The sun sets on another day…
once again the sunset was gray and snowy but the fluffy snow was fun and the dog loved playing in it.
Today's post will be a little shorter as I give you a short story of less than 250 words that I wrote for Facebook. the premise of the story was wrapped around the first sentence and all of the people writing stories had to use that sentence. Enjoy:
Half the names in the list had already been crossed off. I stared at the list as though I expected it to change on its own. I held it in both hands then brushed it against my pants wiping away the tears that had fallen upon it. I had never considered the freedoms that all of us in our country had possessed. I thought I was on the side of freedom and justice. It was be more complicated now. Cancel Culture had become commonplace with the elimination of the 1st and 2nd amendments. We were the law now, the only law.
I turned to the team behind me and pointed across the street in the clean brownstone neighborhood. The streets were clear except for us, curfew was in effect. The team, my team, ran across the street and pointed their weapons to the door of the home. The polished bronze door waited patiently for me to knock as I reluctantly sauntered up the steps. All of the thoughts going through my mind were now pushed into a corner by my job. I knocked at the door.
The young woman before me had beautiful brown hair and piercing blue eyes. She looked up at me, “Daddy?”
Silently, I nodded to the men behind me and they grabbed my daughter taking her to the waiting containment vehicle. She screamed my name. Closing the door, I saw the faded Red Hat, shook my head, then crossed my daughter's name from the list.
So as the sun sets on another day, I hope you have a fantastic day and enjoy every moment, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and check it off…
The sun sets on another day…
Sunset was spectacular and I enjoyed every moment as it faded into the western sky. as you probably know sunset is always a time you can feel good if you want to.
I was looking through the list of all of the articles I had written and was surprised how many times I mentioned the word “moment”. it must be because I feel strongly that we are a series of moments and those moments can be either positive, negative, or something in between. I am certain that the idea of positive or negative is purely defined by us and that there is more likely a something in between than anything either positive or negative.
Still there are people that take moments and turn them into something else. I have always tried to be accommodating except during a portion of my life that I was less than positive. My accommodation truly lines with attempting to make most people comfortable. As I define this it is also, in my opinion, the definition of being a lady or a gentleman. In other words someone who tries to make the people around them comfortable.
Unfortunately I have found that some people prefer conflict to comfort. Perhaps the world has changed so much that people can no longer tolerate anything but what they feel is right. It is a brutal consideration but one that I thought about this evening in depth. After all you cannot make everyone happy all of the time and in reality you probably cannot make anyone happy any of the time, that is their choice. With that in mind I challenge each of you to be a positive role model for each other. That does not mean be a doormat or allow someone to treat you poorly, but when you are faced with the situation that does not necessarily affect you negatively it may be a good idea to set it aside instead of turn it into an issue. in our world today we see so much negativity wouldn't it be nice for all of us to be positive. In our world where people constantly consider themselves as the center of the universe wouldn't it be nice for many of us to think about others as well.
When I was in high school I read a book that changed my life. The name of the book is not necessarily important right now but it taught me the theory that we had a responsibility to see things from a larger point of view. It was this thought that drove me through high school and college to pay attention as often as I could to a bigger picture. I was not always successful. It is far too easy to look at what someone else is doing and point out what they are doing wrong instead of realizing that what they are doing may be right, just not right for some people. As I have grown older I have realized this is far more accurate than I ever expected. When faced with something you don't understand you cannot erase it , you cannot set it aside, you cannot attempt to destroy it, you must learn to understand it.
This can be difficult. The biggest reason it's difficult is because we naturally shy away from what we don't understand. In today's culture we complain or we attempt to eliminate those things that we don't agree with or that we don't have a point of reference with. I'm making a suggestion here, nothing more. The world is full of wonder if you open yourself to it. if you do not open yourself to the possibility of more than you understand you might very well be lost.
I hope this makes sense to you. I hope when you see that person that has lots of tattoos or doesn't that you can accept them. I hope when you see people from different cultures that they're just people. I hope when people believe differently than you that you can accept that they see the world differently than you. I hope you know that we're all in this together and when we start trying to make people into molds of our beliefs we embrace the worst that our species has to offer. If you don't believe me reach out sometime and I'll give you a history lesson.
So as the sunsets on another day, accept the unacceptable. it was the lesson in the book I read and the lesson I have had to face many times in my life. If you truly love someone and they hurt you wish that they find happiness. If someone tries to wrong you understand who they are and make their differences ways to find your strength. If the world gives you lemons sell them at market because they're too sour to eat anyway. Find your way, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and understand...
The sun sets on another day...
I've been enjoying sunsets as the days are slowly getting longer and can think of no better way to spend a few moments then watching the sunset in the western sky.
I talk a lot about the past, present, and future, with a lot of emphasis on enjoying today more than anything else. After all the only day you truly get to live is today. Right now a lot of my today's are enjoying a virtual book festival with a large amount a fantastic authors that deserve accolades they often do not receive. It is an amazing statement to us all that so many people still read and I have watched this small group grow more and more.
If you like to read even a little take a moment and look at www.pagespromotions.com. If you don't like to read but enjoy good banter and a little bit of craziness go there anyway and look at the virtual book festival's . I think you'll have some fun if you join.
So as the sun sets on another day we define the now in order to define the future. If you read you will be setting a foundation for far more than most. why not join us and have a lot of fun , no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and keep reading…
The sun sets on another day...
Sunset was cloudy and snowy, again. I didn't mind though , why would you mind when you know but in a short time sunsets will be plentiful colors will be extreme and the weather will be amazing.
I love dreams. I am a lucid dreamer and have complete control inside of my dreams. as such they often go in strange directions and then I pulled him another strange direction and by the time it's done it is a circle of fascination and often quite exciting. I have solved many problems inside of my dreams from rebuilding computer systems and the proper steps to do so to how to deal with a tense situation and doing so over and over until I got it right.
They say that dreams don't always mean what you think they mean but I have often found that my dreams show me a doorway that is more peaceful and more forthcoming and as they do I feel far better about reality when I have resolved the cyclic spheres of my dreams.
Are your dreams vivid and full of color and light and sound and smell and more? Do you remember all of your dreams as vividly as I do? Or are your dreams just a part of your sleep lost, never to be found again. I can only hope that your reality and your dreams are amazing and wonderful. Take a moment remember your day and perhaps you are living a dream .
So as the sun sets on another day, dreams can be amazing but the world of reality is always more so. I seriously hope you enjoy both and that your days are fantastic, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and dream a little dream...