My friend Jen Altman stayed with us last weekend and these flowers were leftover from a shoot she was doing where my girls were used as models. Peonies…my absolute favorite, and I’m not such a huge rose fan, but I do love this variety which remind me of ranunculuses.
I just can’t say enough how important it is to have a few good girl friends in your life, who really get you, you know? We talked at length about the power of positive thinking over the course of her visit. I think I’ve been headed this way, but things sort of clicked for me this weekend. It’s sort of a big commitment to remove all negativity from your life (that includes negative thoughts and negative people) and in essence change the way you live. It’s a huge amount of work and one that gets tested, I’m sure. It’s just easier to complain and get pissed off about what life dishes you, am I right? But I’m going to give it a try. I actually feel better already.
And don’t worry, I’m not going to turn into a Pollyanna or anything; I don’t think that’s in my nature. I’m so much more natural at snark than I am about being a bubbly happy-go-lucky person, which isn’t my personality at all. I remember saying this very thing, actually, to my old creative director who I worked really closely with in my beauty industry days. She’s very “New York” with her sharp sense of humor, Chanel bags, black suits and the most chic, silver, short cropped do you’ve ever seen on an “older” woman. I once told her that I was going to try and be more “bubbly”. She slowly turned to me with that dead pan piercing stare that she was so good at and replied to me, “Don’t you dare.”