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The sun sets on another day...

It is wonderful the way others can sometime light up your life. the kind word, the warm feeling, or the semi terrific moment. When someone makes you laugh. How you appreciate them is up to you. You can sing and dance, laugh and be amazed, or silently appreciate every moment.

There are a myriad of reasons we should make every day a day where we light up others lives, but only fear seems to pull us away from the light we could experience.

So, as the sun sets on another day, lets be those people that light up lives, shove away fear, and live life to its fullest every day.

Sleep sweet, love life, and laugh a lot, it just makes sense....

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The sun sets on another day...

I breath a deep breath today and feel the life flow in and out of me. I suggest everyone do the same to feel the moment, and enjoy Easter. No matter what your religion, the thought behind and celebration of Easter and the forgiveness it brings should not be ignored. So I pause today, and I breath and hopefully you do as well as we enjoy the day.

Sleep sweet, love life, and forgive yourself as you forgive others, and vice versa...

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An amazing sun sets on another fun filled day...(and was hidden by clouds)

In the movie "The Twilight Zone" and the associated series there is an episode called kick the can that takes place in an old folks home. (Retirement community, whatever modern political correctness demands)In the movie older people have lost their will to play and another gentleman shows them how with exciting results. The quote that sticks in my mind from the movie is "The day we stop playing is the day we start getting old" and today I considered this and laughed with excitement as I watched a group of teens go over the top in the sunset. 

Today as we waited for a potential sunset and the clouds closed in we were joined by a group of young people who played in the 45 degree temperature and even colder water as though their very lives depended on it. No hold was given and as the Frisbee they threw ended up in the water several ran in after it and were unaffected by the chill that most people my age would cringe at.

No phones, Facebook or other silliness was distracting them, instead they were truly just having fun. I was refreshed by the sight and wondered why were all not doing similar. We should be.

 

So as the sun sets on another day, let's remember who we are, who we need to be, and play along the way to ensure we are and will be the happiest we can be, and keep the days of being old at bay by always thinking young thoughts and being young at heart. Remember life is good as long as we are good.

Sleep sweet, play a little longer, and love life as if your life depends on it, because maybe it does...

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The sun sets on another day...

In my dream I stand at the top of a hill. A road stretches before me and forks to each side. Next to me my dog sits patiently waiting, wagging her tail in apprehension at the direction I will take. Coming down the road towards me is the potential for conflict, but though that conflict both peace and happiness. To the right lies unrest but no conflict, and to the left like an unsure future and again and no conflict. I ponder, wondering, and consider which road to take? I know the middle will be hard and fraught with pain, but the outcome will be rewarding. The others offer lesser rewards but no conflict. So again, how to proceed?

This "dream" is part of many scenarios from the book of questions to a few really awesome novels. The idea that we can live a mundane life versus a spectacular life  through hardship is on the edge of a lot of peoples minds often. How we proceed is often driven upon who we are. Do we chance something new and fraught with issues or stay in a situation that just feels OK and we can live with? The hard part is knowing for sure which direction to go. I mentioned this previously in a post (here) where we pick our roads but let's take it one step further. Does it matter? When you are on a Jet-ski you can drive it around like a grandma and have some fun, drive it fast and have more fun, or ride the waves hard and end up 30 feet in the air. Which is more rewarding? I would say being in the air! If you are "off-road" in your jeep, or your truck, do you take the road that is asphalt or go for the wild ride up the mountain to the end of the cliffs or even a romantic romp on back roads that end s up in a tent (here). I feel this is considered in many relationships, do I take the chances, or do I take the safe path. 

So who cares, right? Well I think we all should care and get on that bumpy path so we can live life, not exist in life. Spending a lifetime of peace will not make a person any more than a piece of peace. In the end they will not have experienced, known, or even given life a chance. So I return again to a quote by Hunter S. Thompson (Here) where he says:

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”

Obviously I am not the first who has considered the other roads, nor will I be the last, but at each turn I hope I can take those turns and hopefully you all will be with me.

So as the sun sets on another day, lets find life to live, lets grab onto those people that take us to new heights, go those new places that change our world, and find ways to make our life an amazing adventure, and not just an existence. Let's laugh out loud and not worry about who is listening, whistle while we work, and laugh at those that whisper in the corners life frightened mice, jump from the plane (with the parachute) and feel the rush of air through our hair, and live every moment so when tomorrow comes, we know that yesterday was past awesome.

Sleep sweet, find life, and make it your own, no matter what...