The sun sets on another day…
The sunsets are funny right now. From a distance the sun is majestic and colorful, but as you drive closer to the shore, the fog thickens, becomes almost oppressive, then blocks out the light of the sun. From a distance, the decision to go to the beach is easy, but once there, maybe it wasn’t such a good idea.
In life we always seem to face similar challenges. From a distance a decision may look like the perfect way to go but as we get closer, or make the decision, it sometimes can be taken away from us. Sometimes it is more painful than even being smothered by thick fog and suddenly cold weather. In my opinion it is all a question of counter effects. One effect leads to another, which opens another, which leads us down another path, and so forth. We are often less than confident of the path, but the effects are there, and sometimes they become evident quickly.
I know I am using a bad example but this works both ways. Sometimes looking from a distance and seeing trouble and avoiding it, creates more trouble. Sometimes seeing something great yields more greatness, and sometimes seeing things clearly takes going forward and making a decision when you actually get there. It is funny how it works, as there are times that from a distance something looks really good, but when you get there it isn’t as it seemed.
I remember a big event in my life. In the event there was to be friends, food, a party, and a lot of fun. As I drove there the weather looked horrible, the storms closed in, and a few miles later it was nearly unbearable in hail and wind. I kept going and when I arrived, the clouds parted and it was one heck of a good time.
By that same token I know a girl who dropped friends and loved ones for a guy who seemed to be what she wanted, only to find that all she found was disappointment. (That would be a massive story and I will keep it where it is)
The point is, no matter the effects and counter effects we need to experience and live life sometimes, because every good option can lead to better and every bad option can be better too, if we just try. When it seems darkest it is so much easier to find the light.
So as the sun sets on another day, there are lots of choices that have effect on our life, it is up to us to screw our courage down, and find a way through, make the best decisions, and find our way to happiness, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, smile brightly and love all you can….