Two days before Steve died we had a good day. Bonnie was with us, we had finished dinner and Steve was lying on the sofa. We were talking and laughing about some of these bits of "wisdom" that I had chosen to ignore over the years. Steve, chuckled telling Bonnie, "Janet simply has a different view of life than I do." I laughed back and asked, "Just what is my view and how is it so different from yours?' Words were difficult for Steve now so he simply smiled, his eyes twinkled and he said, "My philosophy is sound and yours...is yours." That being a pearl of its own, I went to him and wrapped myself around him. I looked up at him and asked, "But you do so love me, don't you?" Holding me gently he nodded and whispered, "More than anything." "I love you more" I said and I held him in my arms as tears ran down my face onto his chest.
"Life is a lot like The Seinfeld series, if you pay attention every life relates to that episode somehow, some way."
Here’s one of my favorite pearls. I have shared it with so many single younger friends, as have Brent and Brooke. It is easy to pass by as it seems translucent, but it is really worth looking at: “You either breakup or you get married.”
"I'll rub your foot if you rub mine."
"It's always important to validate another's feelings, even if you disagree with them, they are still feelings and deserve to be acknowledged."
On dying: "If I have never done anything well, I am going to make sure I die well." That is the truest pearl I own.