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The sun sets on another day...

As the sun set, the clouds closed in today, as they close in often. The sunset was good, but the clouds made colors and an amazing light show, the night air rising as the storm begins to roll in.

A good sunset, perhaps a great sunset, but at what price?

Perhaps that is the wrong way to look at it. Perhaps the price of the great sunset is not anything. Perhaps we are blessed each day with all we have, and all we can have, and tomorrow is not as important as many think. Tomorrow is not here yet after all. 

So I ask anyone, what price do you pay for today? What price for tomorrow? Do you set aside your tomorrow in favor of today? Or do you set aside your today as you wait for tomorrow?

In my opinion one moment lost is really too many. One moment set aside a lifetime. If we are so tied up in what tomorrow may bring do we truly have an idea of what today is? Worse, do we have insight into what we want out of life if we are never living in today?

I know, I know, it is getting deep in here, but today I have been faced with many questions where people only see what they want to see, and in the process they set aside what may be or what may not be in favor of their own small picture. 

No, I cannot pretend to always be right, nor am I always wrong, but I do my very darnedest to live in today in spite of my past and (This is important) in spite of my future.

I have told the story many times. My Father was a busy man. He worked hard, he tried to play hard. I was not a part of his life for a long time. There came a week in 2003 that I received an email from him. (Yes, we had email back then) and it said simply that we had never traveled cross country on the motorcycles. He said he was going to get the motorcycle licensed and make some changes. Time was precious. He sent that to me on a Sunday, I called him and talked to him about a trip he made and how he had realized a lot of what he had missed. Thursday I got the call he had died.

I can tell you, worrying about tomorrow or hoping on tomorrow did not do any good. Make your world the best it can be today.

So as the sun sets on another day, take a moment. Live for a moment, live in the moment, and love the moment. You won't be sorry.

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

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The sun sets on another day...

The storm rolled in and the storm rolled out, a dim sunset in the horizon heralds the onslaught of night and the birth of a new day. Once upon a time we saw it coming, and in that time we see it again and again. We know the night will fall, and the day will come, but sometimes it is better to enjoy the storm.

You know, once upon a time we all saw the day and magical. Once upon a time we were born, once upon a time we saw wonder everywhere, once upon a time we knew the direction we would go, and once upon a  time we began to go there. Once upon a  time we fell in love, and once upon a time we knew the joy love could bring. Once upon a time we lived hard and loved harder. Once upon a time we enjoyed every moment of the day. Once upon a  time we fell, and we got up. Once upon a  time we told the truth and it felt great, and once upon a time we lied and it was not so good. Once upon a time, we remembered every moment, and we do still, because we found they are so precious.

It shouldn't be a story, it should be who we are each day. We should write our own story and at the start of each day make sure we start out as strong and as powerfully as we can. We should push each day to be better than before, to be the best day ever. Can't we make our lives more than a storybook. Can't we make our lives a true dream come true.

I would like to think so.

So as the sun sets on another day, make each day the best it can be, so when you are writing it down some day and you say "Once upon a time" that you will be happy, excited, and amazed at how this day turned out.

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

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The sun sets on another day...

Choices, we have them each and every day.

The paths before us are many, and behind there is only one, the sum of the choices we took.

Each day we have the opportunity to do more, be more, or do less and be less. We set goals for ourselves or we don't. We achieve our goals or we don't. We choose to live, love, laugh and more, and we choose to even read here or not do so. We choose our leaders, and we become leaders or followers, because of our choice. In the end it is all up to us. We even choose the form of our destructor, or our creator. (Ghostbusters?)

We have the ability to make ourselves into anything we want, so now it is time for some self introspection. Look in the mirror, are you who you want to be? Are your choices what you want them to be?

We can play the "what if" game all day. Heaven knows I do sometimes, and I have before. I try to avoid it, you should as well. Why? Because the who you are right now is because of who you were and all the choices you made. The who you are would not be if any of the "what-ifs" changed. 

The who you are going to be, that is different.

Take a moment, take stock, and make choices. Choose the right path. Find the right path, only you will know what that is but it will be something you can live with, and be proud of, well, I think so at least.

So as the sun sets on another day, there are a dozen dozen choices right now, a few are evident, sitting right in front of yo. A few are hidden, and will take uncovering. A few are there, and you can find them too. Consider it all for a moment. Find a path, and choose.

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

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The sun sets on another day...

Wow.

Sometimes the sunset is just breathtaking, as in it takes your breath away. Sometimes it is striking, and sometimes it is just wow. Hence the wow. 

In the chaos that is often our world now it is hard to fathom a moment of peace. A moment where you can just sit in the sun, drink a few drinks of your favorite beverage and relax as the wind and sun play across you. We all seem to have virtually unlimited chaos running around us, and we all seem to be waiting for that chaos to abate occasionally. It is up to us to put up a big ole flag and say, "Stop" and take a few minutes sometimes. How about 5? We can enjoy just 5 minutes can't we? We can enjoy those few minutes and laugh a little, cry a little, live a little, smile a little, right? We just need to do that sometimes.

Let someone watch the baby for a second, let someone else make breakfast, someone else turn on the sprinkler, someone else laugh for a sec, just let someone else do it for a moment and take those five minutes,. Make them yours, find the peace you deserve in those five minutes and they will seem to last a lifetime, and in the process, find a moment to think about how great you are. It is worth it you know.

So as the sun sets on another day, make the sign, just five minutes please. Make the world yours. Find a way for the world to be a better place with yuo in it, and find a little peace, no matter what/

sleep sweet, love life, and wow...