29000Sunsets

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The sun sets on another day...

The day was filled with movement, and many short conversations, but somewhere in between were the large meaty discussions that make you think. Those that give you insight into others, and eventually to yourself.

I had a discussion today and before I discussed this site at all we were talking about living each day to its fullest. I kept my mouth shut and listened (Imagine that) to a man stating that every day we have no guarantee of tomorrow. He went on to talk about how he had seen a lot in life and the only thing he ever could be sure of was right now. I was amazed, what kind of crazy talk was this except the hundreds (yes hundreds) of posts and discussions i have had that state the same thing, we have no guarantee of anything, we only have guarantee for the moment, and we create that destiny.

When I started 29000sunsets all I was thinking was about today. Tomorrow was not defined. Since we get about 29000 sunsets in a life, what if we were on 28,999. what would we do? Would you approach the day in a different manner, or keep going the way you did? That is the question I ask each day. How can I take the moments even further? How can I make a difference to myself and those around me? 

Hmm, perhaps the idea is not unique at all (I know it is not) but maybe it needs to be trumpeted from the highest mountains. Maybe people need to hear it. Hmmm.

So a s the sun sets on another day, wow. People all see the world in different ways, but if we take a moment and realize it, the thing we should see is we are finite. Enjoy your life all you can, squeeze the life out of every moment and make it yours, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love, and love a little more...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

The sunset was striking, but I could not stop and get the picture. It will remain in my mind for all time.

I am always amazed by people. They come in all shapes, all sizes, and all demeanor. Some are nice, some are not so nice. Some are super nice, and some, well they seem nice until you are out of the room. So it goes, a million types of people, and a million ways to see them.

I was thinking today about all the people who have given so much of their lives and made so many people happy. Then I thought of all the people who gave me the gift of friendship, and gave me happiness, and excitement, and serenity, and more. It was a peaceful series of thoughts. Then a little darkness crept in, and those that wronged me came out, and it was a dark place for a second. Finally I set it aside and realized, it was not horrible. Even though some people had been snakes on the water, the good times far outweighed the bad, and better, the lesson made me feel better about life.

No I am not saying go out and find people to treat you poorly, but sometimes the good is far better, and if you take a moment, you can find good in most anything. Even the worst has a light in it somewhere, well, most of the time.  Don't be overwhelmed by fear, instead become the fearsome person that overcomes all fear, be that person that leaves fear to the side and lives life to its fullest.

So as the sun sets on another day, well, be happy. That's a good way of being. Find the silver lining that no one else seems to see. Make that silver lining a lining you see, and let the bad stuff, lies, hurtful words, or worse, and just set them aside. I know, it is tough, boy do I know, but in the end, it will help you find the peace you deserve. Hold onto that peace, the love, and more, no matter what. (and watch out for the snakes next time)

Sleep sweet, love to the moon and back, and make it last forever...

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The sun sets on another day...

Maybe finally summer has come. Maybe there will be fewer dark days and now we will have the serious sun we need.

I was laughing to myself about an old joke and I remembered writing about it indirectly. You can find it here.

I ended up laughing some more as I considered the older message and then spent a lot of time rereading many things I have written before. So then I reread quite a few, just for fun. My writing isn't something I plan out and think through, lord knows it might be better sometimes. No, it is something that a word or phrase or event triggers and I just write. I am sure a lot of times it is a "duh" meaning it isn't really awe inspiring, just a little positive. Other times it may be something that is very intense, or very heartfelt.

I write to laugh, to smile, to leave something for my children, and to leave something from a bunch of people, some I know, some I don't (yet). In the end there are a lot of words here, and a lot of words that seems to dance across the screen, and it is a challenge and a goal each day to share something.

So as the sun sets on another day, I hope you are having a  good eve, and remember the room with an all southern view, and that today was an amazing day, as it should be. Find your center, write, laugh, joke, act, paint, giggle, or just do what makes you happy and make life real for you, and the people around you, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and eat more hot wings!

 

 

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The sun sets on another day...

Good friends, good work, good words. It all falls together moment by moment. 

By our own admission, each moment that passes is a moment gone like a snowflake in the summer. Each day gone is a day never replayed, never returned.

I was reading through social media today and came across a post noting what we strive to overcome and cannot. The answers were all over the place. some were simplistic, life overcoming the rent. some were massive, like overcoming hunger, or world strife and a few more. In the end, there was no right nor wrong there was only the opinions of a lot of people thinking about their limitations and how difficult they are to overcome.

There was one that stuck a chord with me, and it was time and death. We struggle with time and can never overcome death. I was interested in the number of comments that fell out of that simple series of words and actually checked the post later this evening to see if more had commented. (Yes, there were a few) The point is and was, we can never overcome time or fight death, and as we consider those obstacles we need to acknowledge there is no going back.

My point I am getting to is if we are sure we are not immortal, and there are no "do overs" why is it so easy for so many to get lost in what does not matter in favor of even more transient items. I write each day and it takes time, but I leave something behind hopefully for some who care, and for my children. (Where I started). what are the things that matter, what are the things that don't? I have no answer here just that each moment that passes is gone, and nothing will get it back. 

Hmm, almost discarded this post.

So as the sun sets on another day, grab the moments you can. Cherish the moments you have, and when you look back and see what is gone behind you, remember you left it there. (Oh oh, sorry). Make every day an exciting one, and make today that special day that leaves a long lasting memory for you, and for everyone else. Do something amazing, do what you like to do, but do it with all your heart, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, feel the moment, and hold on to happiness each day...