All of my life, with all of my heart, in all of my music is an opportunity to give. Giving to others is what makes sense to me. I have been writing lyrics and melodies all of my life. It is a gift that I receive graciously from God. I have learned and lived that in the face of adversity, is the seed of opportunity. Every effort I have ever made towards my heart's desire, big or small, has produced something along the way. Even if that something was painful or challenging. Always in my heart was this overwhelming desire to communicate with people on a deep level. I believe that under any circumstances, all you will ever have to do is pay close attetion to your inner voice. Never let go of the faintest hope that your aspirations can someday become a reality. I have always love to write, whether it's a poem, a song, a short story, one line or one word. I must express what is in my heart. What comes from the heart is truth and whatever that truth is must be for some good. Therefore, give it away. Somewhere out there, someone needs to know that someone else has known the same. The same love, the same pain, the same fear, or the same grace. It is my hope that my writing and music will touch you in some beautiful way. Melissa.