Your Opinion On The Subject

Every day that I open my eyes I say the following prayer:

Thank you Lord, for allowing me to wake to another day.

May I live this day according to Your Will and not mine.

Thank you for Today, Yesterday, Tomorrow and the Next,

But if to day is my day Lord, forgive me for hurting You and others.

And sinning against You, for you are the one True God who made Heaven.

I am at peace with each day as begin this prayer.  So much of what is on the news these days can cause someone to just want to give up, hence; the increase of suicides, chaos, and so much more, (strictly my opinion).

As most of you know who have read many of my articles, I am a retired police officer, and when I hear of any of my brother’s or sister’s in uniform that are mistreated, gunned down, threatened, etc., it affects me.  Not to mention that I am married to someone who worked in the profession for nearly 44 years, as a DEA Agent, Officer in Patrol, Body Guard for Ronald Reagan, State Police; so I understand the good and bad of all sides.

I recently wrote twice to the producers of “The Five”, to say that perhaps they could change the weekly line-up, and on Friday’s, have a segment called “The Five plus 1”.

I did this so that the average Joe or Jane could offer a very generic and simple explanation to the crises and issues they present, since the panel presents mostly their own opinions.  I am not an authority on all subjects, but the reason you have teachers in schools for example, is that most of them specialize in subjects and can teach on that subject, Right?  So let others speak that may have some knowledge according to their profession.  An author would give advice to future writers. A seasoned cop would give advice to the young rookie, etc.

But to this date, I have not had a response, and I doubt if I will get one.  The other thing I did was call Greg Abbott, the Governor of Texas to make a statement that after seeing the segment of homeless in Los Angeles as it is now today, that we might be facing the same thing here in Texas if is nothing is done; as under our over pass in a certain section of the city, the tents are growing.

I try what I can as an individual to help those less fortunate, passing out blankets, food, sometimes small change, even spiritual conversation, but it’s not enough to stop the ever-increasing homeless situation.  I am amazed that we can provide support and care for many who come here, but we can’t fix this problem? Or provide for them?   I get it that some want no help at all, and that they may have some mental issues, but that too needs change.


Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
LYNN is Retired from Law Enforcement as a Police Officer, with a background in nursing and previously a member of the Search and Rescue Team with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, A retired member of the Orange Police Department, she became the first female SWAT member on an elite team while becoming a member of the Olympic Shooting Team during the early years on the department. A mother and a grandmother, a devout Catholic who currently resides in Houston, Texas. Her hobbies include writing, painting, and a contemplative prayer life. She is in love with her faith, but the love she carries for her two grown children and grandchildren who rest in her heart surpasses everything except her faith in God. Since retirement, Lynn has done private investigation, worked as a gang counselor with middle schools, A member of Bl. Mother Teresa’s Order called the (Lay Missionaries of Charity), she is also a pro-life advocate, often called upon to give testimony and speak to youth groups, as well as adult forums. She has published a children’s book entitled “The Children’s Garden” and is currently working on two additional children’s books. She is currently working on the major one focused on her experience in Law Enforcement entitled “Heels and a Badge”. (copyright). Her paintings and sketches, writings, can be viewed on her Pinterest boards (click on the Pinterest ICON below). Her dream is to one-day write a movie for Hallmark. Dreams do come true … See Lynn’s entire collection of thought-provoking Articles by clicking on her byline. Lynn is a contributing author to the inspiring book Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change.

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  1. Too many times we see problems and complain or shake our heads……and take no acting. Good for you Lynn – doing what you can – putting a spotlight on the situation. Perhaps you didn’t receive responses in these two instances but you did what you could…..and maybe shaking the tree a bit will produce fruit you may never be aware of!
    PS: No better way to begin and end a day than with prayer.