Laugh, Love, Eat and Dance!
I was late. I had already called my ‘publisher to be’ and said I’d like to make dinner a half hour later. I couldn’t wait to meet Mac Anderson, founder of Simple Truths. We were supposed to have had dinner in Palm Beach, but his assistant regretfully cancelled our Monday dinner on Friday, not a Good Friday, and said we’d reschedule. That was in January and this was March 4th. I had waited months. And now, I was late.
When Mac told me he was going to Scottsdale for a month, I decided to meet him there. My dear friend Harv Jaffe who had been president of our high school class – the Rainier Beach Vikings in Seattle, had moved there and I had an invitation for some time. I was a year late for Harv too.
You see, I was recovering from a car accident and it had limited my travel because I could not lay flat. GEICO had helped with an adjustable hospital bed – which, needless to say, would have looked suspicious going through airport security and cost too much to check. Pillows and cushions didn’t work. I needed the precise angle.
My definition of success is going to bed when you’re tired, and getting up when you’re not. I do not own an alarm, and have traveled 40 weeks a year for 20 years just fine with my ‘mental’ alarm clock – a tool I learned when I received my MSU in Psychology.
But that was before the injuries I sustained in the accident.
So, although I never had trouble sleeping before, without that bed it was awful. I do NOT believe in excuses.
You know, I’m the one who wrote Excuse Me, No Excuses, and the quote that led me to this meeting with Mac Anderson, “Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about Learning To Dance In The Rain.”©
So I tried to make a shorter trip, and deal with any sleep depravation. Airport security might have questioned those bags under my eyes after a night without my adjustable bed.
Harv made a great suggestion. He took me to Dillards in Scottsdale where they were having a special promotion for Dior. The head make up artist was there. The makeover was not only free, I was given a beautiful gift. And then. The cameras started flashing. I was even asked to possibly be in an endorsement for Dior.
When you’re feeling kind of frumpy from the pain and being away from what you love so much, this is the ultimate compliment. The only problem was, I was going to be late even for the 7:00 dinner that I had asked Mac to move to 7:30.
“You look stunning. It was worth the wait.” Harv said when he picked me up to meet Mac.
“You’re tardy.” Mac said, when I arrived at 7:45.
‘You’re hungry!” I said. I know men. Laugh, Love, Eat and Dance. Those things will cure anything! In fact, I saw today that Mac agrees with that, because below is who he quoted, and a video you’ll love.
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