The sun sets on another day...
...and soon on my first book. Only a few chapters remain and then I will be running through the editing process!
Wow! It has been a fun ride.
You know sometimes when you finish one book it is time to start another, and I hope to do just that as I feel each of us should do when we truly get to the end of one story. The problem is, my book will be part of a series, and I can take the best of one on to the next. Isn't that the way we all should be? So as you close one book, remember not to lose the lessons you have learned in your first volume, and change the world, each and every day! As my book is ending in Texas I find I feel a lot for that state, even though I have not lived there. So people in Texas, Hoorah!
I hope everyone has an amazing night, and tomorrow it will be a fun post!
The sun set son another day...and I could not catch it today because the dern clouds were battling with the sun, making it virtually impossible to get a picture, So I sat and enjoyed all I could, and then enjoyed the twilight.
It is amazing how sometimes our good times are hard to see because the clouds keep coming in, but if we are diligent, and live the truth, I believe we will see the light eventually and the things we deserve will come to us. It is nice to believe that because most of us take a beating a great deal of the time, and don't get what we deserve very often. So when you make a promise sitting on a hill with a man or woman, and look out to the future not knowing what the next instant will bring, expecting it to be bad, but knowing it may bring good, believe in yourself and pray each day that a wonderful life will come, then make it happen.
Sleep sweet, love life, and live every moment like it is truly a gift....
The sun sets on another day...
Colors that are almost unreal assault our senses, driving our minds to accept what our minds cannot see as real. The sun grasps at the darkness, trying desperately to hold it at bay, in the end there is no doubt, the struggle between light and darkness will dance again in just hours, but for now, the light show was enough for all of us to enjoy.
As we ponder yet another day consider the song I was sent: "I lived"
Many of these lyrics bring tears to my eyes, and I hope I can say when I am before the creator every one of the things mentioned here. I know for a fact I have not yet done it all, but I have stayed when others turned, taken the jump and not feared the fall, fallen in love and it hurt so bad, but no matter what I gave all I had, I took the pain, I have been many many places, but there are many more, Each pain I feel, every day that goes by, I know I am alive, and those broken bones will mend, but I will live every day, no matter what.
There are other links with just the song, but the video I linked above has a little more meaning. Take a second, watch, and enjoy the moment.
Sleep sweet, love life, and never let a moment slip by, there just aren't enough of them....
The sun sets on another day...
Each day, the sun rises, and the sun sets. So many people walk through life and don't see how they fit in this winding melee called life, nor the good,or bad they can do. I have a friend, more like a daughter, who is going through a rough time right now. I wish I could help, but it takes two people to engage: One to help, and one to want to be helped. there is no way someone can be helped unless they reach out. (See this post.)
We all go through rough times, but isn't it how we handle those rough times that defines who we are? Isn't it the sum of all the things we go through that makes us a better person? As I talked to a few people today we talked about children, how they have grown up, and our new generation that are often entitled, and unaware of the struggles of the older generations. They should use generational defeats to avoid their own, but as with many generations, feel they are unique.
Although I agree, this generation is unique, the problems they face are not. I would hate to think we cannot learn from our past to make our future better, our lives better and our days better as a whole. In fact, perhaps those of us that didn't grow up half bad should consider putting our children in similar positions, where they don't grow up half bad. I find myself in difficult territory often when we consider that children today have more and more than we ever did, and in the process, want for less, still want more, and end up in situations we could not have gotten into as easily, why, well, in my opinion, we were too busy having to work, fight and make things happen and not given our lives on a silver platter.
Now, don't think of me as a snob, but instead consider, when we bought our first car we had to work hard for it, and it had value. (That word value is important) When we got our paycheck we had to learn to balance our money, and when we got into college, we had to work to make it happen. In the end we give our children unreasonable expectations on value, and in the future how will the new generation be able to cope if their parents do not understand value and instead squander what they have, and end up in interesting places in life. Worse, how will this new generation react when they have all they ever wanted and a 200 thousand dollar degree only to find there is not job for them.
In my rather guarded heart, I know that it was better to have to learn to fight so when sometimes you fail, have to take a step back, face a loss, a lost job, or a severe heartbreak, that we can rise above and find a way to be more than we were because we know the world isn't handed to us on a silver platter, but it is a world we make, both good and bad.
So, as the sun sets on another day, consider how we approach life, how the next generation will fare, and how we should teach them every day to hold on to the sunrises and sunsets of their lives, and just make them better. If I sound like a broken record on things like this it is because I love my children and see a way for things to be better for them, and it is not "buying them a life" or "telling them lies." but instead is showing them that love, honor, trust, and passion are more than just words. If I sound like a broken record on things like this....ooops.
Sleep sweet, love life, and live every day with the passion it deserves...