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The sun sets on another day...

Wow.

Simply wow.

As I watched the sunset I was amazed by the colors, the clouds, and the clarity. So I say again, wow.

Before I went to sunset I was splitting wood. I had pulled out my double bladed ax and was just knocking it down when I realized, I was on a virtually unlimited supply of dead trees, and I could be splitting wood for a long time. It really didn't matter, I enjoyed myself and swung again to split one more log, waiting for next year. As I lay each log on the large splitting log, I lined up, and split. Next. Line up, split. 

It seemed like a task that would take forever. Sure, it might take forever, but as many have said, it won't get done if I just look at it. Line up, split, next.

As I worked through a series of logs I saw another dead tree, took the chain saw and cut it into pieces. I then took several of those back and lined up, split, next.

My point on this rather frivolous post is I would have gotten zero done if I had not just started, and if I split more tomorrow, the number remaining will shrink. In the end, I will take that time and continue to work on it, even if it does take forever. Every day has that potential to be more. Every day I can complete something.

How about you? Is there some massive project you set aside because it is just too big? Maybe it is time to start it. Do it, one item at a time. Line up, split, next.

So as the sun sets on another day, I think it was a good day. I know I will be sore later, and in the end, the task is smaller because I keep working on it each day I can. Don't put things off, do them, make each day a lesson in finishing goals, and find some self satisfaction in that each day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and keep saying next...

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The sun sets on another day...

Another amazing sunset, another day, another chance for a great day. Sometimes though, it is just time to recharge.

Today was a day to recharge. No plans, no definitive, no unseen agendas, well, no seen agendas either. Just time to relax and start focusing on a few things in life.

Every once in a while, we just need some time to recharge. Sometimes there is just so much juggling we are not sure which way to go. Sometime we just need that day to set it all aside and get things straight. Today was that day for me. How about for you?

For me I got a few things completed I have been setting aside. A mirror hung, a few boards moved, and some blades found that I had misplaced. A few little things that lit up my day. It can be large, it can be small, but all it takes is a few moments to make your day a battery recharging moment. All it takes is a few moments perhaps to turn a frown upside down.

So as the sun sets on another day, don't miss out on the days you can recharge. Do something fun. do something you have missed, or don't do anything at all, but recharge those batteries and enjoy the day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love often, and laugh even more often...

 

 

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The sun sets on another day...

Peace.

As I sat outside watching the light dim from the western sky, all I felt was peace. All I wanted was peace, just a few moments.

The world seems to crush us all with ponderous weights. If you don't feel it, super, but few people I talk to are immune from the masses of everything running over them. Most want peace. If they don't at some point they do, or at some point the realize it. 

Peace.

Once upon a time I was written a letter about peace. Some of it was very true, some of it not so much, but the main essence was far to great to avoid, peace was a need beyond what we normally consider. Peace was a necessity of life.

So what is peace?

It is my opinion it is very individualized. Peace to me is reading or writing, or walking in the woods. Peace to some is a quiet day with no distractions. Peace to others is a day of shopping. Some think peace is zero conflict. Some a day without the kids. I am sure I could fill a book with things that peace is to people. Maybe I should write it, and have peace about peace.

So as the sun sets on another day, seek peace, if only for a while. Seek peace and enjoy it. Seek peace, and peace might just seek you. Enjoy it all you can, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and have peace...

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The sun sets on another day...

Spring is in full force and it often makes me wonder how much fun the weather has with us. Cold, warm, warm, cold, snow, scary weather, and then again. Over and over with no apparent pattern, this is just plain fun! The sun rises and falls, impartial to all going on below.

I could say wow, and we often should when the wind is blowing so hard you wonder how the trees stand up. I could say "wooha" as the storm whistles by, or I could say "Sweet Sister Sadie" while the dog tries to decide where the safest place in the room is. Wow, sometimes things get a little out of control and it is hard to do much but watch.

Sometimes we are in turmoil and the day whizzes by like a top on steroids. All too often we are right there in the middle of it all, watching the turmoil but not sure what to do. Things rise and fall, and in the end, it is up to us how we handle ourselves, good, indifferent, or bad.

Don't fret, the storms always pass, and we are always stronger on the other side. Make good decisions based on what you see, and find the center of the storm if you are in the middle and ride it out. Better yet, when you see the storm coming, watch it from a distance, and don't be in the middle. Yes, you are that good!

So as the sun sets on another day, yes, you are that good. I like that. Don't let the storms in life knock you down. Watch and learn from every one and smile for a moment when you have to say, "Sweet sister Sadie..." Well, because sisters are sweet, and I am sure Sadie is too. Believe in yourself, and ride it out, no matter what.

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