The Anatomy of Birthdays and Heart Surgery

The Anatomy of Birthdays and Heart Surgery…


He turns 86 today. She turns 50 in 10 days. He is awaiting heart surgery. She has a plane ticket to Chicago to celebrate her birthday. He wants to get this over with. She wants him to be okay. He doesn’t want to miss or disturb her birthday plans. She says that he is the priority and birthdays can be celebrated any time. He has always insisted that birthdays be celebrated ON THE DAY. She agrees.

This is one of those times when living in the present can really help. They know very little about what’s going to happen, yet they would like to do things as planned. They don’t want to have to change their plans, but of course, they will. It’s his heart after all.


If they live in the present, none of this matters.

He is important to her. She loves him. He’s been there for her a countless number of times. She will be there for him. She will be present.

Bottom line…she wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for him. He trumps her.

Take care of HIM. Period.




Sharing My World with Cee and Friends

Share Your World – January 9, 2017

Sharing My World with Cee and Friends…

If you lost a bet and had to dye your hair a color of the rainbow for a week, what color would it be?

That would be purple, of course. Purple has been my favorite color for almost my entire life. It was pink when I was very little but I must have instinctively known how much purple would fit my personality and lifestyle. 


From Sensational Color:


  • Uplifts
  • Calms the mind and nerves
  • Offers a sense of spirituality
  • Encourages creativity


If you could choose one word to focus on for 2017, what would it be?


This year, I am hoping for abundance in all sorts of things. Yoga, laughter, joy, peace, money, parties, success, love, health, travel, and celebrations. In February, my daughter turns five. In July, I turn 50. We plan on celebrating all year long!



What was one thing you learned last year that you added to your life?

I learned to defend myself in a calm, rational way. It’s a work in progress and I need a lot of practice, but the skill has definitely improved. Bring it on!


If life was ‘just a bowl of cherries’… which fruit other than a cherry would you be..?

I would be an apple. Crisp, yet sweet. Tough core. Polished to a shimmer when necessary.