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The sun sets on another day...

"A light sunset with a twist please," was all I could ask for, and it is what I got on this less than sunny eve.

For an old man I have done a lot, seen a lot, experienced a lot. I feel I have had a full life and experienced both good and bad. I still want more. An old quote attributed to Alexander states that he wept because there were no more worlds to conquer. That is not me, I have plans and plans upon plans to take myself further and further. I want to learn more each day, and feel more than that.

Isn't that what the world is all about? Shouldn't we press the envelop each day and try to find the more we always want? Shouldn't we be seeking that mountain that only we can climb or at least forge ahead where no one else seems to dare? What is it to achieve so much you can achieve no more? I do not think it exists.

So take a moment, look at the list of things you want to do, and find a way to do them. Then make a new list, and another, and another. There are lists upon lists that can be made and there should and will never be a reason to stop. Find a challenge, and go further.

Yes, there are people who never challenge themselves. There are people who try but don't get back up, get back up, try again, and climb those mountains, succeed, and make today the best day you can possibly have, no matter what.

So as the sun sets on another day, I hope you find a challenge. I hope you take a moment and go a little further. I hope, beyond all hopes, that you make each day yours, and maybe share it with all of us for a moment. In the process, enjoy the climb, enjoy reaching a goal, and enjoy finding a new one every time.

Sleep sweet, love life, and yodelayhewhoooooo

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The sun sets on another day...

It has been an odd week. I now have several posts that will not be posts for a while, if ever. Whimsical journeys that either do not go where I intended, or that are not as positive as I want them to be. For those of you who have been around for a while, I sometimes post these on New Years and show some of the places I have gone, the paths I have taken. They are sometimes interesting posts, and sometimes I get high praise, and sometimes I get questions about what I was thinking and where I was going. (and some are just ignored)

Each day as I write, I spend the first portion of my time writing my 29000sunsets post. Then I switch to other writing. For example, last night I wrote a Halloween story that was PG, then worked on "Fateful Friend" for a while. There are sometimes large differences in the things I write, and the path I take in writing is based on the people, places, and memories I consider during the day.

So I speak of paths, and today I considered paths a great deal. Paths are those things that take us where we want to go. There can be very clear paths that take us to a positive place, and those that are not so positive.

So what is your path, is it clear and happy, or not so happy?

I am going to suggest you put some things in front of you that will help you to find positive paths. these are:

  • Good friends - Friends can help you stay your course along the way, they also can make days better and better. A great friend can open a doorway to another world.
  • Peaceful moments - Take a second or two each day and just slow down, the world is going so fast, you don't have to keep up with it. Pull off, slow down, watch a sunset or just take a few deep breaths.
  • Good hobbies - When your hobby becomes work it just isn't fun anymore. Find a fun hobby that makes you smile.
  • Family - Yes, family can keep you centered.
  • Passion - Passion is more than love or anything of the sort, it is a barely controllable emotion. Let go sometimes and let that passion take over. Passion will find a way. (With what? Yes) (Figure that one out)

No matter what, keep your path and make it the best path ever. I know it will be good because you are the best thing that you have ever found. Believe in yourself and make today the best day ever. When tomorrow comes, well, work on it too!

So as the sun sets on another day, there are many paths before you and you can choose to be on the best path for you. Choose well, ask for help if you need it, but find your way to a happy day today, tomorrow, and for as long as you live, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, live well, and find a good path...



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The sun sets on another day...

A short pause in the eve just to take a picture, and what was there was almost breathtaking, well, perhaps it was breathtaking, I just held on tightly for a moment and watched it pass.

My father always told me that he could not be sure he could give me things. He could never promise money, nor any physical thing, but he did say I would always have a safe haven with him. Someplace safe I could go, and not have to worry about all the walls that close in on us daily. I never took him up on that and now he is gone. I am the one now that offers this safety to my children.

As I watched tonight's sunset I thought of that beacon of hope and safety and wondered if it still existed in the world. So many people need a safe haven, and it seems so many are searching for it. As I pay attention to people the clouds over their heads seem to be growing, the fire and fury, overwhelming, but they need to remember there is somewhere safe if they only look for it. I decided it truly is there, and we see it all the time, we just have to pay attention.

So I am asking you now to take a moment, take a deep breath, and think about where your safe place is? Is it where you are or where you need to be? Is it on a boat, or with a friend or nestled in the fold of someones shoulder. Is it important where OR is it important who?

Think about it, and remember that safety.

So as the sun sets on another day, we all need to be safe sometimes. It is up to us to take the steps to be safe, it is up to us to find our way to happiness, in the end, everything is up to us. We have the ability to shape who we are but we should always remember where we are safe, no matter what.

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

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The sun sets on another day...

The sunset was awe inspiring, but there was a different shot I took for us, perhaps it is just a wave, one of many. To me it was a special wave, lit by the sunset having a power of its own.

There is a certain peace to watching the waves go by each day. Not watching it all, but watching the waves. Each wave is individual and unique, and each passing wave giving way to a new wave, soon to come. Some waves are strong and powerful, and some disappear before getting to shore. All part of some random pattern. This random pattern has hidden beauty if you only take a moment and look for it. It is there, hidden as a potential in every wave. All you have to do is focus, watch for that wave, and enjoy it.

Sometimes we get so caught up in looking at a whole scene that we tend to miss those beautiful waves coming at us. Let's be straight, the world can be overwhelming and chaotic sometimes. Wave after wave of information can cascade around us and it is hard to know where to look, where to act, and what to think. Each day is filled with more and more, and it is difficult to juggle all of the things that come at us, so occasionally, we don't. All I suggest is take a moment, and stop.

I know I now, I am sure someone out there is throwing a fit right now saying something about skipping responsibilities, or not planning, or a dozen other "buts". I also know that even getting through a single day is sometimes more than difficult. Sometimes we just have to take a step back, watch the waves, and enjoy the moments we can. Those are the moments we can use to build a better day. It isn't that tough. If we take a moment and look, there is beauty in the chaos, a special moment, a special place, or a special person will show us that beauty. After all, there is a certain peace to watching life go by. Now all you have to do is jump in and pick a wave and ride it. I kinda like the idea of riding a  wave fueled by the suns fire. Sounds like a book huh?

So as the sun sets on another day, wow, there IS a lot going on in our world, but take a moment, slow down, find a little slice of peace for a moment. Maybe you can focus, watch for that one good wave, and enjoy it. Maybe just maybe, you will find that fiery wave to ride into a new place and hold on to the peace every moment, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and ride that wave...