29000Sunsets

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The sun sets on another day...

As I watched the sunset fall away from the sky there was something else there. A quick twist of the lens and I could see a cloud on the horizon raining on another, while the sun set. Now I know everyone saw this same thing, or did they? I know I know, I think about silly things way too much, but as this is a treatise, or tome, or series of random thoughts left for my children and all of you who read it, I had to consider. Did anyone see what I saw, or were they locked in their view of the sunset so closely that it was just a series of shapes in the sky?

Wouldn't it be great if the world saw everything the same. We could glance at the sky and all agree it was blue, or look at the ocean and describe it in such clarity that it was perfect in front of us. Instead we see things from our point of view, and rarely step out of that cosmic cage. We can deeply understand the song of the lark, or think it is mindless dribble. We can feel the wind as it strums our very soul, or think the wind is cold and bothersome. Some see the heat as stifling, while others see the cold as oppressive, and in the end, only the little bear has it just right.

Somehow we have to find a way to see at least similar, but so far, I just don't have that magic formula that makes it all work. I don't have the ability to let anyone see past, well, myself. No, I will say I try with lots of analogies for all the experiences I have had. I will say I reach into my mind and try to show people that there is more than just the things they see, but often I miss, not because I want to miss, but because they want to or worse, they have to miss.

So as the sun sets on another day, all I can say to everyone is, keep trying. There is a formula there that works. There is a word that opens doors, or an action that lets people see, but in the end both have to be willing. Until that time, I will still let the analogies flow, I will still try to find that word, and I will keep trying, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and see more...

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The sun sets on another day...

As the rain fell I was haunted. Haunted by things that flashed through my mind so quickly that lightning would be chasing and losing. Haunted by thoughts of what ifs, and decisions, and moments in time. Haunted by stories others have told me, and by the experiences I have had. then, as I considered the seconds I had spent on it, I set it aside in favor of far more.

It is my opinion that is a good approach. The world can knock the living heckie derns out of you, but only if you let it. Right in front of you is the power to overcome it all.

Now, as you scramble looking for the magic key someone has hidden 6 inches in front of your face, stop it. It is not literal. There may be keys to your happiness or your contentment anywhere, and maybe everywhere. they may be obvious, like a person, or a situation. They may also be sublime, like an animal looking at you with love in their heart, or a little things that suddenly matters.

My point is, and yes I know it is probably obvious, that if we just get lost in the shroud of the cloud of the doubt, we will be without the devout ability to find the happiness and contentment we deserve. Maybe, just maybe, we need to take a moment and see what we have, take inventory so to speak, and believe in ourselves first, and the good choices we make.

Maybe.

What do you think? Is it there in front of you now? Can you make a difference to the most important person in the world, yourself?

So as the sun sets on another day. Maybe it is, right there. Maybe it is in front of us all. Maybe we can't grab it right now, or make pie out of it, or see it as clearly as we like, but maybe it is right there. Reach out to it, grab it, make it yours, and make every day count, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, look around, reach for the starts...

 

 

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The sun sets on another day...

...and I can't stop laughing. I have been working on trees most of the day, and my body is sore, my mind sharp, and I sat thinking about how I was "a little sore" and saw in my minds eye the flashing button from "Airplane" ,"A little Hot". It makes me, made me, and will continue to make me laugh as my muscles strain against the workout they have had today. The sunset was near perfect on the big lake and the big lakes water was nearly still, again, making me smile.

You know, sometimes when we are up against and obstacle we get caught in the moment and it can be disparaging. A good laugh or a good inspiration can overcome that. So what is yours? What is that spirit inspiration that chases away the blues? Is it a person? A place? A simple phrase? An old movie, or something else?

It is in the moments we have stress, strain, and more that we find that simple bit of laughter can change us all. As we feel at our lowest, we can remember the three stooges and lift us higher. If we are down, can we see the passion of the Count of Monte Cristo, and just feel a little better. Don't have anything, find a lifeline and hold on, it is there. A chocolate cake, a blackened salmon dinner, or a movie with friends that may seem like a distant memory could be your lifeline to feeling just a little better, hold onto it, use it, and find that center again.

So as the sun sets on another day, I am "A little sore" with a light flashing, but in a few hours I will sleep for an hour or two and it will all be gone. You may be facing far worse. Find that person, place, or thing that gives you hope, that gives you pause, and that makes your day better. Find it, use it, and try to have a better day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, find your center, and live every day with all the happiness you can...

 

 

 

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The sun sets on another day...

Magnificent. It is a descriptor for many things, and a descriptor that has a very good connotation. I see magnificent sunsets all the time, and magnificence is all around us.

I don't quite know if the dictionary gives this word justice. It is a state of splendor or something that is defined above other somethings. It is a word that is used for royalty, and perhaps defines a place in our mind and our hearts that is a piece of greatness. Today as I listened tot he world, and spent time watching the wispy clouds go by, I was overtaken by a sense of magnificence. It is not that there was anything more amazing than yesterday, nor was there anything that will outshine tomorrow, but it just was there.

It is my opinion one of the secrets of life is to not spend all the time looking towards what was and what will be, but understanding that right now is enough for right now. This moment matters, and what you did or will do is good, but this is the moment that matters, or maybe it is this one, or this one, but it matters because it is the now. If we spend all our time not paying attention to that we will decimate our today. Not because the past of future don't matter, but because we will pay so much attention to the past or future that we will crush what we have right now.

I know many people who have done this, and I have before as well. I have been so focused on what I wanted that I did not see what I had, and in the process made a mess of a lot. How about you? Are you looking at the moment right now, or looking at holding on to it, securing it, binding it, even chaining it to you and in the process destroying it? I know it sounds funny, but sometimes you have to let go to be able to hold something. Sometimes you have to move past to be a part.

Well, it sounded good.

So as the sun sets on another day. Breath, believe, be a part of something right now. Set aside all the worries and the cares and define your moment with the history of a past or the promise of a future, define yourself right now and maybe as a bonus, you will have a history, and set a course for a super future. I believe we all can do it, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love deeply, and be the fire that you need to be, magnificently...