Linear chaos…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was another cloudless fiery fling into the twilight as the sky lit with orange, then slid from view. I sat in awe, then ran the puppy to get a puppy sundae.

I was planting the garden today with perfect precision. Making sure each tomato plat was in line with the last, and each cucumber was ready to rock and roll. Then I laughed. For all the planning I do each year, as soon as the plants take off, they are everywhere. It becomes pure chaos no matter how well I plan, no matter how much I do to curtail the spread of everything.

It is amazing to me how so many people try to plan everything. No matter how hard you try, there are so many things that can slide to the side it sometimes just wavers and falls. Ooops. I am not saying that not having a plan is a good thing, you just have to remember that plans have to be flexible enough to adapt, and in the process we have to truly understand that everything is fluid, and there are very few absolutes.

What do you think? Do you plan your moments to the T and find them lining up to exactly what you want? Do you let the cards fall where they may, and realize that everything may or may not line up, but you will get through it, or is there another choice?

No matter how you approach it, find success, and just remember, sometimes what you think of as linear can turn to chaos in this thing called life, and as it does, it can be pretty funny.

So as the sun sets on another day, fail to plan can be a plan to fail, but a plan without end cannot adapt to the rigors of life. Find a way to enjoy your life with and without planning, and as you do, I hope you find spectacular wonders each day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be super…


The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was like a lightbulb slowly burning out on the horizon. The mist in the west slowly ate away the light until only a halo remained. It was actually pretty awesome!

There are times in life where we really are not sure of the theory of everything. This means sometimes the path is not clear. I had a short discussion about that this weekend and I agreed with some thoughts, and did not with others. In “The Road Less Traveled” it was implied that the difference was higher because a person chose a way less worn. Something that could be an adventure. It was suggested to me that the poem really meant that it did not matter which and that the poem was not about the choosing of a path. In the end, I reviewed and agreed with the stance, but as with most poetry it can be taken a variety of ways.

With that try this:


A Misty day lie before, without a path to take
I fought my desire for more sleep and to try to stay awake
The path before is nevermore, and I may never know
Who came before and went again, as traveled to and fro

I saw not far and knew not where each path took a turn
but I had to go and find my way and find what I could learn
I took no path and walked my way, now and through the day
and when at last the mist was gone I knew I’d found my way

There was no fear, nor long regret, in what I did that time
I walked a path that no one took and called it only mine
as others think they missed a path, I know it’s always true
The path best taken is your path and not what others knew

Now before the path is dark, and I don’t know my way
behind me paths are dozens long, and memories here to stay
Again I walk with hastened fire, and make the path so fine
No matter good, nor bad that comes the outcome will be mine

So as the sun sets on another day, I hope you find your way with no regrets, and enjoy every moment as your own. After all, this life is yours and no one can make it any better than you. Make your best life, and find your way, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and keep living…

Positive points…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was spectacular, not a little, but a whole lot. The skies are bright and filled with everything but the long lost clouds. As spring springs, there is new hope in the air, and colors everywhere.

I was talking to a group of people about positives and was lost in thought after our discussion. I have said over and over that we should always focus on the positive in our lives. I will be the first to admit that this can sometimes be hard. Whether it is pain or sickness or just the general miasmic shroud of the world there are sometimes issues that are hard to overcome.

I would never ask anyone to be fake or not to express themselves as they saw fit. With that in mind I also would never suggest to anyone to try to make others suffer with them if they are suffering. It would be nice if we could see the positives and relate the positives to others. If we are overwhelmed sometimes it is better to consider what we say before we say it.

Recently I was at a restaurant and next to us was a couple that were being very difficult. I am not sure what their story was except that the person taking care of them tried everything to meet their needs to no avail. even if there were issues there is a right and a wrong way to handle it just as there is a right and wrong way to handle everything. I am only suggesting that if there was a problem did they take a more positive approach and if there wasn’t, why treat someone negatively?

There are numerous examples but I think you get the point, let’s try to remember that everyone is seeking a positive day and let’s find it together.

So as the sun sets on another day, even people who don’t seem to would like a more positive day. Let’s find a way to help everyone be more positive and find a path to a little bit better day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and there is a bright side…

Be a light…

The sun sets on another day…

I was fooled by sunset tonight, so I offer a picture sent to me by someone. I may have to change it, but it I thought it was too pretty to keep tomyself!

I have a poem for you, and if you read it right it will make sense. If it doesn’t, well, I will explain it another time.

A Light
A Darkness hangs
It seems to be everywhere, filling the world with dread
Leaving silent words unsaid
Making light and life seem dead
I will not be overcome

The light it shines
Not from a source from high or low
Neither to fast nor ever slow
It reaches out to help us grow
How can we be more

The people saw
and some rose above to be more
From the edges of forgotten lore
A heroes quest to be sure
A light to guide many

So as the sun sets on another day, I hope you can be a light to at least one person. Let that light shine across the world and make it a better place, for many, for one, for all, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and carry it on…

Universal alignment…

The sun sets on another day…

I got a kick out of the sunset tonight but I couldn’t make it to the beach time to get a good picture. Instead Pepper and I played after a good dinner at a local Mexican restaurant.

For those of you that don’t know (and have been asleep under a rock or most of your life) today was Cinco de Mayo. It is a fun little holiday that for most people seems to be a call tequila and a bit of fun. For me it was a call Tacos chips laughing at the people around me cuz they got tequila.

It’s pretty cool when a holiday lines up and everyone is excited by it. Of course lots of people are all in for Christmas, New Year’s, 4th of July, and more. It’s astounding when we see holidays like Cinco de Mayo that bring people together just to have some good laughs, a little drink, and tacos, always tacos..

With that in mind I had fun tonight and as the sun set in the western sky everything was pretty good. I hope your day was even better.

So as the sun sets on another day I hope that you had a good Cinco de Mayo, and whether it was a taco night or a tequila night I hope you found a way to enjoy your evening, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and gracias…

Here comes the sun…

The sun sets on another day…

I found myself lost in the sunset and considered all of the previous days. Today was scattered with clouds and amazement and I enjoyed every moment that I could. There can be no better day then a day you enjoy. I went to a location where eagles fly, and saw the eagles fly close but as I pulled out my camera they soared to the heavens and I could not see them anymore. Oh well, I have the memory.

Even though Mother Nature pulled her super switcheroo on us I am finding the idea of a new season quite awesome. As seasons change so do people and I can only hope it will be consistently for the positive as we go into yet another spring and summer and get to laugh and giggle in the daily sun. There was sun for some time this week and then it kind of disappeared. Lost in the moment and suddenly it jumped back and shined upon us all.

We all have an opportunity to be somebody else’s sun. We can shine our bright lights and positivity even when darkness falls and people don’t feel like it. There is a significant amount of everything in everything we do and as we meet people spraying a little positivity their way can be a wonderful gift if only for a moment.

With that in mind, say those kind words, open doors for everyone, be a beacon of light, and to make yourself known as a positive person. There really isn’t a negative there and no excuse not to be the person who is changing everyone’s world one moment at a time. People think I’m funny when I try to make the drive through attendant laugh, or generally be a little more silly than everyone else. I will take the silly and funny every time if it gets a smile out of someone’s face and shows them that not everyone is trying to bring them down.

So as the sun sets on another day, I hope you have a spectacular day. If you are in Michigan I hope you are enjoying 3rd fall or 2nd winter or whatever we are in right now. The warmth is coming back and we will all enjoy it. If you are somewhere else, I hope you have a spectacular time and enjoy your warm days each day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and happy sun day…

Where is it?

The sun sets on another day…

Every day is a choice. Every day you can either take the positive way or the negative way and make your day exactly that. I know it seems challenging, and sometimes it wears on you. It’s pretty darn hard. From a personal perspective, every morning when I wake up, my mind starts going through the positives of the day. Over the years, I have trained myself to acknowledge the negatives but not allow them to weigh upon my day. This isn’t easy. I do this by looking for the positives of the day. Sometimes it takes a few minutes, and sometimes it’s pretty instantaneous, but it all depends on people and situations that give me peace and peace of mind.

I was talking to someone fantastic today about the entire process. It’s not that you’re trying to find the most fantastic moment ever. It’s not that you’re picking something you want and looking just for it. Instead, it’s finding those things that can lift you that are already there. I’d liken it to “Where’s Waldo.” if you are not familiar, it is a game you play with your kids looking for Waldo and specific items inside a picture. There are many things in that picture, but your goal is to find Waldo. My kids and I had a ton of fun playing that game and just looking at everything in the picture. There were strange little people with bug eyes, tall people, short people, people doing weird things like play calliopes, and a variety of other items. What’s funny is that as we were laughing and paying attention to the things that were making us laugh, we always ended up finding Waldo.

I’m suggesting that life is the same way. It’s not like you will wake up and suddenly realize you have won the lottery. You may win the lottery later in the day, and you may not. Along the way, you may find a dime on the floor and put it in your pocket, then a quarter. Someone may smile at you and tell you something nice about yourself. Someone may let you merge into traffic without turning it into a crazy bumper car session. The smell of flowers may waft past your nostrils. A hundred other things might happen that are very positive for you, and whether you win the lottery or not, you suddenly are looking at the positive things.

Yeah, I know. We seem to be trained to ignore the positives and look at the negatives. Despite places trying to report good news, all you hear are negatives. Someone will talk about getting sick at a restaurant, but they won’t talk about the thousands of people that enjoyed that restaurant without getting sick. (Yeah, I know it could be a dumb example, but I liked it) my point is that there are so many potential negatives and positives that we have a choice in looking at them. Even if we’re sick or feeling bad, we can easily say we made it through one more night.

I know a young woman who is going through chemotherapy. She has maintained her dignity and positivity throughout the ordeal, even though it has been horribly difficult. I think she does this because people support her. I know I do. I talked to a very good friend this week that was going through a horrible situation. When I asked how he was, he had a simple answer, “I am better than yesterday and not quite as good as I’ll be tomorrow.” if we all took that attitude, our days would always be amazing.

So as the sun sets on another day, look for the positives. They’re out there waiting for you, and you should be waiting for them. Make them yours and enjoy all the time you have, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and keep being fantastic…

The corner of the sky…

The sun sets on another day…

The darkness split, and for a moment there was light, then the fury of the storm came, and it came, and it came. Sunset was dark, foreboding, and full of white fire as lightning sprayed the skies. In the corner of the sky I could see the sunset, if only a little, and I smiled at the coming night.

There’s a moment of every day where I smile. Usually it is around sunset. Often it is every moment of the day. It’s hard to relay how I feel simply because I am always trying to find the upside. tonight as sunset began to be upon us it was already dark and the storm beat down everything around me. I watch trees bend in the wind and heard thunder roll constantly and consistently until all that there was was a growling rumble in the sky.

Previously I would have been with my other dog, Luna, and she would have been upset by the storm. Pepper and I sat and watched the storm and her indifference towards the fury outside made me feel good. Not because she was a dog and not scared of the storm but because she sat and watched and saw the wind blow the trees and the lightning flash and it wasn’t really indifference , it was fascination.

Perhaps that’s the secret. Maybe we would be far better off to be fascinated by the storms going on around us than worried about the sound or the light other things happening. Maybe it would be better if we realized the storm was just another moment and in that moment we understood that we too could learn from the storm.

I sat thinking about all the storms in my life and all the times that I was concerned with everything going on around me. Maybe instead of being concerned I should have just watched the storm and perhaps learned something. Now I sit here wondering what Pepper saw in the storm and if she learned anything from our moments together watching front after front pummel the countryside. I may never know but I enjoyed the evening.

So as the sun sets on another day , don’t look away from the storm. Instead learn from it and in the process try to enjoy the things that others fear. Maybe, just maybe, you might be or become the storm. Find your way to happiness everyday, storm or no storm, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy it all…


The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was a wonderful assortment of colors and more. As the sky lit up the scattered clouds became beacons of light shattering the sky and pushing aside the oncoming Darkness. It was spectacular.

I talk about 29,000 sunsets a lot. I don’t have any ads on the site and I don’t try to snag people into spending a lot of money or really any money at all. I may add a donate button and I may create something a little sideways with links pointing to my other sites but the goal is still the same, to try desperately to get people to pay attention to today.

I have said it many times but will reiterate today that you shouldn’t whine about the past, pine about the future, but instead define yourself everyday and in doing so create the best day that you can have. All too often that seems difficult for so many.

There have been many who have said the future is not set. Charles Dickens even noted such in his classic “A Christmas Carol”. If a man changes so does his outcome. It is with that in mind that I am spending today trying to give the reasons for this site again. We do not have unlimited time, nor do we have a defined time that we will be on this Earth. Spending time worrying about what has happened or what will happen takes away from the base person that we are. I am not saying to abandon your retirement plan but I am saying that maybe you need to enjoy every day all you can before you put all your eggs in the retirement basket. I am not saying forget about the people in your past and the things you have learned, I am saying that sometimes what we are going through now is far more important than what we went through back then.

The reality is we spend our days and we make a choice of whether to enjoy them. Why have a bad day when there are so many other possibilities that are far more fun? I know it’s sometimes not easy. Over the last year I have lost a lot of people. Sometimes in the morning I consider those that I have lost and many that have come before but I feel I owe it to them to overcome the urge to obsess. I feel I owe it to them to live a good life and not just a life.

There is a lot to this and probably more. If only we would take a minute and just step back and realize that the negativity we surround ourselves with has an effect on our life and pining or whining about the past or future only keeps us from defining a better present.

So as the sun sets on another day, take a step and push yourself into something a little better. Find a path that makes you happy. Use your past and pick out the happy times to find more of them. Put your future in perspective and in doing so define your days knowing the future may come but today is already here. Be who you are and maybe enjoy yourself along the way, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be the reason to be better..

The one thing…

The sun sets on another day…

Another in a series of spectacular sunsets taking over Michigan! The weather is warming and the sun is definitely a lightshow now. As spring sproings I will be looking at locations as much as possible to get more super pictures!

I was thinking for a little while today about that one thing. It wasn’t any particular thing nor was it anything that I could really describe but it is that one thing that all of us have. What is that one thing? I think you have to answer that. It is important to consider what is that one thing that is amazingly important to you and that makes you the person that you are.

I really don’t know that I have just one and you may not either. What I do know is there is something inside of us that makes us special. It may be something we do, how we think, or something completely different but that one thing or two things or many things makes us special.

For that, and without a ton of fireworks, I just wanna say thank you for being you and being a special part of 29,000 sunsets. Yes, you are special because you read at least one post here. Maybe even this one.

So as the sun sets on another day, I hope you have an amazing day and remember that what makes you you is the best special sauce in the world. Keep being you and don’t let anybody try to change you, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be you…