If it is going to be…

The sun sets on another day…

It was an interesting sunset. As I watched glancing often at the passenger window the sky lit up with fire and life, and I smiled for a moment knowing the world was an amazing adventure, and I was enjoying the ride.

I was reminded a short time ago about a quote my father used to use: “If it is going to be it is up to me”. It seems like a simple quote but it can go deeper down a rabbit hole quickly. I spent some time thinking about how much we look to others for our solutions, and really don’t embrace the idea of solving our own issues.

If you search 29000 sunsets you will find the quote from my father mentioned a few times, but you will find the idea of defining ourselves mentioned far more. It is here we should consider today, and here where the veil will perhaps open. You are responsible for only one person in the universe: you.

I will interject here while some of you agree with me and others feel your heads spin off with disagreement. Sure, you have kids and sub responsibilities, and there are a lot of people who care and try and sometimes succeed at helping others in difficult and unique situations. Sure there are semi pseudo exceptions that make you consider how important taking care of someone is, and there are other exceptions where someone is dependent on you but the reality is, you are responsible for you. You cannot effectively change another relatively normal persons mind effectively as they are they and you are you.

If you think about it for just a moment (agree or disagree) we should be taking more responsibility for ourselves and showing a path for others to follow, not necessarily trying to control the world or situation. If we do so, and take responsibility for ourselves, perhaps then we can open our minds to more, perhaps then we can help others see, but realize they will find their own way.

It is worth considering.

So as the sun sets on another day, if it is going to be, it is up to me. Sure, I can use some help and I can help others, but I am the master of my destiny, and you of yours. Let’s find a path together that words and make our days an amazing journey, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love with a passion beyond belief, and make the world yours…