The edge of anger…

The sun sets on another day…

As the sun set the clouds closed in again. Sometimes I look at the Michigan sky and feel the edge of anger for all the sunsets it steals, but I stop and smile, knowing there is far more to the world, and that high above, the sunset is spectacular.

I talk a lot about passion and about living your life to its fullest. I don’t usually talk much about anger even though anger and passion are very close bedfellows. It could easily be said that anger is a subset of what most people consider passion. After all passion is defined as “near uncontrollable emotion” and so anger can be definitely a part of passion.

Passion is very easy and yet quite difficult. At the core of who we are passion is abundant. Emotions run rampant in our minds and based on our past we control them to the levels we dictate as acceptable. Anger is one of the more destructive emotions. A small slice of anger can level buildings and we see examples of unrestrained anger in our world today. It is amusing to me to watch the news often as people create situations we’re in animate objects imbue such power that they can destroy the world but heartily overlook the edge of anger and beyond.

I have known anger that is almost limitless. As a child and a young adult I had minimal guidance and less than minimal control. Anger was easy because the world was always against me and I was always alone. Moving from place to place an average of once every nine months made making friends near impossible. A broken family and a dysfunctional set of people around me made things even more difficult. Several issues at churches broke my faith and eliminated guidance from that area. My grandparents were a light in the darkness but I saw them only during the summer and for the school years I was near alone with my sister.

I found books and movies where I could, and it was from strange places like “Star Trek” that I learned the value of honor and the passion and power to overcome anger. It makes the world a strange place when you have to evaluate everything constantly without end and be in control knowing that the anger is still there, and you are just at the edge of it.

Today it comes as second nature for me to control my anger and keep a happy demeanor all the time. This is not because anyone is telling me to do it but instead because it is the right thing to do.

How do you deal with your anger? Do you stop it before it gets to the edge? Do you embrace it and let it roll over you? Do you find ways of channeling your anger and changing it all? What finds its way into you to make anger real? What can eliminate anger in a single stroke?

No matter what your answers please remember that anger can easily control you unless you control it. Find your center if you can or get help from someone who can guide you. Make every day an opportunity to lean towards the positive and set aside the negative. Be the best you that you can be no matter what that you is.

So as the sun sets on another day, I hope you find amazingness everywhere. I hope you find a way to peace and the presence to set aside anger more easily. If you are on the edge of anger I hope you can use it and channel it into something more. Mostly I hope you find your way to be happy each and every day, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be you…

A loss for words…

The sun sets on another day

I sat watching the sunset and the colors spraying across the horizon. The waves slowly lacked against the shore and the colors lapped against the waves. Slowly the sunset and the moment later was gone.

Every once in a while, I get lost in words and have to shift my words into action. There are numerous songs about such and even more songs about how we should approach our lives in favor of living instead of existing and in favor of action over inaction. There are also a multitude of books, short stories, and other tomes, that give us insight into how difficult it is to exist without the benefit of action.

Who cares right?

As I was scrolling through a number of articles yesterday and deleting the things that I no longer found to be necessary or were out of date I realized how little action is done when words are in play. After all it is much easier to talk about it then to actually do it, whatever it is. As I went down this spiral into the mire of my mind, I found myself considering all of the things that keep me from executing the actions I should be doing. Honestly this ranged from things that were very important to things that shouldn’t even take up a modicum of time. I found it to be an interesting practice and refocused and started making some decisions to eliminate certain things I need to do instead of spending time always doing for everyone else.

It is there that we must find a balance. Sometimes doing for others can be the most important thing in the world and other times it can be the most frustrating. Sometimes doing for others is fantastically appealing and other times it seems to take the life from you and leave you an empty husk. This all sounds somewhere between positive and negative because it is and our lives should be filled with balance and with the understanding that we have certain things that we need while others have things that they need and hopefully those align.

As I was wading through the muck of my conscious and subconscious I considered how some people pay close attention to the directions they should go and pay no attention to the people around them. Others tend to get lost in achieving for others and somewhere in the midst of it all they lose themselves. I would like to think the perfect arrangement is to find people that are so in tune with you did they give you what you need while you are giving them what they need and that each day then becomes satisfying and amazing as you never want for anything.

I had another paragraph or three here, but I decided that I was not going to embrace the negativity. With that in mind I ask that you simply find people that you are happy with, that you can make happy, and who can make you happy. It seems easy and I hope it is for you.

So as the sun sets on another day, take a moment and consider the limitless passion of your mind. When you need it take your own time and explore the passions that are you. When it is time, share your passion with the world and to make every day a fantastic journey into happiness, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be you above all else…


The sun sets on another day…

The snow fell hard as sun set on the horizon. I hoped for a moments respite, but it did not come and instead I smiled at the fluffy sky and ever whitening horizon.

A poem for today:

Spare Me
Your words fall upon my ears like music in a concert hall
I know not when the words will end or if the sound will fall
I simply know my soul will fly and wander for to thee
If only words can make the case to kindly please, spare me

Sticks and stones can break all bones and take more with their art
We find our moments mired in thoughts that tear our hearts apart
as words can sting and rend and flay the ire of any to see
I once again just kindly ask for you to just spare me

We all feel powered, empowered, and more, and feel our righteous wrath
We think we walk among a godlike bridge on some quite holy path
As fire rains upon us all, and words spark tense debate
The holy war or words is lost and the fire will not abate

Feelings hurt, or passion stung, or thoughts were set asunder
but as the smoke slides from the field it givers us time to wonder
As words can sink a thousand ships, or set worlds and minds free
I think we all should rise one voice that proudly yells Spare Me.

I hope everyone has a terrific night, and enjoy the moments you can, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and spare us all…


The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was spectacular and I enjoyed watching the sky slowly fade away to darkness as colors cascaded across the horizon. It was a good night.

There is so much to say and so much to do that it will never all be said and never all be done. This doesn’t necessarily mean that we have to avoid saying the things that need to be said or doing the things that need to be done. Instead it means that for the right things we need to go a little farther and perhaps put it all into overdrive.

This doesn’t mean life has to be about doing everything or saying everything but it does mean that sometimes things are so important that they need to be done and need to be said. With that in mind I hope that you find the strength to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done and find the passion to do more everyday.

So as the sun sets on another day passion is an amazing thing. A near uncontrollable emotion set fire by the human will. Use your passion to make a difference and find the positivity to make people see that life can be a little better if they let it. You can be the one that makes a difference, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and find overdrive…

Another pass…

The sun sets on another day…

It was a good sunset, and the cascading color show lit the western sky as I cooked dinner, and enjoyed the eve.

I wrote a treatise on love tonight. It was large. It was intense. It was awful.

Every once in a while you have to make a change and adapt to the way you write. Tonight was one of those nights. I had to make a change as I spoke about love because the post was getting far too large, and far too crosslinked. Ick.

Instead I will say tonight, take a moment and consider love, and with that in mind think about those you love. As you do I think you will see a picture of love unfold in front of you. As for mine, I think I will pass and recreate a new post in the near future, because the one thing I am sure of is that love continues to evolve.

So as the sun sets on another day, I hope you find peace. I hope you find love. I hope you find happiness. In the process, always be you and find passion in every corner, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love, and love some more…

A Glimmer in an Eye…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was almost there where I could see it, then it was snatched away by the clouds. I smiled at seeing a few colors, and laughed at the amazing moments leading up to the night. In the end, it was good!

Today I had the privilege of meeting up with some people I hadn’t seen in some time. They had recently gotten married after some interesting relationships. I had known one of them for a long, long time, and the other was new to me but dear. As I interacted with them, I found something that had been missing for some time. The one I had known before was different. There was a glimmer in their eye and a sparkle in his step.

Usually, people would look at me and say that I was imagining. Well, actually, nobody would say that to me because I don’t guess when it comes to people. I pay very close attention. I had watched this person over the years be slowly ground into nothing. Their moments had been spent serving an unforgiving master or two. One was a job, and another was an unappreciative partner. Both wore this person down until there was little left except cold logic and shaded passion.

Today I saw them living life more effectively than I had in many years. It’s not that they hadn’t lived before; instead, it is more than passion was suddenly inside everything they did.

Passion is what drives us. It makes us more successful in business and far more successful in interacting. People can be successful without passion, but the purpose is lost, and often they lose sight of why they are striving for more. Passion can move mountains.

It was with great happiness that I saw passion and purpose back in this person’s eyes. I hope they continue to love with a heart that was once lost and find their way to where they truly want to be.

So as the sun sets on another day, take a moment and remember that a relationship without passion is a relationship that may not be fulfilling. Find your way and have a twinkle in your eye every day. After all, there is no tomorrow to wait for. Show your love often and forever, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and be passionate…