Make it Happen Monday: Bob Marley


What does Make it Happen Monday, Bob Marley, and Loving the Bike have in common?  Each one has something to celebrate on this fine February 6th, 2012.  Today, Loving the Bike turns two years old…Bob Marley would have been celebrating his 67th Birthday….and Make it Happen Monday simply always kicks off the week with a celebration.

It wasn’t actually planned at all, and it wasn’t until this time last year when I realized that Loving the Bike and Bob shared the same birthday.  Even though I’m far from being a Rasta man, there is a piece of Bob Marley living in my soul….so you can imagine how cool I think it is to celebrate with him today.  But how do you take the three of these things and mix them together for an inspiring Make it Happen post?  Like this.

8 Ways to Make it Happen, Bob Marley Style:

1.  Create greatness in your life, so that you and your legacy live on forever.

2.  “Don’t worry about a thing, ’cause every little thing gonna to be alright.”

3.  Live, Love, and Give: Bob Marley was honored with the Order of Merit from the Jamaican government. He was also awarded the Medal of Peace from the United Nations in 1980.

4.  Have a 1Love attitude: “Carry out one small act of love and kindness every day. Though a single deed may seem small, together our efforts will add up to something very big. Something that will change the world.”  Join Marley’s 1Love Movement at

5.  “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds.”

6.  “Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live.”

7.  Make Lemonade: Growing up in the trenches of Kingston’s inner city without access to even basic amenities can drag you down or inspire you to do great things.  Bob took this as his inspiration and infused his music with themes of inequality, injustice, oppression, poverty, and the need for peace and basic human rights.

8.  “Live the life you love. Love the life you live.”

Thanks to our fans and followers for all you’ve done in this past year, and for celebrating another birthday together.  Thanks also for baring with me as I honor the great Bob Marley once again.

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20 Responses to “ Make it Happen Monday: Bob Marley ”

  1. Eric Hutchins on February 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Awesome, and, here I am again, on Forever Freaking LATE Friday. 🙂

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on February 10, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      Hahaha, I like it….FFLF.  Every day can be a Make it Happen day.  I figured you’d like this one, my Caribbean brother.

  2. Jackson on February 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Well done, Darryl.  Happy birthday to lovingthebike.

  3. Johnny on February 6, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I should have known you would have the same birthday as Bob Marley.  What a great little set of tips you put together and congrats on the big day.  Keep it going.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on February 6, 2012 at 3:16 pm

      Thanks Johnny.  Yes, it is very cool to be sharing our birthday with the great Bob Marley.  I appreciate you stopping by and dropping your comments.

  4. Pam on February 6, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Happy birthday Loving the Bike.

  5. Steph on February 6, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Great post and thanks once again for staring my Monday off the right way.  Oh, and I like the new banner as well.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on February 6, 2012 at 3:16 pm

      Thanks Steph, it worked out pretty good and we were able to get the new banner up on our birthday.  Thanks for checking it out.

  6. PedalmanTO on February 6, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVINGTHEBIKE… Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuu! 

  7. Eric B on February 6, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I love that list and plan on incorporating them into my day.  Congratulations on another successful year.  I’d say that you have really MADE IT HAPPEN this year.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on February 6, 2012 at 10:08 am

      Thanks, Eric.  I really appreciate your comments and sure plan on making a whole lot more happen this next year.

  8. Dutton Cycles on February 6, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Happy Birthday to you.  Keep up the great work over here and we look forward to many more years of posts and fun coming from your website.

  9. Anonymous on February 6, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Happy Birthday Loving The Bike!  And Happy Birthday Bob Marley.  
    This is another Fantastic Make it Happen Monday….this post put a smile on my face, and a warm fuzzy feeling in my heart!  🙂 

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on February 6, 2012 at 10:07 am

      Thanks Sweetheart.  I never know how to reply to your comments, but thanks so much for all your support and Love.

  10. RumShopRyan on February 6, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Every little thing, gonna be alright. Nice post. Cheers!

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