Tuesday, November 18, 2014


An Angel Among Us...
In honor of the three year anniversary of Aunty’s passing into heaven…November 18th 2011 at six-forty-eight p.m.
Today I am going to carry on EXACTLY LIKE AUNTY did every single day of her life. I will smile all day long. Even my heart and liver will be radiant. I will tell everyone I love them. I will perform countless acts of kindness without expecting anything in return. I will say with conviction and genuine sincerity that everything is “wonderful. “I will fully appreciate the trees, the birds, and everything around me. I will say thank you to everyone for everything; including the people letting me pat their dog, a car allowing me to pass on the road, the bagger at the supermarket, and the people picking up the trash. I will forgive everyone for everything, no matter what!  
Every day is Christmas
when you have the Aunty spirit!
I will put on lipstick just to get the mail at my door. I will have ten cups of coffee and enjoy every one. I will relish every moment spent with my family. AT the end of the day if I am not too tired I will call my sister, or my dear friend Gracie and invite her over for a game of bridge.
Aunty and Gracie
Before I fall asleep I will say my prayers. I will lovingly remember every family member who has passed and call it a “wonderful” day. I will look forward to giving my heart to the world and aid anyone who needs me. I will rest soundly in the light and comfort of GOD. Amen.
(this picture looks like little girl Aunty)
I sure hope the readers of Ageless with Aunty will join me in an Aunty-like day. Collectively we can literally raise the vibrations of the planet even just a little bit! Living life with grace, compassion, and humility creates "a happy life" (the  ten cups of coffee are optional).
Dear Aunty, miraculously I love you more and more each day. We are connected eternally. And, I will love you forever and a day. I find comfort in the signs and love you send from above. I will honor and cherish your memory and spirit for “ever and ever and ever!” And, as promised, someday I will meet you in heaven.  Until then, I will be happy and productive and inspired, with a heart full of gratitude and love, in large part because of YOU. Uncle D too! Thank you.
with Aunty and Uncle D
on their 50th Wedding Anniversary

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Lighting Up the Night...
I was thinking of calling this blog post "TRADITION" because here I am once again with my gal pals keeping up yet another tradition. This is one I started with our beloved Aunty back in 2007. It's called the Lantern parade and it's run by a fabulous organization called Spontaneous Celebrations. Two nights every October, hundreds of people light up Jamaica Pond (right outside of Boston) and walk around in a gigantic circle carrying colorful lanterns.
It might sound simple, and it is. Yet, the bonding, camaraderie and good feelings are all magnified under that irresistible autumn moonlight and maybe its the magic of the water that reflects them back to you. But, you are somehow whirled into enchantment and wonder...
One of my all-time favorite Aunty pictures...
If you notice in the picture above, and at the top, I am carrying that very first lantern. My heart smiles at the thought of keeping up any traditions started with Aunty. She was the quintessential kind and loving human being! Her love is so big it still pours down from heaven!!! The eyes of my heart see it clearly. And having good friends by your side is a blessing as well.
My friends and I sure do know how to enjoy ourselves. I dare say I don't think a Sunday night was ever this much fun! We danced non-stop after the revelers congregated at the grandstand for some of the best music around. A super funky group called Opposite People played. My toes were actually buzzing!
I really hope you can join us next year! Keep your heart open and your inner child alive....I promise it will lead to wonderful places and people.