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The sun sets on another day...

Perhaps I should say the sun rises on another day. I am sitting here this morning staring off into a perfectly clear sky. The warm colors of the morning are painted across the horizon while before me a series of blues seem shatter good morning. Behind me Darkness still embraces the sky.

It is in moments like this, moments of perfect clarity, that we become more aware of our life and the decisions around us. It is when we can see the farthest that we often see the closest as well. As I sit looking over this amazing morning I can't help but think about all of the decisions in my life that brought me to where I am today. I have spoke several times about years ago standing on top of a hill and making a decision and how that decision was eventually taken away from me. It is in mornings like this that I realize the only decision I had was for myself and for no one or nothing else.

A wise person once said to me that I could not make them happy as that was their choice. I had spent a lifetime trying to make people around me happy and it was not until those words were spoken that I realized I could never have done so. Instead I could only create a situation where others had the opportunity to be happy and then just work on being happy myself.

How much time are you spending worried about other people's happiness? How much time have you spent trying to make sure that other people are well taken care of and happy?

If you are a longtime reader you know that much of what I write is meant for my children. I would ask them did all of the things I did to make them happy truly make them happy? As I bought things or planned vacations or did what they thought would make them happy was I making them happy at all? As they have grown older I have seen massive changes and now the biggest thing I see is that they have found a way to be happy independent of others. No money, no gift, or anything else is making them happy, it is their choice.

At least it's something to think about.

So as the sun sets on another day, or the sun rises on a new day, or the sun stands high in the sky on this day, be happy for yourself. Don't make your life a series of events to make others happy but instead lead the way by being happy yourself and others will follow. You can do it, you can be that person leading the way no matter what.

Sleep sweet, dream big, achieve even more...

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The sun sets on another day...

It is another great day, not because it is special or something special happened, but because I make it great in my mind, and it is then great.

I was thinking today about an old Star Trek episode where the ship was far too powerful as it attacked the Enterprise. It is figured out that the ship never intended to return home, so it was using the maximum power every moment.

So who cares. It is a TV show. Well, if you think about it another way, we are not going anywhere but forward. Forward can mean so many things, but one thing it does not mean is going backward. (Duh, right?) So here we sit, going forward, why are we ever going at less than 100%? I am sure there are a myriad of reasons but the truth is, there is not really a good reason. Saving our energy is not buying us anything, so we should squeeze the most out of every moment that we can. Why? Well, no do overs are allowed. So let's get it done.

(I just wanted to say it, because it came up today, and I know I am stretched thin)

So as the sun sets on another day, be the little engine that could, the hero that pushes wit their last breath, the man of la mancha, fighting til the last moment, and make your life as fantastic as it is, because you know what, your life is fantastic if you let it be so. Live it every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live long and prosper...

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The sun sets on another day...

Sunset was a surprise today after a mass of clouds shielded the sky for the afternoon and early evening. The colors were intense, and the evening came on and held the warmth of the day. Another day is ending, a good day with moments all around.

Many series on television end with the thought of all good things coming to an end, some even state it in a title, and always, there are many good things to review and consider.

It is necessary here to state I am not talking about any one thing. There have been a lot this week. Things that were good to great, now passing on, and becoming something else. So many examples happen every day, so many things need to be considered but in the end, all things can end, all things good , and all things less than good. It is often bittersweet to consider something ending, but more than sweet to consider the positives you have experienced with that event.

Today I smile, and laugh, and set free some past positives and negatives as we all do, today is mine, and today is yours, and today belongs to everyone who understand how important today is to us all. Today is all we surely have.

So as the sun sets on another day, here we are, at the precipice of change, tomorrow is something new. Anything you would do differently? Why aren't you doing it now? Maybe it is time to consider doing it now, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, be sweet, and sometimes eat some sweets...

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The sun sets on another day...

The sunset today was lost in the clouds as rain tinkled down upon my windshield. Still, the day was so beautiful I could do nothing but be thankful.

I was standing talking to dozens of people today when my brain started a secondary thread looking at the myriad of poets I encountered today.

I have been writing poems for just about as long as I can remember. They helped me get my thoughts out when I was young, and as I progressed, they opened my mind a little more. in high school I loved Latin, and learned more about rhythm, and learned more about language. My thoughts about high school gave me more than enough material, and I found myself writing about the "what ifs" in my life and a person I felt deeply about.

Spring forward to college and it just kept going. Still writing I kept realizing that feelings made words more needed, and the end result was more intense. The roller coaster that was college made me appreciate the outlet I had developed. then real life came, and as I progressed, it pounded me mercilessly, but I took it and ran, making every day a potential positive, literally making lemonade from lemons.

Today I wondered, had all these poets found their poetic voice in a similar way, or is that journey unique for everyone. A short time later I talked to one of them, and realized it truly was a unique ride, and I was thankful for mine, but appreciative that there was a different perspective, a different point of view.

So as the sun sets on another day, we all find our way in a way made for us. We make it from our choices, our experience, and in the process become who we are today. I hope you have an outlet like writing, I hope you enjoy poetry and don't let it fade, and I hope you know that every day is yours if you take it, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and wow...