Sunday, May 1, 2011

Where were you when the world stopped turning? Osama is Dead

Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?

Were you in the yard with your wife and children

Or working on some stage in L.A.?

Did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smoke

Risin' against that blue sky?

Did you shout out in anger, in fear for your neighbor

Or did you just sit down and cry?

Did you weep for the children who lost their dear loved ones

And pray for the ones who don't know?

Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble

And sob for the ones left below?

Did you burst out in pride for the red, white and blue

And the heroes who died just doin' what they do?

Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer

And look at yourself and what really matters?

I'm just a singer of simple songs

I'm not a real political man

I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell

you the difference in Iraq and Iran

But I know Jesus and I talk to God

And I remember this from when I was young

Faith, hope and love are some good things He gave us

And the greatest is love

Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?

Were you teaching a class full of innocent children

Or driving down some cold interstate?

Did you feel guilty 'cause you're a survivor

In a crowded room did you feel alone?

Did you call up your mother and tell her you loved her?

Did you dust off that Bible at home?

Did you open your eyes, hope it never happened

Close your eyes and not go to sleep?

Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages

Or speak to some stranger on the street?

Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow

Or go out and buy you a gun?

Did you turn off that violent old movie you're watchin'

And turn on "I Love Lucy" reruns?

Did you go to a church and hold hands with some strangers

Did you stand in line and give your own blood?

Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family

Thank God you had somebody to love?

And the greatest is love.

And the greatest is love.

Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day?

Peace to you and yours on this day!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

May God grant you always.....

A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.

Happy St. Patrick's day to all!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Open Your Heart.......

For those of you have been following for awhile, you might know I've had open heart surgery three times and have a cardiac defibrillator (I know, HUH?). I was born with a congenital heart defect and was not to survive to be an adult, I celebrated my 45th birthday this past December! Yay, me! Why do I mention this, because I would like to ask you, my bloggy friends to participate in National WEAR RED DAY on Friday, February 4th and for you to WEAR RED on this day. 

(borrowered from the American Heart Association's web-site):

There are many types of cardiovascular diseases. About 80 million American adults have one or more of them. Each year over 864,000 people die from them — that’s about 35 percent of all deaths in the United States!


Every 37 seconds, someone dies from heart and blood vessel diseases, America’s No. 1 killer. Since most of those deaths are from coronary heart disease — about 446,000 each year — it’s important to learn all you can about heart attacks.

Don’t ignore heart problems. It’s a matter of life and death!

A heart attack occurs when the blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked, usually by a blood clot. If this clot cuts off the blood flow completely, the part of the heart muscle supplied by that artery begins to die.

Here are some signs of a heart attack:

• Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest.

It lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.

• Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.

• Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.

• Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or light-headedness.

If you have any of these signs, don’t wait more than 5 minutes before calling for help.

Call 9-1-1…Get to a hospital right away.

The most startling HEART disease statistic of all, you may not know is that, HEART DISEASE IS THE NUMBER ONE KILLER OF WOMAN IN AMERICA! (more than Breast Cancer). So, please if you get a chance, visit the American Heart Association's web-site and check out the information they offer on taking care of your heart.

Because February is on its way and Valentine's Day dominates....a holiday devoted to the HEART, I will be  wearing RED on Friday and every Friday the month of February, won't you join me and honor those who suffer from heart disease or have been lost to it? Kicking off NEXT Friday, February 4th, I hope you will....join me.

Peace ♥♥♥