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The sun sets on another day...

For a moment the sun was out, and there was the promise of a sunset. As I waited for a short time, the clouds rolled in, the lightning began, and it was a storm.

It was funny, I had no effect on the world, yet the world had an effect on me. I thought about the storm, and it was bad for a sunset picture, but it was beautiful, amazing, stunning and downright pretty. It was just like Life can be, so I enjoyed the wind, enjoyed the storm, and smiled at my fortune for being a part of it.

Sometimes life is the same.

You smile for a moment, enjoy the way things are going, think they will go super, and then something bad happens. It seems bad, it looks bad, it may even hurt bad, but in the end it may not be that bad. (Might be, but let's say its not). I remember the song, "Unanswered Prayers" and I think a lot about the things that we want, and the things we need, and what we miss out on may not be where we can go.

So as the sun sets on another day, and I miss the sunset, and enjoy the storm, perhaps we should all take a moment, and take stock of the wonderful moments we have had, and the wonderful moments we will have and put it all together and just enjoy the evening. After all, life is a serious bit of fun of we let it be, and the world is a better place because you (yes you) are in it. 

Sleep sweet, love with all your heart, and live for the moment on the way to beyond...

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The sun sets on another day...

Tonight is story time. 

So, I worked hard today and went to see the sunset. As I did so the fog rolled in thicker and thicker and when I got to shore, the fog was so thick I could barely see the water. I could see no end, 15 minutes to sunset, I headed home. As I drove away further and further the sunset began to come out. I have seen this before where at the lake itself was covered but at a distance it was amazing. I got home, rolled out of the truck and set the drone up in seconds. I sent it off with the only micro card in my hand, it rose to the sky, the sunset was amazing and then the dreaded "Card Full".

Ooops.

To be fair I was not planning on flying the drone, but it was silly of me not to leave it fully ready for flight. I had 3 batteries and 4 for my camera, I just had not put a micro card in the camera for the drone.

You know in life we sometimes plan for everything and it just does not work out the way we want it to work out. We can get mad, get frustrated, go a little crazy, or maybe we can go a different direction. Maybe we can just find another way and make it work the best we can. There is never a reason to let the world close in on us, maybe we just need to take a moment and stop, then laugh a little, and find another way. Even if it doesn't work out the way we want, maybe we can find something else that is as beautiful, in my case, a picture of a tulip from Holland today. It all works if we can keep our head and realize it is not worth getting angry over.

So as the sun sets on another day, I wish everything always worked out the way we wanted, but sometimes life throws us a curve ball, so we have to swing a little low and to the side to hit it out of the park. I know we all have the ability to do so, let's make it happen, each and every day no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy all you can...

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The sun sets on another day...

The sun sets and seems it's brightest as it rises and sets, but it truly is not. It is a paradoxical event that seems outside the norm, but perhaps it is the norm after all.

It is different  to watch people struggle with what goes on in lives daily. It is difficult to watch the paradox of right and wrong, love and hate, good and evil, and a host of other items that seem to be nonsensical terms, but in reality are part of our everyday existence.

There are answers everywhere, but often they create new questions, and new items for our minds to consider each day.

You know what, it is easier to just say life is. Is what? Exactly! Life is what you make it each day, life is a series of incredible contradictions, life is a series of difficult moments, and magical moments, but mostly, life is.

So as the sun sets on another day, after you have considered all life has to offer you today and all the conflicting paradoxes, consider that your life can be the best it can be with you in it, and find a way to smile in the paradoxical silliness that overcomes you, and maybe laugh at it a little. You will feel a little better and the world may be a better place because of it.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live it each and every day!

 

 

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The sun sets on another day...

The skies opened up and the rain poured. The skies closed and it was light, then dark, then light again. A second of peace was followed by minutes of chaos, and minutes of chaos followed by seconds of peace. Whether it was beautiful or gloomy was entirely in the instant, and the entire evening an illusion of a war between light and darkness.

I am always excited by storm, rain and storm and rain and sunset and, well, come to think of it, I am always excited. To me, each moment of our lives is an illusion of the day, and the only real thing we can grasp and hold on to is our relationships with each other.

Now don't get me wrong, I am not floating above a rock thinking I can eat air and turn saiyan if I need to, and I do have a job, bills, and a healthy appetite that I am working on reducing, but in the end, I find a lot of what we experience to be the illusions I speak of today.

We need to find a way to separate truth from illusion and in the process learn a little more about ourselves, after all, we deserve better than the illusions we sometimes allow, and we need to give more than our illusions let us give, well, usually.

Take a moment and take stock, and see what is real and what is illusion, and make a pact to be more, and love more, and live more each and every day.

So as the sun sets on another day, the day is done but it is a day like no other before, and no other to come. No matter how much we try to make it mundane each day offers the chance for a great reality. Even in the face of pain, despair, and a hundred other nightmares, we are what we make ourselves, and everything else, well, it is an illusion. Either way, make your life wonderful, and instead of bad, make your illusions the most amazing they can be and then make them reality too, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, hold on tight, and love the night away...