Dorothy lived on a lovely little farm in Kanses with her Aunty Em and Uncle Henry. One day, a tornado rips through her farm, lifting her little farm house, and flying her off to the unknown and magical land of Oz. Her house lands on a wicked witch, freeing the Munchkins from the witch’s reign of terror and giving the Munchkin’s hope for the future.
Dorothy wants to find her way home. So, the Munchkins advise her to follow a winding yellow brick road, where she can ask the mighty Wizard of Oz for help. On her way there, she meets up with fellow travelers who also need help. The Scarecrow needs a brain, the Tin Man needs a heart, and the Cowardly Lion needs courage.
Together, they brave the dangerous journey: entertaining each other, believing in each other, and overcoming dangerous situations together. The little group manages to arrive at the Emerald Palace where the Wizard of Oz lives, and, at great personal risk, they bring him the Wicked Witch’s broom stick.
It’s then that they discover, the Wizard of Oz is a fraud. He can’t give them courage, or smarts, or love. Those things are already inside them and have been all along. They just have to accept who they are and what they give.
Give, because you’re not in Kansas anymore. There probably never was a Kansas. There’s only this crazy world. And in this crazy world, give to yourself what only you can give to yourself: acceptance of your talents and gifts. Give to others what only you can give: love, encouragement, and companionship.