The sun sets on another day…
I have to start by saying Merry Christmas to all. Sometimes the world just needs a reminder how wonderful the world is and Christmas is a good reminder. The sunset was beautiful as the sky was clear and blue and shifted to pinks violets and then the darkness of night. The mountain backdrop made it even more beautiful and I enjoyed the sunset as I watched the day wane.
Take a moment on this day no matter what your religion or feeling for the holiday and consider the things you have to be thankful for this year. For some of you it may be tough. There may have been immense challenges from either the disease, the politics, or the imposed loneliness. It is up to us to sort this out and determine what really is good in life.
If you were reading this, I hope you are still okay. Whether you have hidden from the disease that has stricken the world or whether you have had to endure some of the difficult possible side effects of the disease you are still here. In that there is hope. Hope for tomorrow hope for this year and hope in general. Hang on to that hope and understand each day is an opportunity for more.
If you have been politically challenged or politically active you still have to be getting tired of all the politics. If not good for you. If so perhaps it’s time to take a break from all the hate. Of all the things I have disliked this year politics is on top of my list. The list of self-righteous people who believe they can bully their opinion has been long. Even people I have considered kind have enjoyed telling people to shut up and listen. to what they think is real. We can up whine about yesterday because it is the past and there is no changing it. We Define ourselves each day and in doing so we need to turn to tolerance while realizing that are opinions or just that and our facts May well be more opinion than fact. I have watched science turned into fiction and fiction turned into fact and been saddened by this. Perhaps it’s time to set politics aside and look at things that affect us each day. Perhaps it’s time to look at the more positive side of our lives and not fall into the negativity that can so lead us astray. Think about it. We each have a lot to be thankful for and it isn’t that we win or lose some online argument or internal struggle. Find your Center and find that thing that made you happy and let’s focus on it a little more.
The imposed loneliness on so many of us was difficult. We are social creatures that need people and need the interaction that make us a society. We are not machines lost in the electronic superhighway but instead require face to face interaction. Interact all that you can. Enjoy people all that you can. Hold on to those interactions. I’m not implying or saying that you should strip off your mask and running the streets hugging people in this strange time, but I am saying you shouldn’t hide in your house and watch yourself degrade into despair. There are safe ways to interact and soon we can hope the world will allow for more. Remember your social interaction in an online world does not count as social interaction in the real world. Find your friends and family and hold on tight. Lift each other up and instead of just watching do a little more.
Often we look to the Future as a solution. I sat here today and thought about how wonderful Christmas was to me. As I looked forward to the future, I cut myself short and instead spent more time with my family playing games, laughing, and holding on to some semblance of normality. This year more than others it meant so much to live in today. This year more than others the past was considered but needed to be set aside on this day. This year more than others the future was unclear. Instead, the right now was defining who we were. Be that person that defines yourself and defines a better life each day. Not whining about the past but realizing it was a way to learn both good and bad. I have faith in you.
So as the sun sets on another day today was a good day and I have to go back inside now and play another game now, enjoy another moment and just have a moment. Have your moments too and enjoy all the time you can, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and Merry Christmas…