My Sweet Friend

SukiMy Sweet Friend

Although what we’ve shared, and from where we’ve come, only you and I know.

You’ve touched so many, with your warm, smiling, and ever-glowing Soul.

Your sweet, playful Being you shared so deeply with me,

Your hopes, your joys, your love unconditionally.

When I was away, you would sit and patiently wait,

For me to return, so we could once again play.

Throughout our travels and adventures together,

You bounced and bounded along, light as a feather.

Your entrance to this life was by no means easy,

Though I’ll always smile

Watching you become trusting and carefree.

A wag of your tail, your chir of contentment,

Surely this is what is meant by everlasting Heaven.

My Companion, my Healer, and Beloved Meeter-Greeter,

Our caring and love for one another couldn’t be deeper.

You were such a big and wonderfully happy part of my life.

Though it took me a long time to realize

That for you, I was your entire life.

The oceans, the breezes, us floating on the waters

It seemed always and forever, that you and I’d be together,

Now you’re on to your next adventure.

May you be eternally Joyful.

And may we Be together again,

My Sweet Friend

(Suki:  June 02, 1999 – November 26, 2014)






Suki – The Final Update

Suki and SandySuki passed away ​November 26th​.  He went peacefully with me by his side. Thank you all for your love and prayers for us both. My heart is full with happiness for the amazing adventures Suki and I shared. He is now at peace, chasing the big dogs around the beaches in heaven.

The photo above is of Suki and I at one of our favorite beaches in the Caribbean, swimming and having tons of fun.  His little tail would go round and round like a propeller, his legs going a mile a minute, and his cute little snout sticking up like a periscope.  Pure Joy.

Love Is All Around You

Hearts ImageHappy Valentine’s Day!

I feel it in my fingers
I feel it in my toes 
Love is all around me
and so the feeling grows 
It is written on the wind, 
it’s everywhere I go…

This famous song by The Troggs is a catchy tune.  It’s one of those songs.  You hear a bit of it, and you will find yourself singing or humming it all day.  But do you really believe it?

Do you truly believe that love is all around you?

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get caught up in a daily routine.  To drown in the minutia of getting things done…meetings, deadlines, working, taking care of others, and trying to catch just enough sleep before waking up and doing it all again.

Stop.  Just stop.  Take a little break.  Take a deep breath.  Relax with me just a minute. 

Now look around?  What do you see?  Who are you with?

Are you surrounded by co-workers?  Despite work-based roles, these are people like you…human beings striving for the best existence possible. You have more in common than you might imagine.

Are you with your parents? These are the people who represent your roots.  They gave you life and whether they were great parents or lousy parents, they set you forth on your path.

Are you with your kids? Yes, maybe they drive you nuts sometimes, but even the wildest child is adorable when asleep. (I know I was!)  Your little ones are your legacy.  Every ounce of love you pour into them shapes a whole new life.

Are you with friends?  These are your chosen companions along your journey.  They are those special people who laugh with you, inspire you, share with you, and pick you up when you need it.

Are you with your soul mate?  This is a person that walks alongside you on your everyday path…a person who connects very deeply with you.  They co-author the story of your life.

Are you with your pet? This is the purest form of unconditional love.  Your pets trust you with their very existence.  In return for sustenance and shelter, they give you infinite, uncomplicated adoration.  You are the center of their universe.  

Are you with yourself?  Being alone with yourself is quite different than being lonely.  Lonely implies that you are cut-off, disconnected, isolated…and you are not.  You are part of an amazingly alive universe that is constantly moving, shifting, and transforming in unique and wonderful ways!

You are an integral part of the Universal dance. 

Step outside, feel the breeze, blink at the sunlight.

Breathe deeply and know that you are in the presence of Source.

Love is all around you.  

In Joy,




3 Happy and Easy New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's1> Laugh more to raise your spirits, reduce stress, and increase your energy levels.

2> Socialize with good friends more to build strong, supportive relationships.

3> Give and get Hugs every day for lower blood pressure and a better mood.

Just doing more of these 3 simple things is a great way to start your New Year off on the right foot!

Live Life Fully,