Stand up…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was somewhere between absolutely amazing and phantastique. Either set would make for an amazing mental repast, but it was even more as a series of events ended today.

I have written about this many many times (No not like in Police Academy) and I will reiterate today. In Xmen 103, an old comic, a character is knocked through a wall and told “Get up and I will knock you down again” the reply is important, “Knock me down 100 times and I will get up, strong and as fresh as ever”.

I have used this my whole life as a mantra per se to not ever let anyone or anything knock me down. Sure, later others came up with similar, but it was a series of old comics that installed this push to stand back up and to do more.

Does it matter? Yes! Every day is an opportunity to stand up, to do more, and to stop letting the world get you down. Make your day complete. Make the world aware that if they knock you down, nothing will stop you, you will get back up, and eventually you will win.

So as the sun sets on another day, I get it, there are a lot of things going on. The world may try to knock you down. It may even look bad, but believe in yourself. Step up, and be an irresistible force. Make today and every day a day you conquered, and have a little fun, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, live powerfully, and love with a force beyond compare…

When you are wrong…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset? Wow! Not only was it a spectacular sunset but it was also an amazing evening. The sky was filled with light and our hearts were filled with love.

I often use words like passion and fiery to describe the feelings that people have for each other and the powerful and wonderful pieces of our life that make us better people. Today I listened to many people talk about themselves and others with love in their heart and feelings that ran rampant across the evening a new couple.

I will throw out something funny first. A speech was made that described how sometimes marriages should go. He said : “when you are wrong apologize, when you are right shut up.” This light-hearted poke at an evident truth became a theme for the evening where people talked about Kayla and Josh with amazement and fantastic stories of love and care and a little fun in between. Add to that a series a wonderful family members and you have a party worth remembering.

It is said that no family is perfect but today this family, made up of many, was as close to perfect as any could be. There was excitement in the air and people who cared everywhere. As we all go back to our many walks of life we can now carry each other with us knowing that from many today we became one.

So as the sun sets on another day I can say with certainty that the road before Josh and Kayla will be filled with adventure and as for all of the family, we will be there when they need us loving them and changing the world all we can. Make your love a love that you share every day and don’t just experience passion, get lost in passion, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and good luck with the world…


The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was a series of rays in a settled, peaceful eve. There has been chaos a lot lately and in this eve it was nice to watch the sun slowly descend and disappear into the western sky while rocking for a moment.

Life is always a series of years, months, weeks, days, hours, and seconds. Every measure can also be measured with thoughts and opinions, feelings and emotions, positives and negatives. Measurement is different for every aspect of life.

How do you measure life? By time or by more? How can you measure a moment followed by supreme happiness as the same as a moment followed by strife? Are they the same? Should they be? What about all the in-between? How does that play into it all?

I think we should make life highlight our Supreme moments and set aside those things that slow us down. After all, memories are a dish best served with sprinkles and amazement. At least that is what I think.

So as the sun sets on another day, think about how you can make your days better. Think about how you can make moments matter, but mostly think about all the fantastic times life can give and embrace them always, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love beyond compare, and reach for forever…

Pump up the passion please…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was a calm fantastic series of colors lost in the depth of the trees. As I smiled and laughed I was aware and happy with the magnificence of the night, and the cool breeze that assailed my senses. It is those moments that are good.

Let’s see. I am going to check off a list and I feel like the henchman in “Zorro: The Gay Blade” clicking off a list of fruit and vegetable colors. Instead I have in the last several weeks weddings, funerals, hospital events of others, massive travel, more funerals, friends seriously ill, and I want to add a partridge in a pear tree. Urk.

One thing this flurry of antagonistic activity has done is pump up the need for passion. Well, it actually could be said it has facilitated a need and created a plethora of passion. If you read 29000sunsets often you might know that passion is a near uncontrollable feeling or emotion and passion drives a great deal. For me it is poetry and writing and a host of other hobbies and inspirations but it may be different for you. Think about what drives you passion for a moment then hold your breath a moment and consider the world and what helps you, and what does not.

I am considering a great deal right now. (and singing ELO’s Don’t Bring Me Down in my head) and I know the world is a wonderful place, and full of passion. Let’s have some fun and enjoy every moment.

So as the sun sets on another day, pump up the passion. Let’s make it right. Let’s fire up ourselves and everyone around us, and in the process open the door for more passion, more power, more wowser wonderfuls, and a hefty dose of fun, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love deeply, and feel the excitement…


The sun sets on another day…

Storms specked the horizon, but the sun slipped out and slapped down some fun golden reds before being swallowed again. It was a good moment.

I like to think I laugh a lot. I may laugh a little too much. I have found there are few things in life that you can’t laugh at, George Carlin taught me that. I know, there are some things we should not really laugh at, but it is a world where laughter can get you through another day.

It was a little necessary today as I smiled, laughed and enjoyed what I could while the day became an obsession, and a series of interesting events. Sometimes it is just that way. To think it all started with a few dad jokes. With that in mind let me zap you with these:

Why did the golfer bring two pairs of pants? In case he got a hole in one.
Why do seagulls fly over the sea? If they flew over the bay, they would be bagels.
What did the baby corn say to the mama corn? Where’s popcorn?
What do you call two monkeys who share an Amazon Prime account? Prime mates.
I just found out I’m colorblind. The news came out of the purple!
Where do pirates get their hooks? Second hand stores.
What did Johnny’s mother do when she caught him zapping the other children with static electricity? She grounded him.

…and if that is not enough…

A panic-stricken man explained to his doctor, “You have to help me, I think I’m shrinking.” “Now settle down,” the doctor calmly told him. “You’ll just have to learn to be a little patient.”

Well that was a little fun. Literally a little fun.

So as the sun sets on another day, enjoy a little laugh. Laugh a little more and try to see a bright side even in the dark. After all, the world is an amazing place if you let it be so. Enjoy each moment that you can, and make someone else laugh too, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and ha ha ha…

It’s up to you…

The sun sets on another day…

Tonight was wonderfully…hot. Waves of heat flew across the day and made each moment a challenge and more, not because it was hot but because the humidity was so high I swam from place to place.

Each night as I write I pretty much feel like the terminator. A slew of items cross my screen and probabilities fly up and down until I settle on the topic for the day. There are many. Right now I have started writing several I have set aside. Set aside topics focus too much on negativity or create conflict, and those are discarded. Some will end up on one of my other sites, some will not. In the end it will all work out.

As I sat today listening to people in a heated Disney Trivia game at a local restaurant I heard someone talking about how bad their life was. It was a short conversation but in the span of 2 minutes I got to hear all about a series of events that were less than perfect. It was over in a moment and then that person was laughing til they cried at the fun questions and antics of the host of a trivia contest. By the way, who was the first voice of Mickey Mouse. I knew that one.

The person who was distraught moments ago continued and had a fun game, laughed, and did little else. The issue was either gone or forgotten for the moment in the depths of fun.

The point is, or my point is, or the point on top of my head is, that they chose. We choose, and in the depths of the moment we can choose to be lost in all the things that are happening to us, or to find a way to be happy for a few in all the things that are happening to us. Their situation did not change, the list of bad items was still there, but as they engaged with friends and trivia (Like trivia makes it better, hmmm) they found a way to be happy.

It is on you. You can be happy, or not. You can feel beat down by all the junk in your life, or not. You can be you, or be controlled by whatever you want. It is your choice.

So as the sun sets on another day, take a moment. Feel all that negative junk floating around? Shuck it off and find a way to be who you want to be. I know you can do so, and along the way, try to make someones day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and it was Walt Disney…


The sun sets on another day…

A series of events lead to a series of events that lead to a series of events. See how that works?

Today is a poem day for no other reason that abstract thoughts floating around in my head.


Look at what is happening, look right now right here
A child sees the world pass, from what they see and hear.
A scream about less freedom, a scream about more rights
The child sees only screams from friends and does not see left or right

Look at what is happening, look right now right here
A child is guided by people, and what those people fear
A child is told one thing, then told another too
but no one can tell that child, which thought is really true

Look at what is happening, look right here right now
A child is given options upon their furled brow
Do what you feel this time, but don’t look up above
Perhaps all the child wanted, was truly to be loved

Look at what is happening, look deep to your heart
The feeling is overwhelming, A feeling that should start
It’s time to stop the fighting, left, right, red, or blue
It’s time to build a world of hope, and stop blaming you.

In the end there will be more laughter, the moments they will pass
As we grow from passions disaster, we learn from all our past
When we finally know the power, of each and every face
Instead of building statesmen, we will build a better place

and then the world could be right.

So as the sun sets on another day, I hope you have a spectacular night. Me? I will look into my grandsons eyes and laugh with him, he truly sees an amazing world. See that world with us, and laugh a little if you can, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and thanks for being you…

Goodreads and Daily reads

I find the weeks turning into a series of fantastic books. I brought a stack with me last week and due to unforeseen circumstances they have travelled much farther. The books have been good, and so have a series I am reading on Kinde.

I will update al of Goodreads and get back to meeting my goal this coming week as I return home. Life is good, and I am on track to finish my goal early as it stands. It is a fiery and amazing journey and I enjoy it every day!

Thanks to all for reading!

Chosen paths…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was the end of a long day but it sparkled in the western sky, and in a moment there was peace.

Every day is a series of situations and choices that can change our lives. Every day. Life, death, and all the moments in between just happen. Sometimes you have to make choices, and good or bad these choices have and affect on the moments, and the moments after.

Consider today. I started working on a single path to go home, and in an instant was vaulted a world away to be there for family. It is what is necessary. It is what we do. Sometimes the right thing to do is not in perfect alignment with the path you have chosen. The difference between the positives and negatives in life are filled with little paths that make our days complete. Choose wisely and make your world a way to the right side, whichever side that may be.

So as the sun sets on another day, the right path is the right path for you. Make super choices and remember you have a choice to make the world a better place. Have a super day and I believe in you, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love with depth, and live wisely….

Faith and passion…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was a series of cascading reds in a near blue sky. The sunset was the end to a spectacular day while it was also an opening to a wonder filled night.

Faith is a disputed word often. A scriptural definition would be “Faith is the assurance that the things revealed and promised in the Word are true, even though unseen, and gives the believer a conviction that what he expects in faith, will come to pass”. I have heard faith defined as “Believing when logic tells you not to” but that is not always right either. Maybe it is, or maybe it is not but the end thought is that faith is strong belief without necessarily having a provable reason to believe.

Passion is another often disputed word. By definition it is a near uncontrollable emotion. Something so strong it drives you more that just other emotions, something amazing. If you feel passion you certainly know it and you can have passion for many things, but usually those things are important to you.

I had the privilege to attend a wedding last night between Abby and Logan, my step son and his new fantastic wife. The room was filled with family and friends that saw a passion between two young individuals that was obvious. Those two young people have faith in each other and their families to be successful in life and marriage, and I believe they will as not only do they have faith in each other but that faith is driven by their passion to do more, be more, and be together.

In this I believe passion can drive faith and gives faith more impetus to succeed. After all, faith without that passion may be empty and falter, but faith with the fire of our belief, the passion of our resolve, will succeed. I do not say this can and may be challenged, but if you have passion for your faith in anything it is driven by you, and success will come if it is not there already.

As for two new people in the bliss of matrimony, there will be trials and tribulations, there will be amazing times, there will be challenging times, but with their faith in each other, and their passion to succeed, they will find a way. I do not just have faith in this, I see it in their eyes.

So as the sun sets on another day, have faith in the things that are important but drive these with your passion. Whether it is your love, you life, your hobby, or your religion, be passionate each day and create a world filed with possibilities driven by you. It is here you will succeed, and here I believe in you, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love with passion, live with faith…