....after attending an intimate cocktail party at Tyler Perry's house to celebrate (the OWN Network & Tyler Perry's partnership) .....Mary J. Blige live on the mic....along with truffle lobster macaroni and cheese , over five thousand red roses...and singing Happy 60th Birthday to Oprah....was not a bad start to the Oscar Weekend Events
A Year in Review! Memorable Moments of 2013
A. Sir Sidney Poitier's Book Signing Cocktail Event
B. In The Islands of Exuma after shooting the Official Bahamas "Behold" Commercial
C. Fly Fishing in Montana
D. Backstage with Reggae Artist Stephen Marley, after one of the best Reggae Concerts of the decade (Damian, Julian, Jo Mersa, Third World and many more)
REFLECTION & STAYING PRESENT...and IN THE MOMENT
Some Great Advice my friend emailed me yesterday and I wanted to share it with you……
Think on These Things....
ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
FOUR. When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.
FIVE. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.
SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.
EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
NINE... Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
TEN.. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.
TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.
THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'
FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
FIFTEEN. Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.
SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice
TWENTY- ONE. Spend some time alone.
(Milan, Italy - 2007)
My son Kyle and sister Jeanene and I in Milan...having lunch infront of the "Duomo"
(Venice, Italy - 2007)
Took my son Kyle to discover Europe...we visited London, Amsterdam, and then stopped to visit my sister Jeanene who lives in Italy.....we had a great time...noticing by the photo she was very happy to see family.
(London, England - 2007)
Watching an amazing Wimbledon match with my son Kyle