The sun sets on another day…
I stepped outside as the sun set today, but only for a moment. the radiant colors cascaded across the horizon, but I was warmed by more, something as special and as majestic as the sunset, my children.
Somewhere inside we set our priorities in life. As we do so we realize what is important, what is not. What needs to be right now and what can wait until another moment comes. Believe it or not we cannot do it all. For those that know me, yes, I do know this and I do set priorities, just not always as well as I should. One of the reasons I fixate on sunsets is because they are finite moments that will never come again. You can read that as once it is gone, a sunset can never be again. So here on Christmas day I am with family. Family is like a sunset because once it is gone, it will never be again.
I have friends, only a few close friends. I have had many people tell me how much I can count on them only to watch them fade unless I kept he spark alive. I have had people tell me that they would be there no matter what, only to find the words to be hollow or twisted. I have believed in people when I should not, and still believe in some that I have not talked to in years simply because I thought I saw more. The friends I can count on are there and know me as I know them and they are like family as well.
My father passed 16 years ago. The week before he died he wrote me a note saying he had missed so much of my life he was going to license the motorcycles and we were going on a trip together. When I got the call about his death I thought it was to plan that trip. There was no tomorrow, there was no trip. As I sit today, on Christmas day I will play the game, make cookies, open presents, laugh, watch movies, and be a part of something greater than myself, my family. I hope you are doing the same. Well, maybe not playing horror movie trivia on Christmas day, but it is fun anyway.
So as the sun sets on another day, it is Christmas, why are you reading thsi? Reach out to friends, to family, to the people that matter. Play the game, laugh a little, and be involved. It is more fun than anything if you let it be. I hope your day was and is super, and I hope you had a super Christmas.
Sleep sweet, have a cookie, and laugh the night away…