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It is a beautiful day. Let us get out and play. Success and the Big Bless. How to make it so.

Updated on December 16, 2013

Beauty in everything

Just the world
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What makes a day good or bad?

How do we calculate a good day or a bad day? Do we bless each day or do we expect it to bless us. In the desert rainy days are beautiful. In the wetlands sunny days are beautiful.

But if we stop and think about it, those days belong to the area in which they occur. So it is not the weather that makes the day beautiful or blessed and it is not just the area.

Perhaps we could say that it is receiving that which is needed that makes the day. But of course that would mean that days where we do not receive what we need are not blessed and that is foolish thinking indeed.

There has got to be a way to make each day the perfect day. Probably there are many ways to that path of great days past and present.

Let us look at some of ourself to find a pleasing view of other

Do we know?

Do you know what makes a perfect day?

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So Cold

There was a man who got lost in the mountain woods and it began to snow. After a while he got very cold. No doubt he thought that it was beautiful out but he was beginning to get worried about his well being. The snow was landing on him and melting and making him more wet and more cold. Then at one point he was so cold that the snow stopped melting on him. The snowflakes that fell on him remained pure and frozen and light and truly different, each one. They were so beautiful that he could not brush them off.

Even though the snow seemed so cold at first the man came to realize that they were warmer than the air around him. And it a short while had covered him like a blanket. First he was a little anxious about that because snow had always seemed to be what was cold. And he worried that his mind must be losing touch with the reality he knew.

And then the darkness came which scared the man for it is always colder at night. And then the wind blew and this was bad for wind always makes things colder. But the man was covered in the snow and the wind did not make him colder. Then the wind blew away the clouds and because it was now dark the man could see the stars. Upon seeing the stars he knew exactly what direction to go to get home.

Could it be that the cold snow was warmer than the air. Could it be that darkness was the way to see a directions more clearly and could it be that the changes brought on by the wind are just what we need.

How clearly do we really see

That which is bad is just sometimes bad

Sometimes a big rain is just a big rain. And sometimes bad things happen. People live and so also they must die. We have blood running through us so that it is inevitable that sometimes we must bleed. If we can go fast we must accept that we can also crash hard. And these things must be taken seriously.


There is a small boy and his father makes him have 1hr of alone play time a day. While the boy is not really alone he learns to play by himself and be comfortable in his own skin. Sometimes the boy just plays in the dirt, but other times the dirt clods are power bursts that when thrown against the wall explode and save the castle. Sometimes the water hose creates a mighty river and sometimes the teddy bear makes an ouchy feel better.

If the small boy has the ability to make plain dirt into a toy, then certainly we have the power to make a bad thing into a good thing.

Now here is where we sell you something.

Normally I think that the effort that goes into writing something like this should be filled at least in part on trying to get you to buy into something. Perhaps if this was a sermon we could get you to buy into a religion. Perhaps we could get you to buy a self help book. Or maybe join up for daily inspirationals.

So let us be real clear as to what is being sold here. That seems fair enough.

An idea. This author loves to sell ideas. Not what to do with them or how to get them but just ideas. Someone once said that copyrighting what you write is really important. I thought hard on that and can see the point. But perhaps sometimes it is better not to. Perhaps if sometimes we give ideas away for free we will get some in return for free.


Did you know that children give their parents love for free?

The advice this little one gave me was priceless and still is.
The advice this little one gave me was priceless and still is. | Source

Blessed day

I do know for a fact that some people for some reasons appreciate each day a little more than a whole lot of us.

We all know that some days are better than others. But perhaps we should all note that usually how the day unfolds is not up to the weather or others. It is up to us.

Do not hold it to tightly

Just joining hands is a good thing.
Just joining hands is a good thing. | Source


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      Theresa Ast 

      4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Eric - The fact that it was a real event in your own life is (1) simply incredible - facing death, you valued the right things when so many of us wouldn't have, and (2) its realness makes it even more mythological, more like a parable or a fable -- because if they weren't rooted in truth in some real experience, they would mean nothing to us.

      My other thought (not that you asked) is that as much as I appreciate your generous words, and as much as humility is an important value ... from what I read and see and sense in your words, I don't think your students have to stoop far, if at all. Blessings. Theresa

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Peace and joy are often pushed along by our family. Truly something to be thankful for.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Beauty sometimes just is --- as you prove suzette.

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      Suzette Walker 

      4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Beautiful article and thoughts, Eric. I agree, "nothing is good or bad, only thinking makes it so," (Shakespeare) When I am sad or a bit depressed, I go out in nature and I am immediately soothed and uplifted by the beauty around me. And nature is beautiful through all four seasons. There is even beauty in winter.

      I like your example of the man covering himself in the snow and becoming warm - that is so true. Snow insulates us. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A perfect day for me is blessed with my loving family and a peaceful time together makes it all so perfect.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Such truth my friend. You speak much more with less than I ever could.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Theresa be kind here that man was me, at nearly twelve thousand feet in a white out. Of course that high, going down was an option. But realization is more valuable than life. Undersstanding is more valuable than survival and love of life is always worth stillness and thought.

      You are a teacher of utmost quality, I could never raise to your level, but perhaps students may stoop to mine.

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      Theresa Ast 

      4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Eric - Great Hub. Like you I am in the idea /information business, well that is what education should be. I especially love the example of how snow, which we might fear, can actually be our deliverer and keep us warm and dry until we can see the sky and once again find our way. A great fable. SHARING. Theresa

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      Shannon Henry 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Very true. Days. . .life. . .sadness. . .happiness. . .it's all what we make of it.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Brian, you know what? I would not have it any other way. My God does not give me fish, he gives me a fishing pole ;-)

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      Brian Prickril 

      4 years ago from Savannah, GA

      How we choose to perceive things is entirely up to us. I have seen just as much darkness as any man, yet I pluck the gems out of the s*!#. That is for the individual to decide. And it is the wise man who understands that the Lord only helps those who help themselves.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Hey Bill -- Grumpy people have Rights also. Just not with me!!

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      My day will be as good as I allow it to be....that is my choice and nobody can take that away from me. Today I choose to be happy, and I wish the same for you my friend.


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