I have been a part of many things that most people, including me, would think are a pretty big deal. I have sung in front of hundreds of thousands of people, shared the stage with, and recorded with, superstars, worked on presidential campaigns ( how I made it through the vetting process of the secret service is beyond me! ) and blah, blah, blah… Some have even said that I am gifted!! The truth is that was just a lot of exterior smoke and mirrors. Sitting here today, in “music City”, in the grip of a winter storm that has everyone locked inside for a couple of days, I have had a bit of time to reflect. Not any new revelations but maybe a renewal of spirit… Consciousness!!
Today, the big deal is that I recognize… I know that the greatest gift God has given me is my Family. This beautiful little force of nature we call Emma and my exceptionally gorgeous wife Tina have completely changed me! My amazingly talented daughter Victoria, is the soul filling voice inside my head where there used to be nothing but self adsorbed chaos. She is mine and I am hers. My step children continue to enrich my life beyond measure . And my little quiet Malia, on the other end of the phone, always finds just the right words and inflections to make me laugh and warm my heart! What more could there be? Well, most days I can certainly overlook these wonderful gifts and think there is more, but truthfully when you get down to it… what is there, out there, that could possibly even compare? For me these days there is my family and then there is everything else. My purpose has completely been refocused. Now I must put it out there, to get right down to it and truth be told, it is really God, my family and then the rest!! Without the saving grace of God, I know it sounds cliche’, I would have never been given the chance at any of this. Those of you that have known me since the old days know that I should be dead! But, there was, and is a greater purpose for me and so I have been spared to live other days. Live so that I might be useful to others. it is in that, my second chance, that I have found my true meaning, be of service to others, however that looks, and help make a difference. But of course the change, and the difference. But in the gift of giving it happens to me, I receive it. And so it goes…
“Love is that which is unlimited. There is no beginning and no end to it. No before and no after. Love always was, always is, and always will be”
God Is Good. I Am Second.