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The sun sets on another day...

You would think every day in the summer would be clear and bright here. Well, it is pretty awesome, but it has days like tonight where the cloak of clouds overtake the sun and the sunset is only seen by the cloud colors shimmering in the sky. It's OK, we know the sunset is awesome even if we can't see it, and we move forward each day, because that is what we need to do.

I was working on a project today as I thought about the past. It is pretty intense when you consider, or when I consider, all that has happened in my life. People have gone in and out of my life, some for good reason, some for bad. People I thought I could trust have lied, people who I did not know have supported me, things have happened for reasons, and things have happened for no good reason, and some things have happened just because.

I doubt that any of it will really matter in the future, and the things that do matter will only matter because I wanted them to matter or because I held on to things I should not have held on to. It is our responsibility in life to sometimes pay close attention to the past, and sometimes it is our duty to see past the past and move on. I know I know, it is hard, but we can hold on to the pain for only so long before we just have to let go. 

Funny. I am not good at that, I have held on to things since I was 6, and still hold on to too much, but I try to let go and let vengeance leave when I can, after all, you can't take it with you. 

So as the sun sets on another day, let the past be in the past. Don't whine about it, don't worry about it, just let ti go. See past the past, try to understand, and in spite of life, move on and keep living. The crosses and double crosses add up, but so dot eh positives. Focus on today and making today the best day ever, then tomorrow the best day ever, and in the end, thing will be better. Let the past be the past, and enjoy your day today, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, read more, and laugh at the days gone past...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

I took a look at the world today. My eyes opened to possibilities. People walked to and fro as I watched. Many were lost in their own little worlds as they became absorbed in electronics, but something different happened. Today as I saw people entering the art fair in Holland Michigan I watched as they put down their phones and spent time with each other. As they walked into the Michigan Authors at the Lakeshore event, they too set aside everything and became a part of a smaller world, a worked where people interacted and the trivial items faded away.

I have presented around the world about technology and presented specifically a long running series on the smaller world created by newer tech, social media, and modified communication practices, but it warms my heart to see people talking, people interacting and people seeing the world as a better place.

So as the sun sets on another day, take a minute, set aside everything on the internet, and for a moment be part of a new group, the group that likes to interact and be a part of a smaller world, a smaller world of exciting people live you. Enjoy others as you can, and find a bit of a happy place, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, read books, and laugh along the way...

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The sun sets on another day...

Today is amazing, and a testament to all who enjoy the moment and the day. Tomorrow, well, tomorrow is a great day too, but it is not here yet, so I will enjoy my sunset and smile at the passing into night.

Wow, I think I bit off a bit more than I normally want to chew. I have been going through a list posted by a friend and revising, considering, and making a list I can believe in for all children. not just daughters. I think both sons and daughters face similar issues, and they need to have guidance. So here goes my shot at the list:

  • It's ok to cry, and feel, and get mad, but when you are done, clean up and stand up.
  • Seek out the people and places that resonate with your soul.
  • Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
  • Apply the 5-second rule. It’s just dirt. There are worse things in a fast food cheeseburger.
  • You define you, no one else makes you who you are. 
  • Happiness is not a permanent state. Wholeness is. Don’t confuse these.
  • Never walk through an alley alone.
  • Be only as nice as you need to be without compromising yourself.
  • Can't is a cop out.
  • Hold your heroes to a high standard, then be that hero!
  • If you can’t smile with all you are, don’t smile. Insincerity is nothing to aspire to.
  • Don't let anything keep you from trying, press the envelope, expect more from yourself, and find your way.
  • Never lie to yourself.
  • Your body, your rules.
  • If you have an opinion, you better know why.
  • Practice your passions.
  • Ask for what you want, the worst they can say is no.
  • Wish on stars and dandelions, then get to work to make them happen.
  • Stay who you are.
  • Be passionate with more than people.
  • Never be afraid to fall in love, but be in love with yourself more than anything else
  • Say Please, Thank You, and Pardon Me, whenever the situation warrants it.
  • Reserve “I’m sorry” for when you truly are.
  • Naps are for everyone!
  • It is your right to question everything.
  • You have enough, you are enough, challenge yourself to be more.
  • You are amazing, surround yourself with other people who are amazing!
  • No matter where you are, you can always come home.
  • Family is everything you are, be happy with you you are and who they are too!
  • Say what you mean and mean what you say.
  •  I hope you find someone who loves you greater than the sum of the love I feel for you, with a passion greater than I have ever felt.
  • Be kind; treat others how you would like them to treat you.
  • If in doubt, remember who you are and do what I would do, find a way.

So, as the sun sets on this long series of days, I know, I know, it was a long list. My fault. It was good to read, good to consider, and maybe now I can move on to well, more of the same. I hope you are all havig fun and enjoying every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy your children...

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The sun sets on another day...

I have a tendency of being confident. Sometimes maybe too much. Tonight as I sit writing I have to consider a lot more than just me.

Tomorrow the list I have been working with for some time is complete. It has been interesting working on this series of posts based on a list a friend posted. Our last message to consider is: "If in doubt, remember whose daughter you are and straighten your crown."

For a moment I was negative, then positive, then negatives and I pretty much zapped myself from going back and forth.I want my children to believe in me each day, and believe in who they are becomes of themselves. I want them to find their way, and be loved, and to love. I am not sure I want them to use me as a fallback for feeling good about themselves. It sounds nice, but it also sounds too safe.

the world goes through changes daily, and I I reviewed this I had a simple change. Well, I think it is simple. My suggestion is "If in doubt, remember who you are and do what I would do, find a way." I think we all should find a way each day. Not over the top, not like royalty, but because we deserve the very best for ourselves every day, no matter what.

So, as the sun sets on another day, take a moment, enjoy that moment, and if the world is pressing down, step back and remember who you are. You, yes you, have the ability to be and overcome anything. No one can bring you down but you. So step up with me and find the way to make the world yours, and if I am not there when you look back, it is because I am beside you each and every day.

Sleep sweet, love life, and laugh at the jokes each day...