29000Sunsets

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The sun sets on another day...

As the sun rises and sets it crisscrosses the landscape, for rising in the east and setting in the west does not determine which part of the east, nor which part of the west it will set. It depends fully on the season.

The number of people we work with, run into, become acquainted with, love, hate, like, dislike in our lives is truly staggering. Estimates range from 30,000 to 90,000 depending on the source. No matter how you slice it, it is a lot.

I would hope we never take all those people for granted, but I thought about it a lot as I finished writing my third book. There are many people who we bring in to our lives that leave us all to quickly, and many people who we keep in our lives that are equally important. I hope anyone who reads this realizes, that even though I do not track individuals, that I appreciate each and every person who I know, good or bad, positive or negative. Each of these people made my life more complete, and as our streams crossed we made each other better for the experience.

So as the sun sets on another day, consider well the moments you have in life, and the people who you meet. You never know who may be the most important person to you later in life. Treat everyone with respect and patience, and as you cross streams, don't muddy the water. 

Sleep sweet, love life, and be amazed each day...

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The sun sets on another day...

Debris. 

I have always liked that word because just sounds cool. The sun does not leave debris, it burns everything to a crisp and nearly disintegrates all matter in contact with it. 

We, on the other hand, are creatures of debris. We leave debris everywhere we go, we leave mounds of it in landfills, and mounds of it in people we have interacted with before. It is not a bad thing or a good thing, it is a fact, but we often make it bad or good. So we make the people who have been in our past, good or bad debris, or we make situations in our life good or bad debris, but the truth is we decide what is and is not debris, and as we do so, we create situations that make more debris for us, or clean it up.

It is my opinion we need to clean it up. In my past I have made a few messes, and it took me a long time to clean them up as best as I could. I still make mistakes, and I still work hard to clean them up when I can, and make the best out of every day and I suggest you do as well. Find those things in your life that are debris, laying around, and find a way to repair them. It is the only real way.

So as the sun sets on another day, it would be nice if we went through life and never hurt anyone or anything, left a clean area where we started and where we left, and solved more problems than we created. That is often not the real world. Just remember, it is on you to clean up that mess you made and make the world as debris free as you can. Make your life debris free, and enjoy the moments as you can, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love often, and laugh all night if you can...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

The sun wanders the universe with us in tow, shining its relatively little light as a star amount a million million stars. Along the way there are other planets where we are in their sky, as we look up and see stars from long ago adoring our sky.

I was wandering today, well, across five states. As I did I wondered a bit about wandering. How is it that we wander from place to place and still have an affect on many lives. By that same token, think of the people who have wandered through our lives and made them better or worse. It seems like there is a lot of wandering going on to me.

We tend to gravitate towards people that are special to us, that share ideas, challenge our selves, and our sensibilities, we wander among many to find few that are those people we call friends, or loved ones. To me and I have said it before, it is like tuning forks, we wander listening to others until we find those that are sweet melodies to us, and help us make ourselves better.

It is my opinion that we need to pay attention to those people who wander in and out of our lives and learn all we can from then. Sometimes it will be little things, sometimes it will be massive, but in the end, we need to learn, and in learning make a difference to ourselves and others.

So as the sun sets on another day, no I did not affect 5 states worth of people, but maybe I was nice enough to one or two to make a difference. Maybe the person who was downtrodden for being "that girl who holds the end of the line sign" smiled because  after being downtrodden I told her she did a good job and to not listen to the negatives. Maybe the extra moment I took leaving a tip when I didn't have to mean something. Maybe helping the man who was lost at the sporting good store who was not able to solve his problem, solve that problem was minimal, but maybe as I wandered trough a few lives I made some type of difference. I challenge you as well, to not sit by and watch, but to truly live life, make a difference, and make every day better by being a part of it. Wander on, wander forward, but keep on wandering, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, look at life, and wander on...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

There is a song that talks about how to sing, and one of the keys is making you song simple, to last your whole life long.

It makes sense.

If you make something complicated, you may well fail, however if you make something simple, you have an chance of succeeding more easily. A clear cut expectation, and a clear cut goal. make most goals more attainable.

Today I had a simple dream, it is a dream from long ago, so I went to the space center at dusk, and finally go to take a picture of the SR71 Blackbird that sits out front. I know it seems or may seem silly, but this plane set so many records and was at such a center point of my dreams, that being that close gave me a special satisfaction only a simple dream can give. Make it simple, and it will now last my whole life long.

So as the sun sets on another day, consider your dreams for a moment, and as you do, maybe see if they are simply enough and if not, make them simple, and if they are, reach out and make them real, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life