How deep…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was a little better than a littler better than a better sunset that once happened. The picture will not do justice to the depth of color I saw. The eve was not as welcome as I drove into the sunset from a work function.

As I drive and think and do a lot of things I am often whistling, singing, or just lost in a song. Today was no different as I drove into the sunset. As I did I enjoyed the colors and the random thoughts from the Gibbs about how deep is my love and I laughed. After all, do you think deeply on the lyrics often?

In the song it notes “Cause we’re living in a world of fools breaking us down when they all should let us be” and I stuck on that circular verse for a few moments. Then I got lost in the Cure with a song about pictures, then I decided to move on. After all, that was enough for a moment. I thought then about a silly or semi silly lyric about dying for you and landed upon living for you. That’s where I stopped, smiled, and laughed a little.

The circular spot I got to was complicated but involved the definitions of love, and the thought that if you love so deeply you have to be willing to live and die and be there or not be there. All 4 of those options boil down to one thought or idea. Are you willing to give what is most important to you for someone else. Yes, this was a fun drive home in the twilight of the night, but it is always good to have good thoughts as you go.

The point: Well, if you watch “The Point” you might think there is no point but you also would know that everything has a point and in the process you would be right. My suggestion for the day is when it comes to love it should not be hidden, it should be lived. Easy, I also suggest that you love with all your heart, no matter what. That you love with all your passion, no matter what. That you say you love, no matter what. That you live love, no matter what.

All those words for an easy walk down the path of love. Oh yeah, and if you love and they don’t love, don’t give up your love, instead take the love with you and make your day a special day.

So as the sun sets on another day, my ridiculous ponderings may be, well, ridiculous today. Not because there is flaw, but because love is far deeper than a few paragraphs. I have a novella I started about 15 years ago called “Love’s Last Limit” that is about how far a father, mother, friend etc. can love and how malleable love is and is not. In it the dad is faced with overwhelming obstacles but keeps going because “I will hold on until I can no longer move, but that won’t happen because neither I or my love have limits”. I hope you can find that passion inside of you and understand the depths of love every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, don’t mind me, and enjoy the night…

Convergent…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was winding by, a fantastic familiar cascade of colors. In the end I was enjoying more than just a sunset. I was enjoying it all.

I saw someone today I know when I was young. By young I mean college time. Then I saw another. I find it interesting how life is a series of ripples and often we get to see what happened as a positive possibility, or just another day as the world passed us by. The people I saw had changed as I have, and getting old is a trick in itself. As I considered I thought about two songs: Same Old Lang Syne and Unanswered Prayers.

As the lyrics played out in my mind I smiled, and enjoyed the time, the moments, and everything in between.

Take a moment and consider all the things you have done, and will do. Look at the world through your eyes today and consider the eyes of yesterday. As you do, enjoy it all and think about the things that are special in your life and the people who make it that way. I think you’ll find you are likely on the right path. If not, maybe its time to consider jumping the path.

So as the sun sets on another day, trips down memory lane are fun, but remember that memories are ghosts of the past and only today is real. Make today your best day ever, and enjoy life, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and love some more…

Hands.

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was lost in the warmth of the afternoon sun and the excitement of another adventure. Still I always take a moment and enjoy the colors and all the things that come with it.

Today was another day it started with amazing wonderful moments with my grandson. I’m not sure I can relay how impressive it is to see your grandson smile, hear him giggle, or just have him hold onto my hand.

It’s these little moments in life but give us the most fantastic memories we can possibly have. Thanks for being amazing and enjoy every moment you can.

So as the sun sets on another day I leave this brief post and ask if not beg for you to appreciate all of the little moments in your life. Keep enjoying life every day no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love with all the passion you can, and enjoy your evening…

Diversions…

The sun sets on another day…

Tonight was amazing, not because the day was any better but because the diversions were more prominent.

Your life may be folding in upon itself and suddenly there is a light at the end of the tunnel. You laugh, cry with laughter, and somewhere in between the rest doesn’t seem to matter for a moment or 5.

Ever feel that way? Our brains can be our own best friends, or our own worst enemies.

I find it funny that your brain can actually feel no pain, but you can create pain out of nothing that seems to be in your brain. There are numerous studies trying to figure it all out, but at the root of it all is the idea that we can choose to feel or not to feel.

Funny huh? That is the question. Whether to allow ourselves to feel or to sling it all out and not be bothered by any of it. I suggest we all take a nice warm day in the sun, and relax. That seems to make the world a far better place. Ahh.

So as the sun sets on another day, diversions can make your day a little more enjoyable. Have some fun with them, enjoy them, and make your life amazing, no mater what.

Sleep sweet, enjoy the sunset, and laugh all you can…

A split second…

The sun sets on another day…

Ahhh, sunset. There are no words, and when the mountain obscures your view, there is no sunset. The colors were pretty though.

I have written about time a great deal. Time is one of those things that is measurably immeasurable. There was a movie called Blue Thunder where the main character tests his sanity by measuring time. In it he notes that the first thing that goes is your ability to differentiate time at all.

Stephen King had a different view in “My Pretty Pony” where time is relative to the person experiencing time. He stipulates that time is based on the task and person. Tonight as I wrote I was there when 3 hours passed in an instant as I worked on Curious Cousin.

All that is true and right, but I was thinking today as I reread a section in Curious Cousin that we often take our time for granted. I know I try not to, but people as a whole seem to forget the seconds that are there and get lost for a moment. Take for example the first time you hold hands with your new child or grandchild. A few seconds will seems like forever and be burned into your mind for all time. Imagine with me that first kiss with your new person and the moments where tingling excitement burns the split second forever in your mind. Taking a different turn, a car crash where the entire moment slows to no movement at all and you consider over and over the changes you could have made to avoid it all.

What I am trying to say, is perhaps we should take no time for granted. Good or bad we can embrace time and our experiences and realize that from every moment to the net we are learning, growing, and experiencing. We are setting ourselves up for an amazing future.

So as the sun sets on another day, take no moment for granted and instead live each to its fullest. Remember, every moment is a step into the future and let’s make it a good one, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live on…

Breezing…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was new, exciting, and elusive as we chased it in the foothills and found a few shots along the way.

I was breezing through emails cleaning out my email box. I have to admit, it is a pain and I should do it more often. You see my email address was established in 1997, and after a series of servers and spaces I moved hosting to google in about 2013. With a large amount of space I did as many do, I got complacent.

Now I am slowly cleaning a great deal of emails. I delete a lot daily, but still the ones I set aside that I may need have grown. I will not give the number, but it would be nice if it was money, I would retire.

What has been most interesting is the writing. I always write. I have written since I could write. It has always been a little inspiration or other fun and sometimes it is quite prophetic. From 2015 I wrote a long treatise starting with “In a moment a life can be changed for good or bad.  Each of us is a force for change in every person’s life we touch, and those we meet guide our lives in so many ways.”

There are dozens of stories, presentations for PMI, presentations for other events, and more.As I walk down this lane I wonder what treasures I will find. I wonder what memories I will relive and say, “Yes, I remember, and I was going to…”.

My point is, many of these items are pretty good and were set aside for other priorities. Some were even better than that, and as I looked through the hundreds of other items I realized a great deal of it didn’t matter. A great deal of it was not something I should have spent time on. Perhaps we can all learn from this, perhaps we can all sit back and determine for a moment, “Does what I focus on take me further?” Or “Is this good for me and my life.” As I sat for a while I learned that there were a lot of things that could have been set aside, and a lot I have lost in favor of things that don’t necessarily make me happy.

How about you?

So as the sun sets on another day, my memory lane may take a while. Along the way we will have good times, good fun, and perhaps I will find more hidden gems I only saved to email. Enjoy your day, and hold on to those things that you love, no mater what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and carry on…

A simple smile…

The sun sets on another day…

(To the tune of strangers in the night) Sunset in the clouds, it must be scary, sunset in the clouds, I must be wary. Sunset in the clouds, without knowing truth……

Well, it sounded good in my head.

I have thought a lot about smiles today. I find that I smile a great deal and hope that others do as well. It is just a little thing that can open up a dialog, open your mind, or show a path that was hidden by opening positivity.

Sounds fun huh?

Perhaps the world would be a better place if we embraced smiling a little more. Perhaps the stigma associated with smiling is more to put us down than lift us up. Maybe it is time to start lifting the world up a little more and in the process finding a positive place for us all to be. Maybe, just maybe, when you see someone it is easier to smile than to scowl, or worse, hide your face completely.

IT is worth a try, and better than me singing about smiles.

So as the sun set son another day, it is always your choice but maybe a smile isn’t such a bad thing. Perhaps a smile can open a world, and open your world to possibilities. Perhaps a smile can launch a new series of communications built on positive. Be the positive one in life all you can, no mater what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and find your inner smile…

Sundays are for book reviews: Change of Heart – By Kristy Sidlar

If you keep up with me you will know that I have been grouping 4-10 books per week on my Goodreads challenge. I am going strong and will break 100 pretty soon now. I also will continue to read more this week and the next as I push to my goal of 300 books this year. I slow down a little with a few passions including AI, Neural Interfaces, and Neural Networks.

Change of Heart deserves special praise as it is incredibly touching and positive while setting a path for others to follow and setting a high bar for personal motivation. I challenge you to read a little about Kristy either from her book or here.

The book follows Kristy from an early year when she passes out while leading a fitness class. This sets in motion a journey of multiple cascading stories that culminate in a heart transplant. It consistently amazed me the positive avenues Kristy took while facing the difficult times of wearing and ICD and suffering from ARVC, a degenerative heart disease. Her passion and her drive sometimes worked against her but that same passion and drive pushed her to find a way each day to overcome her challenges and live out an amazing life.

From the early times in her 30s to very recently Kristy found a way to make her disability less impactful even though it hung over her constantly. I couldn’t help but cry several times as she faced difficult situations that pulled at your heart. Along the way she found her true love as well in someone that saw her as she was and helped her to achieve more.

This book is well written and achieves several goals. It entertains well and the accounts are written in a way we can all feel Kristy going through her challenges. She is truly a remarkable young lady and she ends the book not with a whimper but a bang as she explains several reflection exercises and her Wellness Widget: Her approach to help others going through almost any situation, even the most difficult.

This was a quick read for me, and should be for anyone who enjoys a good book. (Depends on your reading speed). I hope you take the time to read it and enjoy it as I did!