Owning my life…..

Ya know, I had the opportunity to meet President Bush, when I worked for protocol at 5th AF… Except then he was vice president and Mrs. Bush was with him… and the Lt., a beautiful african american woman, sweet as tea… asked if I wanted to go down to the flight line and meet them… I had clearance… I worked the HAC when it came through and dealt with the KGB, when Reagan was dealing with Russia…. and I met lots of various generals, admirals, you name it… celebrities… and just one little problem… 

I never saw them for anything more than another human being and that day, I was beyond busy and declined that once in a lifetime opportunity…. I didn’t take the time to live in that moment…

I own that… I own that lost opportunity…. because later, I found out what kind of people they were really like… humble and everyday people, who just happen to be in the right place at the right time in history….

I have passed on many opportunities through out my life…  wined and dined at high-end establishments and rubbed elbows with what the kids call the elite…

I was never impressed back then and I am still not impressed now…

What impress’ me… how you live your life and how you impact others….

I am always aware that my words have an impact on those I love… but…. always that little word…

If I lied to them, I would think less of myself….

I own my life… the good, the bad and the ugly…. and…..

I would change nothing… I like who I am…. I smile back at those gray green eyes of a 6yr old… whose only mistake… tell the truth….

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I Remember… Margie….