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Even though we live on opposite sides of this great country of ours we have become trusted business partners… We’ve each been bouncin’ around this old internet for a number of years… That’s how we discovered we each have the same interests & goals… Neither of us has ever found that one thing that excites us enough to promote & make a lot of money, but now that we’ve become partners, that’s about to change… We’re both seniors who believe that

“Two heads are better than one”…
We would like to share this with you…

“The Power of Teamwork
Makes The Dream Work”

Here’s one of our most lucrative discoveries… This program is perfect for us especially, because as Seniors we need to keep movin’ instead of bein’ tied to a computer all day gettin’ “monkey butt”…
All we have to do is find the best way to drive traffic to our site…  We just get our link exposed so people can decide for themselves if this is the opportunity they’ve been waiting for, just as we have… The conversion rate for this  platform is through the roof…

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We’re inviting you to join us… We’ll pool our resources & reap the rewards of our dreams… We can learn to work together just like in the song,

“Ebony ‘n’ Ivory”…

Our motto is:

“If it’s going to be, it’s up to me”

Signing off ’til next time this is,
Linda Michel White
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The Influence of Acceptance & Divine Inspiration

Published on 1/27/2017

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I’m not writing this for any self serving pity party…  I learned a long time ago that doesn’t help anyone…  I just want to try to make clear my vision of how life happens sometimes when it ventures out of our control…  I also learned the only way to deal with these kinds of things are to accept them as part of life…  I use the Serenity Prayer:

This past Holiday season was one of great challenge & sadness for my family & myself…  Two weeks before Christmas my daughter Terri, suffered a massive stroke…  After they got her to the hospital she was stabilized & today she is making a slow recovery…  I don’t remember the exact date we found out but I knew my second son Brett, was having life threatening health issues…  After all the tests the doctors told him there were too many serious things wrong with him & that he didn’t have but approximately  three weeks to live…  Before he passed away I was rushed to the hospital with such intense chest pains it felt like I was having a massive heart attack…  After all the tests it was determined that there was absolutely nothing wrong with my heart, that the pain I was experiencing was caused by stress…  I didn’t know that stress could affect us like that…

A Powerful Lesson For A Stress Free Life

 By January 11th Brett passed away, but not before we had a beneficial conversation of closure for both of us…  It was good because he was able to tell me the Good Lord brought him into this world & he was ready to have the Lord take him Home & out of this painful earthly existence…  You see, the difficult part of all this is that my daughter lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan & Brett in Pensacola, Florida…  I live about 20 miles north of St. Petersburg, Florida…  The last time I went up north in the winter I wound up extremely sick with a virus…  With below zero weather & all the ice & snow I couldn’t take that chance…  I was planning on making the 8 hour trip to Pensacola the Saturday before Brett passed but wound up in the emergency room that Friday…  I’m grateful I wasn’t on the road when that happened…

Now for the moral of the story with an unusual twist of fate…  Yesterday I was trying to get up to date on Facebook where I’m doing some online marketing…  I have close to 500 friends from all over the country & various parts of the world…  When they realized what was happening from reading the updates I was making for my family, the most beautiful thing happened…  So many of them offered their prayers & were so supportive that mere words can’t thank them enough for what they’ve done for my family & myself…  Say what you will about Facebook but these are the special kind of people I want to be my friends…  Well, last night I ran across this little video that had a message that seemed like it was made specifically for me…  It had been shared on Facebook by my Grandson, James…  That’s the beauty of Divine Inspiration at work… Things like that happen & I guess through the years I have learned to pay attention to those little God nudges when they happen as if by some kind of magic…  I guess that’s how I know that God is working in my life as he makes his presence known to me…  I’m so grateful & I feel very blessed to know everything will be alright as it’s all in God’s hands… I never have to face such difficult times like this alone… All I need to do is Let Go & Let God… I know that my friends & family will support me the rest of the way…

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P.S.  Just look at the beautiful video I found…   I’ve asked for permission to use this from the people who produced it… The Serenity Prayer has a very special meaning for me because I’m a recovering alcoholic who hasn’t had a drink in 26 years… Though I’ve had many challenges since I got sober I have much Gratitude that I never had to pick up another drink… Yep, finding this video is another God nudge…

‘Til next time this is Linda Michel White,

Senior Networker & Blogger signing off…

Warm regards from “My Sunshine State of Mind”…

The One Common Thread That Binds Us All As One…

 Music Is Our Heartbeat

I apologize for starting my blog on a negative note… I promise it won’t stay there for very long… I’m just using this platform as inspiration for my article & it will soon lead to a very positive message…

Every year I am drawn to each anniversary of The Terror Attacks of 911… No matter the distance from the actual event, I am annually appalled at man’s inhumanity to man including the prejudice, bigotry & sheer hatred of some… It always makes me wonder what these people were led to believe since it’s evident that this kind of bitterness must be taught at a pretty early age… Bono had it so right when he wrote in the words of one of his songs, “Man should no more be judged by the color of his skin than by the color of his eyes”…

What never fails to amaze me is while in the face of tragedy, all that seems to disappear… All at once, as if someone waved a magic wand, it seems like we can’t do enough to help each other… Hatred seems to melt away because it’s like those things are no longer important… Race, color, creed all seem to become invisible at a time when we all become one in our struggle for survival… Each year there are new stories of heroism & self sacrifice that are exposed that restores my faith in humanity…

All my life I have had an insatiable love for music… As much as I love diversity in my music, I also appreciate the diversity of people… I do believe that just like in music, the one beat that is the common thread that holds us together is our heartbeat… We each have one & that is the one common bond that makes us all as one…

I would like to share these videos with you & hopefully you will find the truth in my message to you…

Mark Johnson (Playing For Change)

This is my prayer, not only for our country, but for our world & the entire human race… John Lennon had it right when he wrote this song…

Imagine – Playing For Change

This is our future… If you agree & have enjoy these videos, please join us & share so that more people can get involved & support this wonderful cause…

What a Wonderful World | Playing For Change

I promised to leave you on a positive note, so let me finish by showing you some of what our young musicians have accomplished because of these schools…

Celebration | Playing For Change | Song Around The World

Thank you for letting me share these things that keep my hopes & dreams alive… Our future looks brighter when we provide the next generation with education that they may realize their hopes & dreams also…

That’s all for now… ‘Til next time, may you & yours be blessed…

Linda Michel White

Senior Blogger

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What would you do?


My late husband was a Vietnam Veteran…  He was a Navy Seal who served for 37 months “In Country…”  He volunteered for the first Veteran’s Stand Down in our county…  He knew many homeless veterans & I met some through him…  Most were homeless by choice, but a few sought help… 

I felt bad for the ones who were living on the street, one in particular…  His name was Pete…  Sorry I don’t remember his last name…  I do remember that he was from somewhere in New Jersey…  Before he went into the service he had been a Volunteer Fireman for his small town…  My husband “Billy,” told me that because Pete was of a slight build he was perfectly suited to become a “Tunnel Rat…”  That term is used to describe someone whose job it was to go down deep into the tunnels that the Viet Cong dug for themselves, and clear the way through them by any means… 

I don’t remember if he served one or two tours…  If he only served one, it was one too many just like so many of our young men who wound up over there…  When Pete came home he never went back home…  The horrors of war were just too great, and haunted him with PTSD…  His self esteem was another casualty…  Pete lived on the street because he would drink to try to forget, but I guess that would never happen… 

I’ll never forget him…  Like so many others he was a super nice person…  He always treated me with respect…  When Billy & I would happen to meet him we would invite him over to our little duplex for a home cooked meal…  You would have thought that we gave him a seven course meal…  Of course the meal would make him sleepy, and he would crash on the couch…  That didn’t happen often because he never wanted to feel like he was imposing on us… 

When I would see him when he was drinking he was still a gentleman…  Billy & him used to talk whenever they would get together, and I would mostly listen…  Billy had his own demons to fight…  I tried talking to Pete several times about getting sober, but I guess he felt like that was mission impossible…  One night it must have been too much for him…  They found his body the next morning behind one of the bars that he used to hang out in…  Pete was only 37 years old if I remember right… 

Billy had inpired me to write a Welcome Home for the Vietnam Veterans…  There are two copies in The Library of Congress, a copy in The Smithsonian Institute, and a copy in The National Naval Museum at The Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida…  I had the privilege of dedicating it to Pete because Billy asked me to recite it at his funeral…  Needless to say, I was only too proud to do that even though I had to wipe the tears away as I was reading it…  

I hadn’t thought about him for a very long time until I saw that video tonight…  I’m so grateful to have been reminded of him…  I’m just so sorry that his story didn’t have a better ending…  I have always felt like we had lost an entire generation over there…  I was truly blessed to have met some of the homeless from that era…  I will end with one of my favorite hymns…




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Perseverence – Just Keep Swimming…

I Love Divine Inspiration…

Since I’m a firm believer in Divine Inspiration I received this message while I was meditating this morning…  I had heard this before, but I easily related to it today… 

The Story of the Two Frogs… 

Two frogs fell into a deep cream bowl… 

One was an optimistic soul;

but the other took the gloomy view… 

“I shall drown,” he said, ” and so will you…” 

So with a last despairing cry, 

He closed his eyes and said, “Good-bye…” 

But the other frog with a merry grin,

said, “I can’t get out, but I won’t give in!!! 

I’ll swim around ’til my strength is spent…

For having tried, I’ll die content… ” 

Bravely he swam until it would seem 

his struggles began to churn the cream… 

On top of the butter at last he stopped

and out of the bowl he happily hopped… 

What is the moral??? It’s easily found… 

If you can’t get out—keep swimming around!!! 



Since I became a self taught clown,

I want my life to resemble a smile parade… 

This is how I accomplished it…

The Best Way Out Is Always Through inspirational video from

Gratitude Attitude = Excessive Happiness…

Since Gratitude Seems To Be My Theme…

May it be my theme from now on, since I seem to be drawn to it more each day…

I have set some new goals for myself today & this blog post was one of them…  I am grateful for the Divine Guidance that is providing the words that I’m using to help me to reach this goal…

I once read about this person who had always led an active life, while in advancing age, had prayed that despite any challenges that life might have in store for her that when it came her time that they write on her headstone, “She died climbing”…  I would like that to be my epitaph when my time comes also…

I want to thank those of you who take the time to read my blog…  I’d like to invite you to visit my new FB page,

Like only if you do & share what you will…

I like to believe that Divine Guidance is what has brought me this far & at 75, I love where I’m at today…

At 67 I was involved in an accident that left me physically unable to perform my duties for the best job I ever had…  I was with the company for 17 years…  I lost my job…  While struggling to keep our heads above water, (the housing crises was in progress), we discovered that my husband Billy needed a triple bypass…  He had just reached retirement age so he thankfully he was covered by Medicare…  One month later he underwent surgery for a tumor that was on his spine…  They discovered that he had Stage 4 Melanoma…  August of 2010 we didn’t know that anything was wrong with him…  By November of that year he was gone…  Towards the end I prayed that God take him quickly so that he would no longer have to suffer…  Our doctor was like his guardian angel who helped him see this through, our doctor & Hospice who I can’t thank enough for making him comfortable in his final day here on earth…  It was like now that he was finally comfortable that he could let go…

Billy was a Navy Seal who served our country for 37 months in Vietnam…  We had been together for 15 years & married for 7…  He was the best thing that ever happened to me in my life…  I am so proud of him & his service…  He was the smartest man that I’ve known & I learned so much from him…  Unfortunately I wasn’t eligible for any benefits because we would have to have been married for 10 years before I could receive anything through the VA…  His Social Security was cut from our SS check because we weren’t married long enough…

I was already behind in our house payments…  I knew that I couldn’t maintain our little house…  Billy had so many projects that were left unfinished because he had gotten sick, but I tried so hard because we had two Great Danes that were like our kids…  If anyone doesn’t believe that dogs can make a difference in a Veteran’s life I’d like to tell them a story about dogs & PTSD,,,  It was my privilege to see that miracle happen with my own eyes after we had gotten together…  In my heart I knew that I would have to move to an apartment & that meant that I would have to surrender our beloved “Bubba” & Patch…  While I dreaded doing that, I knew that I couldn’t keep them…  I moved forward with “Mission Impossible” & it was through a friend of ours that I learned of Southwest Florida Great Dane Rescue… These wonderful people reassured me that they would find good homes for each & they did…  Now I was ready…  I gave the house back to the bank because we had no real equity in it, I surrendered our two babies & found an apartment immediately, almost without looking & it suited my needs perfectly…  It was a little complex in our neighborhood that we had always found remarkable in the way that it was maintained…  It just so happened that they had a for rent sign out front & I rented it immediately…  Talk about Divine Guidance…  I’ve been here for over two years now & just renewed my lease for another two years…

Though I’ve seen some pretty rough times I have always been provided with, while not necessarily all of my wants, but definitely all of my needs…  I’m forever grateful that my Faith was strong enough to see me through all of this…  I feel that I have now come out on the other side…  This is the reason for my forever gratitude…
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That’s all that for now…  Warm regards ’til next time…

Linda Michel White


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Building Relationships…

Planting Seeds Of Friendship.

I’ve been a self taught clown, a poet, and now a Senior Netrepreneur.  I am retired, but keep myself busy so I don’t get stagnant.  I’m promoting my best ventures ever since the invention of sliced bread!

Born and raised in Milwaukee I had to post this video shot in my home town. This video includes behind the scenes footage of the Playing For Change Band exploring Milwaukee before their show at the Pabst Theater on November 4, 2009. Also included is a sound check rehearsal of “Children Of The World” at the Pabst.

Moments in Milwaukee

Playing For Change Band


I’ve had almost 19 years experience studying personal development, and my focus will be there along with motivation,  inspirational, self help topics, and so much more.  I’ll be looking forward to your comments.  Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.   I hope that you will enjoy, and take something away that you may have gained from it.

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Sacred Valley , Peru

I’m putting the focus where it needs to be.  My niches are  a perfect fit for me.   I’m proud of the content that I’ve made available  for you.   I’m sure that you will find something that you’ll find interesting. I’ll be looking forward to meeting you so feel free to leave a comment!

Music I enjoy listening to Al Jarreau, Boston, & Steely Dan. Grover Washington, Jr., Quincy Jones, & Euge Groove.

Movies I enjoy, With Honors, My Cousin Vinny, The Reading Room,  The Green Mile &  Titanic!

Books I enjoy are mostly inspirational, and motivational. The Bible,  Emmett Fox, Emerson, Napoleon Hill, Joel Osteen, & Robert Schuller.

I would like this site to be a place where the seeds of friendship are planted, and will grow.


The 45 Lessons That Life Taught Me

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of

The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio

“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I’ve ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:”

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. It’s OK to get angry with God.. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ”In five years, will this matter?”.

26. Always choose life.

27. Forgive everyone everything.

28. What other people think of you is none of your business.

29. Time heals almost everything.. Give time, time.

30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

31. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

32. Believe in miracles.

33. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

34. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

35. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.

36. Your children get only one childhood.

37. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

38. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

39. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

40. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

41. The best is yet to come.

42. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

43. Yield.

44. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

Remember that I will always share my spoon with you! Friends are the family that we choose for ourselves.

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my little corner of the world to yours!

Linda Michel White


Senior Netrepreneur

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My friend Jim Caldwell gave me

permission to use some of his incredible

photographs for my blog.  That’s one of his

photos I’ve used for my blog’s header.

Jim arranges photography tours all over

the world teaching others how to shoot some

of the most interesting scenes you’ll ever see. 

He’s even done some work for National Geographic…

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I’d like to dedicate this video

to these three special friends,

Anders Eriksson, Jim Caldwell & 

Dave Clark (Microdac)

whose help and inspiration

made my garden blog possible.

Since we all have very busy schedules,

 I have a very simple & sincere way

to convey my appreciation to my friends…

Music by Leslie Butler

Photography by Microdac

aka: My good friend Dave Clark

Microdac - photoI’d like to dedicate this to all of my

friends who have encouraged me because

my garden blog has become my passion…

Thank you all from the very bottom of my heart…


Playing For Change Explained

Mark Johnson – Creator


It’s amazing what the diversity of

all people of our world are capable

of creating when we all cooperate

& really put our heads together…

We are all unique…  Each one of us has

special gifts & talents…  Some of us just reach

out to develop them more than others…


***Don’t Worry***

Playing For Change


May we all learn to find peace in our world.

To find it we must first learn to look for it.



This performance demonstrates what happens when some of the musicians from Stand By Me met and performed for the first time. This song was recorded and filmed live in New Orleans, and features Grandpa Elliot and Clarence Bekker on vocals. Thousands of people witnessed first hand the soul and conviction of these two men who help us all believe a change is going to come.

A Change Is Gonna Come

Playing For Change Band


Amazing Grace

Grandpa Elliott


May I remind you every day, to give all street artists respect. 

They are not bums, but the messengers of what life is really about.

Sharing the ( good ) vibes.

Dedicated to all of you who

are praying for change…


Sugar Sweet

Grandpa Elliott


Grandpa Elliott Small, born Elliot Small in 1945, also known as Uncle Remus, is a street-musician in New Orleans, Louisiana. He plays the harmonica, sings, and is a street icon in New Orleans. He has been featured on Playing for Change in several episodes. His debut song with Playing for Change was “Stand by Me”.[1] He has also been on The Tonight Show[2] and The Colbert Report. He has been a street icon on Royal Street in the French Quarter and Jackson Square in New Orleans since moving from New York City back to his place of birth in the 60’s. He performed to a crowd of more than 40,000 at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, on June 30, 2009, playing the “Star Spangled Banner” on harmonica and singing “God Bless America.” His debut solo album, Sugar Sweet, was released November 3, 2009.

Grandpa Elliott has been playing on the streets of New Orleans since he was six years old and it is time for his music and passion to meet the masses.  Playing For Change recorded his album, Sugar Sweet, throughout the 2009 Playing For Change Band North American Tour.  It all started one evening at a barbeque when he began tapping his foot, slapping his hand on his knee and singing, “Your lips so dog gone sweet to me, baby I’m afraid, if you kissed the ocean it would turn to lemonade…” I remember thinking we could not get to a studio fast enough!

I love this man with all my heart for his soul, sweet voice and power of conviction.  He performs each song as if it was his last and puts every ounce of his giant heart into every note.  Check out the album, support a great performer, and let’s teach the world that some of the best music we have ever heard comes from the streets!!!  From the people, for the people.

One Love

Playing For Change


Stand By Me | PBS




From the award-winning documentary, “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music”, comes the first of many “songs around the world” being released independently. Featured is a cover of the Ben E. King classic by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it traveled the globe.Music is the international language of the soul, it’s something that reaches us individually, has a different meaning for each of us, but binds us together as one.



John Lennon

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