The Dream (dedicate to Blake)
The sleeping came fitfully… standing before me is Dorothy from the Wizard of OZ. She beckons me toward her with her ruby red shoes in her hand… As I follow her she shows me the yellow brick road and then hands to me her ruby red shoes. My hand reaches for them and at the moment of contact then turn into my hiking boots and the yellow brick road transforms into the camino. My boots turn to talk to me: they ask : why do you think PACK and I have given you so much trouble? We have wanted to show you a different way. A different camino. We know your camino was not down this yellow brick road you were trying to follow. This path is for the others, your path is down this dark wooded path where all of the others live. You understand? I looked down the path and saw all I needed to see and knew they were right. The path that I saw initially as dark and scary when looked at again was full of life; animals, plants and the others lived in this enchanted forest. I thanked the pack and the boots for their help and guidance in this and I walked into this forest barefooted and naked but yet home.
Note: Blake I am humbled by your prayers and wanted you to know that they changed everything. My salvation was gained thought the prayers of a child. How lucky I am.
Bonnie was inducted into the Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society at St. John’s University, New York City for her work in Business Resilience.
Bonnie is Past Chair of the Association of Contingency Planners where she served for 6 years.
She is a proud native of New Orleans and has experienced what she calls, “The Katrina, Rita, Ike, Gustav, and BP Oil Spill” disasters first hand. She has had to learn how being resilience leaders and businesses to increased performance, achieve stronger relationships, and build mental toughness that we all need in today’s ever increasing busy world.
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