The sun sets on another day…
Ever get lost in a moment? Tonight as the sun set, I watched the colors Shimmer through the new ferns and trees growing everywhere. As I watched, the sky became a shade of violet, then faded to darkness, and I smiled.
I found myself thinking a little bit about the past today. No, I will not whine about the past or pine about the future, but I think about both occasionally. As a parade wandered in front of me, I thought fondly about so many parades before and all of the fantastic moments I shared with great friends.
Two friends of mine opened a candy store 20 years ago. When they began, it was after we had worked together, and their tenacity for life was always inspiring. After that, each Memorial Day, they started having a small celebration. This small celebration became larger and larger and more prominent over the years until it became an institution. Many people tried to copy and even more who wanted to take advantage of the trust and fire they had built into their customers, but in the end, their celebration was a testament to how people could give back and make a difference in the world.
Somewhere in the midst of it all, I began bringing my family to help them in their celebration. Initially, it was pure fun and became more fun over time as people considered this one day a spectacular moment to share a fantastic event. Over the years, it grew and grew, and there was more, but in the middle of it, all was a feeling of triumph and a series of positives that made the world a little better.
Today, as I watched the parade pass I considered so many Saturdays before, and the difference it made to so many people. It was good. Perhaps someday the celebration that rocked this area will be back, but for now I am happy with the memories of all the good things that have been, and I smile.
So as the sun sets on another day, keep being super! When you can make a difference, do it. If not for any other reason than to make a difference. Your deeds can change the world and perhaps add a little more positivity. Make your days amazing, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and do it for everyone…