A theory…

The sun sets on another day…

…or so we think. As I sit working on an issue that I have kept alive for a long time, I wonder how we see the permanence of the sun and how it will be at the end of it’s life. Funny how we consider so many things as forever, and perhaps only a few really are forever. Perhaps we should consider everything as finite. After all, if we have 29,000 sunsets or so, how many items have an order of magnitude more, or less. 

Perhaps a computer will not live forever, but maybe we should consider that love can live forever, and in the process, love can take us further  than we have ever been before. Perhaps passion should be on the list of forever, as who cannot feel the passion of Melville or Bach. 

So as the sun sets on another day, let’s consider that we should look for forever, in everything we do.

Sleep sweet, love life, find a way, each and every day, and love as often as your heart allows….

Timeless quotes…

The sun sets on another day….

…and it was successful.

Have you ever considered how the world would be if the sun was not successful in its climb from sunrise to sunset. Ick, that would be awful.

For us there is not always a clear path to success and instead we have to find our way with a little more difficultly. Sometimes it is our fault, sometimes it is just that change is not so easy for some people, and sometimes, well sometimes we just fail. Winston Churchill once said, “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm” and this is our salvation. Sometimes we just need to keep failing, knowing there is success in there somewhere, even if it hurts, even if it is not good, we need to strive forward and succeed. I had a comic framed on my wall for some time. An issue of an old comic “X-Men” where one of the antagonists was called out “Get up, and I will knock you down again” while the antagonist simply replied: “You still do not get it, knock me down 100 times and I will rise the 101st as strong and as fresh as ever.”

It is in that vein, even from a bad guy, that we must react and make the world our place to succeed, knowing we may fall, but nothing will get us down, and in the end, we will be more than ever as we will truly be able to say we worked for our success, no matter what.

So as the sun sets on another day, live life like you cannot fail, and when you do, allow yourself to learn and fail again, for eventually you will succeed…

Sleep sweet, love as you can, and live for the moment that you will have success…

A special wow…

The sun sets on another day…

As I sit tonight and watch the waves hit the shore, and the colors from a thousand rainbows assail the night I consider old quotes from smart individuals. A famous man once said “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” (If you look it up you will find it is Churchill)

I find that often this is a little sideways and should be modified slightly to “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give without expectation of return nor fame or fortune upon delivery.”

Why?

I know a person more than a few people, and hope to continue meeting even more. One person I know gives of himself until he can do no more, and in the process is often unknown, even though he is “known” by many. He would give the shirt off his back if necessary and think nothing of it. He is a true unknown and unsung hero to all that don’t know him. This man does not look for things to solve, instead they come to him and he just does them.

Another person I know does everything for people and expects to be well recognized. Now don’t get me wrong, she makes a strong impact, but possibly not for the reasons to help people, but instead to look good for herself. This opinion is born out of the sometimes arrogant and out of line comments she makes and her overly aggressive behavior to some individuals. Some people still see her as a benefit, but they do not pay sufficient attention to the negative aspect of her influence.

But wait, who cares about the negative? Let’s discard that and just consider daily what we should do for others with no expectation of return. A smile, a laugh, a bad joke, a good joke, a kind word, subtle encouragement and much more. All this should be done for the purpose of making others lives better, without regard to your own. 

As always, this is my opinion, you must consider for yourself how you will judge your actions later by those people you help and how much, and of course those you hurt.

So as the sun sets on another day, let’s consider others and how to make their lives better, and in the process, make our lives complete, even if no one knows who we are. Maybe, just maybe, we can create a few rainbows in other peoples lives.

Sleep sweet, love life, and listen to good music tonight, just because…

 

A spark in the wind…

The sun set son another day…

Have you ever seen a spark become more? There are quite a few things in life that start small and become amazing infernos of light and life. A close friend of mine just took a song from an idea to an amazing production that may one day set his life on a new path. So many sparks, and a spark in the wind can either be snuffed out by the air, or inflamed and become a burning malestrom of passion and success. The trick is, at least in my opinion, to keep creating those sparks and watching them and trying to get them to fuel so they can become that amazing ember that may well last for all time.

So many people have great ideas, great minds and can make a difference. Take the chance, spend the time, make it happen.

So as the sun set son another day, rememebr your passion and your ideas may be the next great idea that changes the world, gives us a new passion, shows a new light, teaches us more, or just lets us laugh and live in the world for a moment. It is always worth it to fan that spark, and help it grow.

Sleep sweet, love life, and if you get a second, consider how little Michael changed the world

 

Looking in the mirror…

The sun sets on another day…

The majestic mountains set in the background as a storm rolls in and closes the view of a sunset. Lightning flashes, and for a moment there is chaos, but out of all chaos there can be order if we want there to be order, at least when it comes to people.

To me it is often amazing how many people can see chaos, talk of chaos, but let chaos happen. Obviously there is nothing we can do about the storm or the weather, or even recovering the sunset for today, but we can enjoy the sunset just as well, give thanks for the time we have, and enjoy a few moments of the day with other people. You don’t have to be the rich guy making a difference, nor the poor man trying to change the world, but you can turn chaos to order one moment at a time, just by doing the right thing, and being a good person. It really doesn’t matter about other people, let’s change our ways, and in the end perhaps the world will change with us.

So as the sun sets on another day, set aside anger, frustration and the petty things that get in our way everyday and try something positive, maybe just be nice to one person, or one hundred, but be nice, and let’s try that for a while.

Sleep sweet, love life, and love life some more, no matter what…

 

What you said…

The sun set son another day…

It is often funny how people say things and don’t know what they said, or even really mean what they said in the first place. When the sun sets, it is always predictable, to a fault really. When  people are involved there is no predictability at all. This can be a super good or super bad thing. That person who is the one you trust may be your next mortal enemy, and the person who sits to the side may turn out to be the one that saves your bottom from just about everything.

It is truly amazing to consider the depth of how simple words effect all of this.A positive may be read as far more than it means, and a negative set aside. On one hand it would be better if we listened more, on the other, it would be better if we said what we meant. After all, if we are creatures of communication, why does communication seem so difficult? It should not be so.

So as the sun sets on another day, consider communicating more, saying what you mean and meaning what you say, and in the end, just maybe we will all be happy. After all, words like “No matter what” should be more than just words…

Sleep sweet, to the moon and back…

Into every day…

The sun sets on another day…er, the rain falls on another day…

Remember the song from Bambi “Drip drip drop little April showers”. We see the rain sometimes as an inconvenience, and as something we really do not want to see, it appears to dampen our moods and make us less than productive, but I suggest we see it in a different way. Perhaps we need to see it as the rain is the giver of life, that it makes our trees green and flush, and our grass grow strong (and the weeds too). Perhaps we need to realize that without water there is no life, and that we are part of a huge circle of life that requires this little rainstorm. Perhaps we need to remember, that life without rain would be dry and parched, and life with rain, enjoyable.

I read a quote once “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” and that should apply every day. (Attributed to both anonymous and Vivian Greene) Isn’t that the most important way to see life? 

So as the sun sets on another day, enjoy the rain, dance a little, and wait for the day soon that you will enjoy the moments in utter greenery and happiness, from the rain that fell today.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be happier than you deserve…

Are you strong enough…

The sun set son another day…

…a breeze blows in the wind, and a moment is passed from one person to the next. In the movie “A walk to remember” the characters learn that time is fleeting and sometimes there is more to life than what can be seen on the surface. It is amazing to consider that two people could fall in love and ones time is finite. Another example of this was in the movie “Phenomenon” where the end statement is not that a person will be loved for the rest of their life, but for the rest of mine. (Loses something in print)

My point is can we all agree and start considering that there are some loves, like my love of the sunset, that are more eternal. Should we consider how deep our love is, and even in the event things are not as good as we expect, understand how deep our love goes or does not go? Is it not the saddest thing in the world to have 2 people involved with each other and one is deeply in love, head over heels, fired up and fiery and the other is “meh” where they can easily walk away, ignore or move to another spot in life with no consideration to anything?

Perhaps this is an odd post, and I want to focus on the positive, as was done in the movies, and just say, “I will love you for the rest of mine” and move on. Perhaps we should all consider that. The reality is, to be love and not be loved, well, it isn’t a lot of fun.

Ick, a bad rant. 

Let’s all move forward in such a positive manner and move full speed ahead. 

So as the sun set son another day, consider how well you love, and love how well you love. Trust when you shouldn’t, love when you shouldn’t and watch the sunset each and every night you can, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love more, and live all your days with the passion of 29000 sunsets, it is worth it.

Come with me, and you’ll see…

The sun sets on another day…

There is a place where there are more colors than even in the twilight or a sunset. It is colorful and full of life and everything you ever wanted, it of course is your imagination. It is hard to believe that our minds are capable of such powerful images that they can influence the real world, with love, faith, fear, terror and so much more. Imagination leads us forward and allows for new discovery, and imagination can guide us to new heights, or new depths. The poetry that inspires, the songs that invoke, and even this simple writing are all products of imagination. 

Somewhere in the depths of us all, imagination can give us hope for more, or hope for the life we want, have, or will someday aspire to day by day. We have in our imagination the ability to be more than we are, and to make ourselves into the people we should be. The power of passion, the color of night, the feeling of euphoria that sweeps over us when we see beyond, it is all part of this wonderful gift.

So as the sun sets on another day, take a moment, smile, find something simple and make it into a masterpiece, whether it be your life, or a few scraps of cloth, or even an idea that needs to be free. Let loose your imagination, and find a way.

Two things for you all…first, if you want to see imagination

For days without end, or at least 123 of them a picture has graced us here.

…and we can never forget this.

Sleep sweet, dream a little dream, and find your way to make it real…