From the time I was a small child I just knew I would lead a fascinating life. My intuition has come true. My life has been a saga. You should only know, darlings.
Some things one keeps private and that is proper. Most of my life is an open book and today is no exception.
Who would have thought the little girl from Kankakee by the Sea would be written up in the New York Times? Who would have thought she would become a writer, the owner of an Internet company, Honeygood.com and have the foresight to start MOXIE!? (MOXIE! is my new off-line and online community for visible, vibrant women over 50.)
I believe in listening to my instincts. My instincts have led me to the right people at the right times, often in a serendipitous manner… though I believe nothing good happens by accident. No man is an island, no man stands alone so at this time I want to say thank you to all the right people who have been by my side.
In the news
To open up the New York Times and see HoneyGood.com written up online and in its Sunday edition is startling and marvelous at the same time. It says alot for living your life with MOXIE!
I just knew life would be marvelous. I just knew I would, and could, scale any mountain. Blooming has become my mantra, and I am determined to bloom all the days of my life.
When you see the glass as half full and make sweet lemonade out of lemons, you can do anything your little heart desires. (This is the one lesson I have been sure to leave in my grands’ heads!)
No one accomplishes their dreams alone. And so I want to thank and send my heartfelt thanks and warmth to some wonderful humans who have helped me along in my journey.
To the writer, Gail, who told me to keep a journal for three months and I would find my voice.
To my closest friend, Gail, who told me to put my musings online. “Online!” I said. “You’ve got to be kidding me.”
To Matt, my first social media guru, who taught me what Google analytics were all about.
A big thank you to several computer teachers who ‘tried’ to educate me. 😉
To my ultimate concierge who lived with me and watched me struggle with frustration and tears with the Internet and business, in general.
To Karrie, my editor at Abrams Publishing who found this hip 21st Century Grandmother and offered the chance to write a book, a journal for grandmothers to leave their legacy and wisdom to their grandchildren. As you know, darlings, my book is now in presale on Amazon and out for distribution on February 6, 2019.
To Diane Terman who introduced me to the writer, Abby Elin, who liked my story.
So grateful for my team!
Lastly but firstly, to my honey bees, Ines, Carolyn, Susan and Birdie. Each of these people is my left hand and my right hand and my eyes and my ears and my everything. They work hours overtime at Honey Good. To them I am grateful beyond words. I love you, my team!
And, to all of my MOXIE! friends over 50 who read my musings and respect my philosophy on how to solve life’s challenges and appreciate life’s joys, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your loyalty, your notes, and your comments are appreciated, beyond words.
As I sit at my desk in California, with my new pooch, America, at my side, my mind shuffles through a list of words to find the one word I want to leave you with today. The word captures my very essence, my ability to remain visible and vital and curious and loving and determined and happy. The word is ATTITUDE.
Life is all about our attitude darlings. Attitude is within our control. We can sink when we have problems, or we can find a solution to ride the wave.
An attitude of gratitude is life changing. And you, my friends, have made my life rich and nuanced and for that, I am forever thankful.
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