I ask is when you fill out the want list, make sure you have the need list right there. Maybe fill out the need list first?

So as the sun sets on another day, my father said some unique things, but he divided wants and needs pretty well. Consider them both as you go through life, and get what you want, and what you need no matter what.

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

 

 

 

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The sun sets on another day...

I had a fun afternoon singing impromptu Karaoke with Gary Samples, then off for a drive to find a picture. As always it was fun! During our time we had problems with a wireless microphone fighting for control of a receiver, and I laughed when we figured it out, you just had to be alone for a second to start it up.

As I was driving home I laughed about the thought and it started to make even more sense. Sometimes you have to be alone to reset, sometimes you have to be alone to see more clearly, sometimes you have to be alone.

It really makes good sense the more you think about it. We are not defined by others unless we allow it, we are defined by ourselves. If we are always with others we can become cluttered and sometimes latch on to the wrong receiver. We have probably all been in toxic situations where other people try to define us, we can follow their lead, smile and nod, or do what we can, but in the end, the only way to really get it right is to separate and be alone. Toxic does not necessarily mean negative, but it can mean that you are not seeing your potential. It is the reset that allows you to see there is another way. In our case tonight it was the reset that allowed us to see the microphones needed to be alone before bringing them together, then it worked fine.

Hmm.

so as the sun sets on another day, maybe sometimes we need to spread our wings and find our way so we can be part of something bigger. Maybe sometimes alone time is a good thing, and maybe, just maybe, switching the channel will find you the right program. Try it, live it, and find some fun along the way, no matter what. 

Sleep sweet, love life, and channel 2 please...