The best you…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was, well, wow. The sky was filled with color, and the clouds slowly consumed the light as though they were blanketing the world with patient darkness. The intensity was extraordinary, and my picture did not do it justice.

I have been pondering the words of a very wise person on defining the best you. I was told I am the best version of myself when I have a dog by my side, and I had to think about that for a short time. Maybe more than a short time. I also considered all the things that make me perform better and make me better.

The list is long as I have defined a great many things to make me feel optimistic. This was done after I started on the path to overcoming negativity in life. As I found each item that could make me better, I embraced or added it, allowing me to find the best me more easily. As the list grew, I found ways to stay positive. Sometimes even when beaten down, I found that way to smile.

At the core of my list are some simple items: My family, my close friends, my writing, my hobbies, and of course, my puppies. (Well, sometimes not puppies that I do call puppies) There are many more items that branch out and take over, and as I sit here, I think of lots and lots, but the more positives I find, the better I can feel about myself and function as the best of me.

I see the world sometimes and think about how others become their best. The woman who does macro photography as a passion and spreads beauty. The man who has posted a picture daily for almost as long as I have been writing on 29000 sunsets and the smiles he brings. The woman who puts passion into every moment of her life to make others feel better. The man who greets at a local store and treats everyone as though they are unique. Each has things inside that make them better.

What makes you the best you? Is it a person? People? A fun thing? A pet? An item? or is it something else? Consider it, feel deeply, and see how life can carry you forward daily. When we find the things that make us better as a person, we can keep going and making ourselves better each and every day.

So as the sun sets on another day, what makes you better? What is it that others can see? I know I have many, but you should find yours and live them, feel them, and keep pushing forward every day. As you see and are seen, be the best you every day, it is a good feeling being the best you. I hope you succeed and enjoy the moments, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and woof woof woof…