Wouldn’t it be nice…

Passion is more than just a word. Passion gives us the ability to think, to react, to enable change, to find our way to work, and to love other people. Without passion science would falter, medicine would be no more and candy stores would be bereft of candy. (Oh no)

Ever think of it that way?

People in life have many different levels of passion. Some people are passionate about every day and want to make the day special, some  people think about the week, the month, the year, but all have a passion for something, even if it is watching reruns of Gilligan’s Island and eating Cheetos. Then you have someone like me, who tries to milk every instant of life out of every instant of life, scary huh?

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The senses and the sunset…

The sun sets on another day…

It is funny how I am going to talk about smell while considering a sunset, or is it?

We often consider a sunset to be a spectacle of light, but it isn’t. It is a spectacle of the senses. If you close your eyes in the sunset you can feel the sun shift, and the wind change as the sunlight ebbs and the air cools before you. Your skin will feel the difference. So to will the wind change and the air become a little more crisp, even in the dead heat of summer. If you are in a city, the sounds may change,and you will know the sun is going down, even just by the closing in of a muffled thundering silence that somehow is part of the night.

Our senses are pretty cool if we pay attention. They bathe us in information and if we listen, can walk us towards passion.

As we interact with people so too should we pay attention far beyond sight. It is not the beauty of a person that makes the impression, but also the sound, smell and touch that ignite our passions,and give us the picture of who a person truly is in life. True, actions speak loudly as well, but our first impression is usually based on our senses.

So as the sun sets on another day, and during that glorious shift between day and night, take a moment and close your eyes. and see more than just the colors, but let your other senses have a turn just for a second and when meeting new people, pay attention to them as well.

Sleep sweet, love life, and find your way to happiness, each and every day…

Rhythm of the sunset…

 

Eeek, the first pass of this post was done in the car while driving in a windstorm and was not as rhythmic as I had hoped. I hope the edit works better….

The Sun sets on another day..

In the movie Fled years ago the statement was made by Laurence Fishburne that everything in life has a rhythm. I believe this is true. For every day as we walk through our lives there is a rhythm to our heartbeat, a rhythm to our walk, a rhythm to our speech, there is even a rhythm to how we interact with different people.

In the world we also see rhythms. There are rhythms in the weather, rhythms in the animals around us and of course rhythms in the Sun rise and Sunsets. It is probably harder to imagine a life without rhythm than to list all of the things that are rhythmic.

In a relationship rhythm is even more important. Our moods and our very lives eb and flow and it is up to us to pay attention to the person we are with in a relationship. As  mood rhythms go up  or fall down we should be diligent and help the ups to be higher, and the lows far less low.

So as the Sun sets on another day watch for the rhythms all around you and pay attention. A watchful eye may not only help our lives to be better but can help the lives of those people around us. In the process perhaps we should listen to a little music and pay attention to that rhythm is well. Maybe listen to a little bass guitar, and enjoy the moments.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live every moment like it was your last, and dance the night away..j

Tactics for the tactical…

The sun sets on another day…

The colors of the day have turned to the color of night. As we pass through this wonderful series of days let’s be thankful for a moment for the people in our lives. There are many. Some bring us up, some do not, but all the people in our lives can teach us to be better. I strongly feel that even the negative people in our lives give us a path to hope and passion by showing us things to avoid.

For me, our tactics should be to focus on the people important to us, and set aside the other issues. We need to be in favor of ourselves and trust that others have our best interest at heart, even if they do not. I have trusted some people I never should have trusted, and not trusted some that perhaps I should have, but in the end it helped me learn, so there is a positive. So to be tactical, why not enjoy the positives while you can, and even if the negatives hurt, look for the silver lining and hope the negatives one day become positives.

Sleep sweet, love life, and live it, stop sitting in the corner, instead get out, watch the sunset and smile at the joy and happiness life brings you daily….no matter what.

Only a spark…

The day is closing in, the people around us crushing each piece of life we thought we had right out of our pores. Like some massive constricting snake our lives are more and more pulled into despair until we finally just stop, sit on the floor, and begin to cry, get angry, or be upset. Ever have one of those days?

Pretty much we all do, (I try not to but I am “weird”) but there is always hope for each of us, after all we have faith in ourselves and our maker don’t we?

I am reminded of a movie called the Never Ending Story. In the movie the young man is reading a book and it becomes evident as he reads the book he is more and more apart of it, and the darkness is closing in on him and the heroine. It takes him some time to realize he is in the story, but as he does, he realizes that it is everyone’s belief that is causing the issue, and in that he find a way to restore the light to the world in the book, and himself in the process.

So let’s look at the world. We are all part of an interesting story, and whether we want to be or not we are a story, yes, you too, that’s you who is sitting in the back saying “I never want to be a story”, yes you are a story as well. So being part of an interesting story, we have a say in the story, and we can make it real for us. Take a moment, assess your negatives and realize in the grand story, they are meaningless. The bad boss, the pain in the but spouse, the divorce, the money problems, the marriage, all of that is transient, but you, wonderful you, are here to stay and that is what we need to hold on to with all of our heart.

So as the sun sets on another day, I ask, I implore, I will even plead, be true to you, for without you, how can life truly be fulfilled. Believe in yourself and the power you have to make your own decisions, and you life will find a way to happiness, even if today seems like a darkness.

Sleep sweet, love life, wish upon a star and hold onto the love in your heart…

Gotta get loose…

The sun sets on another day…

Today and every day we should get loose, foot loose, put on our…ooops, I did it again. Sometimes you are just overcome with giddiness or that inherent need to have fun, be enjoyable, and be loose from all the pressures and other stuff that could be bringing you down. Not that those things are not important, but they should never bring you to a point you do not believe in happiness and the life you could be having right now.

Let me preach for a moment and tell you to get loose from those people who try to bring you down to their level, and rise above. Get loose from those people who are negative and show them that life is great! Get loose from the pressures at work and realize that work is not all of life! Get loose from the boyfriend who isn’t treating you right, and find a way to someone who will! Get loose from the girlfriend that trades “up” for you and realize you were the better choice, and maybe she wasn’t. The trick is, for each and every thing in your life you can get loose and dance your way to happiness!

So as the sun sets on another day, lets all look at the sunset, and love every moment of life, and let loose the pressures that keep you from living, and instead live life with the passion that it deserves. Sleep sweet, love life, and as you teach your children the same, show them a pathway to love and fulfillment that most people just cannot see…

The day after the day…

The sun sets on another day…

I had a lot of ideas on what to write about today. People trying to bring you down, people trying to bring you up, people being plain rude, people being rudely plain, and so forth. It is sometimes an interesting trip to decide which item has the most thoughts swirling around and trying to make sure someone out there smiles, laughs, or gets a little insight. Some people just have one light always out and can’t see all the lit ones next to it so I try to light all the bulbs. (See picture) I digress. (Well, trying to be cute, hope I succeeded)

So today, as the sun sets on us all and we go to drug stores and candy stores and are overwhelmed by the number of candy hearts that were left behind, lets consider what we can do to make the day better. An unloved candy heart does not mean the day is lost, what it does mean is that the day is bright and new and someone is actually sticking to their diet after over a month since new years, and someone else remembered and didn’t buy them candy this year. (Even though it tastes really really good)

We could remember that not everyone had a terrific Valentines Day and some people may have actually been sad, but it is our time on Presidents day to take the “presidents” of mind (See what I did there) and try to cheer those people up. Don’t despair, instead remember that next Valentines Day may be an amazing day, and maybe next year people will listen when I say “Cmon guys, pick up the phone and spark some of this stuff” instead of sitting around on Valentines Day and eating pistachio ice cream until they are ready to explode.

So as the sun sets on another day, pay attention to the colors, be at peace with yourself and those around you, and find love and passion in everything you do to make others days awesome too, so you too can be colorful. Sleep sweet, love life, and live every day like tomorrow may never get here, and in the process find a way to happiness…

Hallmark Holiday Blues…

The sun sets on another day…

This icy photo was taken in Michigan City Indiana at the park and the reflection was amazing.

Welcome to the Hallmark Holiday Blues.

Today is Valentines day. If you were fortunate enough to be born on valentines day you have the amazing privilege of enjoying just about every February 14th with more candy than you know what to do with and most people thinking you are related to Cupid, Eros, or someone who is full of love each moment of the day. If you had an Anniversary on this date you are happy each year the day comes around because it will forever be special to you in many ways. 

There are of course the not so good sides to this, like divorce on the same day, or married on the day and then divorce, etc etc etc until you want to fill a small ocean with tears, fears or sorrow. Let’;s pass on that.

Why? Easy! Today as the sun sets in the west after rising in the east it is time to let go of the holiday blues and remember there are people who care out in the world, and there is never a reason to despair. Let me repeat, there is no reason to despair. Close you eyes, think of the person you care about most in the world, and who cares about you, then pick up the phone and call them. You may only to just say “Hi”, but take that time to leave stuff behind. In that moment release the pain, suffering and overall silliness of the moment that Hallmark has created, and instead reconnect, connect, or just pass a moment with someone who cares. It is worth it!

Let’s take a second and enjoy the moment, laugh at the storm, love life, and live every day for the best sunset we can have, to the moon and back and the stars beyond…

Let’s just enjoy….

The sun sets on another day….

Today as we drive through life I could come up with hundreds of ideas of prose and more, but for today, a special day for some people, perhaps a birthday, or more. Let’s just take a moment and enjoy a sunset, a warm hand, a sunrise, or just a reflection of love.

Sleep sweet, love life, and love someone with a passion that will endure, no matter what…

 

Sizing life up….

The sun sets on another day…

Each day we should size up our life instead of sighsing our life up. (A fun play on words to be sure) We all know that we can overcome almost anything if we just try. Our decisions can make us evaluate what is best and worst in life. Unlike Conan the Barbarian we should not think the best thing in life is to “Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. Hear the lamentations of their women.” (Although sometimes that would feel nicer than the pseudo puppy love we often hear from people who will forgive their left arm being sawed off by a strange psychopathic short person who makes up stuff about everyone then boils their bunny rabbits). So where should we consider the size of our life, is it to settle for the best we can have, or push for more? Is it to be safe, and live life in fear that tomorrow may not come, or to embrace every moment like there is no other day we should even consider as real until it gets here?

In my opinion (Yes this is an opinion) there are moments in life that size us for all time, the moment we make a decision to take a safe path, we ensure that the fear of failure will hold onto us forever. The moment we make a decision not to help someone, is the moment we walk away from a potential success, or even a new friendship (Or a fun surgery on a busted up arm, eeek) The moment we don’t try the slightly different path is the moment we show our family and our peers what we are made of and embrace a life that is less than exciting.

Nothing wrong with that, or is there? Yes yes, I have a lot of questions tonight. If you stood on a hill overlooking a  road and knew if a car drove up it would change someones life forever, would you take the leap and protect that person to the end of time? Would you fight for the right? For passion? For a friend? Or would you walk away and let them face the fiery pits of sighs alone, until they spread themselves to the wind so much, that nothing remained?

I would like to think if you are taking a moment to read this, that you would fight for the righteousness of living life. After all, this is a gift we cannot walk away from and cannot set aside. If we do not spend each day doing our best to change the world, how can the world be any better. Let’s face it, there are a lot of things that just are not working, and it is up to us to find the courage and fortitude to show people that passion, love, excitement and the sheer beauty of a single sunset is more than just a few words on a lost site.

So if you are at 28,999 sunsets, do you take the chance to reach out and hold someones hand. Not wait until tomorrow. Do you feel something that no one else can feel. Do you hold on and realize there are those times that nothing can interfere with your happiness, and just ride the ride, love the love, watch the sunset and hold on.

I hate the movie “City of Angels” because the angel gives up everything for one person, find a love that only a few people in the world seem to find, and then she does something stupid and takes it all away. (Spoiler: like rides a bike into a really big truck and goes “squishy squishy blam blam”) However, I concede the ending has some merit as even with his loss, the pain, and all the hurt he will feel for all time, he can hold on to the pure feeling they had together and perhaps that made it all worth it. (It would have been more fun if she had put on her big girl panties and stayed with him)

Wow, what a ramble.

So as the sun sets on another day, when you have the opportunity to feel the passion of a thousand suns, reach out, and take a moment and enjoy it. Whether it be sitting alone watching the sun go down, or sharing the moment with someone special, perhaps you make the world a better place by doing so.

Sleep sweet, love life, and as you size up your life, lose the sighs, and hold on to the prize… the moon and the starts beyond…