29000Sunsets

User Rating: 5 / 5

Star ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar Active

The sun sets on another day...

Today was beautiful, the sun shone high in the sky, and the clouds were small powder puffs along the horizon. As the day came to an end and we now have a very very early sunset I rushed to anywhere I could get a picture. The sun moved down lower and lower. and I drove faster and faster, hoping to steal a moment that I could not hope to have otherwise. Riding a close edge as the moments faded away.

As I thought about it and about the moments passing away each and every instant I realized that maybe the best parts of lives are stolen moments. Not all of course, but maybe we steal those moments and force the life out of them when we absolutely have to, and it is those stolen moments that make our lives more fulfilling.

Think about the extra few minutes at the beach, and the waves rushing over you for just one second, writing one more line when one less would be enough, singing one more note when the song could be over, walking in the park holding hands just an instant longer when studying awaits, holding a kiss for a second longer when it was an amazing kiss already, driving just a little faster to catch a moment with a camera. Each stolen moment is a special memory that cannot be taken away and it is those moments we should hold onto in life.

So as the sun sets on another day, tonight's picture is my stolen moment. That moment I should not have been able to share, but I did anyway, not because it was right or because it was exactly what I need to do, but because it was the best moment I could hope for, for that moment at least.  Steal your moment, love a little more, laugh a little more, even cry a little more but don't let the moment pass, take it and make it yours, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love with a passion no one will understand, if only for a moment...

User Rating: 5 / 5

Star ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar Active

The sun sets on another day...

I end up talking about resilience a lot. Resilience is defined as "the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress" and I speak of it in relation to computers and the ability of computers to snap back to the size necessary as needed. After talking to a person recently I once again feel people are one of the most resilient creatures there can be.

As a whole human's in general face a lot. We do, however, have the ability to be resilient and to overcome. Some overcome a little, some overcome a lot, but in the end we can overcome nearly anything if we only try.

I have been told I tell stories well, and I tell a lot of stories. These stories are not always from me but are often inspired by the people who are out there, who tell me their story, and in the process change the way I see the world, if only a little. You see, our resilience is not just based on what we experience, but what we in turn can learn from others and experience. As our hearts and minds open, we have the ability to see far more than other animals, we can see situations, feel situations, and through them become more than we were before.

So as the sun sets on another day ask yourself for a moment, are you resilient, do you learn from others or do you have to learn through experience. Can you overcome, or are you overcome? Be that person that overcomes, and find a way to make every day an amazing one, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and overcome...

User Rating: 5 / 5

Star ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar Active

The sun sets on another day...

This morning I traveled an hour or so away for a craft fair. The idea was to sell books, calendars, and enjoy a few moments with other people. The setup was quick and easy as I had 1 title and the 2018 29000 sunsets calendar (Available here by clicking the link up top). As always I started talking right away and there were of course some people I knew, but a lot I did not know. It was slow, and as the doors opened a woman walked in and began cursorily looking over the different tables, crafts, including some amazing wood products, knitted items, a few used items and as she came over by where the authors were I said "Good morning".

Now those of you who know me know I can be a little over the top, it was a solid good morning with nothing else on the side, no inferences, no strange crackly laugh, nor fiery indignation indicated a prevailing sermon to follow, it was a good morning like I have said to thousands upon thousand of people each day. As the "g" of good morning slid out of my mouth this woman looked up and said tersely, "Please stop". Then looked away and kept walking giving no one the time of day nor acknowledging anyone's existence besides her own.

I sat for a moment considering. "Please stop." Please stop breathing? Please stop talking? Please stop being happy at all? Please stop the world I want to get off?

I considered it for a moment and of course, brushed it off and laughed my head off, but the idea of coming to a public place, with at least 70 vendors looking to sell something who have given up their time, their very souls sometimes to bring some type of goods or happiness to someone besides themselves was maddening. Why? Simple, I think the "Thumper" method is valid. "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all."

It does not matter if you are 7 or 70, you have no right to ever try to bring anyone down to a lower level of life. You have no right, period. By that some token I have no right to try to bring everyone up, but I do it as an option, not as a demand. If a person does not want to interact with people, or be around people, it is a good time to stay home, otherwise, at least civility is a good option. Now of course I was in a good mood so I did not explain that to her in front of a crowd of people, but perhaps I should have. 

In the end it did not matter. the people around me were amazing and fun including another writer, a person selling rocks, a person selling crystals, and a several more who made the day more than complete. As the day went on it was the young lady with the crystals that was the exact opposite of the morning older woman. She was facing difficult times and frustrations, yet she did not do less than smile, and enjoy every moment. Giving every potential customer respect and positive encouragement every moment she interacted with them. This was a person that deserves success as she was driven to make everyone around her comfortable, the truest definition of  a lady. (Lady:a woman of refinement and gentle manners) She did not stop at being good, she always took one more step, went one inch further, her goal to be the best she could be, and she made good jewelry too! I was so impressed I bought a stone from her that twinkles in the light. It was awesome. (I also bought a bumble from another vendor, because bumbles are awesome!

So as the sun sets on another day, who are you? Are you the person trying to go one more step to be better, or trying to trip someone else and make yourself feel better? Are you the person who will make the world a better place by your existence, or will you walk through life wondering. I suggest, you find a way to take your life to the limit, and be as positive and as driven as you can be any day, and be remembered as the person who never gave up.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live it!

 

 

User Rating: 5 / 5

Star ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar Active

The sun sets on another day...

...and as the sun sets another moment passes into oblivion. The moments pass and are gone, the new moments waiting like silent specters before us. The future beckons us all forward, while the past leaves us planted in who and what we are in life. As a moment passes it changes who we are forever and even the smallest moment can make a difference.

We are affected by all those with whom we interact, and as they affect us, so we affect them. You could call it "mutual affection". It is apparent that we are a sum of many things, past, present, and future. As we move forward we are ensured that the world exists, and so do we, in a neverending journey to tomorrow. The sun rises, and the sun sets, and all that is in between is us.

As I rattled the above off in my head I realized that most people are constantly searching for who and what we are in life. Well, maybe not most, but some, well, at least there are a  few. Anyway, if you are searching I suggest you sit down and think about who you are, and then be the best you can be each and every day, for in the process you will see yourself in a different more positive light.

Make 1 step better. Find a way to make one person smile today. Then maybe it will come back to you? Sound fun? Try it,

So as the sun sets on another day I apologize for this journey into the realm of thoughts and dreams, and feel you should try to be happy each day, not for me, but for you. For the people around you. For all the people you interact with. If you do that you can truly say today is a good day, maybe even a great day. Find happiness in there somewhere, and make sure you too are as happy a you can be, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, smile brightly, and enjoy each and every day...