29000Sunsets

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The sun sets on another day...

The trees block the light at the end of the tunnel, and it is the sunset, shining through, gleaming, trying to make the world a brighter place. In spite of the trees the eve will always be beautiful as it reflects the best it can, and perhaps a little more.

I know I know, probably the words "what a weirdo" came to mind as you read that, but hey, I really truly believe that the world is a better place because of all of us. Well, most of us. We really need to glance at who we are, and spend time in the now, learning to be better in case of then. There is actually a logic in that. I have said so many times it is probably nauseating that we should work with the ow to make now the best it can be, but it is true. Waiting for tomorrow usually has a less than perfect effect. Waiting for tomorrow is more often that thing that makes us wonder about today, and continue to wait for tomorrow.

If you want to write a book, you have to write. If you say you want to write 4 times a week, you need to do it, getting behind just makes you further behind. If you want to build a business, do it, waiting won't make it any faster. In fact, if you have your heart set on anything (Well most anything) play it out before the day passes and you wonder where time has gone.

The now is here, and now. (duh)

So as the sun sets on another day, believe in yourself and believe that today is the best day ever, make tomorrow the best day ever as well, and enjoy the moments of each and every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, dream a dream, and love to the moon and back...

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The sun sets on another day...

The sun crosses the sky so quickly, and then is gone again, marking an ever increasing number of days that define how we see ourselves.

There will always be a tomorrow, right?

Now, as we consider the depth of that statement, I simply ask one thing, prove it. Prove there will be a tomorrow, give some type of evidence.  The song says "Tomorrow I will be nine, and everything will be the same." Do you think we are ever so caught up in that that we forget about today?

So what if it is a great day or bad day, we cannot wish away our today for tomorrow. Perhaps our time would be better spent if we knew we could not prove anything about tomorrow, and that all there really is after this moment, is more of today. We could wait for one more moment, one more hug, one more kiss, one more night, but we have little proof so we should live today as the most positive, best day ever, not because we have to, or I said so, but because it is the best day we can have right now. Why wait?

So as the sun sets on another day, what are you doing right now? What are you doing today? How will you find a way to happiness if you cant find happiness tomorrow. When tomorrow comes will you be happy with today? Make the choice to be happy every day. The pressures of the world will always be upon you, but you have the opportunity to set them aside,, find a way, and make your life the best it can be, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and laugh a lot, and maybe a little more...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

Well, the sun is setting on the super rainy wet cold foreboding day from a distance. Yes, there is a sunset there, and we darn well will honor that sunset because it is awesome!

Sometimes you have to honor what you cannot see because you know it is there. Friendship is one of those things. Friends are like concentric circles. The closer to the center, the closer the friend. I have been super lucky in life to have some amazing close friends, and super unlucky to trust a few that were not. The trick is to understand where your circles are, and understand who should go in each circle.

There are lots of joke, but the best ones involve the friends that are there for you when you are in the thick of it, and knowing they will be there for you, no matter what.

On that note, "No matter what" should never be said lightly. When you make a friend that is no matter what, you should be there, no matter what. It is one of those things that just is, and you should be a part of it.

So as the sun sets on another day, consider your closest friends and be sure you are there for them, be sure you support them as they support you, and make them part of your everyday commitment to life, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love often, and laugh each and every day...

 

 

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The sun sets on another day...

We all know the joke about how you eat an elephant, right? Well the answer, if you do not know, is one bite at a time.

Last night I had the wonderful opportunity to see one of the mature tress on my lot fall on the power lines. It was not a small tree, nor was it as massive as the one over my home, but it was pretty hefty. Last night I moved what I could but as I got up this morning I surveyed the damage, and decided it would not clean itself up. So I started eating an elephant. The start was over the top, leaves and sticks everywhere, I just began sawing and cutting and using clippers, filling bags.

The rain came in fact I watched the veil of showers cross the lake to me, cross the street and begin pelting me with drops. I thought about going in, but the sidewalk was still blocked so I kept cutting. The blade of the saw came off, it gave me pause for only a moment as I re-seated, re-tightened, and kept going. At some point I cut myself, I am not even sure when, but I did not even notice and kept oiling the blade, cutting branches, and moving things to the curb until the sidewalk and road was cleared. 

At that point I realized I needed to stop for a while. So I cleaned up my tools. I had half a truck full of wood, and several huge trunks on the median waiting patiently for pickup. Some I may cut more of, or I will let the department of public works take the rest, either way, it will be gone soon.

We often look at insurmountable tasks as impossible, like the joke, how do you eat an elephant? It seems silly until you look at the answer, one bite at a time. When we come upon something complex or over the top, let's consider this joke as a solution. How do you build a house, one board at a time. How do you build a wall, one stone at a time. How do you change your life, one moment at a time. It all fits if you let it.

So as the sun sets on another day, consider each day a series of challenges, and your life as a challenge. You have to build a life in 29000 sunsets, how do you do so, one day at a time. If it is 1000 or 10000 it doesn't matter, the truth is every moment is a bite of a problem you could be using to make your life better, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, have a better life, and smile all you can...