A Simple Sunset

I had a ridiculous day at work today, one so filled with bureaucratic double speak and nonsense, that I began to wonder if it was me that was the moron for merely getting out of bed.  A likely possibility.

After finally escaping that swampy atmosphere of sheer idiocy, I headed straight to the beach where God showed me once again how tiny those frustrating situations are in comparison to what He has to offer.

La Jolla Shores Apres Sunset

Sunset at La Jolla Shores Beach

Thank you God for our beautiful world and the stunning scenery you provide just for our enjoyment.  Thank you too for the gentle and constant reminders to morons like myself on what truly matters.

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28 Responses to A Simple Sunset

  1. Ahhh, I just love it when He paints us something beautiful! Especially after a bad day. He does that you know, just for us. Go ahead and receive it. 🙂

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  2. Citizen Tom says:

    Thank you for the reminder.

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  3. David says:

    Don’t let people pull you into their storm. Pull them into your peace. Kimberly Jones

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  4. Mister Took says:

    As we used to say, when at sea –
    Red sky at night, Sailor’s Delight
    Red sky in the morning, Sailor Take Warning

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  5. Al says:

    Both a funny and touching vignette. Well done.
    And always remember, after a Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF!

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  6. I was just getting ready to head off to bed when I say you post—reading your words was a great way to the end of the day…as I think most of us feel as you did yesterday…”what an idiot I was for ever getting out of bed…”
    and then God does what HE does best, HE grabs us and reminds us that HE is bigger than anything we may encounter…thank you Tricia—here’s to a better day!!!

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  7. ColorStorm says:

    Only a truly smart person could speak of an occasional moron like myself. Nice T.

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  8. Your emotional response to the world is important. It shows you do something many others avoid…that something is CARE! We don’t waste our precious time on people or inanimate objects (sometimes one in the same) if they’re unimportant. You care about the world we ALL live in and that causes you to react. I find this refreshing considering the many people I share ideas with (for their own well being) that choose (basically) to “follow the herd.”

    Your spiritual side will always bring you back to a centered state of balance. You are fortunate to be wise enough to include this in your life. So many people are lost without any source of guidance.

    As I continue to awaken to my own naivety regarding people and their needs, I find myself losing patience and energy as I spend many hours each day sharing successful pathways for those dissatisfied with health and life. I would rather a person oppose my suggestions and seek help elsewhere than be a part of the “bobble head” syndrome where people agree incessantly with the need for change and then remain apathetic and unwilling to do anything that may improve the path their following.

    How ironic to possess a need to help people feel better about themselves and the world they live in when their desire to help themselves clearly remains a low priority.

    I truly feel your frustration and empathize with you. This world offers so much opportunity…we have been provided (to a large extent) all we need to live any kind of life we choose, yet most choose to avoid this gift and EXIST without purpose, meaning or fulfillment until they’re called home.

    Don’t you wonder what children and parents living lives as refugees would give to have the opportunity most Americans simply squander.

    I don’t question God’s motives…I question our loss of ethics, morals, integrity, honesty and consciousness. Yet, I will remain steadfast in prayer for positive changes so that generations to follow may experience a positive future.

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    • Tricia says:

      Thank you Jonathan for your wonderful comment. It’s true I do let things get to me too much at times which brings a lot of unnecessary frustration in to my life. Without having a belief in God and something larger to grasp hold of I think I’d go absolutely insane. Honestly I don’t know how people live without a higher presence guiding their lives but many seem to.

      I do indeed wonder at times how silly our first world problems must look to those stuck on the outside. Listening to someone complain about the bugs in their new thousand dollar Apple X phone or how how the barista at Starbucks messed up the foam on their $6 peppermint, mocha, cocoa, skinny carmel latte must be puzzling if not infuriating.

      You have a good heart Jonathan and the wisdom to know how to align it with that smart brain of yours to bring purpose to your life by helping people. That is an extraordinary thing that not many people are able to do. Try not to let others drag you down by their non reactions because you are making a difference.

      I like your bobble head term, it’s very true! 🙂

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      • I appreciate your thoughts, your opinions and your willingness to offer your perspective on life. It forces people to THINK and evaluate their own perspectives. If we die with the exact beliefs we had when we were 20 years old, there’s a good chance we never invested the effort into determining whether our beliefs were legitimate or valid. A non thinking brain (literally) shrinks at a faster rate than a brain that seeks expansion of neural pathways by simply critically “thinking.” It also makes life a heck of a lot more interesting.
        Keep challenging all of us for your sake as well as ours. It offers a nice balance to a country that currently seems to prefer “following the herd.”

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  9. Wally Fry says:

    Wow. How cool that you can just take a trip and see that. Beautiful Tricia.

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  10. Sorry it was a rough day. I’ve been dealing with idiocy all season (hopping crazy here) and was able to pull my family out of it. It really was His hand of deliverance. But yes, I am reminded of my own failings as well. And at the end of it all, He stops our breath.

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  11. bravingmentalillness says:

    That’s absolutely beautiful. Always seeing a reminder when in need! Thanks for sharing.

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