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August 10, 2019


Loni Shaw


A few months ago we were invited to give an elevator pitch.  I stood in front of a crowded room and tried to share our story in ninety seconds. Everyone was attentive. Some smiled too. I tried to tell everyone the main strategic goal is to employ others who are disabled and in need of a decent paycheck. It makes my blood boil when I hear about full time employees needing government assistance to make ends meet.

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The results of my speech were surprising. The feedback was encouraging, constructive, and cruel. I exercised my Faith and did my best. However, it felt like a failure. I questioned whether or not to continue to build a brand for others to succeed. I’m a national medical case study. I could be spending extra time enjoying my hobby.

Needless to say, I fell into a state of depression.                   

One morning, I heard on NPR that it’s the fortieth anniversary of “The Muppet Movie.” They played a part of the iconic song Rainbow Connection by Kermit the frog. I began to smile, and my frustration melted away.


    The Muppets were as beloved as much as Looney Tunes in the 70s. I couldn’t remember all of the lyrics, but I did remember the Hope in that beautiful song. So I went to Google to find it.

As I read the lyrics, I realized I have a lot of Rainbow Connections. Most people have only a few.
I’m sure it’s because negative people have said, “They’re only illusions, and rainbows have nothing to hide” (Kermit, 1979).


I choose to believe Kermit because I know they are wrong too.

My hearts desires “were heard and answered” (Kermit, 1979).




So I WILL pay my Blessing forward by showing others to Trust in the Creator of the “morning star” because “look what it’s done so far” (Kermit, 1979).

     If you have friends, family, food to eat, a place to live, and a job……you have at least five Rainbow Connections. My Faith was revitalized. After reading this……I Hope yours is too.

It will take a little longer, but I will build our brand because it’s a Rainbow Connection for the dreamers……and me.

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Frog, K. (1979) The Rainbow Connection. The Muppet Movie. Washington D.C. : Jim Henson