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A Few Words to My Husband

The Heart

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It has been a while since I said anything here; there have been too few hours in the days. But I must take a moment to say a few words to my darling husband.

May you never steal, lie, or cheat. But if you must steal, then steal away my sorrows. If you must lie, then lie with me all the nights of my life. And if you must cheat, then cheat death so that I may live with you forever.

I love you.


The Best Advice I Ever Received

It’s a Great Big World Out There

Sunset on Huntington Beach, California, Pacific Ocean

A lot of people give you advice on monumental occasions, such as graduation and getting a new job. Some of the wisdom comes straight out of the “Giving Advice on a Monumental Occasion” manual and is repeated many times throughout your life because people feel they need to give advice. Once in a while, however, someone tells you something that makes an impact upon you.

A very wise person once told me to follow my own path, no matter where it leads. At the time, I was more than content to be just like all my friends, to do the things they did, and to surround myself with people who were of the same cookie-cutter design.

Now, there is nothing wrong with wanting to belong, to be surrounded by people and things with which you are comfortable, but it often leaves you in a rut. You do the same kind of work, go to the same places every night, like the same people. You start to wonder what’s out there in the great big world beyond your small circle of familiars. You start to hear those words of advice given to you long ago.

In a daring move, I listened to my heart and began to follow my own path. To my surprise, it led me far, far away from everything I had known. I found new friends, more interesting friends. I changed jobs and found an entirely new career that left me feeling as if I actually accomplished something each day and made a difference in other lives. I grew as a person and liked what I saw in the mirror. I discovered that I wasn’t the person I had been so comfortable being.

I found the man I love who will love me forever.

Now, when I am in a position to pass on a pearl of wisdom to another person, I tell them the same sage words that were told to me: Be yourself.

Break away from the mold you are in and see what’s out there. You might come back to familiar territory, but you might also find a world that is truly spectacular.

Soul Friends

They say the eyes are the window to the soul. 

Have you ever looked into someone’s eyes and seen something there that you just can’t explain but is just so familiar?  Something that pulls at you and says “I know you” even though you’ve just met that person?

In the movie Hook (Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman), the Lost Boys look at the grown up Peter.  The others don’t believe he’s Peter Pan, but one boy looks long and hard and squishes Peter’s face a bit.  After considerable observation, he looks deep into Peter’s eyes and says “Oh!  There you are, Peter!”

Energy doesn’t die, it is merely transformed.  I believe the same thing of the soul.  I also believe we develop deep connections to other souls over lifetimes spent together.  Perhaps we were friends, lovers, family or enemies, but we have a connection that never dies.  While we may not remember our past lives, the soul remembers who we were and recognizes past connections instantly. 

I call these people Soul Friends.

I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel far and wide and to meet many people on this earth.  Some of them I’ve forgotten while others I’ll never forget.  So many were soul friends!  People who I instantly knew that I liked but had no idea why.  People I was drawn to without any reasonable explanation.  People like Karen, Rose, Kevin, and too many others to list (but you all know who you are!). 

While they always disappear into their lives far apart from mine, we still share that connection – a connection forged over lifetimes.  No matter how long we are apart, we always seem to pick up again as though no time has passed.

When one soul cries out for help, the Universe delivers.  Usually, it is just a matter of one soul saying to another “We are very old friends and I am here for you.”


Yesterday I was given a priceless gift by a very dear friend.

The day started badly and remained that way until I got home and checked the mail. My friend Rose, who is more like a sister than a friend to me after all the years we’ve known each other, sent me a card.  It was one of those generic kind of Hallmark cards that allows you to write your own greeting, and inside her granddaughter had written: “Can’t wait to see you on TV!”. To this, Rose had added: “She’s telling all her friends about you and she wishes she was old enough to read your books.”

I stared at those words for a long time, speechless. And then I cried. It was one of those MasterCard moments – priceless. But the more priceless gift is my friendship with Rose and her family. I hope each one of you has at least one friend whose friendship is beyond price. I have several and count myself a very lucky woman, indeed.

What are your priceless possessions? Is it a child’s artwork, a handwritten note, an old loveletter, a photograph from a special moment? Has anyone ever given you something priceless that you will carry with you throughout your life? What are some priceless acts of friendship you’ve done or received?

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