Grateful, Thankful, Optimistic, Positive, Upbeat, Efflorescent, Fluorescent—HAPPY CAMPER

“Just be thankful for what you’ve got.”

This is how I am living my life these days. Actually, how I have always lived my life.

I Don’t have much at all, money-wise, material-wise but I am ‘Rich’ with things of much more Value and Worth and I AM Thankful.

  • I am thankful, most of all, for all the wonderful people who have, over the years, come into my life and Blessed me with their Friendship
  • I am thankful for all the extraordinary opportunities I have had to travel the world and make friends of people from all walks of life and cultures
  • I am thankful for all the women I have loved and who have loved me back and put up with my bullshit and wanderlust and quirky, eccentric ways—even loved me for them, or in spite of them, I suppose
  • I am thankful for my mother and father. Neither was perfect, but who is? Certainly not This Cowboy.
  • I am thankful for having the Great Good Fortune to be a Native Texan. Sounds like hyperbole? It Ain’t. Believe it.
  • I am thankful for having the time to focus on my writing and for The Internet for allowing me the vanity to ‘share’ my work. (Thanks Al Gore for Inventing The Internet—We LOVE YOU MAN!)
  • I am thankful for not needing to go on Food Stamps (Not Yet Anyhow) That is a Joke, By the way…
  • I am thankful that Booze has failed in its unrelenting, timeless, tireless effort to kill me. “Keep tryin’ Booze! Stay focused and positive. You may just succeed one day. But I doubt it.” (Another Joke!)

By the way Booze, How long will this bullshit go on?

Just curious.

I have no regrets for how I have lived my life.

(OK, Perhaps a few ‘Minor Regrets’—I have not always been ‘The Smartest-Person-In-The-Room; In fact, I have often been the stupidest person in the room.

But I have lived my life without compromise and I took responsibility for my actions and the consequences thereof.

And I have treated people with compassion, kindness, and respect throughout my life.

Y’all have a Great Sunday.


P.S. “What Is Your Plan Going Forward Lance?” Some may enquire.

“Why, To Keep On Truckin’ Of Course. What a silly question…Hahaha!”

“Lance: “Grateful Alive”

Be Happy Y’all.


A Beautiful, Poetic Song About Life From A Beautiful Poetic Woman:

Girls (And This Cowboy/Sailor) Just Wanna Have Fu’un

The Sun Is Always Shining On Me

Bonus Track: “And When I Die”


“Now troubles are many

They’re as

Deep as a well

I can swear there ain’t no Heaven

But I pray there ain’t no Hell”


“Give me my freedom

For as long as I be

All I ask of livin’

Is to have no chains on me

All I ask of livin’

Is to have no chains on me

And all I ask of dyin’ is to

Go naturally, only wanna Go naturally”




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