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The sun sets on another day...

Summer in Michigan is somewhere between amazing and holy wowsers. Where winter is dark, cold, and seems to never end, summer is full of life and sunsets that defy expectations while stunning the senses with their sheer beauty. 

I find that often schedules change constantly independent of my planning. It is said "The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry" and I love that word "awry" but am not as fond of the implication. It implies that everything in life is fluid. Well, it surely seems to be and the world is full of massive moment that should have been that aren't and shouldn't be that are, right?

Occasionally we need to just stop and say "Just a second here" and in the process slow down and make things right. We have the ability to choose our schedules (Well, to an extent) but we don't take that power sometimes. Time to make ti happen, right?

Just remember somewhere in the midst of all the responsibilities, all the "stuff", to make time for you as well. After all, this life you are in is well, yours. It would be nice if you got to enjoy some of it, right? Take a deep breath, say the words, take  little control, maybe a lot of control, and enjoy the day and the night.

So as the sun sets on another day, never get to busy to lose yourself. Try not to commit so much that you are a slave to everyone else and lose what make you unique, and take a second, find a path and make it yours, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and keep smiling...

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The sun sets on another day...

As the sun set, well, it was awesome, but as I rushed to the beach all I found was a deep mist that covered the horizon, and the sunset was gone.

I wrote along the same lines here.

So what is it you want? What is it you need? What do you want to do? What do you have to do? I started writing this the first time and it just went negative immediately. I realized I was looking at it wrong, and needed to change my perspective. So I did.

Sometimes it is easy to see what we want and know the difference, and sometimes we have to think though it a little. The difference between wants, and needs. Sometimes they align quite nicely, sometimes they don't. I am not going to go overboard but it is a good idea to take stock and look at your wants and needs a lot, and find the path between them that will make you happy and productive. 

I know I know, this is nebulous. All I ask is when you fill out the want list, make sure you have the need list right there. Maybe fill out the need list first?

So as the sun sets on another day, my father said some unique things, but he divided wants and needs pretty well. Consider them both as you go through life, and get what you want, and what you need no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy the breeze...

 

 

 

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The sun sets on another day...

I had a fun afternoon singing impromptu Karaoke with Gary Samples, then off for a drive to find a picture. As always it was fun! During our time we had problems with a wireless microphone fighting for control of a receiver, and I laughed when we figured it out, you just had to be alone for a second to start it up.

As I was driving home I laughed about the thought and it started to make even more sense. Sometimes you have to be alone to reset, sometimes you have to be alone to see more clearly, sometimes you have to be alone.

It really makes good sense the more you think about it. We are not defined by others unless we allow it, we are defined by ourselves. If we are always with others we can become cluttered and sometimes latch on to the wrong receiver. We have probably all been in toxic situations where other people try to define us, we can follow their lead, smile and nod, or do what we can, but in the end, the only way to really get it right is to separate and be alone. Toxic does not necessarily mean negative, but it can mean that you are not seeing your potential. It is the reset that allows you to see there is another way. In our case tonight it was the reset that allowed us to see the microphones needed to be alone before bringing them together, then it worked fine.

Hmm.

so as the sun sets on another day, maybe sometimes we need to spread our wings and find our way so we can be part of something bigger. Maybe sometimes alone time is a good thing, and maybe, just maybe, switching the channel will find you the right program. Try it, live it, and find some fun along the way, no matter what. 

Sleep sweet, love life, and channel 2 please...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

As I arrived at the beach to take a wonderful picture of the sunset, the clouds rushed in and stole it away, still, I loved the drive and the fun in between, so it was a great sunset!

Some people have told me I walk on the clouds and should fall down a little, but there just isn't a reason any day to be down. It may sound a little over the top, but having a bad day because of something you can't control is really really silly. Having a bad day for something you can control, well, it makes a little more sense, but still, bad days should be out.

How can I say that?

Easy, the cup is always full. Sure, it is easy to feel down, sure, despair can take you, sure, there are a lot of reasons to feel bad, but it is a choice. A choice to rise above the bad feelings, wipe away the tears and make it work.

Now, sometimes you may need help, make sure you ask if you do, but a lot of the time it just takes getting rolling and making the day yours.

What keeps you from walking on the clouds? How can you rise up and have a better day?

So as the sun sets on another day, maybe we shouldn't all walk on the clouds, but maybe we should. Rise up, have some fun with it, and make the world yours each day, it is worth it you know. Find that path that leads to a better place, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and laugh with it...