The sun sets on another day…
I found myself watching the sunset through the hills and the subsequent light show was truly spectacular. It is on days like this that you can only smile and be thankful for the moments that you have.
I find I write about possibilities all the time. I just don’t call them possibilities. If you’re walking down a path in the middle of the day most people only see the path before them not realizing that there are a hundred ways that they can deviate from the path and an infinite number of other paths there could be forged in a day.
I thought a lot today about the small footsteps that children take as they begin and how those footsteps eventually forge a path for their life. Every day the child has the opportunity forge their path and decide what is right for them. Parents can guide and try to show the right way but in the end the child has control.
I know lots of people like to focus on all of the negatives the children have. There are more than a few. There are also more than a few children that go through severely difficult times. Still there are many many more that find a positive way. Of course parents have something to do with it, teachers also have plenty to do with how a child turns out, but the end choice lies with the child.
It’s sometimes makes me laugh when parents say this is how their child is going to be or where there child will go one day. I can tell you from experience that children have a choice in the matter and I can also say from experience that we need to give them that choice.
All we can hope for is that the possibilities that we offer create a fantastic and wonderful world for our children to grow into spectacular adults. After all world will become an amazing place based on these new lives and the visions that they carry forward. Be that parent or mentor that gives good choices but still allows for possibilities and in doing so open the doorways for more.
I sit here today thinking about the journey that my grandchildren will take soon and how they will one day be sitting where I am thinking about the Next Generation and the possibilities that it could give us. That thought alone makes me feel warm inside and I hope that I can give the positive guidance that my grandparents gave me without my grandparents giving me good choices there is no telling what I could have become I can do no less than offer the same wisdom and experience that they did. One day they will understand.
So as the sun sets on another day, the future is not set and we cannot set it simply because the world is always in motion we are part of that motion. As young becomes adult that then becomes older passes on, the possibilities are in this and I only hope that everyday we can create choices for our youth that make them better people, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and I believe in you…