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The sun set son another day...

I sat listening to a song as a drove: Josh Groban and lift me up. There is so much we should be thankful for each day, and music is towards the top of my list. As I listened to the violin and thought of my daughter playing so many years ago for me I considered how special it is to feel uplifted. There are so many things in my life I am thankful for and I hope as we enter the holiday season that the thousands of people who have browsed this site are at least uplifted a little, and hopefully a little more. 

I am thankful for the past and those people who made my life special, and you should be as well.

I am thankful for those people that wronged me and taught me new truths, and you should be as well.

I am thankful for the people who are in my life now, and you should be too.

I am thankful for the people who are gone now, but never forgotten, and you should be too.

I could go on and on as each day is a gift. Most of all I am thankful for those who have lifted my heart and spirit and helped me see beyond me, each and every day. Those people are the greatest gift anyone could ask for in the world.

So as the sun sets on another day believe in life each and every day, and be lifted up, let yourself be lifted, and find a way to happiness, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, dream sweet dreams, and love, just love....

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The sun set son another day...

The darkness closes in, the cold abounds, snow is coming as well and the sun is lost in the depths of it all.

As winter sets in there are many people who think of the cold as an enemy, as the thief of both light and warmth in their lives. There are statistics that tell us all that how many more people are depressed in the winter, and how sad they become in the process.

No fair.

(Well, it isn't)

I strongly suggest that we all lift up for a moment and look out to the world we are in, and embrace the cold as part of the cycle of life. Without cold how can we know how good we have it when we are warm? Even more, in the cold there are so many possibilities, and enjoying those is as much fun as enjoying the summer months. There is also that warm cup of cocoa, the feel or warmth you share in the winter and a dozen dozen benefits to the fun that can be had as the winter passes us by.

So as the sun sets on another day, don't set aside the cold, run away from it, avoid it or talk it down. Instead realize that cold can be the warmest time of year, and the happiest if we just let it.

Sleep sweet, love life, and stay warm!

 

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The sun sets on another day...

The sun is heralded by light each day and can almost be heard as it rises with trumpets blaring, and sets with the sounds of woodwinds.

It would be nice. It would be nice if we all could communicate as well as we could see. In this world of electronic interactions it is hard to see people talking to each other anymore. They sit across a table texting and not looking at each other. It would be nice if people would not post the not truth ( funny huh) on social media and live their lives with people they knew. It would be nice, if men and women could "unplug" for just a moment, and realize what we need to do in life.

There was a time when a man and a woman would meet in person. They could look each other in the eye, feel the electricity without electricity being involved. There would be passion unsaid but known. There was a time when a simple game could be an opening to a slice of passion. There was a time when a heartfelt moment was between two people, and not between a text message and an email. There was a time.

I put it to you that the sun has risen and set and nothing has really changed. The medium is only temporary as we continue to grow. Perhaps it is time again to consider the possibilities of dealing with each other as an imperative, and once again feel the passion that people should feel face to face.

I can only hope that everyone can feel the power two hands holding each other, the passion of a light kiss, and the amazement or a long look that might become a lifetime. These feelings are the foundations that can make our world a better place. Embrace them and be alive each and every day.

So as the sun sets on another day, find a way to build passion and work towards that special feeling that people know when they interact with each other. In the process, find the passion to help others and live a special life, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and dream a wonderful dream, then make it real.

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The sun sets on another day...

The myriad of colors that assail our senses are broken only by the darkness of the night. All that exists still exists, and though we cannot see, it is still as broken as before the eve.

Oh yuck, that sounds so dark and depressing doesn't it? It is always eye opening when we realize something is broken, it is even more eye opening when that something is us. If not, it should be. There are so many days that do not necessarily go the way they should. So may situations that are so complex they crumble at the touch, and so many tender lives that suffer in the balance. 

Yuck, this isn't going much better. 

Yes, that is all true. In my experience the trick is to accept. Yes, there are a lot of writings that say the same, but sometimes people have a hard time accepting the unacceptable. Case in point our recent election was a no win for us all, because neither side would have accepted the outcome, and nether side will, or maybe I am wrong and in the process of it all we will learn acceptance? (that makes me laugh) 

Perhaps the sign of maturity for us all is to accept the unacceptable, and heal from the broken state we experience. Show me someone not broken and I am sure they have experienced nothing. How we handle "our breakage" is a testament to our very soul. More importantly. the only person who can help you heal from it is yourself. People may try with advice and words of courage and wisdom, you may talk to psychologists and counselors, but the process begins with knowing and understanding that you want to heal or accept whatever situation you are in.

I knew a person who was what I considered to be honorable yet in pain. I listened and learned and as I did I tried to help. Many told me they were broken and dishonorable and in my discussions with them I found they were, very broken. I trusted them though and in the process gave something of myself. The things I learned were heinous, and I accepted those things because I was compelled to help.  I found there was no honor (or very little) in this person and suddenly discovered my words were used against me. As usual I found that once a lie begins it gains a life of its own and it caused me some frustration. The situation was bad but two things happened. I found I could not help that person and I found that I had to accept the unacceptable, and grow and move forward. Even as bad as it was, I would do it all over again to try to help.

On a positive note I found a person (Yes, I find a lot of "people" in my life) who had faced impossible odds and impossible toils. Each potential positive in life had been beaten down by negative after negative, and still they found a way to rise above each day. No matter how much their life seems broken, they found a way to rise above, be more, and even help others. I am truly proud of them always.

I considered adding this post to the dozens of semi negative posts but it has a happy ending, the happy ending is we can always rise above. We can realize we are responsible for our actions and make those actions as positive as possible, we can realize our life is a gift and the time we have a greater gift, we can be a part of something amazing and if it isn't amazing, make it amazing, and we can truly accept whatever comes our way and make the world a better place out of our acceptance.

So as the sun sets on another day I can truly quote the song and say "Whatever tomorrow brings I'll be there, with open arms and open eyes" and I hope you will too, be alive and be thankful for the gift of life, and in the process accept the negatives you have faced and turn them into positives and in the process, maybe, just maybe, make the world a better place.

Sleep sweet, love life, and love to the moon and back, no matter what...