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The Royal Wedding

I remember in 1981, when I got up very early while it was still dark.  I wanted to see Lady Diana Spencer marry Prince Charles.  It was a wonderful courtship and the wedding did not disappoint us.  I was a young bride myself at the time.  We watched them have children together, heirs to the throne.  It was a beautiful thing.  The Queen could see life, and her mother was still alive too.  It is fun to see your bloodline thrive. 

The Monarchy has a place in history and it helped early man survive and evolve.  The Monarchy still has a place in this world in the hearts of its’ people.  Diana became the Peoples Princess as an honor we bestowed upon her from our hearts.  Her death brought it out in all of us, and we truly mourned together as a world.  She was always my friend, and truly my hero too.  Her heart was as beautiful as her eyes.  Her eyes, and that shy Di look she had with her sweet smile.  No wonder Elton John loved her so, that his heart cold pour out his song at a time my heart was crying.  And her poor sons.  Those boys we loved so much.  Mummy.

As it turns out Charles stepped up and did the best he could.  The boys have thrived and done well.  With William about to marry, and Harry as his bestman, my heart sings with Diana, as her ring adorns Kate in a terrific day!  I’ll get up early again, and I celebrate all around the world with a much needed hug from our hearts. 

America was part of that group before we broke away.  George Washington was brilliant when he did NOT become a King, but a President instead.  We took all that good old English and European knowledge, and created something we called the United States of America.  It was different.  And we the people, with good hearts continue to have hope for a brighter future.  Mothers are kinder than Fathers, and our connection to Mother Earth and the globe is real.  We do know that now, “Go World!” is a true statement.  We are all part of Mankind.  I hope we can find that kindness again.  It’s so easy to just be mad, and stay mad.  Leadership with vision is the key.  At least with the Monarchy we have hind sight, and we can see many bloodlines.  Seeing the past with a new perspective can help you make better choices for the future.

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We need to listen to the great mind of Thomas Jefferson.

Wisdom comes with age. Knowledge alone is not enough.
There is a talent to leading and seeing what the future should look like. Understanding what isn’t working, and course correcting. The long range vision is what should lead a country. For me, “Willing to Thrive in 2025!” became my own mantra. I’ll be 65 then, and I can see it already.

Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped.

At 5, began studying under his cousin’s tutor.

At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.

At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.

At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.

At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.

At 23, started his own law practice.

At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.

At 31, wrote the widely circulated “Summary View of the Rights of British America” and retired from his law practice.

At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.

At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence.

At 33, took three years to revise Virginias legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.

At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.

At 40, served in Congress for two years.

At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.

At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.

At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the American Philosophical Society.

At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of Republican Party.

At 57, was elected the third president of the United States .

At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation’s size.

At 61, was elected to a second term as President.

At 65, retired to Monticello .

At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.

At 81, almost single-handedly created the University of Virginia and served as its first president.

At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence along with John Adams

Thomas Jefferson knew because he himself studied the previous failed attempts at government. He understood actual history, the nature of God, his laws and the nature of man. That happens to be way more than what most understand today. Jefferson really knew his stuff.

A voice from the past to lead us in the future:
John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: “This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”

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