Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Passion;  A strong feeling or enthusiasm toward a specifc feeling or an activity.

How odd how over the years our passions change.

When we are a very small child we really don't have a passion for any speicific "thing". Thats because we are so busy learnng "everything".  We don't have time to slow down and single out a specific want or need. We just want life to be good and to be happy and to be loved.

Then in our pre-teens we have learned that there are specific things that we enjoy. They are usually activitys that we enjoy doing. They are mainly things that challenge us,  allowing us to find our potentials and capabilitys. We are still learning what life is all about and what makes ourselves "tick". But all the while the basic wants are that our life is good, we are happy, and that we are loved.

In the teen year we have come to understand that there are so many things in life that are attainable that we are confused in figuring out exactly what we want.  So to take a break from the confusion we choose one or two activities to focus on.  In a way it's a way to escape from "just to much to have to choose from".  At the same time, it is usually something that we have found we are "good" at, which helps to identify us. which is what every teenager wants, to be noticed. Because even in this great time of confusion we are hoping that our life is good, we are happy and we are loved by someone.

In our mid-years unfortunatly many of us become so busy making a living, raising a family, and trying to keep everyone else happy that we forget our own passions.  Our work becomes our passions. Unfortunatly too, in many cases we don't realize what has happened to the point that we forget that what we really want is just for our life to be good, that we are happy and want to be share our love.

In our "vintage" years life has finally slowed down a little bit.  The responsiblities are not as many, We have done what has had to be done. We have come to the point that we can start thinking about what we are really enjoy.  Those things are not the same for all of us but thats what is so neat about making it through the years, because now we can again return to doing what makes us feel good, makes us happy and now give us the chance to be loved.  Which is really what we all wanted all along, the three things we have always been passionate about.

So... for you are who are somewhere along the phases and times in you life.  Good luck... I hope that you too reach what we have finally attained.

 It's not going to be easy.. But it's damn well worth it.

"Onward Thru The Fog"

p.s. If my grammer or my spelling is a little off... oh well..  I guess thats not one of my passions.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

My Frame of Mind

The Past, Present and Future..

I know that I "sit and think" sometimes way to much....

My mind never seems to allow me to just "sit and enjoy"...

I think of:

The past, where I have been, whom I have met, what I have done and in some cases what I shouldn't have done.

 I remember all the places that I have been fortunate enough to visit and what I learned from those excursions.

 I think of the friends I have made over the years, what they taught and shared with me and how I miss many of them due to each of us going our own ways.

I think back about some of the mistakes and stupid decisions I made and I can only hope that I can remember the outcomes and not take those paths again...

The Present, where I am,  who I am with, and what I am doing.

I like where I am and how much I am learning from the local cultures that makes this area so interesting.

 I love the people I am with, some of whom have been with me for many year and a few new friends which all are making my life worth just "being".

 I surprise myself that I am still able to learn new things and new talents which help to make me feel better about myself.

The Future, this is the part that I am so excited about because there is so much that I want to do and share with the most important person in my life, my wife Sylvia...  We have so many plans that we are looking forward to.  She has stood by my side in the past, the present and if I am the most fortunate person in the world the future because, I wouldn't have it any other way...

So actually I guess I should rethink and understand that my mind is not to busy, that it is only allowing me to accept what my life has been what it is and what it will become...

and you know what... I can't help but smile....