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MAY DAY 2012 … oh boy


Hope you are ready to soar into a new month!
Talons out, wings spread,
Attitude of great gratitude checked, and
ready for a month of wonder?
How bout that sculpture?
Took my breath away out there in Sedona it did, along with those red rocks and the sacredness of just everything.
Here we are
May Day 2012
and
as I sat last night for a bit of evening entertainment,
I was saying
May Day May Day
or maybe I was saying
SOS SOS stop the madness,
I can’t remember now.
Perhaps now rather than a May Day Parade we should have a May Day rethinking
and name it a
May Day Call To Action!
As I sat and listened to interviews
about Liberace
from some man who is now in his 10 minutes of fame I was screaming
May Day;
and thinking to myself about all the people who get their fame after someone famous dies.
this man is now getting his fame by telling of his sexual exploits with Liberace
and claiming to have slept with both he and Michael Jackson!
And I have to wonder how easy it is for people to come forth and fill the air waves with such claims and nonsense
when there is no one left to tell their side of the story; when no one really cares or needs to know all of that, yet the air waves must be at a loss for real news or entertainment to even think it worthy of folks time.
After all the one thing I hear when speaking across the country from 95% of the people and even from the kids these days is
“we just don’t have any time to do things, to even watch television and do fun things”.
Why in the world would Matt Lauer, Entertainment Tongight, ABC News and 60 Minutes think that folks with little time want to hear someone and their claims to fame fill the air with who they slept with
that is now long dead and gone?
MAY DAY
help us!
Now we get to hear the “real deal” again about Whitney Houston with interviews of Bobby Brown and Matt Lauer?
I love Matt and he can nail an interview;
but to ask Bobby Brown about who got Whitney on drugs and leave it to him to give his side of that story now that she is dead
is like asking a cow if it prefers chicken
dont’ ya think?
What are people thinking?
The big time dinner of laughs and chuckles at the White House that is as much tradition and a time to let off some much needed stress for all parties to poke fun and laugh, will now be used against all in this smak and smear campaign
yet at the time, great laughs were had,
funny or at least efforts at funny were made.
High ticket guests were invited to share an evening of wit, charm, and sometimes actually funny jokes;
but the Kardachian invitation and appearance among guests?
Talk about a joke among politicians;
yet money talks and all else walks I guess.
And we must remember when Monica L. was a wee lad crawling about the white house floors and picking up whatever she got her hands on and putting it in her mouth; she has grown and moved on to other things, but we seldom hear about her anymore… she has said all that she wanted to creating a stir a national controversy
in a world of high tech and instant gratification.
Bet the forefathers look down from the heavens and chuckle with great glee that horses and buggies were the mode of transport and carrier pigeons were the internet of gossip and t.v.’s were not around in those days
to spread the news and the words or actions of others.
Distress calls were left for issues of National or International distress
and
Americans stood together
even if they did not like the current administration they still found the courage and pride of America led them to stand together United under one flag.
We learned from mistakes,
made choices for the greater good of our country and humanity
and our communities and neighbors,
we watched television to be entertained not disgusted
nor depressed by news and interviews of those makin a buck from and off the dead.
We STOOD
and let our voices be heard.
We honored differences and knew that we would not always win the popularity contest, but we knew right from wrong.
And now we can look forward to more who want their claim to fame through making a few cents off the deceased who can no longer speak for themselves or who had the common decency to keep their bedroom a place for their own business and not of the public or the press.
Why in the world would we believe the words of someone who claims to have slept with Liberace or Michael Jackson; or turned Whitney Houston on to or off of drugs
and
when you peel the onion
“what difference does it matter” anyway?”
Don’t we have a life to live that is precious, that is time sensitive and stamped with gratitude, with attitude, with greatness?
Today in S.C. a lovely woman named Ali, has decided to bring her beloved Dad home from the VA hospital. He is a Veteran of the U.S. service. He is dying. She wants him to be comfortable, to know the love and safety and warmth of home.
She is doing what she needs to do, to make sure her Dad is taken care of and dies the way he wants to;
at home with his family.
I believe she is about to experience the things that provide increased calls of “May Day” along this journey.
She will probably find that folks start to get in her business, that people dont know what to say,
so they will open their mouth and insert their foot or step on their tongue
and
she will want to scream
“get out of my business or my home”!
Just like we’ve talked about here
MAY DAY!!!
And yes, these are high stress and precious moments;
laden with emotions and with those who need to STAND BY HER,
to do or just be for her.
Yet, a dollar to a donut
some with say/do/be
with haste and with the wrong thing
only to create worry, tension, angst.
And for that I am so sorry dear
Ali.
She is nervous, she is afraid, she is needing all the support and Universal Energy that we can send her, that the healing world can offer.
When folks ask what you need Ali,
point them to the cabinet or give them the windex and a rag,
let them wash the windows
or give them the #’s you need to call,
or a jar for some dough to help with paying the florist or funeral home.
That is what friends are for dear.
On this May Day, this is the stuff
we should be seeing on that big ole’ TV in homes across the nation;
that would be an interview for Matt Lauer
don’t YOU think?
One that would fill the world
with remembering those very things that affect and fill all our lives
each moment of every day
and that truly matter
as we remember
May Day.
My heart is with you Ali, with your Dad… May these moments fill you with all you both need,
my thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.
Hospice will be there for you both,
as we all are surrounding you
with all that you need.
Thank your Dad for us for his service
may he have a peaceful journey home, with you by his side…
Walk in Beauty
DRSES
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27 comments on “MAY DAY 2012 … oh boy

  1. LEAVE ANONYMOUS ALONE, DR. SHERRY,
    I WOULD NOT HAVE HAD SUCH A HOWLING LAUGH WITH TEARS IF IT WASN'T FOR: “ALL THAT MESS” DON'T EVER HAND ANONYMOUS A BUSINESS CARD~ I CAN VISUALIZE IT NOW~~HEAD DOWN READING CARD, HEAD REMAINS DOWN, BUT EYES LOOK UP AND ASKS “NOW, WHAT DOES ALL THIS STRING OF LETTER “MESS” AFTER YOUR NAME MEAN”????? I THINK I JUST GIVE HER THE WHOLE “DOG HOUSE” TO HERSELF, AND I SLEEP OUTSIDE. ME AND ANONYMOUS ARE ON THE SAME SIDE, SO THANK YOU ANONYMOUS, YOU MADE MY DAY!!!

  2. helloooo.
    just had to reread here today, love the support going out to Ali and her Dad… love the ” it's nobody's business “… will say for sure,
    the strentgh, love and hope just really does JUMP off the screen and into my heart…
    @ Ali, most of us here have had some experience which allows us to understand your journey, and although each of us feels and deals differently, we have all known the sorrow which looms in your soul.
    I often remind myself, especially when the pain gets the best of me,
    ” that which causes you great pain and sorrow is the same wonderful love that has brought you overwhelming joy and happiness “..
    We have all been blessed to have had the joy of loving someone so deeply, that is why it is so painful to say goodbye. I love that you believe you will meet with your Dad in spirit.. he will become a part of each breath you take, and when you feel that happen , you will KNOW more than you could ever imagine… bless you and your family, seems to me you are a very strong soul and the most loving daughter..thank you for sharing your journey.
    just saying,
    hugging my angels.. ♥
    sign me, A.

  3. my dad would do the very same things: eat as much as he could, which was not much or any at all, and would cry, and say he still had to do some stuff–I SWEAR he did ALL those things. He was a WWII vet, and was in my home for close to 4 years, and bedfast. I guess that be part of the process, but check with Dr. Sherry, it was all new to me too. YOU, FINE LADY, ARE DOING JUST FINE IN YOUR SHAKY STEPS~~~~ THINK ABOUT IT~~~

    YOU ARE DOING RIGHT BY HIM, AND THAT IS WHAT COUNTS. YOU AND HOSPICE REMAIN THE CHIEFS, AND FORGET THE INDIANS. (REFERRING TO THE OLD SAYING, (TOO MANY CHIEFS, AND NOT ENOUGH INDIANS).

  4. It is really good to see you are so well thought of~~~~~~~~(all them witnesses) HA!!!

    Just wish I felt the same way the rest of them do about ya!

    LLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLL

  5. wow. my heart is so full of something right now, i can only imagine its the surge of prayers and love wrapped up in me from reading all of these posts. Dr S- you are amazing. Dr S's peeps, yall are awesome. Ive painted my entire life with the war paint you speak of but wrap in gently in love and kindness. My stomp is new and shaky, but as Im learning quickly from all yall, its the not the size of the stomper but the size of the STOMP and mine will be loud! My dad sends thanks and your welcomes to all who sent him well wishes and thanks for his service. My May Day will continue til the end of this journey and will end with a tear that it has ended, but also a smile because of all the things we have and the friends i have made. My journey will never be done until i meet my father again in spirit, but i am proud to travel every step with people like Dr S and company.

    Dad's journey is getting shorter. He's unable to eat much, but he feeds his stomach with as much nourishment as he can handle and his soul with as many hugs, kisses and touches from us and his grand boys. He cries. And says he still has some things to do. He is unsure of those things, but I know he will figure them out as time goes and we will take care of everything to see he is at peace. He's napping now, which he does most of the time, but i cant wait til he gets up and we can re-read everything that made us feel so good yesterday 🙂 one love one world, yall. and i thank you for being a part of mine. xox.a.

  6. OOOOOHHHHH boy , ok ok ok
    now that I have recovered I have to tell ya,
    the warriors here indeed have their WARPAINT ON and have STOMPED all over the place including my heart. I think I have just about busted a rib with joyous noise, and the letters have never meant more after my name, I now might need a book mark instead of a business card… MamaPatti/osh you have just done me in, and all the “witnessing” here has filled me UP… I am dancing all over the place here today
    and ALI, I sho do hope you are feeling the love from some powerful angels on this 2nd day of May as we prepare for this SUPER MOON that is sure to light us up!

    Now then, I cant remember for a long time so much love and interaction here, and ohhh how you all have given ole' Doc some new gray hair and def some SWAG on today with each word of reading and each thought…
    matter of fact u did get the J as in justice right dear one!
    just wait till i find that anonymous who provided u those additional letters LOL

    oh the lovely warriors here are “bringin it”
    LET THE MUSIC PLAY ON
    with each tear, each breath

    you are each loved and roll with some powerful angels

    I am thankin each of you today…
    Doc

  7. Just wanted to say I AGREE, Dr. Sherry is the best and surely shows the love for her here today. Never have I seen such moving responses from all here. Ali, been holding you and you Dad in my prayers and will continue. All the love and support for you our dear new friend. So good to see so many and so much love. Surely been a STOMPIN DAY Friends!! Hope everyone rests well and Sweet and Peaceful dreams tonight. /Sandy♥

  8. oshkosh is my facebook name, but I am mama patti one place, and oshkosh in another. Not sure what I did, but both me. LOL

  9. Gonna bite the bait anonymous. AAJ~~~ANXIETY ALLEVIATOR who stands for JUSTICE.

    hidden in all “that mess” (laughed till tears rolled). I will save room for ya in the dog house Anonymous, as you gave me 3 more letters!

  10. Can I just say,

    “STOMP” “amen” I'll be “the witness” to the magic of this page and our DOC, shout it from the mountain tops, doc on MATT, Ellen whats her name… too.

    Ali, you and yor Veteran Dad both in the thoughts of many here and those that read but seldome write, but who will embrace you now and forever more. You've got a witness and those who have walked the miles of glorious love painful heartaches, and those who say do this/think that/be that and all that matters is matters of your heart and your dad's.
    I have no idea what YOU are going through, I just want you to know this…
    Doc and all us here are with you.

    thanks doc and mama patti you have just thrilled us today with your words for all those letters.
    oh yes, did u also know she has letters of AAJ? hidden in all that mess too?

    thakns everyone for being here on
    MAY DAY MAY DAY

    2012 STOMP

  11. hellooooo.
    rarely do I post twice a day however,
    the above comments warrant me to speak up again and shout
    WITNESS !!! as for Ali,
    one word you need to remember as you
    travel on your journey..
    STOMP !!
    sign me, ♥ A.

  12. Boy, this blog really hit us hard and in our heart. I know we all have stories of loved ones and how we treated them and how we were treated from friends and family and also people who all of a sudden were friends? Thanks for your loving hands and the precious time you will have for your dad. I had to put my dad in a Nursing home for awhile. When I started to leave he looked at me and I will never forget, he said Dont you think I can go with you. This will always be in my heartache for him. Finally got him moved close to home and could see him anytime. Family and friends would tell you what to do and when to do it but they were never around when you needed them, the same with my dear Mother, thank God we got to keep her home. She lived a good long life. I miss both of them daily even knowing they are in a better place with no pain and no worry. He too was a veteran. God Bless our veterans and their families. Forget about those 15 min. of fame for the wannabees that was mentioned above in the blog. They are not worthy of the print on the page. I watched the CNN with the president and Jimmy Kemmel it was very good in most cases but when they said they had the 2 most beautiful women in the world there I just about got sick. Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian. You gotta be kidding me. Someone surely fell and hit their head to invite them or was it the money. Blessings to all that is here helping each of us make it One Day At A Time.

  13. Oh, “you have a witness here” you got a “what what” “amen” and a SHOUT!@!@!

    yep what a day May 1, and powerful words here today Doc

    Prayers surrounding all here, and a special holdin our new warrior Ali and her Dad, “thank YOU sir for your service to our country” May you know feel the love of many as you prepare for your journey HOME where the welcome will be joyous and many I'm sure will surround a man of great honor as you see old friends/family who have gone before you, both from battle in service and from love of those here…

    thanks doc on this first day of MAY
    … warpaint on.

  14. Oh, “you have a witness here” you got a “what what” “amen” and a SHOUT!@!@!

    yep what a day May 1, and powerful words here today Doc

    Prayers surrounding all here, and a special holdin our new warrior Ali and her Dad, “thank YOU sir for your service to our country” May you know feel the love of many as you prepare for your journey HOME where the welcome will be joyous and many I'm sure will surround a man of great honor as you see old friends/family who have gone before you, both from battle in service and from love of those here…

    thanks doc on this first day of MAY
    … warpaint on.

  15. Whoa, can't remember that last time / day that 12 comments reached this page by this time of day. Doc you really struck a nerve and woke us up with May 1st, Ali, her dear dad and all the other news of the day.
    Thanks this afternoon.
    Be safe, all, be prepared, be proud, but most of all, just BE
    F I R M

  16. DLB
    May 1, 2012 at 1:27 pm Edit Reply
    Both hands, waving in the air, You do have a witness here my friend! I second every word used to describe our good doc. Enjoyed your comment as much as the blog. Good for you. Funny too, and I always appreciate humor. As for Ali and her Dad. So glad you are doing what your Dad wants. Time is so precious, and endings, though tearful and dreaded… he will always be just one heartbeat away. A lesson I learned from Dr. SES when my heart was breaking, missing someone I loved deeply. I, to this day, repeat that mantra everytime I remember a loved one whose time here is done, and they are gone from my eyesight, but never from my heart.
    We will send you love and strength Ali. May I add my thanks to Dr SES’s for your fathers service to our country. We are free because of those who have served to protect us

  17. mamapatti
    May 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm Edit Reply
    Without trying to embarrass you, Dr. Sherry, I need to tell all your readers what that long string of letters stands for after your name: Phd~~~PERSONABLE, HONEST, DEPENDABLE. LCSW~~~LAWD, she is COMPASSIONATE, SENSITIVE, and WARM. BCD~~BEST COUNSELOR when in DISTRESS. MMSC~~~MARVELOUS MASTER of SAYING CORRECTLY what needs to be said! PLEASE DON’T BE CRAWLING UNDER YOUR CHAIR, WE ALL AGREE AND KNOW THIS–I AIN’T THE ONLY ONE WHO FEELS THAT WAY, CAN I GET A WITNESS??? (that would not stay in my head any longer–so I just sorta had itchy fingers for as long as I could stand it, and had to move em across this keyboard) Ali is on my heart, and I stand with her. What a precious person.

  18. i am awestruck and humbled at the amazing outpouring of support. You are ALL my friends whether I know you personally or virtually. Thank you all for your kind words of commendation and inspiration. I am merely my fathers daughter. Which is wonderful thing to be. love to you all. Dr Sherry, thank you for giving me this outlet. Thank you so very much. xox.a.

  19. May Day, what a great read today Doc, “thanks for keepin it real”!
    and sure wish Matt lauer would read this… maybe we can all send it to him, YOU are the next interview for MATT!

    Ali, glad to see you here, and Doc thank YOU for bringing a real story to us, a reason for surrounding a warrior today, and her Dad… thank you sir for your service, for your daughter, and I pray you get home to her and then can relax, can feel those loving arms around you…. Ali you are doing it all right dear, love him, touch him, talk with him and tell him all the things you want to say now… let him know you will await the signs knowing he will always be with you… through tears, joy, heartaches and healing we will stand with you as the warriors on this page are telling you… just a heart beat away now, as he prepares for his celebraton home where many old friends await him I am sure. watch out for those who will try to fill up your air with “i know just how you feel or what u should be thinking doing and such” … yes i do know those folks well… we are praying for you and we've got U

    Thanks Doc!

  20. Thank you for your words today Dr. Sherry. The media sure does hold a lot of junk that is needless for any to hear or see.
    Dear Ali, may you find comfort all around knowing that there are many who are holding you in our prayers and lifting your name, your Dad and your family to the Lord. What a gracious and loving daughter your are to be there for your Dad and his final wishes. May you find rest to your soul and body and may there be many surrounding your in support in prayer and physical support. As was said, we thank your Dad for his service to our country. Just a little over a year ago I was sitting in your shoes with my Dear Mom. Even though it was the most scary and difficult time of my life the memories of those last days, hours, minutes were some of the best memories. I am grateful that I had that opportunity to be with her at that last breath. To be holding on to her hand and she knowing I was there with her in life and in death. Take care Ali and get rest when you are able.
    Praying all our friend here have a peaceful May Day and counting your Blessings as you go along. /Sandy♥

  21. I did not mean to put that on here twice. Sorry, Ali.

  22. Ms. Ali–You have my prayers, my support, AND whatever you may need.
    It is irrelevant that I don't know you. I FEEL what you are doing. I just completed the trip you are about to take. Felt like someone kicked me in the gut when Dr. Sherry talked about people gonna be in your business, it is gonna be amazing how people will have all the answers for you and some grand IDEAS of how you should do things. I swear I am not trying to be negative, I am just not as elequent in speech as our wonderful mutual friend, Dr. Sherry, but believe me when I say these things because I really have been there, like many others, and you WILL BE able to do this! Scared, nervous, and your head is spinning I am sure, but just remember, there will always be “too many chiefs, and not enough indians”–but in this journey you are about to take, YOU and HOSPICE are the only chiefs needed. The VERY fact that you are bringing him to your home, speaks volumes about you. BIG VOLUMES!!
    I don't have to know you personally to see your wonderful character, and you are to be highly commended.

  23. Ms. Ali–You have my prayers, my support, AND whatever you may need.
    It is irrelevant that I don't know you. I FEEL what you are doing. I just completed the trip you are about to take. Felt like someone kicked me in the gut when Dr. Sherry talked about people gonna be in your business, it is gonna be amazing how people will have all the answers for you and some grand IDEAS of how you should do things. I swear I am not trying to be negative, I am just not as elequent in speech as our wonderful mutual friend, Dr. Sherry, but believe me when I say these things because I really have been there, like many others, and you WILL BE able to do this! Scared, nervous, and your head is spinning I am sure, but just remember, there will always be “too many chiefs, and not enough indians”–but in this journey you are about to take, YOU and HOSPICE are the only chiefs needed. The VERY fact that you are bringing him to your home, speaks volumes about you. BIG VOLUMES!!
    I don't have to know you personally to see your wonderful character, and you are to be highly commended.

  24. hellooooooooo.
    when I was young we celebrated May Day, with a small parade, each of carrying flowers and ribbons of every color under the sun… to be joyous of the new days which were heading our way.. yikes, times have sure changed. I must day that some changes are not for the better. I couldn't agree more with your words today…
    As for Ali, you are being the most loving daughter a Dad could ever hope for. As difficult it is to be in your shoes, your heart will be so full of love and pride . love of and for your father lasting long after this most sad time has passed.
    I wish you comfort in knowing you will always have your Dad close at hand, a heartbeat away in time. I am sure he has more gratitude and love for you , more than words may ever say… I will hold you in my prayers and please do ask for what it is you need.. our warriors here, I know for sure, will hold you up with support and strentgh.
    God Bless your father for his service to our country..
    I wish for all a day of peace and sunshine in your hearts…
    day off here, and will be relaxing ,
    daydreaming of those wonderful days of ” back then ” and most definitely will not be wasting any of my time on the foolish media speak… seriously,are there not more important issues to talk of then who slept with Liberace ??
    give us a break here…
    Welcoming May with open heart and arms,
    hugging my angels, ♥
    sign me, A.

  25. thank you, Irene. i feel the love. i truly do. and it strengthens me by every word i read and re-read. i thank you from the bottom of my heart. and i return your kindness with blessings and love to you and yours. today and always. xox.a.

  26. On this first day of a new month, I am crying uncle, I give up, MAY DAY, May Day, SOS, s.o.s………
    Ali, my thoughts and prayers are with you & your father as both your lives change forever. Know people on this page STAND, STOMP behind you always.
    Regarding yesterday's blog: Hi Vicki and Matthew. Love, just love, smooth Jazz…. wish I was there even for one song. News black out for me. I have heard and seen enough of everything !
    I hope MAY represents change, happiness, peace and calm days ahead for this country, our selves and the universe. I have had ENOUGH…… Standin' FIRM and annoyed as ever.

  27. your words wrap around me like the warmest hug ive ever had. you are an amazing woman, person, spirit and soul. Our life paths have crossed for many reasons, and for every one of them, I am thankful. Thank you for sharing my fathers story. and for giving me strength. and never stop your messages. they are words of hope, love and encouragement that every person needs. and deserves. and i thank YOU for giving them to us. ily, dr.s. xox.ali.

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