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The sun sets on another day...

Another sunny day, another day, another moment, and a lot of fun!

I was thinking today about how it can be so easy to get caught up in the details that we lose sight of the tail. Well, no, it should not exactly be worded that way, but I think you can see what I mean. Sometimes we are so involved in our opinion  that we lose sight of what is actually happening. Ahh, I see, we need an example.

If you are say talking to someone about their life, and they tell you how they made some mistakes when they were young, but overcame them later, would you judge based on the mistakes or on what they became? Do the mistakes matter? If it was speeding versus drug use? What about other items? Where is the line? That line is where you are splitting hairs. You set yourself in the beginning that one right or wrong is ok, you just qualified it. It is a bad example because it is wide, but there are times we make such subtle distinctions we have to question why?

My thought is that we have limits and lines and they are very fine. Businesses use it on people all the time, the sale is 9.99 instead of 10.00. Why? Because no one will buy for 10.00 but they will for 9.99? IS this splitting hairs when you quibble about a penny? I say it depends.

Years ago I was buying a car. We walked in and asked for a particular car and said here is another car and this much money. We want to payment to be 299.00. A short time later the finance man came out and said they got it down to 306. I looked at him and said we were leaving. His statement was "We have what you want, are you going to let it slip by for $7?" to which I replied, "No, you are." We left. Who was splitting hairs?

So what? Well, I think we need to carefully consider what we are doing and move on as we need to move on. We need to be those people that don't get lost in the trivial, but instead look at the bigger picture. That picture may very well be that we only have 29000 sunsets left, and as we progress, do we really want to waste time on the trivial? Do we want to argue over $7, or just buy or find someone who cares? Do we want to live a life that is happy, or worry about the unhappy? I can say I am sometimes not sure, but I am not going to get lost in small details when the day is going so good.

So as the sun sets on another day, enjoy your day. Stop worrying about the trivial petty things in life and start worrying about, well, just stop worrying. Find a path that you can traverse that gives you happiness each and every day. Along the way take a few people with you and let's be happy together, no matter what.

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

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The sun sets on another day...

I think the word spectacular may have fit tonight's sunset. It was cloudy, and there were no meatballs, but the sun hung down and slowly set in the western sky, and lit up the world like a red Christmas tree.

I remember in grade school playing the game who stole the cookie from the cookie jar. It is a cute game that teaches you other peoples names. You would have to choose someone else after you were accused and a nice jingle went with it. No one wanted to be caught not knowing someones name so it made people learn in a rapid manner. It also had a lot to do with trust and blame.

Do you remember people? Are you remembered? These are important questions we consider each day. Do we know this person? Who are they? How do I know them? Normally we have answers back right away, but sometimes we have to think for a moment. Sometimes we don't know. It is there, it just needs a little reminding. Why do you remember people?

When we meet people we greet, laugh, and interact, and we have to wonder, why do people remember us? Why do you think people remember you?

I have said often I have no social conscience. Those who know me probably agree. I enjoy talking to people and am not afraid of talking to anyone. I am told people remember me for that, both good and bad. Sometimes though I sit and listen and learn, not affected by anything, and enjoying the situation the best that I can.

In the end, part of our lives is our relationships. I strongly suggest you try to remember people, or try to create situations where they remember you.

So as the sun sets on another day, no I did not steal the cookie from the cookie jar. Instead I laughed and tried to remember everyone, and had fun along the way. Enjoy the people you meet, and hopefully they will enjoy you. Make each day memorable, no matter what.

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


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The sun sets on another day...

I drove today. I do a lot. I have driven a lot in my life. I did not think about it for a long time, but I can actually say I have driven well over a million miles, perhaps close to 2. It is just what I did for a long time, not bad, not good, just necessary.

Important people are sometimes far away. Many of them have been more important to me than I to them.  Distance is difficult, but at the core it can be a positive. You see who people are when you are far away, you see how to approach life in a much different manner when you are at a distance.

Of course close is good too. Close can be one of those things that makes us smile, and perhaps, along the way, can show us a new part of our life. Maybe distance allows thought, maybe distance allows a different type of appreciation, maybe distance is a way to the way. All I know for sure, is distance only changes the distance, but not the feelings we have inside. Communicate and be a part if you can, and make life as good as you can along the way. It is worth it.

So as the sun sets on another day, I drive, but in doing so I expand where I can go, and expand my horizons. Maybe it is a waste of time, or maybe it gives me a view of the world that is now smaller. Look for a smaller world where you are a part of more, and can be part of more, and along the way allow yourself to be touched by people. Be the change in the world to make a better world, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, drive straight, and find your way...


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The sun sets on another day. This evening sunset would have been stunning had I not been deep in the woods. Instead I took pictures of the snow and trees and the beauty of the day. In a moment the sunset fell and darkness covered the land with a crisp blanket overlooked by the stars above.

There are times that I consider how many things we have all gone through. Well actually I can say I do that a lot. So many people seem to be challenged each day just making it through each day. Each year another major thing happens before we can get through each year. It is telling that all of us see this as not a huge deal or at least tolerate such events easily. Well some of us do.

Wouldn't it be nice if some of us were Unbroken? Wouldn't it be nice for you have a crystal clear life? I don't think so. I could never appreciate people the way that I do if I had not been hurt by people the way that I have. I could never overcome the obstacles in front of me if I had not overcome the obstacles behind me. In fact most of us become successful because of our failures. Without failure there can be no success.

Who cares right?

I do, and the reason I do is because I may not be unbroken but I can unbreak myself. I have quoted an old comic before, but "knock me down a hundred times and I will rise the 101st as strong and as fresh as ever". With that attitude there is nothing I can't overcome. With that attitude there is nothing you cannot overcome. All of the stresses and strains laid upon us by our day today are nothing compared to how we can overcome just by wanting to overcome. All of the stresses and strains may knock us down, but we will get up again, right?

So as the sun sets on another day it is time to get out of super glue. If you feel broken it is time to glue yourself back together and be broken no more. It is time to unbreak yourself and be whole once more. Don't let the petty things in life drag you down or make you feel any less than what you are. Instead rise up and being that person that overcomes anything, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live with power...