Amazingly you…

The sun sets on another day…

I was sitting in the truck, watching the sun fall, and I smiled. A series of birds flew overhead, and the sky slowly shifted in colors. When it was done I walked inside, and was happy with the moment.

I get a kick out of the moments in life where you realize things about yourself. I find it even more impressive when I get excited about learning, or learning about others. Each time I am honestly intrigued by how people see the world, and that gives me the ability to change the way I see the world, if only a little.

We all should realize how unique we actually are. Even if you have a twin or a look-alike, the experiences you have been through and the multitude of environmental changes make you, well, uniquely you! It is truly astounding when you consider there is no one like you, and never will be. All the good and the bad you have lived through make you the ultimate amazing you, and that is a good thing, right?

I see so many parents who are super good people trying so hard to be more and make their children more, only to find that things do not go as planned. People question why? I strongly feel the answer is simple, what make a person a good or great person isn’t about how good their life was, it was about experiencing more, and that includes both good and some bad as well. We are the sum of all that we are, no other way possible. In that, we can find solace in our commitment to how to make an amazing person.

Sounds fun, right?

So as the sun sets on another day, you are spectacular and unique. Never let anyone take that from you. Define who you are daily with both the good, and the bad. It makes you who you are each day, and that is a good thing. Thanks for being you always, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and keep being amazing…

New Look?

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset came and went as I celebrated yet another year. Made for a fun dinner and a few moments of introspection. Often the best moments in life are looking inside.

As you can guess, I like talking to people. Today I was talking to someone and they just could not get over me being nice to them. I find that being nice is quite easy if you try, but as I wandered I found so many people that just don’t like to be nice. A kind greeting or a nicety is taken as an afront, or worse, by some as a demeaning item. Yuck.

Wouldn’t it be better if we just tried to be positive for a little while? Wouldn’t it be better if we stopped trying to project negatives on people don’t you think the world would be a better place? I do.

So as the sun sets on another day, be nice. Just do it. Find a way to stop looking at the negatives, and just take a moment and be kind, nice, positive, or whatever. I beleive you can do it, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and waaaaiiiit….

Take a second and look at this:

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New Look

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The sun sets on another day…

I watched the sun pass overhead and then fall in the western sky. It took time, but in my mind it was an instant, an instant of fire and fury, and then a lightshow of curious colors.

I got a unique gift today that made me think about my grandfather. When I was young, well under 10, my grandfather taught me how to use some strange devices. They included an abacus and a slide rule. If you talk to people about them today it will get a few strange looks, but at the time a slide rule was necessary to do most advanced mathematics. Today they are artifacts of a lost past that most don’t understand, and as I sit smiling thinking of the past.

I have talked before about artifacts and how we can more easily remember important ideas, and unimportant ones too. It is often those little things that make our memory jump into overdrive, and as often those things that we cherish as time passes forward. Today I added another to my shelf, and in that, my memory is alive and well.

So as the sun sets on another day, remember the things and people that are important to you, and be that person that sees the length and breadth of the world each day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and it all adds up…

Past paradox…

The sun sets on another day…

Ever get lost in a moment? Tonight as the sun set, I watched the colors Shimmer through the new ferns and trees growing everywhere. As I watched, the sky became a shade of violet, then faded to darkness, and I smiled.

I found myself thinking a little bit about the past today. No, I will not whine about the past or pine about the future, but I think about both occasionally. As a parade wandered in front of me, I thought fondly about so many parades before and all of the fantastic moments I shared with great friends.

Two friends of mine opened a candy store 20 years ago. When they began, it was after we had worked together, and their tenacity for life was always inspiring. After that, each Memorial Day, they started having a small celebration. This small celebration became larger and larger and more prominent over the years until it became an institution. Many people tried to copy and even more who wanted to take advantage of the trust and fire they had built into their customers, but in the end, their celebration was a testament to how people could give back and make a difference in the world.

Somewhere in the midst of it all, I began bringing my family to help them in their celebration. Initially, it was pure fun and became more fun over time as people considered this one day a spectacular moment to share a fantastic event. Over the years, it grew and grew, and there was more, but in the middle of it, all was a feeling of triumph and a series of positives that made the world a little better.

Today, as I watched the parade pass I considered so many Saturdays before, and the difference it made to so many people. It was good. Perhaps someday the celebration that rocked this area will be back, but for now I am happy with the memories of all the good things that have been, and I smile.

So as the sun sets on another day, keep being super! When you can make a difference, do it. If not for any other reason than to make a difference. Your deeds can change the world and perhaps add a little more positivity. Make your days amazing, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and do it for everyone…

With a wave and a smile…

The sun sets on another day…

It was a spectacular day as we played and played some more. Every moment an adventure, every hour a chance to learn. Children are great and maybe a little more. As the sky lit with orange and reds I smiled and enjoyed the western lightshow, and welcomed the cool embrace of the evening.

We were at the park today, and as we played on serious slides and stunning swings other people came in and out of the area. A family with a border collie arrived and the kids began playing soccer in a well groomed soccer field while the mother and puppy played near us in the playground area.

Being over the top about dogs in general, I started a conversation and, after asking for permission, I played with the puppy for a few. The dog was super and we were soon enjoying a fun game of fetch.

I watched the family play and looked over at my grandson and the fun he was having in the sand and slides and thought about all the time that had passed since my kids were that age. My mind drifter to all the things they learned, all the interaction, all the fantastic adventures we had taken, and they journey they now were taking.

The young woman and I talked and I asked what she did, and with a wave of her hand towards her children and a smile, she said “nothing”, and explained she was working on a new career. I smiled and watched her children play and listened and laughed. We talked about her husbands work, and the dog, the kids, and she kept a watchful eye always on the three player soccer game going on a few steps away.

I thought about what she said, but I disagreed. As we decided to go get ice cream I watched a a mom looking over her children and it was more than nothing, it was everything. Whether mother or father staying at home, guiding children is a magnificent job, and often more challenging than working many jobs. This young woman was raising children that played with each other, enjoyed the time, played fair, and listened. What was “nothing” to her should be everything to us all. I was impressed and as we drove away I hoped I did as good, then looked at my daughter and knew I had.

So as the sun sets on another day, being a parent is a fantastic adventure. Never doubt the commitment and hard work it takes to raise just one child. If you are a parent, believe in yourself and the hard work you put in daily. Just remember, being a parent is more than nothing, it is everything. Keep believing in yourself daily, no mater what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and super job…

The right path

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was a fiery mess with the colors of forever painting the sky with spectacular lightshows. Just wow.

This morning I was at a local farmers market followed by a fun open house. While there, I stopped to talk for just a moment and in the process a young woman walked up to the line I was in. Under normal circumstances I wouldn’t have noticed, but this young woman was beyond polite. She was also respectful to everyone there.

As I stood patiently waiting, a man next to me made a statement about how she was raised right. I thought about that statement as I walked away and realized that it was only partially true. Many people are raised right and don’t act correctly in public or treat others with the patient respect as I had just witnessed. Instead I believe this young woman was not only given positive guidance but somewhere inside she realized what the right path was and took that path wholeheartedly. It wasn’t someone else, but instead her that was special and fantastic. I went back and gave her a card simply because I appreciate that this young person had the courage to choose an amazing path. She is truly a model for many.

So as the sun sets on another day , you make choices every day. I make choices everyday. Everyone makes choices every day but it is only those with courage that take the right path. Often this is a harder path. Many people fall off this path. Be someone who takes the path and makes it their own and along the way find the courage to be nice to others and to yourself, no matter what.

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

Spinning wheels…

The sun sets on another day…

I laughed as I saw a sunset fall across the western sky. The colors were amazing and the moments were special. I enjoyed it.

I was taking some time with my grandson and enjoying his new bumper car. It’s hilarious to see a child get so lost in the moment that they obviously lose track of everything. As he learned how to maneuver the car and enjoyed driving around the room I giggled and laughed while he got better and better. It’s that childlike innocence that suddenly makes everything awesome.

When was the last time you thought of everything like a child? Why aren’t you enjoying everything you do just like a child does, with wonderful innocence and a zest to learn and be more?

So as the sun sets on another day, let’s make our days more fantastic by learning and loving and making our world a constant series of amazing moments. We can adapt and see things as a child does and in the process make our world a better place, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and keep being awesome…


The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was another seriously wonderful expression of light. The show was beautiful, and the moments seemed to last forever. I enjoyed every single second.

Two things are happening soon.

First – The Cover Reveal for “A Slice of Passion”, the re-release of my first book will be coming soon.

Second – The planning for the release of something new, something a little different.

Until then:

A Slice
A little passion called to me and made my day complete
The time passed by and I know, I want the moment to complete
A passion is a depth of more I cannot say it clear
A passion can be much much more than just a love or fear

I find myself inside a trance and keep on pushing through
I see each person I have known and how my feelings grew
For each time I can find my way I know it is in fashion
The my whole life is just a slice, a giant slice of passion

So as the sun sets on another day, keep being you. Keep living life, and make your passion so great that nothing can stop it, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love with near reckless abandon, and feel the depth of you…

A big heart…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was, well, it was beautiful, but my mind wandered a little as I though about a friend.

A few years ago I was in charge of a large project that covered a really large scope. I needed good people and found a few that were focused and could make things work. AS I did I found Mark. Mark was a network engineer with a lot of skills in a great many areas. His advantage was that he did not limit himself, and was constantly pushing for more. Over time a few of us developer a close rapport, then a good friendship.

Mark was one of the easiest going people I knew. As an ex marine some expected different, but Mark was patient and kind always, and worked hard to help people see a positive way through most. He was a good husband and father, he was just a person who made the world a better place just by being there, and we had some great fun together.

This week Mark passed away at 63. His legacy will remain and so will my good memories of our time together. I am sorry I was not there, but glad he was in my life.

So as the sun sets on another day, find people who make your day better. Make the world better as you can. Thanks for being a friend Mark.

Sleep sweet, love life, and farewell my friend…