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Living and Learning


Life and it’s many lessons, blessings, heartaches and struggles seem to be a part of a greater plan. An opportunity to live and learn to be stronger, better, to be more, yet also a road to some that find themselves singing the same ole’ song, stuck in a rut or finding the comfort of darkness forgetting to cherish the very gifts that their survival has graced them with.  So many have walked through hell of heartache, of great tragedy  walking through it without recognizing that they now can sing a new song with a renewed sense of appreciation as each day approaches. 

Others come through their own storms ready to tackle each moment, each conversation, each day with a renewed sense of being that outshines the sun, even when the clouds are dark and threatening… they look for the rainbow just because they have been through so much. They have learned, they refuse to be lessened by conversations, situations, or circumstance.  They, in their own way, defy gravity by their attitude, by their heart song, by their every breath.

What are you doing to make yourself feel fantastic and those around you who are the recipient of your words and your presence?

Feelings, thoughts, opinions all live within each person… they change like tides at times, they come they go. They can be influenced or directed by others, their actions, behaviors, their words.  In good or bad ways. Mistakes happen; some will call that learning! People get through it, some harbor grudges, some laugh about it, others push through it; let’s call that living!  We can either climb the mountain, sit at the bottom. We can surf the waves, dive under them… or sit on the sand and talk about those who live their own way while wishing we had the nerve or courage!

 What are you learning as you are living the best life possible for you?
We may walked many miles, lived through many an experiences, joys, heartaches, but we are never too old to learn. When others let us know of their steps, we always can glean something new, or maybe not. BUT, we can recognize whatever it is from another with simply a nod, simply some encouragement, or perhaps a reminder that life is to be lived fully, vividly, and beautifully.  In troubled times, we can still be soft, be kind, be beautiful. It comes from within, it is how we will be remembered. It is one of life’s lessons in grace, it is LIVING.
  BE… all that you were born to be and then strive to be better. 
That’s a wrap for this day, (and maybe even tomorrow)
Walk in beauty,
DRSherry
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I hear you~


tell it like it is and get it off your chest!
Let others know how you feel, how you think, what you want…. I get that. Don’t let things build inside and create or add to your already simmering stress! We’ve all heard that, been there and probably can write volumes about that! The great philosopher Dr. Seuss is known for that quote!
 
HOWEVER…there are times things said might just be taken a bit too far, when opinions might be voiced and sound like almighty judgments and hurt can be sharper than a switchblade extended from nowhere to the depths of the heart. It is during those times that one person may feel they were “just telling it like it is” and the other may be wounded beyond compare…. one feeling as though they are tellin’ it like it is and decreasing stress and others wondering how someone could be so ugly or bitter.
It is in those times that professionals and Dr. Seuss perhaps should have not been so literal!
Great ways to rid stress is working within the heart, stretching beyond the comfort zone of understanding, and acceptance along with exercise and new experiences. We cannot forget laughter and sugar… You can never get enough sugar in the quest of sweet and loving words, actions and memories to reflect back upon!
 
I hear you… we all have a story, a wish, a hope, a whatever it is we have.. for self and those we love, admire, and want good things for. Each of us can help that along with encouraging words, understanding nods, and walking the road of understanding even in times when we have no earthly idea of the next steps.  Faith, Hope, Trust in the Creator to keep on hand on our shoulder and the other across mouths at times maybe the best we can do,with only sounds of laughter squeaking out when it dawns on us that we are but a small part of a wonderful world!
 

Be good … Give your best, do it… the right way, all day.

Walk in beauty
DRSES
carry on!

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Your thoughts voiced to another’s ears… just wow!


It is remarkable how many people do not hear themselves. How many feel free to express their way as the only way, or the right way, or to insert their feelings and thoughts into the hearts and minds of another. It must be the weather, the heat, the hatred of Iraq and fears of the world that has people forgetting to hit the “pause” button in their brains. Tones of voices are often stronger than words uttered or words uttered leave us speechless in wondering when God stepped down and allowed a mere human to step up to the plate saying how it should, or aughta be for others. Is it that folks just forget to use their filters? Or where are those filters that folks used to use… 
Maybe it is a respect issue; where we each respect each others’ values, worth, energy as individuals with our own path to walk in our own way. It may not be my way or your way, but then again… we all should be busy walking our own path so busy in fact that we don’t really have the time to get over involved in the steps of others.  Sometimes folks seem to feel “pulled” into the lives/situations of others. They work so hard to make something happen for the good, for the better, but after awhile feel drained by it or owed because of it. It may be during those times when old triggers get pulled that it is best to shake it off, to visualize well, to not get “jacked up” as you remember this profound proverb:

And then, perhaps words and voices will be more joyous and loving! 

Yes, perhaps that is the word; respect of all living things, respect for the fallen, the stories and the falls along the way.

I sat with an interesting gentleman who spent his time telling me of his family; their failures, their wrong ways of doing things. He was worried of this and a bit of that, he complained about one and the other not living as he expected or wanted. Seems he had a lot to say but ended with “I love them so much, but…” 

I watched him closely wondering why he had chosen to criticize people he claimed to love, to show such disrespect of those very people that loved him, yet now had his words etched in heart said in times of anger or fear or frustration. I listened as he spoke of his drunken times, his bad boy times, his mistakes in life… and then had to wonder why he was denying those he loved to make their own without his judgment and anger.  Seems he had forgotten all those years, all those times, all those years now standing in with his opinions and right ways to do while hurting the ones he loved. As we sat together I had to ask if he respected his kids, his nieces and nephews. I know I had a reaction to his answer. He said, “I never really thought about that, about respecting them…guess it never crossed my mind.” 

 A person doesn’t have to always like what others are doing. Hell they don’t have to do it or anything if they don’t want to. BUT, there comes a time in life where just enjoying the life you have is up to you, smiling more and accepting things as they are is enough. Have a bad day, a bad thought? Rinse your mouth with mouth wash, take yourself out for a great meal. Use your mouth for something other then putting harmful words into the Universe or the hearts of those who matter to you. After all, you are living what will become the memories long after that moment has passed. What is voiced today will echo in the heart long after it is worked through the nervous system… is really that important, that critical to think you are right, to be right, to be so wrong?  We must find ways to enrich, enhance, lift others UP… As Maya Angelou stated, “try to be the rainbow in someone’s cloud” (or something like that).  
Everybody is so busy worrying about being lied to, about something happening and not being privy to it, folks are just too busy doing, going, and talkin’ bout things.  STOP. breathe, relax, move about the day with a sense of grace.

 Every damn day: JUST DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS.

Be the frog!

that is all,
DRSES

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Seriously now, it’s time to let it go!


This is quite profound when you think on it!
As I speak to folks around the Nation, as I listen to stories in the community, in families, in my own… I am continually amazed at what folks hold on to, what they take issue with, what they let come out of their mouths. It can be personal, it can be community, it can be about our country, politics, religion or global. I stand amazed at the number of times it is the same old story on any given day and the story is not always pleasant to hear, not always helpful, yet harmful and sets a track in the brain that seems to have a loop that reminds me of a CD or old 8 track tape. It goes on and on and on and with no good resolve or music… often it skips, it repeats, it causes harm.
It seems that so many spend so much time looking in the rear view mirror that they lose sight of the wonder and the good that is in front of them or the potential of good to come. That thing called HOPE/FAITH/CHARITY/KINDNESS getting lost in the quick to speak, quick to anger, quick to react… only later to escalate with harsh words, bad or hurt feelings.
Thoughts, reactions and words that fall off the most powerful muscle of the body (the tongue) can devastate and basically just mess up a person’s day, while the one who spoke them has to be right in their mind or caught up in their emotions. I have to wonder… why is it so important?
What difference will it make in an hour, a few hours, a day, a week? Will it had been worth it to make another feel bad or less than?
To say that you love someone, is to love someone. Period. You do not have to always like what they do, you don’t have to always like them in a moments’ time, but you never have to be unkind, I don’t think you have to ever be combative in communication when you find the pause button in your brain to think before you speak.  Some like to stir in shit until it stinks, it just seems that is the way of folks and the world.  Others take everything to heart, they get hurt, they don’t understand and would prefer to not be judged, to be assessed as being less than one of the Creator’s children and a work still in progress.
Don’t get me wrong, some are just mean spirited people and from time to time everyone must be called out for that!  
However, in day to day life, it is astonishing to me how we want folks to do it this way, do it that way, actually many want others to do it “their way”. They seem to forget that as adults they made their own mistakes, their own bad decisions, they lived their lives wide open in their youth, but now have a cow thinking the younger ones are doing it all wrong.  It reminds me of that “casting a stone” concept, or glass houses in many ways.
I think of those who have suffered loss; those who have lived through sudden and unexpected loss, have watched life change in a heart beat.  I then stand amazed when they speak without remembering how quickly it can all change, speaking without remembering that there is no guarantee of tomorrow and that which they speak can cut like a knife leaving a trail of blood they seem not to see or want to heal.
It happens in families, it happens in communities, it is happening in our Nation and the world.  WE can only control our own actions in the hope that others will see, hear, witness that which is still good and model after it, generating the best of the best to come.
WE individually control our thoughts, our mind, our tongues and the words that fall. 
If you do not like something? DO NOT DO IT.
If you think someone could do better? Encourage them but do not stick your beliefs, thoughts, and emotional threats down their throats.
IF you feel that “feeling welling up inside you” notice it, make room for it, end the conversation with I love you… before you ring a bell that resonates on the heart and will never be unrung.
Not everyone will live as you or anyone else want them to… Not everyone is walking your path, it is yours alone to walk… 
BUT, it is time to water your own grass and put energy into the greening of it, while respecting others and the way they choose to water theirs. It is past time to live in “back then and they/he/she did this and that”.
It may help to run through a few quick steps in your mind; “does it really matter? is this my business? why do I care? Can I just be kind through this? Will it matter next week? What impact am I leaving on the heart and mind of another?”
Some folks are quick to give their opinions, but their opinions sound like punishment or judgment. Sad thing is, they damage relationships, they hurt others and become a “I’m right they are wrong” kind of thing that builds up hurt, resentment and trust issues.
Seriously now, there comes a time in life when you have to just let it go. Live your life wide open, remembering that you too were once in shoes that fit differently, with ideas that were different, with times that were different…
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This is YOUR time, your life, spend it well… live it kindly, live it with new stories, new experiences, new ways of seeing the world around you, in love, kindness and compassion for all living things.
End each conversation with a voice that genuinely would have no regrets if tomorrow never comes.  Seriously now.. you gotta learn to let it go!
 
 

Walk your path, in beauty
DRSES

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I wish you laughter today


Happy Sunday to you all. For those Dad’s out there who are being celebrated I wish you a Happy Fathers’ Day! and with that, for those Mom’s who are doin’ it all I wish you the same… 

I hope for you laughter, a smile that lights up the day and reflects in all that you do, in all that you see and helps to give you pause before words come from your tongue, as you pause in thinking before you speak.

Is it kind, is it necessary, it it really the message you want to leave in the heart and mind of another… Those small thoughts that take only a second can leave a large imprint and last a long time with whatever it is that comes next.

Oh yes, many have opinions, have thoughts, have heated reactions of what how and when things should be… remembering to “think” before the sound comes from within is ever so important and to let the tongue move with love, with kindness, and with gentle caring will always win no matter the time or situation.  We only have this day, this memory, this bell to ring. It can’t be unrung… sing, dance, do good always.

And so it is, with prayers on the wind and hope in our hearts for those we love, those we have hopes for and our own path that we walk.
May you walk it with honor, integrity and right way relations.
The fire is lit, the sage is in the air.

Sending up prayers, good thoughts, great vibes and wonderful laughter to all:

DLB, Dot/COB/Mom, Angela, Kamryn Elijah, D’Vante, Olivia, Joan,  Linda McDonald, Laura, Mitch, Eileen, Mary, Kelley, Joanna, Renie, Jean, K & A, Tony, Dave, Cheri, Dan, Audrey, Anne, Patti R., Pat, Stephen, Matthew, Jane, Walter, Jen, Snoop, Lance Dyer, Dakota, Bev, Erik, Shari Taylor Webster, Stephen Bright and family, Gayle, Chris W., Penni, Suz, Chase, Jaxon, Matthew, Bryan, Corey Richardson (Kokie), Dave, Eric, Paul, Rick, Alexis, Bill, Tom, Bob, Kurt, Dianne, Suzannah,
Elizabeth Gardiner Myers, her beloved sister-in-law and family,  little Rylie, Jan, Charlie, Eagan, John D, John S., Kurt, Kendra, Matt, Stoney, Regina, Suz, Corby, TK, Ericka, Louise, Tommy, Joan, Bob, Fluff, Scott, The Korabek/Shram tribe, AnneMary, Shirley, Karen, Lori, Tanya,  Kendra, Kurt, Joan, Jack, Tom, Chris, Sabian, Rus, Stan, Greg, Scott, Christian, Mike, Richy, Areila, Penny, Ford, Bob, Frank, Eric, Kurt, Bob, Chases Cows, George, Justan, Phillip, Deion, Hunter, Pop, Ledg, Matthew, Stephen, Pat, Jennifer, 

Maya Angelou we will miss you here on this earth… thank you phenomenal woman for all that you are. May we all be better because of all that you were. 

ZERO, soar on dear one, we miss you always yet know you are with us in all the familiar places …Prayers and strength for Alexis and her family, Chelsea, Baby Florenzo, and Sara may the Creator welcome you all home to the Ancestors…   Those in Christiansburg VA and surrounding communities for strength and healing, VAAP, Stephen Deirslen and family,  Kurt, Ali, Jeremiah, Pop Spring, Joe, Rachel, Matthew, Nick, Leanne, Leslie, Stephen, Gayle, Karen, Janet, Perry, JT, Moses, Little Nicholas, Karen, Ericka, young Peyton, Bill, Shauna, Dixie, Kurt, J&L, John, Alexis, Kassity, Kelsi, Bob, Lauri, Larry, KM, Osh Kosh, DC, Courtney and baby, Choctaw Nation, SODA, Kari, Jamie, Tiffany, Bob, David, The Durant P.D., Windhorse, Hezra and Dan, Pat, Joan, Jane, Mickey, Cynthia, Rubuye, Patches, Charla, Kurt, Lyle, Bear, Sylvia, Heidi, Samatha, Marcus, Brenda McQuire, Jan, Joan,  Louise E. Duckwork and her family, friends, Brother Michael Belford, Rev Bev and family,Erin, Bear, Ellie, Andrei, Maggie, ED, Mary, Ari, Kostas, Jean, Rene, Joanie, Stevie, Nat, Matt, Jamie,

 

For Sandy Hook and those in Newtown CT., for all those who have been touched, shattered and devastated by violence we are with you here and pray for an end to such horrible things happening in our world. 

 

For our warriors, We are fighting alongside you and thinking about you.

Rebecca, Hudson, Peyton, Dottie, Zero, George, Peyton, Billy Ray, Yvonne, Les, Lana, Lanita, Kelly, John, Bill,
~ `~

For:

Erin, Ellie, Andrei, WM, Yvonne Cassie, Mildred, Michele, Evelyn, Kelly, Betsy, The Faulkner Family, Stan, Dan, Christie, Ledge, Rick Paul, Colin G Brady, 


NYPD, Guardian Angel Hospice and those there, Lanita, Dana, Leslie, Dottie, Kelly, Molly, Evan, Jeff, Ruby, Kevin, Scott, Dakota, Ruby, Dottie, Todd, John, BK, Clare, Yvonne, Evelyn, Sonny, Trace, Lyle, Michael, Beverly, Shauna, Dixie,

Julia Skinner and her NRV ELITE in Christiansburg VA,thank you for a wonderful year.

 

Coach Woodka, the Tarpon Springs Basketball team, Coach Carb and family, Cooper, Mark, Marvin, Zaden, Zamerion, Daniel, 

Carol, Sandy, Carrie and her family in Aurora,Ali,BK, Carolyn, Karen, Kelly and her family up North,

For those who have asked and we are standing with you in your time of sorrow, angst, difficulties.
   Heidi and family, Dianne, Ken,  Lori, Cynthia, Scott, Ali Legend, and children,  Heather Belle, Carolyn, Rog, Dusty, the 5,000 guardians now standing in the memory of Thomas O’Brien, the family of Trayvon Martin,
For:

  Harriet, Sherry Reed, Mary Grace, Shirley, BK, Stephanie, Lorrie, Pop and his family, Sherry C.,  Katie and Bill Majestic, Marvin, Layne, Lori, Jim, D, Heidi, Julia, Rolling Thunder, The Patriot Guard, Carol,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,Patti Labelle and family, The Wounded Warrior Brigades,   Warren Buffet, Best of health be yours sir, Kyle Jones in TN; a magic maker, a musician and a good man, M Dave Glenn Alley a talented musician who is extending himself in service to others, blessings to you friend,BK, Kevin, Dash, Graham, Suzannah,

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 fighting Lymphoblastic Leukemia,

 

Bernice Etsitty and the life of her son, gone too soon Garrett Joe,Joey, Sam, Tyler, Robbie, Elizabeth, Tommy,

Duke Limongello gone too soon,

and all the children of all colors, all ages, and causes
gone to soon.


Sandy Hook Elementary School

 

in memory and prayers:
  Charlotte Bacon, 2/22/06, female
Daniel Barden, 9/25/05, male
Rachel Davino, 7/17/83, female.
Olivia Engel, 7/18/06, female
Josephine Gay, 12/11/05, female
Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 04/04/06, female
Dylan Hockley, 3/8/06, male
Dawn Hochsprung, 06/28/65, female
Madeleine F. Hsu, 7/10/06, female
Catherine V. Hubbard, 6/08/06, female
Chase Kowalski, 10/31/05, male
Jesse Lewis, 6/30/06, male
James Mattioli , 3/22/06, male
Grace McDonnell, 12/04/05, female
Anne Marie Murphy, 07/25/60, female
Emilie Parker, 5/12/06, female
Jack Pinto, 5/06/06, male
Noah Pozner, 11/20/06, male
Caroline Previdi, 9/07/06, female
Jessica Rekos, 5/10/06, female
Avielle Richman, 10/17/06, female
Lauren Rousseau, 6/1982, female (full date of birth not specified)
Mary Sherlach, 2/11/56, female
Victoria Soto, 11/04/85, female
Benjamin Wheeler, 9/12/06, male
Allison N. Wyatt, 7/03/06, female

 

   

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,those who have fallen and are still missing we honor and thank you,

May the Creator bless you for holding us in your arms to protect our freedoms.

We  remember.






 Jenn, Bill, Denise, Ashe, Stuart Jr,  Barry Gibb, his family, Whitney, the Houston family, the family of our disco queen Donna Summer ,

 

 

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

 

Comfort Keepers, KS/MO, ” Choctaw Nation, 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, Guardian Angel Hospice,  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, and Angel eyes Jack, Daniel, Dave, Cindy and Steve, Marty, 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,  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, 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  of the US MARINES 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,  The Windcross Convservacy and those beautiful Spanish Mustangs known as “pocket ponies”… the dolphins , 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.

Walk in beauty
DRSES

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Darkest before Dawn


Hello everyone and everything… one thing is certain, when you only get sleep for an hour or two and then move out to the lanai… it is quiet, it is dark, and if you have the camera and the moments… YOU just never know the visitors that may be watching over you. So it is now, as I picked up the camera knowing I was not alone!

Yes, spirits are all around me, I feel their comforting presence and a few allowed me to catch the picture… I felt their strength, the love, the presence and then thought, “well I’m just sitting here, waiting for the pain med to kick in, might as well shoot a couple photos”.

I got on Facebook and amazingly an old friend states away was awake as well; she with a sinus infection feeling like she woke with a hangover.
Me here, now the numb is worn off from the epidurals for my lower back and trigger injections in the hip today. Quite frankly that pain of post treatment to cure is hell, especially when the sound of a scream that is recognized as your own in the quiet of the night pops my eyes out of my head as I reassure myself it will be temporary and maybe just maybe this will be the magic one that will end this long haul of horrible. It is quite beautiful here at this time of the morning, now 5:22 am, I’ve been up at the angel hours over the last several hours. Each and every time, sitting out here and thinking of the sacredness and beauty that still fills our world, our lives and the true need to look for the good. Each and every day, “we must look for the good” in our lives, our communities, our country.

As I slid into a darkened pool managing not to fall on plants or trip and wake the whole house, I had to grin thinking of the 4 leggeds who are sleeping the sleep not minding that I am grunting, not minding that I am rambling around, not a sound have they made.  But heaven help me during the day should I disturb their sleep or open a candy wrapper!

They are rather amusing that way, and oh what a great sense of security they provide in the middle of the night as I prowl around making sounds that should alert them, but ohhh NO not these sleepy ones.

It appears that they too enjoy rest, enjoy deep sleep, while so many that I speak to professionally around the country seem to not sleep well at night. Instead they lay their tired heads on their pillows and their brain jumps out and sits on their chests. It then becomes so very active with thoughts, with memories relived of the day; what they could have done more of, what they should of could of would of done had they had more time, had more energy, had more knowledge or resources. Just when people need to unwind, just when their bodies are ready to rest, that brain is ready to get busy it seems.

Or old man pain pays a visit and can’t find a comfortable position for the body to get in.

I admire folks that can hit their head on a pillow and just find blissful sleep, usually I am one of those! This isn’t one of those times, thanks to this unrelenting pain in my lower back known as sciatica or sacroiliac issues that have required epidural injections and those 72 hours of disbursement later! I still believe that if we fall down 7 times, we get up 8… so it goes.

When we fall at least then we can hit our knees for a few moments and give thanks before standing again.

We can realign our senses and our thoughts, and our very being as we stand stronger each time, and ready for game time.

We can and we will, as we absorb the darkness knowing that the dawn is just about to rise.
A beautiful sight indeed it is, blessed to be alive to see it happen, and just about giddy over the whole thing when you think about it.

While waiting it is a good time to remember:

So … today I hope whatever you are going through, wherever you are, that you find humor in all that you are doing, in whatever situation or thing you might be going through or enduring.  I hope you WIN… in all ways in all days.

I also hope you will take this most profound truth within you and remember this often before you talk to yourself, and definitely before you engage with others, be it friends, family, associates:   THINK

 T – is it true?
H- is it helpful? (to you and others)
I- is it inspiring? (try to always be inspiring)
N- is it necessary? (oh we need things to be)
K- is it kind? (heaven knows we need more kindness)

Just think before you speak, pause if you must mid-sentence and remember the words you speak have an impact on the person(s) hearing it… in good, bad, or awful ways… BE the best version of you and add to that ripple of goodness that will spread and move through the Universe with great vibrations in good way relations, personally and professionally.

Spread that light of yours everywhere you go and with every conversation you have… Leave the rest to the Creator!

Many blessings from my home to yours, from my day to yours. If I ever cross your mind, I hope you find reason to smile.
Walk in beauty,
DrSherry

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It’s a beautiful day, prayers goin UP for all!


Wishing you happiness, sunshine, blue skies and wonderment today! The fire is burning, the sage is in the air, as I sit in thought and reflection of time spent in KS/MO, and right here at home, so many beautiful people, wonderful times, and things that make our hearts sing…  I still say, it’s a wonderful world.

 

Sending up prayers, good thoughts, great vibes to all:

DLB, Dot/COB/Mom, Angela, Kamryn Elijah, D’Vante, Olivia, Joan,  Linda McDonald, Laura, Mitch, Eileen, Mary, Kelley, Joanna, Renie, Jean, K & A, Tony, Dave, Cheri, Dan, Audrey, Anne, Patti R., Pat, Stephen, Matthew, Jane, Walter, Jen, Snoop, Lance Dyer, Dakota, Bev, Erik, Shari Taylor Webster, Stephen Bright and family, Gayle, Chris W., Penni, Suz, Chase, Jaxon, Matthew, Bryan, Corey Richardson (Kokie), Dave, Eric, Paul, Rick, Alexis, Bill, Tom, Bob, Kurt, Dianne, Suzannah,
Elizabeth Gardiner Myers, her beloved sister-in-law and family,  little Rylie, Jan, Charlie, Eagan, John D, John S., Kurt, Kendra, Matt, Stoney, Regina, Suz, Corby, TK, Ericka, Louise, Tommy, Joan, Bob, Fluff, Scott, The Korabek/Shram tribe, AnneMary, Shirley, Karen, Lori, Tanya,  Kendra, Kurt, Joan, Jack, Tom, Chris, Sabian, Rus, Stan, Greg, Scott, Christian, Mike, Richy, Areila, Penny, Ford, Bob, Frank, Eric, Kurt, Bob, Chases Cows, George, Justan, Phillip, Deion, Hunter, Pop, Ledg, Matthew, Stephen, Pat, Jennifer, 

Maya Angelou we will miss you here on this earth… thank you phenomenal woman for all that you are. May we all be better because of all that you were. 

ZERO, soar on dear one, we miss you always yet know you are with us in all the familiar places …Prayers and strength for Alexis and her family, Chelsea, Baby Florenzo, and Sara may the Creator welcome you all home to the Ancestors…   Those in Christiansburg VA and surrounding communities for strength and healing, VAAP, Stephen Deirslen and family,  Kurt, Ali, Jeremiah, Pop Spring, Joe, Rachel, Matthew, Nick, Leanne, Leslie, Stephen, Gayle, Karen, Janet, Perry, JT, Moses, Little Nicholas, Karen, Ericka, young Peyton, Bill, Shauna, Dixie, Kurt, J&L, John, Alexis, Kassity, Kelsi, Bob, Lauri, Larry, KM, Osh Kosh, DC, Courtney and baby, Choctaw Nation, SODA, Kari, Jamie, Tiffany, Bob, David, The Durant P.D., Windhorse, Hezra and Dan, Pat, Joan, Jane, Mickey, Cynthia, Rubuye, Patches, Charla, Kurt, Lyle, Bear, Sylvia, Heidi, Samatha, Marcus, Brenda McQuire, Jan, Joan,  Louise E. Duckwork and her family, friends, Brother Michael Belford, Rev Bev and family,Erin, Bear, Ellie, Andrei, Maggie, ED, Mary, Ari, Kostas, Jean, Rene, Joanie, Stevie, Nat, Matt, Jamie,

For Sandy Hook and those in Newtown CT., for all those who have been touched, shattered and devastated by violence we are with you here and pray for an end to such horrible things happening in our world. 

For our warriors, We are fighting alongside you and thinking about you.

Rebecca, Hudson, Peyton, Dottie, Zero, George, Peyton, Billy Ray, Yvonne, Les, Lana, Lanita, Kelly, John, Bill,

~ `~

For:

Erin, Ellie, Andrei, WM, Yvonne Cassie, Mildred, Michele, Evelyn, Kelly, Betsy, The Faulkner Family, Stan, Dan, Christie, Ledge, Rick Paul, Colin G Brady, 


  NYPD, Guardian Angel Hospice and those there, Lanita, Dana, Leslie, Dottie, Kelly, Molly, Evan, Jeff, Ruby, Kevin, Scott, Dakota, Ruby, Dottie, Todd, John, BK, Clare, Yvonne, Evelyn, Sonny, Trace, Lyle, Michael, Beverly, Shauna, Dixie,

Julia Skinner and her NRV ELITE in Christiansburg VA,thank you for a wonderful year.

Coach Woodka, the Tarpon Springs Basketball team, Coach Carb and family, Cooper, Mark, Marvin, Zaden, Zamerion, Daniel, 

Carol, Sandy, Carrie and her family in Aurora,Ali,BK, Carolyn, Karen, Kelly and her family up North,

For those who have asked and we are standing with you in your time of sorrow, angst, difficulties.

   Heidi and family, Dianne, Ken,  Lori, Cynthia, Scott, Ali Legend, and children,  Heather Belle, Carolyn, Rog, Dusty, the 5,000 guardians now standing in the memory of Thomas O’Brien, the family of Trayvon Martin,

For:

  Harriet, Sherry Reed, Mary Grace, Shirley, BK, Stephanie, Lorrie, Pop and his family,

Sherry C.,  Katie and Bill Majestic, Marvin, Layne, Lori, Jim, D, Heidi, Julia, Rolling Thunder, The Patriot Guard, Carol,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,Patti Labelle and family, The Wounded Warrior Brigades,   Warren Buffet, Best of health be yours sir, Kyle Jones in TN; a magic maker, a musician and a good man, M Dave Glenn Alley a talented musician who is extending himself in service to others, blessings to you friend,BK, Kevin, Dash, Graham, Suzannah,


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 fighting Lymphoblastic Leukemia,


Bernice Etsitty and the life of her son, gone too soon Garrett Joe,Joey, Sam, Tyler, Robbie, Elizabeth, Tommy,

Duke Limongello gone too soon,

and all the children of all colors, all ages, and causes

gone to soon.


Sandy Hook Elementary School

in memory and prayers:

  Charlotte Bacon, 2/22/06, female
Daniel Barden, 9/25/05, male
Rachel Davino, 7/17/83, female.
Olivia Engel, 7/18/06, female
Josephine Gay, 12/11/05, female
Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 04/04/06, female
Dylan Hockley, 3/8/06, male
Dawn Hochsprung, 06/28/65, female
Madeleine F. Hsu, 7/10/06, female
Catherine V. Hubbard, 6/08/06, female
Chase Kowalski, 10/31/05, male
Jesse Lewis, 6/30/06, male
James Mattioli , 3/22/06, male
Grace McDonnell, 12/04/05, female
Anne Marie Murphy, 07/25/60, female
Emilie Parker, 5/12/06, female
Jack Pinto, 5/06/06, male
Noah Pozner, 11/20/06, male
Caroline Previdi, 9/07/06, female
Jessica Rekos, 5/10/06, female
Avielle Richman, 10/17/06, female
Lauren Rousseau, 6/1982, female (full date of birth not specified)
Mary Sherlach, 2/11/56, female
Victoria Soto, 11/04/85, female
Benjamin Wheeler, 9/12/06, male
Allison N. Wyatt, 7/03/06, female

   

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,those who have fallen and are still missing we honor and thank you,

May the Creator bless you for holding us in your arms to protect our freedoms.


We  remember.






 Jenn, Bill, Denise, Ashe, Stuart Jr,  Barry Gibb, his family, Whitney, the Houston family, the family of our disco queen Donna Summer ,

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

” Choctaw Nation, 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, Guardian Angel Hospice,  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, and Angel eyes Jack, Daniel, Dave, Cindy and Steve, Marty, 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,  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, 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  of the US MARINES 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,  The Windcross Convservacy and those beautiful Spanish Mustangs known as “pocket ponies”… the dolphins , 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.

Walk in beauty
DRSES

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JUNE 3rd,Happy Birthday again Granny!


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdjcha_you-ll-alway-be-the-wind-beneath-my_people



From here to there she continues to be everywhere… Quite simply, love never dies…


Prayers for all in the bowl and love across the suns rays…

Please take a moment to wish my Granny a Happy Birthday today as we continue to be graced in being her legacy here. Thank you


blessings to you and yours today and always… time sure does keep moving… it’s hard to believe it’s been so long.


Walk in Beauty,
DRSES

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Zac Brown and band; passion that is hard to describe


There are some people, ordinary people, famous people, that just take your breath away. I had the great pleasure of seeing The Zac Brown Band in Tampa this weekend and I was not at all prepared for what ended in being the best concert of my life… with musicians that lit up a stage with passion that words are hard to describe. Zac Brown with a guitar that is beginning to look like Willie Nelson’s guitar (Trigger), but he is much too young to have a guitar that is so worn, so fine tuned and well played.  Zac who takes to the stage like most of us walk through our home, with ease, with humility, with a smile that reaches into the soul of each person it falls on during the night. He and fellow musicians could be playing for 50,000 or for 3 and they would still be intense, incredible and their abilities on those instruments awe inspiring with such passion that it could easily take you to a place in your soul that flies as fast as his fingers on the frets. Whether circling his fiddle player in a duel of “Devil went down to Georgia” as though they were playing for the win, to singing with such earnest love and fun songs of chicken, I do believe this young man has more passion than the majority of folks in the crowd that filled the lawns and seats.

He is generous, he is a master, he is on tour city after city, bringing his smile, his perfection, his band of talented men to the stages across our nation.  At one point during a song, a soldier appeared, standing at salute with a flag behind him… The audience went insane with screams and applause… The volume level was deafening, the soldier never moved… the intensity of the sounds I have never known the likes of.  It was more than words can explain the feeling and the song played on as he stood at attention, as he continued his salute. As the thousands stood and screamed their “thank you” for our military.


There are some artists that once you have seen them live, their music takes on a different perspective on CD/radio… it adds a depth that is like the seas. Behind the stage there were scrims that took the breath away; oceans, sunsrises, at one point looking like Zac was standing in the rain of Tampa… And in a heart beat the stage was cleared and these musicians were sitting in chairs in a semi circle with guitars playing their hearts out… With songs that filled the soul, with faces of rapture, of great gratitude, or mad respect for each other and with passion beyond what most folks will ever know.  Zac is one of those rare talents in this world of music today… and one helluva a good man who has maintained his humility wanting to just play his music and do some good along the way. He let the crowd know that $1.00 of their ticket was helping his foundation for kids across this 2014 tour; added up that’s a lot of money!  Take a look at the good being done at Camp Southern Ground Organization!

https://campsouthernground.org/

 
Yes, there are just some things that “telling about” doesn’t do justice… Zac Brown and the Band seems to be one of those things… One has to experience it, to be open to it, to “see it/feel it/go with it” in order to be open to the feelings and thoughts. Once that is done, it makes hearing him different in and on so many levels.

It was a night to remember, a night that now allows me to erase the not so good moments and times of obscene drunkenness and in appropriate behavior of humankind that was around us.  I do believe it opened my eyes to part of what is “wrong with our world” as I observed and was enraged by some of what I witnessed and what was in the row in front of us… the lack of respect, the lack of care, the …. I could go on and on, but am working hard to remove those images and confrontations from my mind as I continue to enjoy all that was good, and Zac Brown was more than good.  He was “more than words can say”, but says it all in his music, even when “I saw goodbye in his eyes”…

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Wishing you all a most wonderful week! Let the music play on, play on, play ON… through you, in you, and move you…

Walk in beauty,
DRSES

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Maya Angelou, we have lost a beloved woman


“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”   May her memory be eternal… may we all be more than we were yesterday as we thank her.

Maya Angelou has walked on this morning from her home at 86 years old. The angels are singing, old friends are embracing her as we here will miss her terribly and mourn her inspiration and her beauty. A profound sadness sweeps my heart that I never had the opportunity to sit with her, just for a moment, to look into her eyes and touch her hands listening to her raspy and most remarkable words that came from her heart. Walk on phenomenal woman, you will be missed by the world.  Maya has given each of us enough to be more than we thought possible with each step we take…if only take the step.


Words of wisdom for all to read, to hear, to put into action steps… while recognizing that we are more  alike than we are different. 



  We will miss you, will mourn you and will laugh as much as we cry remembering the wisdom you have given all to learn and live from through the years…. Thank you Maya Angelou for your life and your gifts. Watch over us please… Let us all remember a bit of what you said,
    

“Our country needs us all right now to stand up and be counted. We need to try to be great citizens. We are necessary in this country, and we need to give something — that is to say, go to a local hospital, go to the children’s ward and offer to the nurse in charge an hour twice a month that you can give them reading children’s stories or poetry,” she said. “And go to an old folks’ home and read the newspaper to somebody. Go to your church or your synagogue or your mosque, and say, ‘I’d like to be of service. I have one hour twice a month.’
“You’ll be surprised at how much better you will feel,” she said. “And good done anywhere is good done everywhere.”


With deep respect and gratitude for a phenomenal woman.

DrSherry