Use What You Got

Use What U Got to Do What U Can

As we move from the recently celebrated Thanksgiving holiday weekend… and shouldn’t EVERY weekend be a thanksgiving opportunity… we now find ourselves in the mad crush of the Holiday Season! Parties, open houses, dinners, any reason to get together and eat, drink and be merry!

While I have always loved this time of year, especially here in the MidWest where traditionally we would have frosty temperatures and possibly even snow by now, this holiday season I’m feeling more reflective and keenly aware of others and their emotional well being during this sometimes very stressful time of year.

I look forward to spending time with family and close friends, and the opportunities to make new friends. But I also can’t help wondering what I can do for those who have no one. This can be a very lonely time as well.

Perhaps my feelings are the result of the latest song that I’ve written, in collaboration with my new writing partner, Terry Abrahamson. We wrote USE WHAT YOU GOT (TO DO WHAT YOU CAN) specifically to enter the John Lennon songwriting contest. While we are quite aware of the realities and fickle nature of song contests, we are also very confident that we have a winner here no matter how it fares in the JL contest.

Cheers, and may your holidays be filled with warmth and love.