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The sun sets on another day...

Here we go round the sun, day by day, each and every day, in a never ending cycle of sunrises and sunsets, but the sun is always on our planet, always lighting us up somewhere, even if we can't see it.

It is exciting that there are those type of people in our lives sometimes. Never ending, they light up our lives each day, whether we can see them or not. Often, people don't realize the depth of the effect they have had one someone, nor do they realize that in some way, each relationship sets a permanent path for us to follow, slightly affected by the last, and moved forward each and every day by every interaction. Each moment we interact with someone we are becoming a new person, built by the sum of who we are, how we decide to learn from each person is up to us. Never never never forget them, make them a never ending part of who you are daily.

Doesn't it feel good when you remember that special person that changed your life a little for the better. Remember that grandmother that was always encouraging, the friend that was there for you in a difficult time, the girlfriend or boyfriend that looked into your eyes and made you feel warm and fuzzy all over. Those are the special times that make us better people.

Even the failures in the past, those difficult moments, make us so much better. The people from your past that broke your heart made you appreciate them even more, and those people that hurt you helped you find a way to be stronger. Don't set these memories aside, look for the positive ones that help you build a better present. consider that each thing that made you, was a good thing, even if it hurt at the time.

So as the sun sets on another day, whatever your past, remember that you can't live in it, nor can you simply hope for a good future, you have to live every day to its fullest, and make yourself take the better path, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, dream good dreams, and wake up ready to make the world a better place, each and every day...



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The sun sets on another day...

I wrote similar once here.

I remember a commercial that constantly played that said, "Have you hugged your kid today, did you send him on his way, with love, love love love love" and I smile when I do. You should smile if you can imagine an old man singing a young chippie song that was like that and being over the top fun about it, but I just did exactly that. (Not that it matters)

So anyway, the song was part of a campaign to get parents to spend time with their kids. This was an awesome idea and I like it, but what about the parents. (I am smiling right now)

Yes, it is true. Parents need to play as well. In my opinion when we lose our capacity to laugh and play we lose a portion of our passion, and some of our soul. (That is not a fun thing to consider) In fact I challenge you that parents may need to play more than kids to absorb the daily stress we all seem to feel for at least a while in every day of our life. 

I have never known why some people seem to lose that ability to play. They get lost in moments and wonder what they should dot hat is more adult. In the process the seem to forget how exciting it is to play, and maybe that is when we really start to get old. There was a Twilight Zone episode called "Kick the Can" where older people realizes that they could be young at heart, and it is there we need to stay. We need to dance, we need to sing, we need to play. It is in that moment that we play that we have the ability to see past ourselves, and into a happier time.

So as the sun sets on another day, stop being sad, or looking at your half full cup as missing something, and throw the cup into the air and play. Live for the moment, hug someone, dance, laugh, and in the process keep yourself young at heart. Be that person who never lies, and when they say "no matter what" that they mean no matter what. Be that person that takes life to the next level, and skips 29000 sunset, and makes 40000, having fun all along the way, and enjoying their life, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, smile like you are having more fun, then have it....

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The sun sets on another day...

Today I was wasting time at lunch while eating a salad and came across a wonderful story about a dog and the world trade centers. This dog saved a whole lot of people in an amazing manner. I was interested and searched for the dog on the net, only to find the whole thing was a hoax. Usually I will post that it is a hoax and step aside as I don't think there should be false facts online but today, I just stopped. I thought for a second, and just moved on. 

On one hand I wanted to correct the person who had posted the falsehood, but on the other did it matter? It is a good question. Did my silence mean anything in the long run, no. Did it mean anything in the short term, well, maybe it would have uplifted a few people with a simple story. 

Sometimes silence is a choice. Sometimes silence may well be the best choice. There are people all the time that are not very factual, or that get lost in their good intentions, but so much of it is nonsensical that the universe just may not care. It is often hard to know but the reality is, after a long number of years I keep my silence more than most, and take a step back more times than probably I should. I imagine if I opened my mouth as much as I would have used to, well, I would be very poorly liked.

So as the sun sets on another day, there are far too many things to worry about in life to be concerned with trivial facts. Perhaps if we spent more time paying attention to each other, and less worrying about how much wood a wood chuck could chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood we we see a differently light in the world. Perhaps, if only for a moment, if we set down our phones and stopped looking for how much someones bottom weighs, we would see that someone cares. Perhaps if we were sometimes silent, we would hear something special, and realize the world is a pretty awesome place. I challenge you to find a moment of silence, and see someone for who they really are, and enjoy that moment, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, enjoy moments, and laugh the night away...

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The sun sets on another day...

A short time ago there was an eclipse (duh) and a portion of the sun was blocked out by the moon. The two intersected making people amazed everywhere. 

Crossing paths.

We do so quite often. There are people who go in and out of our lives and we question if they should have been, or miss them terribly, or are happy they are gone, or a combination of it all. We cross streams with them and it is not quite so bad as in "Ghostbusters" as the world does not end, but sometimes it can feel like it. We need to consistently consider the good that comes from every meeting and consider how much happiness is brought into our lives by simple interactions between people. This is true not only when it is someone casual, but when it is someone special in our lives.

Don't agree?

What would we be without our interactions, and how do we find people whoa re truly good for us, without experiencing a few that are not so good.

I had a friend. The is no telling how we could have been together because in the grand scheme our time was very short. It was not without a huge learning experience and a tremendous amount of passion, then it was gone. The pain was off the scale but every single day I am thankful simply because my life would not have been as good without that experience. 

There are so many stories and I know you have one too, that stands out as painful but amazing, and isn't it better to have the experience than to miss out on it? Isn't the world a happier place because you know how happy you can be, and keep pushing further for that every day.

So as the sun sets on another day, don't avoid relationships, embrace the power of each and every one. Find a way to become more through your relationships with others, and in the process, find you keys to happiness, and consider them as pathways to a more positive life. Consider each day an adventure, and love, live, laugh and smile all you can. Make each day an amazing one, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, engage your happiness, and be more every day...