Red storm risen…

The sun sets on another day…

I am sitting here watching a sunset in the making, while it is storming, while lightning blurs my vision of the sky, while thunder rocks the very walls I am in between, yet there it is, in the distance, the red hue heralding a sunset. I am considering going to the beach to watch this miracle and have another moment as I did a few weeks ago where I missed the perfect picture, as lightning fought for the suns glow, but I am not sure. (It be nasty out there)

You know, we all have a sunset before us each day, and sometimes the storm makes it hard to see. There is a place in our hearts each day to hold on to the good in life, and a place we can pack in the negatives. I feel anytime people interact we have both choices coming at us, the great fun, or the horrible drama. To me there is a lot of “what should we expect” and not enough “This is what is going to happen”. We can assume the storm is coming just about every day, and let our day be covered in clouds, or we can be mindful of the storm, and if it comes, maybe it is time to dance in the rain.

Maybe it is just me, but I think the world offers us fantastic opportunities each and every day, and we have a tendency to miss them while we focus on our small part of the world. Maybe it is time to look past the storm and see the red sky falling in the west, giving us another wonderful sunset.

So as the sun sets on another day, well, if you are paying attention to the storm, to the mistakes others make, to the problems before you, the daily issues that encompass life, well, I can say this simply, stop it. Instead, watch for the red sky behind the storm, and remember the storm will pass, but you won’t. Make this day yours, make it your day like never before, and then have fun with it, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, smile bright, and dance in the rain…

(and yes, this picture is right after the storm)

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