The sun sets on another day…
Sunset was full of clouds and less than perfect skies, but I was happy knowing that far above, the sun was setting with all its glory, I knew it was there.
Consider with me for a moment. All the things you have done in life, and which took you to new heights. Were the days of being perfect the ones you enjoyed, or was it learning from experience and finding a mistake that took you further?
I have found that life is of course full of fun moments. We could all follow the same path over and over and we would be certain that our lives would move forward day by day, until the end with nary a thought about tomorrow or yesterday, because they were all alike, one after another. I am reminded of the movie “The Seven Faces of Dr Lao” where Apollonius tells a woman that:
“Tomorrow will be like today, and the day after tomorrow will be like the day before yesterday. I see your remaining days as a tedious collection of hours full of useless vanities. You will think no new thoughts. You will forget what little you have known. Older you will become, but not wiser. Stiffer, but not more dignified. Childless you are, and childless you will remain. Of that suppleness you once commanded in your youth, of that strange simplicity which once attracted men to you, neither endures, nor shall you recapture them.”
No chances, no mistakes, just the same old thing over and over.
I know it is hard, but making mistakes makes us who we are each day. It gives us scars but those scars make us unique, and as we grow, those scars can show us a new life, and a new series of possibilities to try next time. Take a chance, don’t follow a script, don’t be like everyone else, step out and make tomorrow as unpredictable as today, and the day after an adventure. Mostly make today a day filled with passion, excitement, and the promise of even more. Make today a day you will remember, no matter what.
So as the sun sets on another day, it is another day. Tomorrow will be here soon. Feel the day, and feel something great. Don’t let the puppy be taught by someone else, don’t wait to make a difference, don’t let someone take away your passion, instead pres forward, make a difference within yourself. It will not always be the safe way to go, but you will have some fun along the way and be greater for this. Sure, might hurt, might not, but wow what a ride.
Sleep sweet, love life, and zoom zoom…