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PATTI LABELLE Would tell ya:



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Patti 
would just tell ya,
BE YOURSELF
you can’t be no one else!
And I would just like to add to that,
go on and
Be YOURSELF
cos’ everyone else is already taken!
JULY 1, 2012
Can you believe it is already July?
Well it’s a great day to 
BE YOURSELF
TO DANCE
TO REJOICE
AND
TO GIVE THANKS! 
Now this just has to get your attitude of gratitude goin, your butt up and dancing and singing and getting ready for an outright remarkable day.
Get your feet on the ground…
Just like Patti sings it,
“don’t let nobody turn you around”
and keep your “feet on the ground”
even as you put one up and just dance, 
and holler,
and try to attempt that 
5 octaves!
BE YOURSELF!
I do so wish, or maybe I should send Patti a letter tellin her it is time she wrote and sang a song
about
“STOMP”
cos’ she sure would do it right as I was taken down memory lane of that performance with her energy, her voice, her attitude
and Pam on that sax!
Oh how I remember in D.C. the night that Pam played that sax and Patti met her note for note; then danced to the piano and picked up a stem of “bird of paradise”; danced back to Pam while still singing and just put that flower into the mouth of the sax as Pam played on!
 Beautiful Patti Labelle
a diva, a songstress and a spirit that soars. When she looks at you with those eyes, you can see her soul; know her pain, her story and her beauty is internal and her light burns bright through the years of loss, grief, trauma, and growth.
And oh to sit still is impossible as her voice takes you to places in your own nervous system and to your feet as you can’t be no one else but who you truly are;
from the Universal Energy of the Creator as you are taken to places where there is no place, space or time; she fills you with blessings and sounds of the angels as only she can.
Oh she smiled for me to take that picture with her eyes, and never broke the note as she sang I know just to me!
Thank YOU Patti.
Each song, each note, each octave has a story, a message, a meaning. Each footprint through 50 years mixed with mud and tears, fears that have been walked through,
fame that has been largely ignored by those in the industry or walked over by others not as deserving,
and she continues to walk on stages and is adored by millions around the world.
BUT
each person has their distinct reasons of why, how, when, where
they found her, the music, the sounds that fill them up.
Each person either loves the music, loves her presence, loves the whole package, the person, the persona, the outrageous history, the meaning or just the diva image.
We all have reasons we love, admire and respect another.
Some will speak, treat the President of the USA the same way we greet the garbage collector
until we have a reason to feel abused or mistreated by them.
Others will follow blindly or will act as though we are someone we are not to gain prestige, favor, likability, or hit a higher rung on the proverbial ladder.
I rather will join with Patti
and encourage all 
to 
Just BE YOURSELF
After all, you just can’t be anyone else, cos’ the real you will always show up!
So, don’t let no one turn you around less you are in the mood to twirl or spin… Keep your feet on the ground unless you are ready to soar;
STOMP those feet and feel the earth and the vibration under you!
….
Dance
Play
Pray
Don’t Block the Blessings
Pay it Forward
BE YOURSELF
Prayers going up to those devastated in Colorado.
For those in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Debby.
For EE in Colorado we are standing with you.
For Debbie Koenig we continue to stand as your beloved son Thomas O’Brien dances on the galaxies now.
For Dianne Gray as she mourns the loss of her beloved kitty Ceylon in AZ.
For Ali as she continues to care and love each moment with her beloved Veteran “Pop”
For those who have asked and we are standing with you in your time of sorrow, angst, difficulties.
The fire is burning brightly,
the sage is in the air
for all who gather here
and all in the prayer bowl.

Thomas O’Brien is soaring in spirit land and sending messages to his beloved Mom all the time; Debbie Koenig, Ali Legend, and her Dad and children,  Heather Belle, Carolyn, Rog, Dusty, the 5,000 guardians now standing for a young man in transition with candles burning.

KM, Osh Kosh, Katie and Bill Majestic, Marvin, Layne, Lori, Jim, Dianne, Ken, Heidi,
Julia, Rolling Thunder, Carol, The 4 leggeds,  The Schram/Korabek family, Kyle, Mark, Todd, Yvonne, Harry, Kevin, Jen, Charles,  Glenn, “the littleOne”, Anne Klein, Monica Graff, Penny, Chris, Joy, Anne, Sara,
Jenn, Shirley, AnneMary, Michael, Jeannie, Tink, Patti Labelle and family,

The Wounded Warrior Brigade of Walter Reed,
 
Warren Buffet, Best of health be restored to you sir,
Kyle Jones in TN; a magic maker, a musician and a good man,
Miss America who took time out of her schedule to make a young man get his smile on while in the ICU, Thomas O’Brien sure did enjoy her visit, and was able to enjoy dinner out with her as well, new friendships made there indeed,
Dave Glenn Alley a talented musician who is extending himself in service to others, blessings to you friend,
Seth Greenberg and family, Eileen D. and family, Steve and family, Anne, A, Sandy, “EI”, Kev, Chris,
Lyle Emerson and his family in Buffalo and little Kendra 3 years old who is fighting Lymphoblastic Leukemia,
Bernice Etsitty and the life of her son, gone too soon Garrett Joe,
Duke Limongello who was murdered 9 years ago; his mom Jean Limongello,
and all the children of all colors
gone tooo soon,
and for
OUR President and his family
of our United States of America,
those who are serving our Nation and their service animals

and all who have served
and their families,
May the Creator bless you for holding us in your arms to protect our freedoms.
We will remember.

For,
Sherry Reed, Mary Grace, Shirley, DLB, Dot/COB/Mom, Angela, Kamryn Elijah, D’Vante, Linda McDonald,Joan & Olivia,

danLrene, CJ, Florence, Jenn, Bill, Denise, Ashe, Stuart Jr,  Barry Gibb, his family, Whitney, the Houston family,
the family of our disco queen Donna Summer as she now joins heavens musical greats;
Dianne, Ken, Andre, Bill, Taft Abras, Mary Labyaks’ family , Andrea, Patti, Jamie, Sasha, Kerri, Josh, Kar, Cash, Neil, Lori, Cindi, Tom, Shasta, Bill Simpson and Family, Jenn, Steph, Dana, Kari, Sandy, Marty, Marsha, Wanda, Ellen, Cindee, Peggy, Joyce Cruz, a CANCER survivor working at Southwest Airlines *it was an honor to meet you dear one*,
Ike Davis, in New Mexico, an artisan who plays in the mud and creates beautiful tings out there, *
http://www.negroartist.com/*
what a joy you are to so many of
SOUTHWEST, thank you for visiting with me,
prayers of continued success and tobacco to your Pueblo uncle!
and for
Christos Fandaros, Thomas Galvin,
John Knudson,

Curtis, Susie Langham, Stasia and Billy Hall, Christina Chavez and Rick and Ryan, Pam Meyer, Whitney, Diane Bystista, Susan, Leann Vincent, Roxanne Duran, Carole Poppendeck, Mary Jo H-shortes, Bridget, Robert Tanner Mara Tanner, Yolanda L Acosta, Antonio F. Balderrama, Denise Flowers, Lisa Balance, Sherry Stedman, Rose, Marquette, Acosta, Ortega, The Pueblo Peoples,
All those I was honored to spend time with in
“VA, DC, MD, FL, CT, PA, Ohio, Michigan, South Dakotas, Geisinger Medical Center, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ohio, Solaris Hospice, Evercare, Hospice of the Western Reserve, Gesinger, Crossroads Hospice, New Hope Hospice, Comfort Keepers KS, El Paso, Santa Fe, Albuquerque”
Jeremy, Florence, Cal, Sarch, our friends of Portugal, Mike, AnnMary,Stephanie, Jimmy, Keli, Kasi, Katherine, Julie, Allan, Lynda,LeeAnn,
KS Comfort Keepers, Stephen Bright, Linda and staff Melody,Brenda A and children Sarah, David Rachel; Gloria, Pete, Fred, Max, JJ, Barb and Leo Henning, Rick Fechner, Ryan Baurain, Melissa Reid, “Probation Professional pals”, Jim Vander May (*who has been working in the Professional field for 45 years in Michigan*, Dale, Herschel, Bonnie, Louise, Holly, Jerry, Faith, Yvette, Happy, Audrey,
and Rod Markowski and family, Lynn, Ryan, Jordon, Darryl Markowski, I thank you for your service) Brian Markowski, Shannon Becker, Nick, Reagan, Dr Iris Taylor of Detroit Medical Center,, please take best care of you) Sandy R. Carol, Stephanie, Geri, Chris, Matt,
those in Oklahoma City, in Tulsa, In Ft Worth, Dallas, Ike, Isabel, Teresa, Janelle, Patricia, Susan, Karen, Laura in Yuba City CA,
The Walter Reed Warrior Transition Brigade, Hope Hospice, Crossroads Hospice and those who care out there working and walking the walk, Perry, Clayton, George, Janet, and all in green!
Rick, Calley, Ron, Rebekeh, Brenda, Becca, Audrey, Gabe, Dena, Beth, Lill, Jay Hanson, Jennifer, Beth Jett, Huntsville AL, Sheri, Wendy Reese and family, Sandy, Toby, Edith Vaughn and family,Susan, Greg and Kyle Korabek (Landon Korabek on the other side now), Stephen Bright and family, Walter Littlemoon, Jane, Laura, Mitch, Jenn, Chris, Mary, Taft, Martha Deaver, Morris, Dahlee, Rose Brick, The Baitinger Family, The Yaslowitz Family, The St Petersbug PD, Congresswoman Gabbie and her family, Dahlee in NJ, Judy Kelley, beloved husband and family, Jennifer, (now being watched over by her beloved husband and child), Norma, EE, Little Cub to CJ and Angel eyes Jack, Daniel, Dave, Cindy and Steve, Marty, Sweet Pea and Pie Face, Florence, Jeremy, Dennis, Darrel, Greg, Leroy, Rebekka, Carly, John, Diana, Crystal, Karen, Janet, Callie, Lorie, Laura, Larry, Clive,
2 Wolves and Jinx in SD, (http://www.2wolvescreations.com/)
Kelly and family,Judy W and her 4 sons up there in New England, Cherokee Wick, Benni, Gayle, Jonathan, Great Aunt Effie’s family, Marilyn Warren, Ilene, Tweak and Chris, Jen and Brian, Ericka, Shannon, Hannah Sherabow, Pam C. and family, Susan S., Angela A., Nancy W, Sue G, Kelly and family, Susan Brouse, Cindy and Stevie, Kim, Olatz, EVB, Guin, Yiva, Mary, Sandra and family, Christina Helen, Dotti B., Susan and Greg, Amy, Becky and Barry Long, Christina, Matt and children, Aaron, Lisa and family, Freda, Linda Katie, Pat D, Tink and Mitch, LITTLE Ben, Jerry, Trish, Barb, Anastasia, Mary, Rylee, Lindsay, Ann, Sarah, Ruth, Johnny, Bobby and the Tucker Family, The Spraker Family,Kenny H, Michelle, Sandy, Addie and family in Canada, Sandy, BraveHeart, Rowena, Chris, Robyn Elizabeth, Jean, Duke,Rowena, Chris, Baby Robyn Elizabeth, Diane Smallze and family, Patti and family, The Korabek Family and friends, The Gasse Family and Friends,
Officer Crawford of St Petersburg, The Kocab Family, baby Lilly Nicole Kocab, The Curtis Family, Tarpon PD, those serving here and there in Uniform… Those now walking The Thin Blue Line, (far to many joining that line recently across our Nation),
Mylee, Mikey and family in DC, Jack M & Janis in OC, Stephen, Stuart Wittel (back from his 4th tour as a fighter pilot of the US MARINES inAfghanistan) and his parents Sandy and Stuart, Lavie Coltrane and family, Andrea Gasse and family here and in New England, Ali and family, Randy and Winnie in New Mexico, Jill Wheaton L, Dr Peter in NY, Dr Rev Bev, Irene M, Bernice, Eileen and family, Vicki, Matthew and family, Chris, Lovie, Nancy, Pedro and Our adopted family in BRAZIL, Our North American Black American Bears, The Windcross Convservacy and those beautiful Spanish Mustangs known as “pocket ponies”… the dolpins , always our most remarkable dolphins!!!
AND for:
Anne, Jim, JADE, Cynthia, Joseph, Cathy Madden, Nathan, and her family., Cindy in NC, Liz, Lee, Molly, Joanie, Jude, COFA, Judi, Ken, Matthew, Nick, Matt, Mark’s family and many friends , Pat, Irene, Kevin, Dr D, Deb, Randy, Dr B, Isabelle, Kelsey, Sabrina , Charlie and family, Jean, Julie, Rhonda, Victoria, Mildred, Andi and family, Faith, Denise, Jim, Tom, Joey, Shelby friends and family, Judi, Phylis, Joyce, Gina, Tonya, Beverly and Family, Janeth, Melissa,Virginia, Stacey, Elizabeth, Nita, Gary Siegal, Adrienna, Brian Mawbey, the Boyan Family, Jean R and friend Christy Rider, Victoria and hubbie, Stephen, Gayle, Steph, Chris, Erica, Eileen, John, Mindy, Jack, Susan Werth Becken, her brother Mike and family, Craig James Lightfoot and his family, Kenny, Audrey, Ed Saner, Patty Crowley, Bennie, Gail, Jonathan, Moe, Beverly, Dennis, Peter, Trish, Cynthia, Heidi and her family, Kathy Knights family, Edith Vaughn, Candy, Cynthia, Jenn, Eve, Edith, Jason, Karen, Linda, Joyce, Belinda, Jeanette, Jennifer, Patti, Sandy S, and . ..
(Feel free to let me know if you would like to add your/or a friends name to our prayer bowl.



 God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” –William A. Ward

Walk in Beauty,
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22 comments on “PATTI LABELLE Would tell ya:

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  5. oh love me some Patti Labelle…that woman knows she can sing. hugs friend…

  6. Hello Dr. Sherry and friends. It is unbelievable it is July 1 already. Wow – where did February go! LOL☺ Wishing each of you a Blessed and Happy Sunday here. Love the Patti Labelle song – thank you Dr. Sherry. Continuing to hold our friends in prayer who are mentioned here. Praying for strength, comfort and support. Take care friends – Good to see you here Irene, hope you are home and all is well again. /Sandy♥

  7. helloooooo.
    loved the blog today and the message, loud and clear..
    be yourself… that can be quite a challenge for me some days..
    as there are times I would much rather be that little girl swinging
    on the swingset, not a care or a worry in her mind.. chasing all the
    butterflies and catching grasshoppers… BUT.
    in today’s world of busy, trying times and resposibilities I take pride in
    being just ME..
    loved the music and the story of Patti and Pam. That Ms. Patti can surely
    belt out a tune that moves your spirit !
    Thanks for sharing and thanks for all you do for so many.
    Wishing a fantastic day for everyone, saying prayers for all you
    have mentioned here as well as others..
    I just might do some “STOMPIMG ” myself today.
    hugging my angels, ♥
    sign me, A.

  8. E X C E L L E N T !!!!!!!!!! Just excellent!!! As usual, no surprises when reading here!!!! I do not have the capability, nor the vocabulary adequated enough for mama Patti. Good words to remember about being oneself. If everybody in the Whole World had the Compassion, and “Right Way Thinking” that Dr. Sherry E. Showalter possesses, I can only imagine……….!!!!

  9. July first: would have been my parents 67th wedding anniversary. HEY Frank &Rose. Are you celebrating? Cheers to all this new month and Sunday.

  10. Is it too early to say I love you and think you are truly an angel of God and His mercies!

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