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The sun sets on another day...

Describe your day, picture it in your mind. Make a mental image of the day, now discard the negativity, sloth off the bad parts, and there you have elation. Now watch the sunset, and feel that elation flow within you.

Sounds good right?

So how do you put things into words?

I have been writing for a while and only have a few items left that a friend posted on a wall. Tonight's thought is: "Say what you mean and mean what you say."

Words can be so cool. they can light up a room or destroy the room as easily. As the stewards of words we must be careful to ensure we are always doing the best to shield our words, and make sure we give people the right meaning behind our words. To that end, we should always say what we mean. Saying what we mean is a matter of clarity, but meaning what we say, well, that is a matter of translation. Often people say what they mean, but have no idea what they are saying. Sometimes people don't say what they mean, but mean what they said anyway. It can get quite confusing, just like language always tends to get.

My advice to my children, consider your words well, and know them before you say them, and say them with caution, for they can be the kindest flowers that bloom into amazing beauty, or the most devastating weapons known to man. 

funny huh, words as flowers and weapons, really funny.

So as the sun sets on another day, my children, consider well your words, and enjoy the mastery you have over language, and mean what you say because you say what you mean, each and every day, no matter what.

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


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The sun sets on another day...

Ever look at the colors in the sky and just feel like you belong. Today as I watched clear sky and storm fight for control of the sky I smiled at the pure amazing view I had of the spectacle.

I have been writing for some time on a list a friend posted. In just a few days I will post a revised list to all children, not just daughters. Tonight we look at: "Be happy and remember your roots, family is EVERYTHING"

It is interesting. I have instilled that in my children, my son preaches it, my daughter lives it, and I rarely had it. Now don't get wrong, my grandparents were the embodiment of what I think a good family should be. I also saw many a friends family that was super, but mine was less than stellar. Still, as much as family is everything the extension of family is even more. We become more each person we add, and family is more than blood, family is a feeling.

I wish it could be so for everyone. Some people set family aside, or make family just a word, but in the end, family means being there, no matter what.

The point is, be happy with who you are, your family, your legacy, those things that became you as each and every one meant something. So I think, my opinion is, this statement should be "Family is everything you are, be happy with you you are and who they are too!".

So as the sun sets on another day, smile, have fun, enjoy your family and show them how special you are  and how special they are, each and every day, not matter what.

sleep sweet, smile bright, and laugh like you mean it...


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The sun sets on another day...

Music and magnificence were the eve as the sounds of a small band echoed outside the book event I attended today. The sun slowly fell on the horizon, and well, it was nice!

I only have a few items left in the list posted by a friend that covers suggestions for a daughter. I have been considering the items and writing them for any child and trying to decide if they are valid. In my opinion anything is valid if it is opinion, but to apply to a larger group it needs to be suitable for everyone in that group. Tonight's message is: "No matter where you are, you can always come home."

You know, years ago my father said this to me, and my question was simple, "Where is home." His answer was haunting, home is where your family is. My Grandparents said similar, "Home is wherever you feel home is, where your family is and you are safe." As I considered this, to me it is 100% true. My children always have a place with me. I may not solve all their issues, but they will always be able to eat, and always be able to have a warm home to sleep in.

Sounds good, I don't want to belabor or bore the point.

So as the sun sets on another day, if your children need you, that should always be able to come home, not because they want to, but because they have to. Give them what they need to help them up, then let them find their way to a better place, no matter what. My opinion.

Sleep sweet, love life, and love you kids too!


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The sun sets on another day...

Peaceful evening bring peaceful feelings. Music abounds and the night's soft melodies bring tranquility to us all.

The list winds down with only a few left. I have been walking through a  list a friend posted considering how it is written, if it is valid, and getting ready to create another for all children, not just daughters. Tonight's message is: "You are amazing! Don't let anyone ever make you feel you are not. If someone does....walk away. You deserve better."

I read this several times, and though it seems ok, I believe it is a little shallow so I will break it down. Everyone should realize they are amazing, true, but sometimes things happen and if someone makes you feel less than amazing, well, their loss, but understand why, define yourself, and don't just walk away when challenged. Well, should we?

OK, OK. Yes, it can make sense, but making rash decisions or snap decisions does not. Instead we need to find ways of understanding more, feeling more, and being more each day. The world can be daunting, and as it presents itself to us we will sometimes feel less than amazing, but we can make a choice to overcome it. To my children I would say something a little different. Perhaps, "you are amazing, find people who make you more amazing, and set aside those who make you feel any less."  or maybe just "You are amazing, surround yourself with other people who are amazing!"

Yes, that works.

Life is full of things that are fair, and unfair, things we deserve, and things we don't deserve, if we follow that little rule, maybe we will end up with the best we can have.

So as the sun sets on another day, you, the reader, you are amazing, surround yourself with amazing people. Find a way to be more amazing with them, and overcome the negatives around you. Be the solution in the world each day, and find happiness, no matter what.

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