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The sun sets on another day...

As the day passes into night there will be a sunset, then the day is gone. There is nothing we can do to change it, no way to get it back. The colors of the sunset will be gone and no sunset will ever be exactly like tonight's, ever. For all the positives and negatives of the day there are no ways of making them better or worse, only the memory of what happened,and perhaps that too will fade over time.

I read a story today that was as follows:

A senior monk and a junior monk were traveling together. At one point, they came to a river with a strong current. As the monks were preparing to cross the river, they saw a very young and beautiful woman also attempting to cross. The young woman asked if they could help her cross to the other side.

The two monks glanced at one another because they had taken vows not to touch a woman. Then, without a word, the older monk picked up the woman, carried her across the river, placed her gently on the other side, and carried on his 
journey.

The younger monk couldn’t believe what had just happened. After rejoining his companion, he was speechless, and an hour passed without a word between them. Two more hours passed, then three, finally the younger monk could contain himself any longer, and blurted out “As monks, we are not permitted a woman, how could you then carry that woman on your shoulders?”

The older monk looked at him and replied, “Brother, I set her down on the other side of the river, why are you still carrying her?”

When I read it I was more than impressed because it says far more than meets the eye. First and foremost sometimes doing what is right is better than doing what we think is righteous. We also see here that sometimes we have to question our values and make a good decision for the good of others. Perhaps another thought would be that the best way to be would be to sacrifice for the better of someone else. All good thoughts.

For me it is most important to look at the clear lesson, maybe it is better to sometimes let things go, to move on, and not to carry that tremendous baggage we can sometimes weigh us down. I have had numerous difficult items in my life that I disagreed with myself at the time, disagreed later, or was hurt by someone that should not have hurt me. I try each day to let those things go in favor of the promise of a good day, each and every day. Even in the face of devastation, keep a positive attitude and let those people and things that let you down go, no matter what.

So as the sun sets on another day, consider that the past is always the past, and if you do the best you can never let the worst be an issue. Just let it go.

Sleep sweet, dream well, and love life each and every day....

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The sun sets on another day...

 t is funny when you talk to people and cannot see their point of view, or they yours. Funny strange at least, not necessarily ha ha. Sometimes we are complete reflections of each other, and do not easily understand others, but if we truly tried we would realize we are all part of the same group, all understanding from similar, but diverging points of view. In some religions it is believed that one opinion could not exist without the other, that the opposites are truly complementary and interdependent. (Don't tell political people that, they may argue with you for hours) Anyway, the point is we can coexist and see beyond our opinions and understand others opinions if we try to see beyond our views and open our minds to new possibilities. 

I was discussing with a close friend a recent opportunity I will have and it was suggested I try new things, and as I considered I realized that I am always trying new things for the very reason that was suggested, I want to learn, and to grow every day, not be lost in a moment with an opinion that never sees further than me. It was a good observation and I challenge everyone to try to see beyond their comfort level and see something new, something exciting, and then make it happen.

So as the sun sets on another day, try, just try, to embrace all opinions, to understand the ununderstandable (good word huh) and converge with those people you normally diverge from as part of knowing a way to happiness. (Well, it sounds good at least)

Sleep sweet, enjoy the moments, and live life with passion that only you can understand, then share it, no matter what...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

As the sun was setting I was racing for a spot I could take a picture tonight. My truck strained as I pressed the engine and I simply could not get a good place until right at the end of sunset. On the way, however, I passed multitudes of mystical mists swirling around the fields and crops waiting for a moment to be discovered.  Unfortunately, I could not stop in the areas these were in, but am glad I enjoyed the moment. It reminded me of a story I wrote some time ago you can find here.

In life we are sometimes given the most amazing opportunities, but the timing is wrong to take them, or it just doesn't work. Like it did for me tonight though, there is always a place and a time to see that opportunity through and make a difference to yourself and perhaps to others.

So as the sun set son another day, enjoy the opportunities you are given, and take them when you can, sooner rather than later, and make every day the best day ever, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy your moments, each and every one.

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The sun sets on another day...

Each day I check the time of sunrise and sunset and try to time a moment I can watch, plan a place I can be, or take the time to guess the moments. I have gotten rather good and can tell from the lay of the sun about how much time there will be before sunset, and how colorful it will be.

In life we can often tell how a day will be by the lay of the day as well. The American Authors noted their great day as :

I had a dream so big and loud
I jumped so high I touched the clouds

and i like to think I try to do that every day, I mean shouldn't we all try to do that daily? Isn't it our duty to dream big and make a difference each and every day that makes the world a better place? Not for fame, fortune, or some type of recognition but because it is the right thing to do. 

I have a friend who is always helping other people. It is difficult some times for her to see how much she gives of herself without worry or care, and in the process she asks for nothing in return. This is the person we should always try to be, the one who makes things work to make the world a good place. 

So as the sun sets on another day, do something nice, dream a dream, and make it huge so the world will be amazed at it. Then make that dream real, no matter the obstacles, and in the process, maybe make the world a better place.

Sleep sweet, love life, and smile as you find your way to your dream, no matter what...