Yellow Brick Road
It’s morning and I am ready to fly the friendly skies to Kansas!
Hoping to see Toto
or even Oz
even Auntie Em, known to say,
(“Feed those hogs before they worry themselves into anemia.” )
but for sure
I am going to meet and speak to a group
Hospice folks of
Crossroads Hospice there!
I was honored to talk to a dear friend yesterday; a dreamer indeed she is.
She was telling me about
“working the dream”
I reflected on a quote of Maya Angelou
who said once,
“Nothing works unless you do”.
My friend is a living testament to Maya’s profound quote
and she is an inspiration, she is funny, she is a warrior of gentle spirit;
as she now makes her home in Colorado with her son.
She has done much over the last few months and fought systems battles that would boggle the mind of many. And to be honest, many would have huddled in fetal position and just wondered what in the world to do.
But not her, she has persevered
with grace under fire
and incompetence that is beyond the pale.
she has continually worked her dreams
in ways that most cannot fathom
many could learn from.
Dreams are not really for the faint of heart
if you want to see them come true
Dreams are important
they are healthy
and oh they are wonderful.
But dreams that are really desired
are dreams in the making
often in those dreams are many a twist and a turn, journeys on lands that are unfamiliar
not always unlike the
Wizard of Oz!
I have told many readers that I will be calling upon you for help in finding a part for a Medicare all terrain scooter that would help my friend to get around in her new community out there.
I still plan to do that, as with the cheap replacement model that some useless worker decided it would be better to replace the custom fitted scooter with that does not allow her to get outside… we must rally some help.
We are the warriors to do this, but I just have to find a photo and mode/serial number
to enlist some help here. Stay tuned!
And I sometimes have to wonder
if those in the business of helping those with life challenges and disabilities were made to be limited in their abilities as part of their training
would they be more sensitive in their
It rather reminded me of the quote of the
Wizard of Oz and one that I love so much
I used in
Funny that as I get ready to travel to Kansas
I am again reminded of the quote
the resilience of the human spirit.
Perhaps it also helps that I am richly blessed
to know this special woman
who continually shows me
the joy of life through photographs
smiles through the storms
then read the comments and emails of so many here on this page!
I am truly blessed and I thank you.
HOME … there is truly no place like home,
click your heels three times
and embrace your dreams, work your dreams, your plan… You don’t have to have
RUBY SLIPPERS, after all the real original slippers were silver!
But whatever the shoe, it’s the wearer that really matters, and it’s the stylin of the click
that gets you home!
“A place where there isn’t any trouble. Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto? There must be. It’s not a place you can get to by a boat or a train. It’s far, far away. Behind the moon, beyond the rain.“ Dorothy
Ah, it’s goin to be a good day I’m thinkin!
So just as in the Wizard of Oz
just as in living your lives
and in times of love, of adventure, of loss; in times of uncertainty, of great sadness
and healing heartaches
working the dream that is unique to you…
It may help if you remember this:
“How can I get there” asked Dorothy. “You must walk. It is a long journey, through country that is sometimes pleasant and sometimes dark and terrible. However,k I will use all the magic arts I know of to keep you from harm.” The Wizard of Oz
And so, I wish you all that you dare to dream,
the conviction to work it to fruition
the kindness to reach out to others
knowing that you may be blessed in ways
unimagined along the journey.
Did ya hear the news?
Patti Labelle was awarded the
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD this week on BET
too bad she hasn’t received the same distinction across the boards in the music industry. Nuff ssaid.
Who better to be recognized as one of the greatest voices evah… than my Patti!
A fitting treat since we’ve talked of Oz…
I invite you to keep your hospice stories coming, the great, the good, the not so good and even if you have had a terrible experience… You can bet that those of the hospice world read it here, and ultimately a change is coming cos’ of warriors like you …. people don’t know what they don’t know!
So let’s be sure and let em know!
COB is safely at home after her surgery for Cancer on her leg… she is now having to keep the leg UP and to stay put… that should last about … well let’s just say we’ll see how long that lasts since she has already been out to lunch and such!
YOU just don’t keep COB down you know!!!
She appreciates all the thoughts and love from those here.
May you Walk In Beauty,
Healing Heartaches, Stories of Loss and Life