Seasons In The Sun: Rod McKuen

Seasons In The Sun: Rod McKuen.

With all of the tragedy that has hit in so many places in the world this week, Boston, India and now Texas, this song is very appropriate.

I must admit that when I was young it was one of my favorites, although now as I have lived many seasons, I now understand many of the words much better.

To those we have lost this week, our prayers to their families.

Path — Gary Vaynerchuk- No Regrets

Gary Vaynerchuk Talks Wine and Social Media at...

Gary Vaynerchuk Talks Wine and Social Media at ABC News Radio with Dan Patterson on Vimeo by Dan Patterson (Photo credit: Dan Patterson)

Path — Gary Vaynerchuk. Click to see this wonderful poster to be.

Many of you may have seen this Poster to be on Facebook this week, if not I invite you to take a minute and click the link. It comes from an interview that Gary  Vaynerchuk did this week. He hopes to make this into a poster.  I hope he does, because it will be a hot seller.

To the Right is a photo of Gary from a previous interview, not from the one that this possible poster is from.

He challenges many of us to have no regrets in the last 10 years of our lives. To take the challenges of life and move to the places where we can accomplish our dreams.  If you never pick up the challenge and do it, you will never know if you can or not.

Many of my friends from high school are still in our home town,I am not saying they have done anything wrong, but there were several of us who had a challenge inside of us to leave and go out into the world to see what we could do and achieve.  Some of us are in foreign countries, I am in Los Angeles, California, not doing what I had expected to do, but doing what I have  enjoyed doing since I was in high school. Planning events, and working for a non-profit.  I have some regrets of course, but my accomplishments outweigh the regrets.  The people I have met on my journey have been educational and fun, witty, charming, quirky, spontaneous, giving, and I wouldn’t change one of them.

We learn from everyone who comes into our lives, they all teach us lessons. Some lessons are short and some are longer and painful to endure, but all must be learned.  Life is a path and there are no right or wrong paths, we each have our own to walk.  I have lost many friends along the path, some whose time had ended on this earth, and some whose time was gone from my life for now. I hope to run into some of my friends again down the road, and maybe even those who I left in my hometown.  Remember that quote, You can never go home again.  I think it is because, when you do, your realize, you are not the same person as the one who left, and everyone else has changed as well.  Life is about change, thank God.  If we all stayed the same how boring we would be.

The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun

The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun.

When you click on the Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun above, you will be taken to a quick little movie that will rock your world.

Michael Bungay Stanier is very witty and he is the writer of the Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun.   Take a moment and enjoy and then do the 8 lessons.  Start to have Fun today.  Because after all none of us are going to make it out of this life alive!  That’s right, we all go out the same way.  Why not have fun!  Enjoy your life have no remorse for what you do today and love those around you in your life.

We do not know how long we have in this life, so hug your family and friends and share your wisdom and laugh.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving.
This is a blog written by a friend, Tony Duran. He is a Captain in the LA County Fire Department and Safety Officer. I wanted to share Tony’s blog because it mentions what we need to be grateful for at Thanksgiving.