‘Twas…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset. Well, wow. Instead though for today I have a picture of a leaf holding on, holding on tight, and making the world a place to be fun

I liked this picture because of the lone leaf and for another reason, the horizon was blurred due to the heavy clouds and calm waters. With that the edge of the world was just not there. You could have walked over it and the world would have faded into another without a thought.

A poem for the day….

Twas the night before halloween and all through the land
the wind was whipping up crystals and spraying the sand
The day and the night were as lost as could be
and lakes, mists and oceans were not to be seen
When life came on strong and play well on the day
the ghosts and the goblins all came out to pla
The horror the terror the bumps in the night
served only to give us one heck of a fright
With all that I thougbt I will give you my mind
that perhaps this halloween we can all be kind
that terror and horror are fine for us all
but not for out lives for we soo may just fall
So hold to your whispers and hold to your sighs
and I hope we all share some fantastic lives

So as the sun sets on another day, the weird things that come out of my brain are, well, weird. I hope you have a fantastic day and a super day tomorrow. If you feel like a little fun, jump on Amazon and get “A Slice of Fear” or “Another Slice of Fear” and find a fun thrill along the way.

Sleep sweet, love deeply, and booooooo…

Just a picture…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was somewhere beyond spectacular and I enjoyed every moment as the sky was lit up with solar fireworks.

I’m going to take just a moment today and let the pictures speak for themselves. Take a moment to yourself and realize how wonderful you are. Then believe in you because you are amazing.

So as the sun sets on another day, keep believing and enjoy every sunset that you can, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be amazing…

A question of…

The sun sets on antoher day…

The sky was filled with chilled color as fall embraced us with its icy grip. I smiled a little at it all, and laughed at the wonderment.

When you think about 29,000 sunsets what do you think about? I hope you take a moment and think about time. Everything is actually a question of time, right?

I’ve stated many times the purpose of 29,000 sunsets was to get people to think about living for each day. Can’t we take a step back for just a moment and realize that waiting for tomorrow or next week or next month becomes a vaporous mound of silliness. Yes I said silliness.

We seriously need to take the time to understand that if today were all we had we would live our life to the fullest and we often think that we are guaranteed days, weeks, or more.

It is with a pure heart that I ask all of you to have a great day. Not just a good day or a day but have the best day that you can. Call someone special, do something special, be someone special, it’s all the same. We have an opportunity to be positive and live a positive life, don’t we owe it to ourselves to do so?

So as the sun sets on another day, make the best of every day and please make the best of today. I think you’re worth it, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and get to living…

Well mostly…

The sun sets on another day…

I missed tonight as I considered the rain falling opn my car and driving to the beach. Instead I watched colors dance in the woods as the sky parted for only a moment, lighting a path to the west.

I was thinking tonight about the movie “Aliens”. A fun movie to be sure, but there are numerous lines that stand out and if you listen, can make you think a little about life. During the movie there is a poortion where a ship crashes and a series of survivors are left on the planet. A small girl warns them all that they should go back to the base and notes “they mostly come at night, mostly”. It is the softness of the last statement that resonates like thunder.

With that in mind we should always take the path of “mostly”.

We may even wanna think about it more pointedly and try to decide if even mostly is enough. There are times when we know there are things that may affect us negatively but with a little bit of a sidestep, we can overcome almost anything, mostly. With a little bit of positivity, we can do even better, mostly. With a friend, we can step out above everyone else, mostly.

My point is there’s no such thing as a sure thing, but there is a level of positivity that we can have that will protect us mostly. That positivity can be a guide if not a beacon to others to let them know the world cannot get us down, mostly.

So as the sun sets on another day, it’s OK to know that everything may not align exactly the way we want it. At the same time, let’s take a moment and look at how much we have and realize they didn’t spite of the doubts we have a pretty good path. Choose well and keep making the world yours, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love deeply, mostly…

Afirmations…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was crisp and inviting as I hid inside an event enjoying people and music. The world is a better place when there is music and musical moments.

10-4.

it is a signal for an affirmation. It is used by truckers, police, and pretty much anyone who is using A mobile radio. With this in mind, I would like to give you an affirmation today.

You are a great person. 10-4

You can change the world if you want to. 10-4

You can do it if you try. 10-4

You have no limits. 10-4

This list should be a lot longer. 10-4

in the end, we can affirm anything positive or negative, but I took the moment today to focus on the positives. There are so many more. I know it isn’t easy because sometimes the only person affirming your amazingness is you, but I am here to tell you that’s OK. If you believe in yourself, you can move mountains. If you believe in yourself, you will always find a way through adversity. After all, the world is your playground if only you see it that way.

My easy ask for tonight is to take a moment or a second and be proud of yourself. I know, I know, pride is a sin, but it is also a necessity to build the self-worth and character that we all need to have. You can do this, and make a difference, so be proud of that power you possess. It’s easy for the world to change the rules but don’t let the world change you into less than what you actually are. Rise above and be yourself.

So as the sun sets on another day, I hope you know how special you are. You don’t have to prove it to me, the world is yours, and I am right there with you. Let’s have some fun and make the world a wonderful place, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and 10-4

Sandstorm…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset blasted light across the horizon, it was filled with fiery passions from the sky and made the eve seems welcome.

Have you ever been in a sandstorm? It feels like your skin is coming off of your body; everything seems to hurt. All of the things around us ground down to nothing. If a car is in a sandstorm, it is likely it will have little paint when it is done. Something so small can have such an effect.

I’ve spoken a lot about how the little things can lift you up, but the little things can also get you down. There are lots of little tiny things it seemed to weigh on us in the back of our minds. Where with the positive little things, it is a good idea to hold on to them and help them lift you up, the negative little things just have to go. There are so many things that just don’t matter.

Instead, let’s focus on the positives and take a walk down the positive side all we can. After all any of those things that weigh you down won’t be there tomorrow.

So as the sun sets on another day, let’s find a way to let go of the little things that just don’t matter. Instead, let’s find a way to be excited and happy about every day that we can still enjoy. Those days make our world complete. Hang on to them and enjoy the moments, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and love some more…

Just another day…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was a spectacular series of scintillating shades. The fantastic moments gave way to a crisp evening waiting for adventure.

I am fascinated by anyone who will say that today is just another day. Of course I’ve said it before and most of us have but when you think about it there is no such thing as just another day.

Take a moment and look at your day. Even if it’s just for the sunset the day is unique and amazing but there is always more. For example today was the first day that Pepper and I were out and about in the big city. It was an adventure for both of us. Today I played in the woods with the puppy, mowed the lawn, played in the garden, wrote, took pictures, and generally was a little bit over the top. Of course that’s what I do.

My point is that we should avoid wishing away our days and instead focus on the wonderful things that we have in them.

Recently I was talking to someone and they said other people made fun of them for talking about good things. With that in mind I know there are tons of people who would rather focus on just how small their lives are. I’ll tell you a little secret, their lives are only as small as they make them. We all have the opportunity to look at something good and make it the focus of our day. We can also look at something pretty horrible and make that our day too, it’s up to us.

So as the sun sets on another day, take a moment and take stock in what you focus on. Take a moment and believe in you. Then take a moment and find the positives that make you better and along the way find your way to a better day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and I hope you find it all…

Hidden moments…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was once again spectacular! I found a new place to take a sunset picture and hope to do so tonight, it was a little late, but tomorrow should be cool!

Every once in a while, sunset reflects off the clouds, and you get rainbows and other colors lost in the edges. Those spattering of shimmering light can be as beautiful as the sunset itself. While others watch just the sunset, I like to watch it all and get a feel for the twilight.\

Look around right now, and there are great things going on that people aren’t noticing. Pay attention to those things, and perhaps great times will follow. It is in the overlooked areas that we sometimes find new excitement, new friends, and a way to see the world more clearly.

I have found my best friends when I wasn’t looking. I have had the best times in things that weren’t necessarily planned. Sure, I have great times if things are planned, but sometimes the world shows us another way. Often, we must find our way to those activities that show us a new path, even if they are hidden.

So as the sun sets on another day, scan the horizon and see what’s out there. Find those things that are less traveled and can open your mind to new excitement. Believe in yourself along the way and you will find happy times, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and look over there…

Clear as mud…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was spectacular. I watched as the sky was overrun with color and light. It was a spectacular lightshow that remained for a while after sunset then slowly faded into a magnificently clear night.

I have found that sometimes the paths that we need to take in life aren’t as straightforward as they could be. There are lots of people that say we should trust and the right path will come along. There are many people who say we should make our own path and forge a way to our success. There are still other people who think we should hang around and wait until a spotlight and a yellow brick road appear, showing us where to go. The list goes on.

I’m not going to put on my sage hat tonight and be the ultimate expert, as I have chosen many wrong paths. I’m not going to say there is a perfect path for you and an ideal path for me because, quite honestly, there are a lot of different paths that could be perfect. Instead, I’m going to say find a way to be happy and make your day spectacular. Perhaps the path will be apparent if we just look for one spectacular day each day.

I have said it before, and you could search for it, but at one time, I stood at the top of a hill and considered my life. I made a choice, and it wasn’t the best choice or the worst choice. It was simply a choice. That choice turned out to be wrong, but my path turned out OK. I suppose there are worse outcomes.

So as the sun sets on another day, take a minute and breathe. Take a minute and realize how fantastic you are. Take a minute and look at the paths you have before you and make a choice, then find your way to the best day today and every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love with all your heart, and be passionate…

Cold fish…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was cold, crisp, wet, and full of that stuff in the air called rain. At least it was fun walking the puppy in it!

I get a kick out of conversation always. It is always enlightening to see people’s opinions about the world. Today while in a conversation, I was laughing with someone who noted that they were a cold fish. After our interaction, I thought about that for a while and considered the words that were relayed to me.

I find that people are often self-deprecating when they don’t see the world from the outside. It is easy to pick on yourself when you don’t have a reasonable view of yourself. As I thought about this, I considered how many people build walls to keep themselves from being hurt. I have written about this many times, and it is my opinion that as we age, we sometimes try to protect ourselves from the world with self-deprecating humor, humor in general, walls of sarcasm, or disdain. Sure, there are a lot of other options, but we become so intent on not being hurt that we actually hurt ourselves a little bit more.

This is, of course, completely subjective. Some people may think of having walls to keep other people out is a good thing. Some people just feel safe without the chance of someone tearing their heart out or worse.

I think when we’re children, we don’t worry about this as much. We fall down 100 times or get hurt 100 more and get right back up without a worry or a cry (until people start paying attention to us and we realize we’re supposed to be crying). It doesn’t hurt as much because we get right back up and do the same thing until it works(hopefully not grabbing a hot stove, but you know what I mean). We are not alone and instead we have people that help us, and we can find our way.

Maybe it’s time for some of us to get back up. Maybe it’s time to set aside the different types of walls we have and our self-deprecating humor barriers and realize what wonderful people we are. After all, we have a choice every day to have a great day and believe in ourselves or not. Personally, I would rather think of myself as someone at least half way decent to someone else and maybe to quite a few someone elses and make my day the best it can be. It’s worth thinking about, at least.

So as the sun sets on another day, let’s all be spectacular or at least as good as we can be. Sure, it’s cute to not think too highly of yourself, but don’t think too lowly of yourself either because I happen to think everyone is awesome until they prove themselves differently. Be the best that you can be each and every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be a warm puppy…