Note From the Author
Donald Trump has changed my life. I love writing. I have always written songs, poems, stories, articles, plays. “The Donald” inspired me to write my first book. This man has held my attention captive for the last several years. I am not just listening, I am driven to listen, watch and observe every political and personal move.
Why? Do I care more about my country than I ever have? I do. I reminisce about politicians who would urge their voters to do the right thing for the sake of their children and grandchildren. I listened to those pleas and could not relate to them before I had a son and grandchildren. I have grandchildren now and an adult son and I am deeply concerned about the world they are inheriting. I support Donald Trump’s vision for our country, but there is more. He has inspired something in me that is remarkable. He seems ageless and tireless as he moves forward. When I feel old and tired, I watch him and I shake off those negative feelings and embrace what is young and strong in me. I juxtapose my life experience to his and find treasures of awareness.
He has a past that is imperfect. There are mistakes…big ones. There are failures and disappointments. He lets them go. He sheds them like old skins. He is holy in ways that I am not sure many can articulate. It is easy to magnify his sins and to point out his many impressive successes. What has changed my life has been my watching him forgive himself for his sins and move on embracing that forgiveness. His energy and light are not dimmed by regret or remorse. He is born again moment by moment and so he receives that blessing and renewal. I have dragged my sins around, anchor and chain despite all of my religious training to confess my sins and forgive myself. Thanks to this man, I can let them go. I can forgive myself. I am liberated to embrace the unending possibilities of renewal, and God’s grace. He is the power of example for me.