Well for all you “political junkies” who expect me to rant and rave this will be a disappointment. I want to share something in a “musical” sense. As many of you know, a couple of years ago I began learning to play “MY DADDY’S OLD GUITAR”. The journey has brought untold pleasure into my heart as I progressed to write song after song. I was unaware that I had the talent to write although I had already begun to write the blog before I began to write songs. And I thought, “Who would want to hear what I thought?”. Well, many did want to know what I thought and have subscribed to the blog; and some, but not as many, have purchased my CDs. I realized that I do have a talent however simplistic it is. There is a button on the lower right of this blog where you can sign up to receive every time I post; and I have included a link to purchase my CDs. But, please understand that this is not a commercial. It will come to light as I explain the profound message I received as I listened to a video link which I received from a friend.
Some years back I had a heart attack, went to the hospital and endured “open heart surgery”. The doctor said, “I do not know how you survived. As, almost all that have this type of attack die before they hit the floor.”; but, he assured me he could pull me thru the “eye of the needle”. He did his part. As did a black lady, supposedly a nurse, but no one in the hospital knew her. She prayed over me for forty-five minutes the morning of the surgery; and I did recover; but, always in the back of my mind I wondered, “WHY ME LORD”. I told many people that there must be something I had not yet accomplished that “HE” had in mind for me. Now, every night as I “lay me down” I say my prayers. Just after I thank “HIM” for my blessings and ask “HIM” for forgiveness of my sins, I ask that “HE” watch over my family whom I call by name; and then I ask that “HE” give me long life so that I might be of “SERVICE TO HIM” and to them, the family. One of my dogs, TUGGER, lays with me during my prayers. I have always pondered long and hard about what that service might be; and although I have several ideas, I have often thought I had failed. Until I heard the following link, I was still wondering “WHY ME LORD”. As I listened to the “CHRISTMAS SCALE”, the profoundness of the message came forth. My writing of the blog and “MUSIC” is at least a part of what I was to accomplish. Thru the blog, but more so thru “MY MUSIC”, I have reached people and made them “think” and in some cases “SMILE”. I realized that I had not “FAILED”; but, I was doing what “HE” wanted and that was touching other people’s lives ever so minutely. The music scale was key. I hope all my friends in “MUSIC” realize that they too touch people’s lives and approach the rest of their lives accordingly. Let me provoke this thought, if I might, YOU are the messenger but the “TALENT” comes from “HIM”. DO NOT EVER FORGET IT!!!!!
My “gift” is lyrics and my playing is only to help expand on thought and to try to use music to spread “HIS” word. I recently attended a “gig” in which a friend was playing; and I met a couple from Minnesota. We visited and I felt that although I was not part of the “gig”, in some small way, I helped spread a “musical message” along with the players. Again, helping to spread the “NEWS” not in words but by actions. “ALL” attendees that night had a part of helping to bring smiles to people’s faces.
I have finally realized that I am “provoking thought”, making people “smile for a while”, and trying to befriend people; and, this is “MY” answer to “WHY ME LORD”. Hopefully, you will find “YOUR” answer in something I write–be it thru the blog or thru some verse of some song. It only makes “COMMON SENSE” to hope so. And, for everyone who has read my blog or purchased a CD for themselves, or to pass on to others, please know that you are helping to fulfill my “mission”, that you are appreciated and that I sincerely “THANK YOU”.
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