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The sun sets on another day...

The blue sky spans the horizon, as far as the eye can see nothing but clear skies, and as the sun sets into night, the big dipper points the way to the north star. The sky is crisp, and the it beckons, and tonight I will reach out again in hopes of seeing the northern lights.

I started tonight with a post that was far more invasive. It was built around dreams and desires. I have set it aside for another night. Ooops, and sorry.

We see many videos out there showing how people can be true heroes just by being nice and creating random kindness for someone else. I believe in this theory as a core of who we should be. It is my opinion though that we have to take a little time for ourselves as well. Take the time to do for others, but do for us a little too.

Take a moment, take a breath, and think about those things that make you happy, then think about someone else and see if you can take them along for the ride. It would be silly to assume everyone is a selfless person willing to give everything of themselves until nothing is left, but maybe the path is a little more palatable if you just take someone with you. Smile and say something nice, tell a dumb joke, do an unexpected favor. It is not like you should rip your arm off to help someone, but giving them a hand, not such a bad idea. Think about it.

So as the sun sets on another day wouldn't the world be a better place if we all helped just one other person along. Maybe two? Maybe just maybe if everyone helped two people up each day, the world would be full of people helping each other up, instead of putting each other down. Maybe, just maybe we can make the world a better place by starting with ourselves, and paying a  little forward. Even a little would help. Start with you, and ask yourself, are you being the person you need to be, have you helped someone up and not down. Be the best person you can each day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, smile bright, and pay it forward if only a little...

 

 

 

 

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The sun sets on another day...

The sky is pure, blue, crystal clear like the stunning eyes overlooking us all. The air invigorating, awakening the very soul with the easy breeze. The sun is warm and inviting, and all this is happening at once on this near amazing day. Clouds shot along the horizon, and danced with the wind only to be swept away by the shoreline.

I watched a lot of people today. There was young and old, fiery and passive, excited and bored, and more. They were lost in a series of moments we were all experiencing and as I watched I laughed as it was just like the game "Chutes and Ladders". People were up, and down, and up and down and really all over the place. 

Maybe the chutes and ladders are people too. Maybe, just maybe there are people who lift us up, and who bring us down. There are people who are inspirational, and there are those that drag us down into the quagmire of despair. We choose to use those chutes and ladders each day, and we choose how we will react to each of the rides up and down. 

It is funny to me, (No not funny ha ha ) how so many people ride the chutes and ladders of their lives and think they are random, and uncontrollable. It is rarely so, we can step on the chute or climb the ladder as we choose, but we have to recognize we have that power. No one can "make us" be happy or sad, we ride that ladder on our own.

Of course, I know some great people who have made me laugh and smile when I was with them, and some people who have down their damn dist to bring me down when they can. In reality, I think I do both enough for any 10 people, but that is just my opinion. Positive remarks bring us up, they let us know we are appreciated and more. Negative remarks bring us down, but in the end, we are responsible.

So as the sun sets on another day, where are your chutes and ladders? Who are your chutes and ladders? Climb the ladders and sometimes ride the chutes. find new pathways in life. Remember your life is yours, and take a step in the direction you want to go, live life as though today was all you had, and reach for the stars, each and every day.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live it no matter what...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

As the sun sets I was ready, willing and able to take a picture, the drone charged and powerful, and at the last minute the controller cleared and has to be reloaded. Ooops. Time to take a picture of what I can and move forward.

We often have things happen in life that are unexpected, and sometimes inconvenient. In fact, we often have things that are downright painful. Remember though that sometimes we have unexpected moments that are over the top exciting. In every situation we are adaptable, right?

No matter the obstacle, no matter the path we can find a way if you put our mind to it. There are always options. When faced with positives or negatives, take a moment, assess the situation, and come up with a way to succeed. There are few things in life that cannot be conquered with a positive attitude. 

Remember to to adapt with the good too. We sometimes get caught up so much in the bad things that are happening that we seem to miss the good things right there in front of our face.  Assess, and decide a course of action. We are the essence of adaptability, we need to stay that way.

In my opinion we need to always remember that just because it doesn't seem like our dreams have been answered, doesn't mean we haven't gotten exactly what we were looking for. Open your eyes, see the path and find a way.

So as the sun sets on another day, adapt, and have some fun along the way. Even in the face of bad things, there is always a way, find it and try hard to enjoy the moment, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, live life, and love to the moon and back...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

As the bulldozer dug deeper into my yard I was reminded of a video I saw online some time ago. A teacher was asking if a glass was full. He filled it with rocks, then pebbles and each time asked his students, "Is it full now", each time they said yes, then he added sand, then water. It appeared there was no end to the depth of "full".

At the same time I thought of the resilience of people. How we can handle so much, and then a little more. I considered all the times I had heard "The lord never gives you more than you can handle." and all the times I replied. "I wish he'd stop thinking so highly of me".  For a long time it was always , "Another day, another challenge, and another and another and another until it seemed like there were nothing but problems to be solved, and no time to solve them.

There always seems to be a way, it has been through friends who are there no matter what, and other people who are inspiration at times, and even the problems, as each problem can help a person grow.

When people talk to me, I try to help them all I can, and the best advice I can give is you are not alone, (No there are no aliens behind you) You are not alone and you can reach out for help. Sometimes even a kind word can be the difference a person needs to go the next step. Be that person who helps another person. Listen, talk, do what is necessary, not because you have to but because tomorrow you could need help. After all, we are all in this together, and believe it or not, you can't do better than you. 

So as the sun sets on another day, we have a choice each day, and we can choose not only to be positive, but to find a way. We can help others when we can, and help ourselves when we need to because after all, we do need to. There are days where it will seem like too much, but rise up and be more. Make a difference, if not to others, to yourself, and be there as you can, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and the glass may never be full...