The greatest person you never knew…

The sun sets on another day…

I watched a bitter sunset today. It was cold and dark and the colors would be there one moment, and gone the next, but I still knew the sunset was there. It was hidden by clouds.

Sometimes there are things you know by proxy. Those things that you learn and understand not by knowing directly, but by knowing what became of those who knew them. I was reminded of this last week as I am of an age now that people sometimes pass on, and as they do you consider what is being said, and what effect they had on the world. Of course I often have no point of reference on places like Facebook where many of the truths are not necessarily truths, and the world is somewhat different than reality, but I knew a child of someone who left us all recently, and I realized that person was a good, if not great person. I saw so many people celebrating their life, and knew that they had done something right.

So as the sun sets on another day, I suggest you look out at all the people in the wold and consider the greatest person you never knew. The person who raised their sons or daughters and tried to make them into good people. The person who was respected by many, and honored by most. That person who was there when people needed them, but not so much that they intruded. The person that lived life for the ones closest to them, and found a way to be a better person for everyone including those close. The person that made a difference in peoples lives even if others didn’t know.  The person that lived for passion more than they lived for life, and loved the thrill of living more than others sometimes understood.  Perhaps you will find someone who is that person, and be honored to know them, or perhaps you will know their children, or those they affected. Perhaps, just perhaps, that person is you and maybe you have blessed the world with who you are and what you do. I think that should be our goal, to be the best people we can be, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, live strong, and be that person every day…

 

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