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The sun sets on another day...

Snow. Snow, well snow. Lots of snow on the ground this evening, and soon it will be gone.

I thought a lot about that today. How things come and go so quickly, and they leave a history on all they have touched. People, places, and things all press us along, and as we progress, so still do we feel the past come upon us, assailed by secondary moments, and the shadows of what once was. It is there, waiting to come to us if we let it, good and bad, happy and sad, torrid and calm it is all there waiting.

I believe in my heart we should not dwell in the past, yet we should not ignore it either. I believe in my heart we should not pine for a future we do not know, but I do not believe we should shun it. I believe we should focus on here, and focus on now, and how we can go further today than we did yesterday, and press our envelope for even more.

Many of us live in our moments and feel the edge of what we know, but I am not so sure a lot understand the secondary moments, how precious they can be, and how much they will mean to us going forward. Where we saw all that was important yesterday we can build a better today.

This may all seem like nonsense, but if you sit down and think it through it makes a lot of sense. Maybe, just maybe we can all find a way to appreciate more than ever what we have today.

So as the sun sets on another day look past all the big events happening and pay attention to the secondary moments. It is there we will find some peace, some extra happiness, and maybe a little more. Pay attention to it all and enjoy the moments you have, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and appreciate it all...


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The sun sets on another day...

It was a cold day out, and the clouds wanted to part, but they did not. Instead it was just a cold day, and in that cold day I worked.

There are a million things we can do in a day, but the day is dominated by our desire and our belief. We make our day and really our lives based on those two key elements. Do we desire to do something? Do we believe we can? (Yeah, simplistic, I know, but other factors play into it and become part of these too as well)

Sometimes the world tries to knock us down, and you know, sometimes it gets a good foothold. So many people on this day are thinking about all they have done wrong, all they have felt, and all they need to feel, but they are not considering all they have done right as easily. Well, some of them aren't. What did you do right? What did you excel at? What can you do better? All of these are equally good questions.

We need to turn the tide on it all, and find those things we really need out of life, and push hard to make them a reality.

So what is it you desire? Is it real? Can you make it real? Is it attainable? Do you believe you can do it? 

This is a day to think about it all. Not make promises you cannot keep or determine a course of action where you can't go, but to make realistic goals to yourself, and to push forward and make those a reality. Believe i yourself and make it real. Believe in yourself and know what you can do. Mostly, believe in yourself and find your way, no matter what.

So as the sun sets on another day, determine where you are going, make a plan and get there. I know you can do it, and I too will be planning to change, to make life better, and to find a path to being more every day.

Sleep sweet, love life, and start achieving...

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The sun sets on another day...

Rain falls, the sun rises, the sun sets, children laugh, we live, we laugh, we love, and far far more.

So what's in a name. I have met so many authors this year, but I have found there may be 13 Ways to Midnight but you may have to be in the Shadows to get there. I have seen the Forgotten Child, but found it is hidden in a Factory of Lies. I saw the Universe Builders come and go, but then again they were part of a Traveling Circus. I saw a Betrayal of Justice while I was Meeting Henry followed by a Castle of Dragons, and still I yearned for more. 

I know I know, I will not be able to mention everyone, nor do many of you know what I am talking about, but these are all books. So how will I be remembered? Perhaps as a Vengeful Son, maybe as a Sinful Father, not likely as a Deadly Daughter, but sometimes a Fateful Friend and soon as a Silent Savior. Perhaps this is just a thought, but it is something I leave behind.

As this year comes to a close, thank you to the thousand plus (almost thousands) of readers who enjoy my books, and thank you to everyone who reads here daily or more. Closing on 2 million hits, and that's a lot. I may not know you or I may know you, but I am thankful for you every day.

So as the sun sets on another year, take a moment and consider how you will be remembered for this year,a nd for beyond. Will it be positive? or negative? What will you do differently today and tomorrow to make that day more memorable. What will you do to make your day a better day each and every day? Consider it well as we enter the new year, and smile as we face it together, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be a hero...


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The sun sets on another day...

I had been working so long that I only saw darkness, and today I went upstairs, and it was there. Light. The sunlight flowed into the house, and the floors and rooms felt as though they had been bathed in warmth, for in fact they had been showered with the sun.

Sure, the clouds came and went, but the bright sun of summer was showing its masterful glow if only for a while.

As sunrise approached I took my time and went to the beach. I had not done much, a weekend of swirling items that I was caught up in were coming to an end. I was happy for a moment with all that I was seeing, and then I reached the precipice of the beach, and the sun was there, setting slowly in the west and I watched it, ignoring the cold air and instead bathing in the fiery light, watching the waves crash against the shore.

(Well, until I couldn't feel my hands anymore at least)

As I sat watching the sunset I thought about all the things that matter to me, and how little time they sometimes get. I also thought about all the transient items in my life, and how they take far too much time.

It reminded me of a conversation I had a long time ago. I had been talking to someone special for a long time. We learned a great deal about each other but the discussions were sometimes serious and sometimes flippant. One day I was asked a question, "Do you know how much time we have spent on the phone?" I had no idea because the amount of time did not matter to me, but it must have somewhere and it was one of the last times we talked. I thought about it, I thought about it for a long time, and I realized it mattered for different reasons. To me, it was an important time even when it was not important, to them, well, it obviously was a waste of time and not important. I suppose in today's days of cell phones it would be easy to track that, but how many hours are wasted on social media and games when there are issues to be resolved. How many things can we track now that matter, or that don't?

I know it is the end of a year, but I ask you to take a minute and look at this year, today, and tomorrow, and see what really matters. There are many things that have no choice, and many things that are, well, transient. Take your time each day and spend your time on those things that matter. I think you will find friends and family at the top, and maybe a few more things that matter will float around too. Find them, cherish them, and make a difference now and forever, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and smile as the day goes by...