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The sun sets on another day...

The thunderstorm began to roll in and you guessed it, no easy to see sunset. I know it is there, and I enjoyed it from afar, but I could not see it.

I put the link to my post on facebook daily.Many people write on Facebook but only a few seem to understand that eliminates your control, and potentially your posts. While I was on Facebook today there was a curious post by another author that said, "If you think loving her was hard, try to forget her." At first I did not think much about it, then I started going through the past and realized he or she would fit, and you never really do forget, no matter how hard you may try, so why not try to learn from it.

I started by making a list of things I learned, the list was very long, and initially very negative. Then I focused on the positives, and smiled for a while. There were positives even in the worst relationships I have been in. then I deleted that. I realized the best way to approach this is by considering that we all leave unique footprints on our lives, our hearts, and even our souls. Take a moment but no more, and consider all the tracks that have been given to your life, and smile for a minute at the positives. The times were not bad, they were stepping stones to who you are today.

So as the sun sets on another day, you will never forget all those people who touched your heart, you will always remember the good and the bad. Try to make the bad less, and focus on the good each day. Remember, the good in your life can make you better, and the bad can grow you more. Learn, and make love part of your life as much as you can, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love with all your heart, and never forget no matter what...

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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was sublime. The clouds closed in but the colors were there, hiding in the sky and dancing across my mind.

I talked to a lot of people today. It was 1-1 day and I have so many to talk with, laugh with, and more. There were challenges, there were lows, and there were excitements and highs. Mostly the latter. I was excited by the energy, and by the positives that people could elicit, and I enjoyed the time and the moments. In the end, it all made me feel pretty good.

Energize. We often energize from the people around us. A positive thought or discussion leads to more positives, which can make a day amazing. As you progress, and as we progress, let's consider. How can we find more people to energize from? How can we be a source for other people? 

Both are good questions but I find the latter the start. If we are a positive to people they will feel a little better, and maybe, just maybe we will get two fold back. Maybe if we start treating the world in a positive way, that positive will come to us. I know this is not alway true, but why don't we try. Why don't we take it to a new level and be nice for the sake of being nice, and maybe we will get energized by those who decided to be nice to us. Why don't we spread the positive possibilities and set aside the negative nonsense. It is time.

So as the sun sets on another day, be a positive, make each day a positive, and avoid the negatives. As you do, watch for those positive people in your life and hold onto them, laugh with them, and mostly be there for them, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love with your heart, and energize...

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The sun sets on another day...

As I left a store (Needing only a few essentials, like Oranges, yummy) I watched the sun fall in the western sky. I could not get to my camera fast enough, nor did I have a drone, and the phone would not have done it justice, so I stopped, watched, smiled, and saw the trees swallow the crimson orb. It was stunning, and awesome, and I was happy.

I am combining a few things here, if I lose you I will try to tie it up in the end.

There is a way of things. There is a way to become something as well. I would like to say there is a way to a way. I know people are watching "The Mandelorian" and I thought it was quite a fun show. It showed one way to a way. I have also read a lot of other similar stories from recent and long ago, and of course there are martial arts which find a way to a way as well. The funny thing is you usually find the way to the way when you are not looking, and it may not be the way you think you were looking for in the first place. There are ways I would recommend, and ways I would not. I would not recommend how I made it to my way, but these are personal choices. My whole point (I almost said hole point, but that would have been golf, right?) is that we often start a journey to find the way, and we can get sidetracked. In "The Way of the Sword" the young man searching to be a swordsman pushes towards a way, only to find he does not understand it and ends up going another way. I found that my way to my way made me a monster and had to find another way.

So what, right? What in the heck are you trying to say dude, I came here to hear about something positive and a sunset and all.

Well, and to the point, we all have a way we are trying to go. Even if we are not obsessed with the future which you know, if you have read any of my posts, you should not be. We still have a goal, a vision, a place we want to go, take the best picture, sing the best song, live a good life, and that is a way to a way. If we want to become the best swordsman, it may not even be with a sword, but by being aware.  That is a way to that way. My point in this convoluted mess is simple: find your way. Not someone else's, not mine, or Fred's, but your way. I know people have said that a lot, but your way is the best way for you and be aware, your way may change.(It may not, but hey) I expect it will change a lot. I find today my way is not the same, my windmills are still there, but I stopped letting them guide me and found another way. You will as well. 

Of course I am not saying pine about the future, but find your way there, and as you guide yourself to that way, be mindful that it may be the way, and it may not.

Hmm, I reread, still a convoluted mess, but I am going to post it anyway.

So as the sun sets on another day, define a way. Live your days for today, and I hope it can support the way you choose. Don't pine about the future, or whine about the past, but in defining your day, define your way, and as you do find some peace knowing you are moving in a direction, hopefully the right one. Find a center and believe in yourself, and your way will be the right one, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and find the way...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

I watches the sun fall behind the trees. It was a slow drop, not painful or pressed, but just a slow progression to the lower area, where it fell out of my sight. As it fell, the scattered light reflected from the water on the ground, and there were sparkles everywhere. I felt for a moment as though I was lost in a kaleidoscope, then smiled as night closed in.

After enjoying the sparkles for a moment I thought I would share another poem from 2000. I wrote a lot that year, and later published a book of poetry. As with most books of poetry it did so-so. Still, I enjoyed it very much. Without further please enjoy, Silence.

Silence

Pounding down from around with unknown might

Making me feel the things I did not feel

And know the things I did not know

Allowing me to see beyond what was

And see what is and what might be

Long time friend and bitter enemy

Saying words unspoken and feelings unfelt

Making sure I know myself from within

As only I can know me

Showing me the light without direction

That comes from a place deep inside me

And shows me a way that I know

To be true to me and my path

Feeling what I know is and what will be for all time

Sighing at the feelings that delve within my soul

Bitter at the prospect of learning

But knowing I know more from the quiet teacher of my soul: Silence

So as the sun sets on another day, I shared this as I wrote on Facebook for a moment to someone I should have just ignored. Sometimes we just need silence to really understand. sometimes we just need silence to learn, and, well, sometimes we just need silence. Take your time, learn the ways you can, and enjoy your time each day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and embrace the quiet...