The sun sets on another day…
Sunset was, well, wow. The colors painted the clouds, and there was little more than beauty in the air. I watched a young man watch the sunset with patient fascination, and inside I smiled. There is always hope.
I thought about hope a lot yesterday. I talked to a man at the gas station while filling up the truck. He and I laughed for a few as we spoke. He asked why I was in a suit, and I briefly talked about my job. Then he told me he was working a new job, having recently changed positions. His move was caused by his need to be more positive. The negatives of his previous post were overwhelming, and he felt the need to save himself and his marriage.
He then talked about how his life changed when he was removed from the negativity and how the choice was long overdue. He said he had to choose between his job and marriage, and the job just was not worth it. I left thinking about how many people are faced with similar.
How do you weigh the possibilities in life? Is a good job worth a good marriage? Is it a bad job? How do you make decisions? If you are in a bad relationship, is it worth holding on when both the world and you know you should not? How do you see the future, and what the right choices will be?
I wish I had all the answers here. Many years ago, I stood on top of a hill, looked over my life, and decided on a path, only to find that my chosen path was wrong. I had no way of knowing, but I made a choice based on what I knew, and it could have been amazing. I suppose my best answer is that each day we make choices like this, and each day we have to work with what we have, not what was or will be, but what is. For me, then I can only say make the best decision you can, and remember that each day you can see another path.
So as the sun sets on another day, I am happy when I meet amazing people because, well, they’re amazing. I hope you feel the same and find people as a way to see beyond yourself and to new ways of seeing the world. Today I met someone who gave me hope; somewhere in the middle, the world may be a little better place. Keep setting reasonable goals and make the world yours every day, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and good choice…