29000Sunsets

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The sun sets on another day...

Today the sun set and I could not see it through the clouds, but I knew it was there. Brief and beautiful, the sunset can inspire and awe and for a moment give feelings of peace, tranquility, and safety.

I follow a lot of writing groups. Some are very positive, and some, well, are not. They get lost in the moments of overthinking and, unfortunately, in base debasement. Not fun, even though it kinda rhymes. 

We all need a safe place sometimes to be away from this sort of ribbing, or daily attacks or worse, we need a safe place so we can, well, have a moment of peace. Now, the idea of a safe haven or safe place is not a new one, it is as old as we can think, but it is something that is more abstract than most people give it credit for. A safe place may well be a moment in time. It could be a thought or a dream. It could be a place that just instills tranquility, or it could be a person. A person? Yes, there are some people that are just safe and those people are the ones who make life a little better not by being the ones who are pressing for the right thing, but by those people who are there when someone falls, and catch them when they need to do so.

It is easy. A person can actually give you hope, a person can be there when you need them, or a person can be your friend for all times, no matter what. Perhaps it is that simple.

So as the sun sets on another day. Find your safe haven. Visit when you need to and make sure the moments alight so you can see past each and every day and know that the world can be a better place for you, when you need it to be.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be safe...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

A great day. Another day passes and another one of our 29000 sunsets goes away, it is not lost but becomes a part of our memories, a part we will cherish or discard depending on how memorable the day was to us. As we sleep, the day will be written to our long past memories, to be used as we see fit. A great day, reduced to a story, a story we can tell to our self, or relate to others.

Then it happens. We consider this day in the future and sproing, it appears to us all as something wonderful and amazing, and we tell our story to all who will hear. Along the way, we learn a little more about others and about ourselves.

Does it sound like incoherent rambling? It isn't. Think about it for a moment, and enjoy the memories you have, but live to make more each and every day!

So as the sun sets on another day, take a moment and live today, really live, and along the way, let's make life as happy as we can, enjoying the moments and letting them too slide into memory. Remember you are wonderful each day, and believe it because it is true.

Sleep sweet, smile bright, and laugh each day...

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The sun sets on another day...

It is funny to me how often I am on the road in one way or another. I drive a lot, maybe even more than a lot, and in the process I am often giggling at one thing, frustrated at another, or puzzling a third. Take the epic Fremont street in Vegas. A wonderful venue with a lot of people, and a lot of people who may be eligible for being committed.

In the past few days I have:

  • Watched two people take off their clothes and dance, in ways they should not be dancing and people stared, laughed and became a part of it. My frustration was not at the dancing, but that people laughed at and not with the people dancing
  • Watched a dozen people walk into a variety of objects from posts, to machines, to walls
  • Watched a great many people get so inebriated they were not fit to walk, and one that tried and failed
  • Seen a man walk up and put a $5000 chip on a poker table
  • Seen a series of men who dress better than most women
  • and a lot lot more...

I also talked to dozens and dozens of people and will learn more as I go that will become parts of personalities for the future and beyond. There are a lot of thoughts we should all consider as we write, well, if you write, and those thoughts include how to approach people. Every day I learn, and every day I want to learn. 

So, as the sun sets on another day, what did you learn. What do you know? How do you see the world? Is it the right world, or just your world. I will never forget what someone said to me once, how the words "No matter what" rang in my ears, but we all see words like that in a different way. So interpret as you will, but find something to learn and have fun today, live, laugh and love, no matter what. 

Sleep sweet, and love to the moon and back, and the stars beyond...

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The sun sets on another day...

Tonight as the sun set I watched with fevered thoughts about the day. The sunrise was amazing and the day became increasingly positive. I worked hard to make a few people smile, for no other reason than they needed to smile. It was a good day.

As I spoke to one person I found that they were having surgery in just a few days. Not just any surgery, heart surgery, and as we talked I realized how scared they truly were with what they were facing. It was a sad moment, but I told them it would be OK, and told a story of my own. they pinky promised to make certain I would know they were OK. I left a card, and enjoyed a lunch. I hope they felt better, but at least they laughed.

Being positive in a negative situation is hard. Being sick when you want to be well, or dealing with potential tragedy is more than difficult. In reality, we all have the opportunity to overcome, not just the situation but our thoughts about the situation. Although it is often as bad as we think, the worry does nothing but keep us from enjoying any moments. As long as our hearts beat we should hold on to hope, and to happiness, for every moment that we can. Happiness is more than just a thought process, it is a way of life we can live every instant of every day. 

So as the sun sets on another day, take a moment, say a prayer, and pray hearts keep beating and we enjoy happiness as we all should, no matter what.

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