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The sun sets on another day...

So, tonight as I drove and tried to find a place to pull over with the minimal time I had left before the west ate the sun like a nutter butter cookie, I stopped. Well, I didn't stop the truck as it may have been a major issue if dozens of cars plowed into the back of me and I went on, but I did stop mentally, and peered over at a small unreachable area I pass often, and committed the picture to my mind.

The spot is off the highway and there is a vivid view of a march then a lake. Multiple lakes converge behind the initial lake, or perhaps it is just the same connected and interconnected by marshy grades. Tall grass stands proudly outside of the marshy grass, and the water, if it were not solid as a rock, separates all of the areas causing a mirror like reflection on the surface from the light of the sun. It is quite stunning as the evening falls, mainly because it is quite stunning, and nothing more.

As I considered this I also considered the possibility that it was worth it just to see the sunset, and though it made me sad not to make the sunset part of my collection, there were plenty that were not, and it was quite OK. 

Sometimes we just have to stop and say there is a chance of something, but if it doesn't happen, well, we just need to go on. That special sunset, the special moment, the raise, the million dollars from the lottery, those are always things we would want, but in the end we just need to realize, it is chance. Chance can be a bitter pill or an amazing friend, but in the end, it is still chance. In the end, it is not predictable, any more than where the clouds in the sky will be in just a  few moments.

So as the sun sets on another day, when chance comes calling, well, take the clouds and the fair skies, the storms and the sun and enjoy them all the same, for Nietzsche was right, that which does not kill us makes us stronger, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, have some pie, and don't forget the whipped cream...

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The sun sets on another day...

Sometimes things just touch you. Like the sun setting in the west, bathing us all in a bit of sunshiny goodness! A great moment, a fantastic friend, playing in the park with kids, a salmon diner overlooking something special, listening to an amazing song, and maybe a sandwich with crunchy peanut butter. There are just those things that are special, no matter what.

We don't always get to spend time with those special things as often as we wanted, or sometimes they go forward, move ahead, and we have to try to detect those things that are great before they get whipped. (For those of you who get that reference I pause here for more than a little laughter.)

It means a little more when someone you know does something for you that means a lot, like being a fantastic friend, taking you to the park to play, getting an impromptu salmon dinner, (or Wendy's double cheese mayo ketchup mustard only), playing an amazing song, or making you a sandwich with crunchy peanut butter. I wonder how many people are out there that truly would do something special knowing that they may not be recognized for it. Moreover, how many people would do something special, knowing they would not be recognized or worse, would never see  that person again. (Lot's of examples here, we will leave them to your imagination as that is always more fun)

Maybe we all need to take a step back, and enjoy our things and help others enjoy theirs. Yeah, that sounds good. 

So as the sun sets on another day, enjoy your sandwich, but make someone else one when you can. Listen to that special song, but share your earbud or play it on a speaker, have a good dinner, but do it with special friends, and in the process, find a way to see and be more than you were yesterday, so you can be more tomorrow. It is easy if we try, so try and just start paying attention, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and yummy crunchy peanut butter...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

As it sets it crosses to the west, slowly sinking into that western sky, showering us with colors along the way. It goes the right way every time, never an issue, never a question.

It is hard to tell sometimes in life which way we are going, right, left, up down, right or wrong, they all look the same depending on where you are sitting.

It is with that in mind that we need to consider just how to approach the entire world. How do we want to drive our lives and be certain we move in the proper direction. The solution is never self evident, and instead finds us at the point of dilemma often. There is a solution though, it is in the depths of your trust for yourself.

After all, can there be a wrong if you are being better for yourself and others? Maybe, but you should consider the possibilities and find a way to take the right path, which may seem wrong, and trust which is right. It may not always work. There is a old adage that wisdom comes from experience, which comes from making mistakes and moving forward. It is with that in mind that we need to take chances, and sometimes a wrong will be a wrong, but it will eventually be a right. 

So as the sun sets on another day, take a chance, you can be wrong you know, and in the process find a way to make it right. There are so many paths to consider each and every day, that we surely cannot review them all, live for them, love for them, and find a way to make your experiences the best ever, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do! 

 

 

 

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The sun sets on another day...

the sun rose today and shun brilliantly all over the edges of the snowscape. The snow was transformed into a glittering mess of extreme glare with light nearly everywhere. It reminded me of a dream I had recently about time.

you see, time is a fourth dimension that we see, experience and know all too well, it defines us, who we are, how we act, how we are accepted or not accepted. In my dream I saw time as a stream of light with thousands upon thousands of outcomes, and as I looked upon it, I understood how time worked.

Well, it was a dream though and Afterwards I considered that maybe Alan Parsons Project was right, that time truly does flow like a river. Perhaps I need to consider that more often, and perhaps, well, perhaps we all need to look a little at how precious time truly is. In my dream, so many threads just ended. A simple decision can be the end of the line. 

Ick, that is depressing.

Perhaps a single thread could make you super duper happy. Perhaps we just need to be aware, as time keeps flowing, we need to keep steering. Yeah, that is a bit more positive.

So as the sun sets on another day, life is good, life is great, but time defines us so do not take it for granted. Instead, enjoy every moment eternity brings you, and be happy, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, smile like a Cheshire cat, and love life more than a little...