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This Life is surely worth living oh yes indeed - Dedicated to Billybuc

Updated on November 28, 2014
This is Bill Holland, he loves life and love's everything about it, and especially his lovely wife, his words are moving and touching us all each article he publishes, and he's my good friend
This is Bill Holland, he loves life and love's everything about it, and especially his lovely wife, his words are moving and touching us all each article he publishes, and he's my good friend | Source

This hub is inspired by my dear friend Bill Holland aka Billybuc

Friendships in life don't always have to mean just friends, it can also mean establishing such a close relationship with your family members that resemble that of best friends.

This hub is an end result of reading an article by a good friend of mine on hubpages who goes by the name of Billybuc aka Bill Holland. He is a hopeless romantic type, who believes wholeheartedly that life is worth living, but without true love in your life you may surely be running out of time.

Agreeing with Bill here in his most recent article he wrote on hubpages is easy for me, because much of what he mentioned in his article about life pertained to me as well, and so I can relate 100% with each and every word he's put down there.

Having good friendships and maintaining them spells love

By Scarleth White
By Scarleth White | Source

From a friend to a friend

Bill its all about love oh yes it is, its the reason why a mother supports her child, and why a father runs to the store to get diapers and milk for the newborn child, I must agree bro on all levels. This hub of yours titled "Enjoy Life While You Still Can!"

is 1,000,000% correct about the love factors, about the living and desires to live, and even about the death as being a fact of life factor as well. (LOL I had a class in college called "Death is a fact of life", go Figure!)

Bill what your hub has managed to do here is to tell it like it is, many folks waste precious time in life crying about what they don't have, what they could of would of and should of done, acting as if they have all the time in the world to waste, and many people don't seem to care about anyone at all, including themselves. (This is the perception given off by much of the mass media, news, and many other outlets at times, and it's a harsh reality for some who lack true friends, true friendships, and love as you stated as well in your article.)

Love is in the air, and Billybuc expressed much of the likes

By Scarleth White
By Scarleth White | Source

Love is huge! bro and it shows through making true friendships

Your love of life is essential to your loving wife Bev, and vice versus, I am so happy that you've managed to pull it off by realizing such a thing and through having such a revelation of a rough experience such as conquering alcoholism, which isn't easy at all because it is a disease of the mind and body.

I sense that you and Bev have established a deep friendship, which has mustered up all the emotions your hub has fully expressed, and yes indeed having fun with each other is highly important.

Your inner strength, wisdom, will power to survive, and determination to start your life over shows through and through here as well to us all, that there is hope, there is life after personal death sort of speak of living down and out.

See Bill I can relate to all these things with you, and fully comprehend it all, because I been there too, my life was in shambles many years back, and I learned that it was my mentality that needed a full scale reality check make-over.

There's many people worldwide struggling to survive, so we all need one another, and not as users, but more as people who become good friends who know how to share
There's many people worldwide struggling to survive, so we all need one another, and not as users, but more as people who become good friends who know how to share | Source

Struggles are a serious matter but yes there's hope

So Bill you're definitely speaking the right stuff to us all, and this sort of thing should be done by every writer on the planet, because many of us have been through certain life struggles, and strife, abandonment for others, depression for a bunch, abuse, and loads more down trotted steep slopes of a personal human experience on earth.

There also is a great deal of authors out here on the web who have been through amazing moments of the more positive, and refreshing kind, and maybe due to their parents who may have either struck it rich by inheritance or by earning it as a hard worker, and other may have had the luck of the Irish when they were younger & when they grew older.

Maybe they had some super cool parents who cared so much about them that they radiated self love and love of family upon their children, that it quaked all throughout the fibers of their existence as children. Leaving their kids no other alternative or choice but to become happy go lucky! about life, and to simply accept living that hunky dory lifestyle many well off people have the privy to enjoy today. (While a great deal of others struggle trying to get there perpetually, or some like them who take it all for granted)

Friendships are truly powerful and there's nothing better then a group hug! with all your brothers from another mother

By {ErinKphoto} aka redcargurl
By {ErinKphoto} aka redcargurl | Source

Wake up people! (Nice one Bill)

Then there's those who need a true wake up call from some massive gong sounding life alarm clock, that could shake them back to senses, like you expressed that you wish you could do to so many folks with your bear hands.

I been through so much as well, and I did get tired of being a loser, and so I chose to win, to quit keeping track of things in terms of material aspects in life, and rather take care of what is much more important which is how I care for that of the precious earth that I dare to set foot on each day, and for the likes of others besides myself.

Lonliness can be broken by finding good friends, but never try so hard that you overdo it and scare them away, be real people

These two dudes are brothers but are truly best friends for sure

Listening to awesome music together works wonders as well, like Bill said lets get living! loving! forgiving! & having fun if possible my friends

Loving it all for the sake of love itself (You said bro)

I love life more then anything, I must admit even more then my wife. I mother earth is my first love, and I have marveled at the moon like many do moon gazing, and the sun, the great oceans, the mountain tops, glanced at the stars high up above for hours on end, and even used high powered night vision goggles to see how many there really is out there at one given glance up above, when I was in the US Navy and on a watch post at my duty station.

All of these things are just examples of the love in my heart bro, and the beginning points where it all starts. I can go on and on with the compassion I've established in them aching chambers of mine, and its universal compassion at that (Empathy for all beings living and non living).

I think my right ventricle at times is jealous of my left one, I love this world so much. My second love derives from self love, and the third comes as a passionate gift from the love of my wife, family, then water, oxygen, and of course food, who cannot forget to love food. (Oh the organic fresh produce foods only for me Bill)

I consider what it takes is a good caring, and loving friendship with all of life, with all people from differing walks of life, with all of your family members, and even with strange earthly creatures many of us may have no idea exist. "True friendship is powerful!"

Taking family pictures to remember them awesome moments is priceless with happy positive vibes ever flowing


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    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Gypsy Rose Lee, thank you so much for the cool comment you made as well there, yup yup positive energy spell positive results for sure, and consistency is the primer right!

      Thank you as well for sharing my hub here, I will try my best to stay consistent at times its tough, but we are only human as well.

      Enjoy your hubbing day Gypsy until we meet again.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Lord De Cross, Thanks bro for the comment, yeah man hubpages has changed things up hasn't it.

      Its all good though, I think Bill deserves much more then he's getting, and he is so cool about things you know. I don't know how he handles all of the communications he receives here, because its tough enough for me to handle what I get here myself, so he has a hell of a responsibility on his hands that is truly worth while to tackle indeed each day.

      He might need to employ some of us someday to help him manage it all, you just never know bro, lets hope he gets elected for president then as his cabinet members, we can make a real difference for sure in helping him. LOL

      This is another reason why I respect him so much, his level of intensity on hubpages as a good role model to others stands out for sure.

      Cheers to Bill!

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @always exploring, That dude Bill is light years beyond much of humanity when it comes to being an honest person who cares for all others.

      His supportive attitude and kind giving nature of empowering words has spawned a massive positive reaction here on hubpages by others, and so yes indeed he deserves high praise for being who he is, a super supportive awesome writer indeed, and I commend him for having the courage to do so.

      Thanks for your kind words to us both here, and friendship is truly an awesome thing indeed.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Both you and Bill are truly inspirational. Yes we must have a positive outlook on life and when the going gets a bit tough family and friends can rejuvenate us. Enjoyed much. Mike and Bill a great team giving us all encouragement as we go through this life. Passing this on.

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      Joseph De Cross 

      6 years ago from New York

      This past us by, since is not still on your profile platform. Bill has an amazing strength for writing; I wonder how his laptop keyboards would look like by now. Nice tribute Mike; gee! Karma is real and we see it coming...yikes! Have a good one my friend!

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Faith Reaper, you are definitely a real person through and through as well, and we all want others to look at the this life in a much more positive way, and overall outlook for sure.

      Thanks Faith for your awesome insight, and for sharing.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @ImKarn23, thanks for jumping in on the awesomeness this week, Bill is always doing his web inspirational thing LOL.

      I try to spread some love for him, because he's supported me and my hubbing efforts more then anyone I know here, so yup that dude definitely deserves all he's receiving here and then some for sure.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Mike, Such a sweet tribute to Bill. I think he is genuine and tells it like it is with no pretense. He proves that you can get down but you don't have to stay there. I am always inspired when I read your stories and his. Thank you for sharing. Isn't this a GREAT community?

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      6 years ago from Kentucky

      Mike - Strong words, my friend. There is so much to life that people turn their heads away from and refuse to see. There is nothing more beautiful than a sunset at sea, or a baby's smile, or an approval nod from a loved one, or a great comment from a true friend on HP, or........ the list goes on and on. There is no singular item of beauty. It all is. Unfortunate times fall upon all those, even the silver spoon crowd from time to time. Can you smile and laugh at adversity, or do you recognize it, laugh at it, and do something about it? The world is filled with negatives. Turn those into items of laughter, minimize their magnitude, and remove yourself from the plateau of complacency and do something to change either your position, or the attitudes of others. There are always times where silence is best, especially among friends when disagreement is there and it's in public view. Yet, those times pass and friends will stay there for the times agreement is evident. Great statements and hub, Mike! Well done statement to Bill, yourself, and the friends of all!

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      What an awesome tribute to Bill, who inspires us all each day to love and be loved - the main reason we are still left on this planet. We should not waste one moment of the precious gift of life, as it could very well be our last moment. Mike, this hub is also very revealing of your genuine heart to share your love for others and friends, despite the trials and tribulations of this life, which can be so brutal and sadly make a lot bitter, who never learn that they can make a choice to live in joy, and in just sheer awe of what may be to come the very next day the sun somes up ---who knows? I try do not take one moment for granted in this life, and I, too, did not have such a lovely childhood, as my dad was an alcoholic (my mom is the sweetest woman on the planet - so I am blessed, and one of the strongest too), and so I know very well what it feels like to have those pangs of hunger in one's stomach. However, I made a choice to not look back at all of that and enjoy each new day and the possibilities that are ahead, and strive to better myself and love others. Your videos and imagery are beautiful and insightful.

      Voted Way Up Peace. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      'Love' this, Mike - and - it's a great tribute to Bill - who is definitely an inspiration - he talks the walk and walks the talk - or somethin' like that..

      I'm going to link your hub to my latest little attempt to uplift and inspire and - I thank you for already linking it to yours!

      It looks like you, Billybuc, and myself are all on the same page this week!

      Twas a very good week...


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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @xstatic, hey X yeah man that dude Bill knows how to inspire us all for sure.

      He places his words into true and living action onto the screen with great passion, and each time he publishes an article, so I have no choice but to give him credit back you know & from time to time.

      Thanks bro for the cool insight here and for sharing too.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @billybuc, oh yes indeed we have traveled long and far online here as well as in real life on the ground. We also come from entirely differing time periods as well in life, but we manage to relate on so many life levels for sure.

      Bill you are a good man there's no doubt about that, and this is why when you write only the truth comes out from you, this is what I truly believe, and so yes you have a huge heart bro.

      Thanks for the awesome words of inspiration, and for showing some love here for this hub I wrote in dedication to our friendship, and to you.

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      Jim Higgins 

      6 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Great Hub, Cloud and true words about live that guy we all respect and admire, Bill Holland! Life is good and we see constant reminders of it from you and Bill!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      And that, my friend, is why you and I relate so well, even though we have never met. Remarkable...we traveled different paths but arrived at the same place, and what a wonderful place it is.

      I loved your line about your right ventricle being jealous of your left ventricle...classic phrase my friend, and it exhibits that great sense of humor that you have as well as captures the truth of the matter....that you are in love with life.

      Keep keeping on buddy; you are speaking the truth and many are listening.

      Have a great Sunday, buddy, and thank you so much for being who you are.



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