We Have Got To Get It Together! 5-15-18

Dear Mr. President

Since your surprising inauguration, I wake up every morning to the chaos in the news. Much of the chaos created by none other than you and those you surround yourself with. It’s absolutely draining. Often times I wonder if you are delusional and don’t see what the world, including myself see. In less than two years, you’ve managed to create a revolution not only in our great country but in countries throughout the world. It’s a crazy mess.

I’m calling you out today as the instigator of this great big mess you’ve created and I’d like to encourage you to get it together and start leading this country in a positive direction. Our country is falling apart ethically and spiritually. In the words of Tom Petty..”there’s a revolution out there. Sooner or later we’ve got to get it together”. I’d suggest RIGHT NOW!

I’d like to make it clear, I write you as a concerned American. I’m not a Democrat nor am I a Republican. I’m just a proud American who believes this country deserves to behave better. With that said, I implore you to re-evaluate your actions and start acting like the leader you were elected to be. Be the example many Americans, youth included, want to look up to.

I leave you with the lyrics of this great song by Tom Petty.

“Call the instigator

Because there’s something in the air

We’ve got to get together sooner or later

Because the revolution’s here

And you know it’s right

And you know that it’s right

We have got to get it together

We have got to get it together now

Run through the fields and houses

Because there’s something in the air

We’ve got to get together sooner or later

Because the revolution’s here

And you know it’s right

And you know that it’s right

We have got to get it together

We have got to get it together now

Call out the instigator

Because there’s something in the air

We’ve got to get together sooner or later

Because the revolution’s here

And you know it’s right

And you know that it’s right

We have got to get it together

We have got to get it together now”

Get it together Mr. President. Our country and the world deserves better.

Sincerely

Velma D

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The Tin Man 11-14-17

I posted this on Facebook about a year ago. It showed up on my Facebook memories. I thought I’d share on my blog today.

My song today is the Tin Man by America. My son Skyler used to make fun of me for loving this group. He thought I was a nerd. This song is a favorite simply because the lyrics resonate with me. The tin man was a character in the wizard of oz. As you no, the Wizard of Oz is the story of Dorothy who finds herself hiding in her room during a tornado. The tornado lifts her house and she’s caught in the eye of the tornado. Ultimately her home lands in the Land of Oz on top of the Wicked Witch of the East killing her. Her mean sister wants to kill Dorothy but The good witch appears and puts the witches ruby red slippers on Dorothy telling her to follow the yellow brick road where she will find Oz and he will send her home.

On the way she meets the lion (he wants courage) the tin man (he wants a heart) and the scarecrow (he wants a brain). Together they travel this journey following the yellow brick road despite the many challenges along the way. They arrive at the end of their journey. Facing Oz is scary but as it turns out Oz is just a little old man who is harmless. Oz gives Dorothy and her crew what they already had. In other words, Oz didn’t have the power. The power was within themselves. Dorothy always had the ability to go home. The lion already had courage, the tin man had heart and the scarecrow had a brain.

Such is life. Sometimes we find ourselves in the tornado of life. We lack courage, brains and a heart to stay on the yellow brick road moving forward until we finally reach the end of the journey and the challenge is over. It’s not easy but we make it. We look back and realize we had courage, brains and a heart all along. The question is how did we use those God given gifts? Were we determined and never gave up? Did we use our brain to make wise choices and was our heart filled with love for ourselves? More importantly for others or was it filled with fear, resentment, grief, worry?

The moral is there’s always an end to the story. As we travel the journey it’s important we use the gifts given to us in a positive way. Have courage in everything you do. Use your brain to make wise choices and always have a heart filled with love not only for yourself but for others.

In life we pray for courage to get through each day. We pray for wisdom to make the right choices and often times we pray for love. The truth is we are praying for what we already have. We just have to find these gifts within ourselves. My prayer for those reading this today is that if you’re facing a challenge you will recognize the courage you already have to get through it. You will use your “brain” to make wise choices and you will have a heart filled with love not only for yourself but for others.

Theory of the Wizard of Oz 11-10-16

My song today is the Tin Man by America. My son Skyler used to make fun of me for loving this group. He thought I was a nerd. This song is a favorite simply because the lyrics resonate w me. The tin man was a character in the wizard of oz. As you no the Wizard of Oz is the story of Dorothy who finds herself hiding in her room during a tornado. The tornado lifts her house and she’s caught in the eye of the tornado. Ultimately her home lands in the Land of Oz on top of the Wicked Witch of the East killing her. Her mean sister wants to kill Dorothy but The good witch appears and puts the witches ruby red slippers on Dorothy telling her to follow the yellow brick road where she will find Oz and he will send her home. On the way she meets the lion (he wants courage) the tin man (he wants a heart) and the scarecrow (he wants a brain). Together they travel this journey following the yellow brick road despite the many challenges along the way. They arrive at the end of their journey. Facing Oz is scary but as it turns out Oz is just a little old man who is harmless. Oz gives Dorothy and her crew what they already had. In other words, Oz didn’t have the power. The power was within themselves. Dorothy always had the ability to go home. The lion already had courage, the tin man had heart and the scarecrow had a brain. Such is life. Sometimes we find ourselves in the tornado of life. We lack courage, brains and a heart to stay on the yellow brick road moving forward until we finally reach the end of the journey and the challenge is over. It’s not easy but we make it. We look back & realize we had courage, brains & a heart all along. The question is how did we use those God given gifts. Were we determined & never gave up? Did we use our brain to make good choices & was our heart filled with love for ourselves but more importantly others or was it filled w fear resentment, grief, worry? The moral is there’s always an end to the story. As we travel the journey it’s important we use the gifts given to us in a positive way. Have courage in everything you do. Use your brain to make good choices and always have a heart filled w love not only for yourself but for others. In life we pray for courage to get through each day. We pray for wisdom to make the right choices and often times we pray for love. The truth is we are praying for what we already have. We just have to find these gifts within ourself. My prayer for those reading this today is that if you’re facing a challenge you will recognize the courage you already have to get through it. You will use your “brain” to make wise choices and you will have a heart filled with love not only for yourself but for others.