On my birthday 32

THANK YOU for taking the time to enjoy my birthday with me!  I truly appreciate the gesture.

WoW what do I say? You came to visit the site and for that I am grateful.  And (yes I know I am not supposed to start a sentence with a conjunction but as long as you visit this site you are likely to see things of that sort)  for that I promise to always be truthful to the best of my knowledge.

I feel truly blessed to see another year.  I feel blessed to see another year with the love of a beautiful woman.  People may get sick of hearing me talk about how great my wife is but she is truly a great woman.  Carol Meekins actually said and I quote “You are an angel on earth” while speaking to my wife.  After she finished saying that, maybe feeling like she owed me a compliment as well, she said “and you’re good hearted”.   Thought to myself, was that my constellation prize, I am not quite an angel on earth but how do you compete with an angel on earth???? You don’t, you can’t.  This is why I married her.  I thank you for being that angel on earth and also having just enough hell in you to keep a fool like me in line.  Don’t ever let me fib to you and tell you I don’t need that.  Thank you first.

Next I would like to thank a man that had been such an influence on everything I do, everything I think, anything that I envision.  I sent him a thank you card that said “you have made a positive influence on my great great great grandkids”.  AND I truly KNOW that he has.  He is one of the greatest men that I have the privilege to personally know.  I know now what a mentor is and what they are for and I owe that to him.  Thank you to Jeff Hughes for listening to me when my thoughts were jumbled and unorganized.  Thank you for hearing my vision and helping me to translate it into hard evidence.  Jeff told me once that he wanted to be a cheerleader for me, that he thought I deserved that.  After that he asked for me to let him know how he could be of blessing to me and my family.  BUT he had already been so…

Ron and Chrissy Stroli I want to thank both of you guys together before I thank you separately.  I want to collectively thank you guys for being a healthy example of what a married couple should be.  I applaud you guys for that and I look up to you guys for setting a nice standard.  Chrissy you are the big sister that I never had.  You told me when I was being the stupid younger brother and never let me settle for anything less than my best decisions.  I think you influence has a lot to do with me and Nicole being together today.  Thank you for calling me on my immaturity.  Stroli!  You are truly a big brother to me.  You teach me how to be independent and strong!  You’re a MAN bro!  From the way that you work yourself to the bone for you family, to the way you soften up for your baby girl.  I never told you this before but I want you to be proud of me!  I look to you for your approval.  Thank you guys I love you’s lol


My passion comes from my love for the people. I truly seek to operate from a higher self at all times.  Higher self-meaning void of E.G.O. (edging God out).  I can recall me asking God why he made my arms so short when he knew that all I ever wanted to do was give the world a great big hug.  He speaks to me through other people, through situations, and meditation process.  BUT he returned an answer saying he had given me everything that I need to embrace the whole world.  I would have to get over my fear of using my voice.  I am not concerned with those that don’t listen.  I am concerned with those that do listen.  So to them I pledge my allegiance.  I want to inspire people to think outside the box and try exploring new ideas that they wouldn’t normally consider.  I want my music to be a great service to mankind.  It would be my goal to have one person say that my music influenced them to be a better person.  When I write I try to write from a perspective that a great number of people would be able to identify with.  By doing this I believe that I shed light on subjects that people may find harder to speak about.  I believe that all it takes is someone to START those harder conversations and people will feel more open to joining them.

I just want to be in a position to be able to spread love to the world!  AND that’s what I plan to do.

Thank you for joining me for my birthday, that makes my heart smile!


Andre Lamar Peterson


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