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The sun sets on another day...

The sunset is a miracle to enjoy, but so too are we. Each day we can experience the miracles of life, if we choose to do so. How can we choose to do so? How can we understand, embrace, and look at ourselves in a realistic manner, and not be influenced by our personal bias on us as a person? (Yes yes, confusing already)

It is tough. When the sun sets, it is what it is. Simply put, no matter what, the sun does exactly as it should, and rises and sets, independent of all else. Is it so hard to do similar for people (That would be us), we sometimes find it hard to be ourselves, and know ourselves for the purpose of being ourselves? (Still confusing I bet) It is not quite as easy as being the sun, since it is a giant gaseous ball floating in the center of our solar system that doesn't have any of the hangups we do.

I suggest we look at three things (since we are human and think, feel and a host of other things that drive us away from us): 

1) Embrace our past, look at it, learn from it, and grow from it to be better each day.

2) Embrace ourselves, look inside, and see what we are now, and in the process know who we are and feel good about it.

3) Embrace our future, look forward, know where we want to be, and make it there.

Don't get me wrong, this is tough for most. A lot of really troubled people do not even know they are troubled. A lot of really happy people don't realize the gifts they have been given, Makes no sense does it? (Nobody said we were logical all the time, or any of the time for that matter)in the end I feel it is worth the look and we could be better. (My opinion)

So as the sun sets on another day, lets take a second, look inside, and understand who we can be, what we can be, how we can be, and in the process become better people, and find our way to happiness.

Sleep sweet, love life, and find a way to the moon and back, and the stars beyond...

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The sun sets on another day...

Tonight as I went to a new place to take pictures of the sunset heavy fog rolled in. The fog was so oppressive and so thick that it felt as though it were going to choke life out of existence. For a moment I was concerned and felt as though I would have to fight my way out to once again make it to the wonderful colors that are always part of my life. But in an instant I found my memory. I remembered those people who truly love me, I remembered those people who had made my life more complete, I remembered those people who were a fantastic part of all that I am, and in that I remembered that behind the fog, whether I could see it or not, the sunset was there.

So too should this be in life. We should have faith in those people around us. We should have faith in the people that make us more complete. Faith should always be a part of our lives. Whether you are Christian, Muslim ,Jewish, Buddhist, Wiccan, or some other religion, or even if you are not a religious, have faith. 

So as the sun sets on another day, believe in the people you love, pray they believe in you, and in the end enjoy every moment that you can and know that when the fog rolls in they will be there for you. Have faith.

Sleep sweet, love life, and embrace the fog so that you too can know what is behind it...

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The sun sets on another day...

We have a certain power when we do not fear. In the movie the BodyGuard after a nice overly violent Samurai scene we discover the hero "... doesn't want to die, but he's not afraid of death." and that gives him power. Fear is a luxury you really should never partake in. Of course being afraid is a good thing that can give you strength to fight or flee, but often fear keeps us from doing what we need to do, when we need to do it, and finding the right way to do it.

So why skip being afraid? As in the movie, if you release fear you are able to see beyond yourself and truly understand what it is like to be unselfish. Can there be anything greater than to do what is necessary, no matter what?

This is a question to ask yourself, but I for one believe that 1/2 way, a 1/4 way or even 3/4 of the way just does not cut it, find the WAY and make it happen. Have faith, believe in truth, and love the sunset each day!

So as the sun sets today, as I sat and watched it go down with the picture above, let's all conquer one fear today, and make the world better by our realization that fear holds us back more than takes us forward. (I say let's conquer the fear of spiders today and work our way up)

Sleep sweet, love passionately, and make every day the best day it can be...

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If we laughed about it we know that Laurel and Hardy had it right a lot of the time, well Ollie did. It always seems like this is another fine mess that life got us into when we run into issues, challenges, or challenging people. Fun huh?

Take heart, the way to deal with such people is to smile through it and never let them get you down. (Or so it says in the song Cheers)

So, as the sun sets on another day, let's enjoy the colors today, and love every moment of the day, even those that are less than pristine. No matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and if you are going to drink to that, do so in moderation...