Being Thankful

I am enormously thankful for my family, and my friends, all of whom I adore and cherish, but I feel especially thankful to love, for loving and embracing me as only she could. Life has taught me that love is truly the greatest blessing, that all good things arise from the foundation of love; every smile, happiness, celebration and laughter, playfulness, flower, fragrance, food drink, song and dance…they all begin with, and in, the garden of love. So I want to take this moment to warmly & graciously thank Love, for showing me the way, and for bringing so many wonderfully loving people into my life, but mostly for teaching me that while there are oh so many paths in this world to take, Love is the only one that will bring you home cured. I thank you so much Love, for teaching me that! dwp

Being Thankful

I am enormously thankful for my family, and my friends, all of whom I love and cherish, but I feel especially thankful to love, for loving and embracing me as only she could. Life has taught me that love is truly the greatest blessing, that all good things arise from the foundation of love; every smile, happiness, celebration and laughter, playfulness, flower, fragrance, food drink, song and dance…they all begin with, and in, the garden of love. So I want to take this moment to warmly & graciously thank Love, for showing me the way, and for bringing so many extraordinary, and wonderfully loving people into my life, but mostly for teaching me that while there are oh so many paths in this world to take, Love is the only one that will bring you home cured. Thank you so much Love, for teaching me that! dwp

For love of Country, and Not

John McCain said “I fell in love with my country when I was a prisoner in someone else’s.” And I think that’s sweet, even though my experience was a little different. Things didn’t happen that way for me. When I left my country, I fell out of love, most notably when I realized two things: 1) That it wasn’t my country, and 2) That it didn’t love me.

But I do respect those who have served this country patriotically, and I just think it is the epitome of pettiness for the White House flag to be flying at full mass today. Every other flag in Washington is at half mass this week in honor of John McCain. It is just beyond my comprehension how infantile and pathetic this so-called president is. That’s why it is not curious why he is not invited to Sen. McCain’s funeral. Steve Schmidt said: “trump doesn’t even qualify to speak John McCain’s name” and I totally agree with him. dwp

Counting Your Conscience

They tell you that it is not good to lie cheat steal, be a murderer, or an adulterer…but how to be such a good person in a world that is so rotten? The world is becoming unconscionable; it rewards war, conflict, ugliness & ignorance, while it punishes integrity, honesty, and intelligence. The world teaches us to be good, to love, but how is one to be so righteous when the world is so wrong? If the world isn’t one of conscience, how are the people to have a conscience? The religions don’t have a conscience, the politicians have even less, and even parents are guilty of unconscionable behavior with their kids, often unknowingly. They want their kids to be great, wonderful students, beautiful, talented, and of course successful, but it is rare for a parent to demonstrate for a child what these things look like. If a child is exposed to distastefulness, they will naturally become distasteful. It’s obvious. The world is not kind, or benevolent. It is rather becoming something that is experienced as an uphill battle, a headache, something that people are fighting with. They have an idea that fighters survive, which is another lie that almost everybody is taught. You must fight for what you want out of life, even if it means you will have to lie cheat or steal to get it. They’ll tell you that it’ll be okay, you will still be rewarded. But I am saying to you that there is no reward for not being honorable, for being dishonest, and for having no integrity. There can be no reward for such things, only illusion.

To have a conscience in such an unconscionable world is certainly the harder way to go because it is the path much less traveled. You will not meet many of your friends there, as it is the road for warriors only. And to be a warrior of such character requires great courage. It is not something that happens often. But when it does, when you see it exhibited; if you see it in your child, or in somebody you love dearly, encourage and nurture it. Do not condemn it. Treat that person as the treasure he or she is, because they are the true saviors. They are here to show us the way to a higher, much more evolved awareness. dwp

Not in the Mood

I know how important it is to celebrate fatherhood, I just hung up with my dad of 91 years, whom I love and admire, but I am having a difficult time feeling happy today because there are in excess of 2000 children who are being torn away from their parents at the southern border of this country. These families are not criminals, they are seeking asylum. They have traveled thousands of miles to get here, only to be traumatized by this governments ugliest policy yet, separating children aged 2-17 from their parents and trying to use biblical scripture to justify it. What kind of people are these? And where are all the Evangelical Christians now? They are the ones always preaching about Pro Life; Well, these are lives, so where are they? It is the most disgraceful and despicable injustice I’ve ever seen. No, I can not be in the mood to celebrate. I am in Pain. I’m hurting. America has a devil for a president. He is demonic and truly evil. It is not even that he has low morals, he is amoral. He has no moral compass, or character. This man is trying to bring us back to the dark ages, where he lives. Do you realize that?

The only shining star in this is that we now have political history on him. So even though his donkeys believe anything their master says, they are becoming less relevant now. The people are tired of this government, it’s corruption, and lies…even those who voted them in. He is so transparent now. trump is a huge disappointment and failure & even the deaf dumb and fearful can see it.

So please people, celebrate all the good fathers today, but remember to also think about those warehouses full of precious children in dire need, without their moms and dads to hug, or help them. dwp

Off To Jail

Well well…The ex-trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s bail was just revoked by the district court judge, so they are taking off his $5000 dollar suit replacing it with a bright orange jumpsuit, and handcuffs. trump insists that Manafort had “very little or nothing”  to do with his campaign, even though he was running it for two months until he had to quit because there was too much heat on him. Anyway, they are taking Paulie boy off to jail now, and I’m lovin’ it! Can’t you just hear the fat lady getting ready to sing!! LOL dwp

The Success of Death

I was talking to my daughter yesterday after the tragic and surprising death of Kate Spade, about how so many people in the public eye look like the picture of joy and happiness, but so often aren’t, for one reason or another. Life is full of lots of challenges but there is one thing that is for sure, and that is that fame and fortune does not solve them. People constantly make the mistake of thinking that money makes problems go away, but it never has and it never will. Money is problematic. It is only good if you know how to control it. Once money is in control of you, which it seeks to do, it takes your life over. And when that happens, it is actually much better not to have it. That’s why Howard Hughes renounced all his money, and tried to live like a pauper and a recluse. He was smart enough to try to get back to some semblance of sanity. Anthony Bourdain just committed suicide today. And we find ourselves once again asking what wasn’t to love about his life? traveling all around the world from one country to another eating gourmet food, meeting wonderful people? But we never know what’s really going on in the deepest corners of peoples hearts. And that’s why we should always try to touch others in a sincere and loving way…because you might just be saving their life. dwp