The sun sets on another day…
As the sun travels you often do not see that it moves from set to set, not necessarily setting in exactly the same location each day, true to the west, but somewhere out to the west, a journey that is never ending, but never exactly the same.
A year ago today I was presenting in San Diego. A year ago I was watching the sunset and enjoying the moments, as best I could. A year ago, it was a different world. As each day the sun has set our worlds change as mine has, new people, new faces, new challenges and only the memories of days gone by. Steps in the right direction buffeted by bittersweet memories as a world changes, and so do we.
There are a lot of people in the world so tied to the “status quo” that they cannot see the benefit of change, how it shapes us, allows us to grow, to experience and to build. Many people avoid change as an unknown, and fear rules. I like to think change is a doorway to happiness, and to new experience, new people, and new life.
On my journey I have met many wonderful people, some so amazing they touch the world. The patient doctor who helps everyone, the artist that builds from nothing, a comic queen, a quiet angel, the plethora of photographers all trying to capture a moment, all new, all exciting, and dozens more.
Those that embrace change are on a constant journey, a journey that takes them often to the heights of beauty, and sometimes to the pits of despair (No no, not the pits of despair) but always a journey to move forward and make the world a better place just by being in it.
So as the sun sets on another day, consider change as a positive, there is so much to do, so much to learn and change takes us there. New and exciting places, fiery passionate embers, and cool nights, worm fires, all teach us more than years in the same place, they open our hearts and minds to more, and when the circle is complete we will be better for our journey. Hold tight and enjoy the ride, feel the breeze in your hair and listen to the flutter of the sails, take a breath and go further, faster, and feel it all, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and truly live it always….