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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was inspiring and quite stunning. I was in awe for the moment even though I held myself in check.

It is the end of the month. The last week has been difficult but I have held my head up, waiting to see the light, and finding my wins in between. In spite of my attempts to be positive I have raised my hands and cursed the world. A lot of the world is running together, but most are being held apart by fear, disease, and a new world that may well be difficult to fathom. I was apart, thinking of a friend in the hospital who I have not seen in far too long to be safe, and of others who once were cornerstones of my life, now faded away.

Sounds grim doesn't it? A scary moment to scare us even further. It is not.

Somewhere in the midst of it all I found my center again. We all need to find that center. 

- I had not seen my friend in so long and he could have been taken for all time, but I knew him well and enjoyed a lot of time with him.

- People come and people go, but those that really matter will always be there when you need them.

- Those fires that burned for others so long ago, at least they burned at all

and so it went, one thing after another. Even the horrible person who hurt me beyond belief then blamed me for their plight, even in that I was uplifted, for the experience was real up to the end and I will always be happy for those memories. Why can't we all look at the good moments and see there is a reason, that we can overcome it all, and that the day is not over yet. There are two great movie versions of "The Time Machine" (well there are a lot of good ones) but in those two versions the lessons are: "you forgot what if" and if you were going to start a utopia, "what 3 books would you take?". In essence they are the same question. We are a blank slate until we color the slate, and we choose what colors to use. What colors will you use?

So as the sun sets on another day, it is not that bad if you look at it right. The sides are just sides and will bound to and fro, and make no difference if you look at it right. In the end, you are the key. Take a moment and find your center, and all those things you understand now to be amazing. They are you know. Make them amazing and make your day the best it can be, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love in and out of your heart, and hold tight every day...


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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was, well, cloudy again. I watched from the car and finally, when nothing came, drove away smiling at my fortune.

It is the small wins that build a big life. Sure, the big wins feel good, but the small winds take us to new heights without all the hubbub and silliness as the big ones. Yeah, sure, you say. I would rather have my Porsche and eat cake too. The trick is to look at the wins in life as wins, and see that the world can be won by small moments, and smaller steps.

I had a lot of fantastic ideas when I was younger. I have found plans and goals that are astounding, even still. I have plans for an ionized barrier, a great house built into a hill (Very much like the one I describe in my books) and a series of AI pieces of code that are still quite unique. I had those big wins and no technology to build them. Still, I can look at the small wins in my life and realize that I have achieved a great deal. I have traveled the world and seen things many people may never see; I have spoke to multitudes about technology; I have written so much, and enjoyed the writing all the way; I have loved deeply even after being destroyed by love. All this and a lot more.

What are your small wins? I know you have had them today, think about it. Even if it means your small win is you are still alive, that is a win, embrace it, make it yours, and build on it every day.

So as the sun sets on another day, we all win, we just have to see it that way. Start looking for the wins in your life and the losses, no matter how big, will always be overrun. Be the power that each of us needs, and make your day special, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and keep on winning...



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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was grand and glorious, but I was focused on clearing trees and making sure I got wood stacked. Still, it was a good time!

At the current time I could cut down 5 trees a day and not notice an impact for weeks. I am thinning a lot of trees because they have fallen, died, or are ready to fall soon for some other reason. There were so many packed into the area that it was just time. The sheer number was killing the new and the old alike, simply from lack of sun.

There is a lesson here somewhere. Perhaps that sometimes you have to cut out the old to build better foundations, or trim some in order to get where you are going. No matter what the lesson the answer is simple: keep working and eventually it will get better. No matter how thick the forest, perseverance will cut it down over time.

I like that idea, and the idea that eventually, everything will be healthier because we decided to thin it all out.

So as the sun sets on another day, enjoy yo9ur days and nights. If you have too much, thin it out a little and eventually it will all be healthy. You can doo it if you try, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love deeply, and enjoy your time...


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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was amazing, and watching the sun set was inspiring as always.

Welcome to Black Friday. It is a dark day today because for a super shopping Friday, many people will sit at home in fear or worse. There is a darkness that is eating away at so many people you would think it is a ravenous maw of doom.

(I like that, I will use it sometime)

Don't despair.

There are people to talk to, people who care and it is necessary now more than ever to reach out and find the courage to talk to others. If you are feeling down, reach out, but if you are up and happy, find a way to bring others up with you. We are, after all, in this together. We can help each other and find the bright spots in our days, and the brightness in the sunset.

So as the sun sets on another day, around the next bend could be an amazing time. Make it happen, and be happy with all you can. Help others when given a chance and don't be afraid to ask for help, even if its just a friendly voice. Be the person who changes the world each day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live on...