29000Sunsets

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The sun sets on another day...

I had a long discussion with someone who reads this thing from time to time. They felt I was being stepford sometimes in the way I approach as it came up about yesterdays almost post.What that means is I was being somewhat untrue. 

I explained I was not attempting to be untrue and so I will explain how I approach this every day.

If we all knew we had 29000 sunsets, how would we react, how would we live? Most self help books feel that putting any number on life can make people worry too much, but some take the stance that if you put a limit, then every day is a gift. So as I write each night it is because I want to point out the positives we may be missing. Sometimes I hit the mark, but sometimes I miss. Always I want to get people to see a potential side that is a way to move forward and potentially be happy.

This doesn't always work. Sometimes I see things during the day and as I write the flavor turns less than positive. It is those stories that I set aside, and will someday post in one setting. After all, there are things each and every day that test us, but if we learn but accept those more difficult items we may have the ability to rise above them and see the positives. To me, it is like flying a plane in the clouds, if you can rise above the clouds you will see the most amazing sunset each time, but if you stay below you may experience the light, but you may still be lost in the fog.

There are things that bring us up each day, but there is a shadowy side of that coin that tries to wear us down, and we choose how to deal with it. Sometimes we choose right. So as you see the person person who lies to you, hang on to the truth. As you feel the person who hurts you, hold on to the good times. As you feel the darkness, hold on to the light. All this is possible if you only realize there is a good side to everything, and if there isn't a good side, look for one.

I considered the message I got yesterday, and noted to myself that I have felt more pain than many, and less than others, but somehow I find a way each day to see beyond the negative, and smile. I have been beaten, and rose up to be more. I have been heartbroken, and found a way above it. I have seen death, and found life. Each negative we see in life has a greater, not equal, positive. There is a way to positive in everything we do if you only take the time to look. Sometime sit is hard, but I try and try to share each day and do so.

When I started 29000 sunsets it was a reference for my thoughts for my children, but it became more. I have talked to a lot of great people, and seen many more. There is a lot more to do, many more thoughts to write.

So as the sun sets on another day, consider the positives in your life, grab onto them, sweep away the negatives, and make the world a better place in the process.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live for happiness each day...

(By the way, tomorrow in the United States of America, many will vote. Make a good choice for you and for our country, but show your patriotism and vote.)

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The sun sets on another day...

The sun rises in the east, and it sets in the west. As long as the language is the same, there can be no question to this, it is as true as the world, and is truth. For so long as there is a sun in the sky there will be a sunrise and a sunset. I hope it fills us with beauty and makes us see more beauty each and every day.

I spent a lot of time writing another lost post today, and it too goes in the archives of posts I wrote that do not need to be written nor read at this time. Who I am and who I try to be is someone who is accepting until it is time to not be accepting. As such, I can only say today was a beautiful sunset, filled with truth and the promise of tomorrow. A tomorrow filled with hope as we find passion and beauty in each and every day, and love in every moment that we let it be part of us.

So as the sun set son another day, remember to hold onto beauty, love, and passion, and never assume you know another persons mind for in truth you can only know your own. Be that person that believes in people until it is time not to believe, and loves as much as possible. Mostly believe in your friends, you family, and those who love you and make every day a day to remember.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live for truth, each and every day...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

There are days that are amazing, fantastic, and wonderful. Days that take our breath away, and sunsets that mesmerize our minds, hearts and soul. Those days show us the essence of beauty. 

There are people that do this as well. They interact with us in ways that bring us up, not down. That show us the power of life, the thrill of the day, and the moments we should be part of each day.These people give us true beauty in our hearts, and the power of positiveness.

(Now there is another side, and that of course could be the beast or worse, but I am going to leave that in the corner, as I know a few of them and they deserve to be in the corner)

It is our duty, well, at least in my opinion, to be those points of light that show the way to beauty, positiveness, happiness, and give others the ability to rise up as well. I feel strongly we have the ability to make the world a better place if we just try, live for truth, and show others how great life can be.

So as the sun sets on another day, be an example of beauty in the world, if only for a moment, and show people the light that shines deep within, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, have fun, and enjoy your day....

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The sun sets on another day...

The questions we should all ask ourselves each day should be "what if". What if the world we know is an illusion. The majestic sunset closing down the day is actually shades of grey, and not the mystical colors that dance across the sky being chased by darkness. What if the people around us are much different than we see them? What if.

In the movie "Shallow Hal", Hal gets to see the world not as his eyes perceive it but as people are on the inside. It was meant to be a comedy but it was a treatise on life when we saw the "spell removed" and the burn victims that were so beautiful were ravaged, the beautiful women were not so pretty and the pretty not so beautiful. What if we could all see that daily? What if we could see the people who were beautiful inside, and those who are not so beautiful.

I have met so many wonderful individuals in my life. Some were beautiful on the outside and hollow inside, some were beautiful inside perhaps not as beautiful on the outside, but the point was I had to get to know them to understand who they are inside. With some the truth came quickly, and some it took time to know who they were, and learn the beauty or ugliness within them. The point is, it is often an illusion what we see on the surface.

The Japanese say that man has three faces. The first face, you show to the world. The second face, you show to your close friends, and your family. The third face, you never show anyone. It is the truest reflection of who you are. I tend to think we have a number of additional faces for other circles, and circles within circles. Some are real, some are as fragile as smoke.

The point is we all have illusions and we all see illusions and we need to see past the illusions to the real people beneath. I tend to think there are more great people in the world than not, and those that live in "smoke" will not be happy in the end when the smoke disappears.

So as the sun sets on another day, live for truth, show your true face to those you can, and when they accept you, be that person that rises above and makes the world a better place, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live, just live...