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The sun sets on another day...

As I sit tonight and watch the waves hit the shore, and the colors from a thousand rainbows assail the night I consider old quotes from smart individuals. A famous man once said "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." (If you look it up you will find it is Churchill)

I find that often this is a little sideways and should be modified slightly to "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give without expectation of return nor fame or fortune upon delivery."

Why?

I know a person more than a few people, and hope to continue meeting even more. One person I know gives of himself until he can do no more, and in the process is often unknown, even though he is "known" by many. He would give the shirt off his back if necessary and think nothing of it. He is a true unknown and unsung hero to all that don't know him. This man does not look for things to solve, instead they come to him and he just does them.

Another person I know does everything for people and expects to be well recognized. Now don't get me wrong, she makes a strong impact, but possibly not for the reasons to help people, but instead to look good for herself. This opinion is born out of the sometimes arrogant and out of line comments she makes and her overly aggressive behavior to some individuals. Some people still see her as a benefit, but they do not pay sufficient attention to the negative aspect of her influence.

But wait, who cares about the negative? Let's discard that and just consider daily what we should do for others with no expectation of return. A smile, a laugh, a bad joke, a good joke, a kind word, subtle encouragement and much more. All this should be done for the purpose of making others lives better, without regard to your own. 

As always, this is my opinion, you must consider for yourself how you will judge your actions later by those people you help and how much, and of course those you hurt.

So as the sun sets on another day, let's consider others and how to make their lives better, and in the process, make our lives complete, even if no one knows who we are. Maybe, just maybe, we can create a few rainbows in other peoples lives.

Sleep sweet, love life, and listen to good music tonight, just because...

 

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The sun set on another day...

 ..and due to bad internet the article did not post...so here is a picture for our day...

Sleep sweet, love life, and smile more than ever...

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The sun set son another day...

Have you ever seen a spark become more? There are quite a few things in life that start small and become amazing infernos of light and life. A close friend of mine just took a song from an idea to an amazing production that may one day set his life on a new path. So many sparks, and a spark in the wind can either be snuffed out by the air, or inflamed and become a burning malestrom of passion and success. The trick is, at least in my opinion, to keep creating those sparks and watching them and trying to get them to fuel so they can become that amazing ember that may well last for all time.

So many people have great ideas, great minds and can make a difference. Take the chance, spend the time, make it happen.

So as the sun set son another day, rememebr your passion and your ideas may be the next great idea that changes the world, gives us a new passion, shows a new light, teaches us more, or just lets us laugh and live in the world for a moment. It is always worth it to fan that spark, and help it grow.

Sleep sweet, love life, and if you get a second, consider how little Michael changed the world...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

The majestic mountains set in the background as a storm rolls in and closes the view of a sunset. Lightning flashes, and for a moment there is chaos, but out of all chaos there can be order if we want there to be order, at least when it comes to people.

To me it is often amazing how many people can see chaos, talk of chaos, but let chaos happen. Obviously there is nothing we can do about the storm or the weather, or even recovering the sunset for today, but we can enjoy the sunset just as well, give thanks for the time we have, and enjoy a few moments of the day with other people. You don't have to be the rich guy making a difference, nor the poor man trying to change the world, but you can turn chaos to order one moment at a time, just by doing the right thing, and being a good person. It really doesn't matter about other people, let's change our ways, and in the end perhaps the world will change with us.

So as the sun sets on another day, set aside anger, frustration and the petty things that get in our way everyday and try something positive, maybe just be nice to one person, or one hundred, but be nice, and let's try that for a while.

Sleep sweet, love life, and love life some more, no matter what...