Silent Day…

The sun sets on another day…

As the clouds close in you can hear the silence pounding upon us all, the threat of snow to soon become a fact, and the sun hiding behind the clouds will be struggling to make itself known. It is in these times we can truly look past ourselves if only for a moment. 

People sometimes don’t take that extra moment, yet sometimes they do, so today, take a moment, watch the snow fall, the sun set, the rain clatter on a window, and enjoy life a little more than yesterday, and be ready for tomorrow.

So as the sun sets on another day, remember it is not truly dreary, but instead open with opportunity, and ready for a series of wonderful adventures if you only reach out.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live your adventure, every single day.

Are you OK?

The sun sets on another day…

As the sun crosses our filed of view we know it is steady, always bright, always there, warm and life-giving.

With people this is sometimes less evident. Well, with people it is usually less evident. In our world we have gone from interactions based on person to person contact to interactions based on silliness, memes, and dopamine induced websites that are overused and addiction fraught. Ouch, that sounded negative. Here is more, we ask if people are OK, knowing they will not respond in earnest but instead that they will go the distance to avoid issue or conflict or sign of weakness. 

So I ask you to ask yourself, that one person you cannot lie to, are you OK?

Don’t worry about me, or anyone else on the planet, (If they are off planet, maybe worry) but ask yourself, are you OK?

Does your day run forward and become amazing each day, or are there issues you need help with, friends you should reach out to for help?

We have a responsibility to be OK or to reach out and find help to be OK lest we become less than who we could be, who we should be as a race. (My opinion)

I have been to many countries and at some of them communication is already so non-existent I wonder how people meet and procreate, but worse, I wonder how many people sit in pain when it is not necessary. There is never a need to stay in pain if help is available. No lofty heroics or avoidance. Smile, try to enjoy a sunset and talk to people, really truly talk to people.

So as the sun sets on another day, I leave you where we began, and simply ask if you are OK, and if you are, enjoy the moments that pass between!

Sleep sweet, be OK, and love life, every day….

Stressed out

The sun sets on another day…

The sun is mindless (Literally) as it passes through the sky daily. Never happy nor sad, but easily making those of us below, happy, sad, and a variety of other emotions.

In life we feel stress often. Stress from so many sources: children, adults, friends, enemies, good people, bad people, furnaces, house fires, clean houses, dirty houses, strange meals and the list goes on and on. The point is we live in a world of stress. That being said, do this:

  • Blow out as far as you can pushing all the air out of your body
  • Breath in filling your lungs and feeling them raise to capacity
  • hold it for 1 count
  • enjoy the moment
  • Then blow out and breathe normal for a moment.
  • Repeat this three times, and try to relax as you do so.

For me that has always reduced stress when it’s near its endpoint, and always made me feel just a little better. Remember that in all the world there is only one you, and you are important. Let the stresses go, and enjoy your every moment, no matter what.

So as the sun sets on another day, remember that stress is not a good thing, and you can overcome it if you want to, and if you can’t, ask for a little help, and find a way to enjoy your  life and enjoy the people around you.

Sleep sweet, love life, and smile, it is infectious…

Serial thinking

 

The sun sets on another day…

Perhaps I should say cereal thinking, but serial or linear thinking is what I was considering today. As I was visiting a business today I came across a quote on the wall that was simply, “make your day the best ever”. So I have a short exercise for you.

Easy linear thinking:

  • If you wake up – it is a good start to the day
  • If you don’t, not such a good day.
  • If you were warm this morning or comfortable, it is a pretty good day.
  • If you were suffering, not so much
  • If you ate, it was a good day.
  • If you couldn’t eat (and were not starving yourself on a diet) maybe not so much.
  • If you could walk, good day!
  • If you were unable to walk, maybe not so much…

See how this goes? This list could span a long list of items. For most of us this is a no brainer and maybe we should just look at #1, did you wake up and realize there is always hope. Hope for more, hope for change, or even hope for a smile, but hope to be a better person and part of something bigger every day. So in the process we can be the best day ever.

So as the sun sets on another day, lets look at a linear line of serial thinking to find a happy place, and stay there and visit for a while. It is much better than the alternative.

Sleep sweet, love life, and laugh, all the time if you can!!!

Dark Windows…

The sun sets on another day…

As you peer out the window you can see the sunsets colors cascading along the sky. Even when you cannot see it all, still there are traces of the truth around us.

It’s funny (Funny strange not “ha ha”) how many people cannot see the things that are going on right in front of them. I know I will be focusing too quickly here, but have you ever met someone and just knew there was a connection, or known that maybe you shouldn’t go too far with you trust and them? We see through our windows sometimes with excited eyes and look at only the good, or un-trusting eyes and see only the bad. The point is, we should see with realistic eyes and not pay attention to good or bad, but instead to the reality of the people around us. I know this can be hard, personally I have seen people as amazing before and been fooled. I have also seen people as negative when it turns out they were just cautious. MY point is, first impressions and watching can only go so far, our real test is the test of time.

So as the sun sets on another day, let your windows be shiny and clear as you watch the world, and pay attention so you learn from every positive and every negative. Then enjoy your moments and make the best out of your time, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live it, all the time.

Another door…

The sun sets on another day…

There is a lot going on on life each and every day. Good, bad, and shads of in between. We usually focus on different parts of our experiences based on who we are. The “three bear theory” abounds as we have things that are too bad, too good, or just right.  People rarely look at them as all three. Instead we have the people who focus on the bad, and it is always bad, if they won a million dollars they would complain about the taxes. Then we have the too goods. These people are on places like Facebook and at dinner parties and their world may be on fire, but as far as you know, they were the ones who just won the lottery.

I prefer the just right, remembering as doors close, so then do doors open. Life is as we experience it and is only good or bad based on our interpretation of life, and not on actual life itself. a just right person walks through the door, then deals with the good and the bad and moves on to the next door if necessary. These are the people we should try to be, the ones who enjoy life every day and can make the best of the worst but know it is not good and don’t overplay their hands. Instead as a just right person, maybe we can look at reality and let reality look at us in a positive manner, then find a way to enjoy our lives, no matter what.

So as the sun sets on another day, let’s be just right. Life is about living it and enjoying the hand you are dealt, loving the people you can, and living for life each and every day, no matter what. By the way, if you win the lottery, jump for joy, and laugh every moment!

Sleep sweet, love life, and carpe diem!

 

 

Decidedly dizzy…

The sunsets on another day….

I was looking at some statistics about our speed and what we are living on. Did you know:

  • You may not realize it, but you are currently going about 66,000 miles per hour as we move around the sun.
  • Our solar system is moving about 500,000 miles per hour around the milky way
  • our galaxy is moving far faster at over 2 million miles per hour
  • To top if off, we are going about 1000 miles per hour on the skin of this giant blue top,

The funny thing is we are going really really fast and we are not falling off, nor getting dizzy on the ride. When you think about going to grandmas you should consider that we are really trucking right now, and it is not a big deal to drive there for a little bit.

In life we don’t always get things in perspective and like this decidedly dizzy and relatively useless piece of information above, we overlook things that are pretty awe inspiring. Consider for a moment the number of things that happen when you touch something and your skin and 4 types of nerves may be used to build a picture in your mind of what you touched, how it feels, and compare it against a virtual library of previous experiences to determine what you touched. We don’t give this much of a thought, but without it, holding a hand would be nowhere near as fun.

So as the sun sets on another day, consider a bigger picture when you walk through the world, and in the process, see everything in a more positive way, as the miracle it is, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and smile a lot, just for fun…

Time to time…

The sun sets on another day…

There are many things in our lives that are timeless. The sun crossing the sky, east to west can be considered one of those, with a sunrise each day, and a sunset each night. There are other things, but not as many as you think, or perhaps more than I think. (Funny eh)

We need to realize in life that timelessness is rare. Things unaffected by time are things we need to pay attention to more closely. Even perceived timelessness, like what we see in our lives can be as wonderful. The timelessness of a parents love, or a true friend, they are not truly timeless, but in our minds they are as timeless as the sunrise and the sunset.

Consider for a moment the friend you know you can call right now and they will be there for you, no matter what, and nothing could break that bond. If you have a child, consider the lengths you will go to keep them safe, no matter what. The key here, is “no matter what”.

It is no surprise that I try to use that phrase a lot, because it means more than most people understand. It is “timeless” and it is something that should not be used lightly. I have several friends that I will be there for, “no matter what” if they call, and I know they will do the same for me. If Mark called me today and said he needed me, I would get in the car and start driving, no matter what the distance, and no matter what the issue. If Gary needed me for anything, I would be there no matter what the need, no matter what the cost. The list goes on. From time to time we forget that there are those people in our lives that are our “no matter what” people, and those people need to be cherished.

Of course there are people that abuse the phrase, and use it to get to an end, or do not understand its meaning from the beginning, but I hope that you have the types of people in your life that you are there for and who will be there for you, no matter what. Those people see you for who you truly are, and in those people we achieve timelessness as we know the things that make us important are there and will be there, no matter the time, no matter the distance, no matter the trials and tribulations, quite simply, no matter what.

So as the sun sets on another day, be timeless in your execution of the phrase, no matter what” and I will try to do the same, whether people are in the US or overseas. Michigan or Kentucky, or Indiana or Texas, it does not matter. What matters is the true bond between family and friends that will not break, that cannot be broken, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live powerfully, each and every day…

Shattered panes…


The sun sets on another day…

It is funny how the sun gives us warmth, and the sun allows the cold to creep in. During the summer we are assailed by warm waves of sun (Or if you are down south, more than warm) and it makes the world seem like a better place, but does the cold truly make us less than warm? As the ice covers the lake, the warmth below forces it to break, over and over, and create pane after pane until the sun warms the water again, making it whole. This change just happens, but in the process, all around is changed as well by the motion and action of the ice above.

In life, we are a series of events that are always both good, and bad, warm and cold. We decide our fate based on how we react to both, good and bad. Sometimes, as bad things happen we build barriers, or panes that we use to protect us from the world and in the process keep ourselves stuck in a corner. Sometimes there needs to be an event to break loose the issues in our lives, and in the process, open us up to new, or different possibilities. Sometimes these are good, sometimes they are not so good. Change, however, is the glue that binds us together and allows us to be better people, more enlightened people, and gives us the opportunity from change, to effect change. The warmth of our hearts can break the “ice” but the warmth of life can melt it all away if we let it. It is my opinion we should allow our hearts to be warmed by our passion, and break away the panes of ice we carry with us.

(Weird stuff huh)

So as the sun sets on another day, the point is, let your barriers fall and find yourself in the changes around you, and in the processes become a part of those changes. We all can find a way to shatter the panes we hind behind and in the process, find happiness each day.

Sleep sweet, love life, and change the world…

Butterflies in the room…

The sun sets on another day…

The sun crosses the sky endlessly, heedless of time, casually unaware of us all.

We are so lucky.

We have the capacity for love. 

I will not be trite or militaristic and say we are the only creature that can love, but I will say we have a capacity for love that seems to be more complete than others. In that capacity we also have the ability to feel for a person so greatly that it overwhelms us, makes us think differently of the world, and makes the world a better place. We cannot often choose who we love, but we are part of how we love. Some people can feel this deeply, others not so deeply. We are all lucky if we can feel at all.

I was looking at another site today and someone posted they had been married for 14 years, and he stated he still gets butterflies when she walks in the room. Too many forget that feeling or don’t realize how important it is, but I feel strongly there is someone out there that will give you butterflies. Someone who will love you to the moon and back, and the stars beyond, someone who will protect your heart (umm, not like my story on another site), no matter what, someone special that will be there for you, and you for them. Is it always? Perhaps not. Is it easy to find, again, perhaps not, but I know of a few, and those few are enough to grab onto and believe in, those few mean there are more.

So as the sun sets on another day, take this sappy post, and look for the passion that makes butterflies in your stomach, make sure it is not the flu, make sure they feel the same, and make a future, no matter what. To Leland, keep it up!

Sleep sweet, love life, and live for passion each day…