It’s Never Too Late

I don’t think it’s ever too late. I don’t care if your children are 2 years old, 12, 22 or 42 years old; they need to hear positive comments. It is never too late to tell them. Even if you grew up at a dinner table where you did not hear positives, it does not mean you can’t learn how to tell your own children. Stop the negative pattern in your family. If you can say positive things to your children, they will learn to say it to theirs.

Table Talk

I hope you are having a great August!

I am speaking March 26, 2018 at the AWC WEST 2018 ( and as part of the preparation for this event I was asked to answer these questions. They have been great discussion question at our dinner table!

– What is your favorite quote: Be the change you want to see in the world.

– What does success look like to you? Giving up perfection and accepting that 90% is good enough. Being kind to others no matter how successful you are.

– What is your mini escape or your best stress reliever during a busy or stressful time? A pot of green tea, a stack of decorating magazines, pond splashing, spa music playing, sitting on my deck with no husband and teenagers at home!

– Complete this sentence: “I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where…” there was no war and hatred.

– What is your best comfort food? Anything someone else made for me.

– As you get older, what is the one thing you know for sure?
You have to look after the woman in the mirror and keep her mentally, physically and spiritually full first, so you can be a fill for others.

– What is the best song to sing in the car? “Here I go again” by Whitesnake

– What are you most grateful for? My health and the energy I have to keep up with my amazing life, family and a tight circle of amazing friends.

– What have you let go of that changed your life the most? Expectations of others.

A Gift

I am behind two grandfathers in line — a 10% one and a 90% one. The 10% one is complaining about being with his grandchildren, being negative and talking disrespectfully to them and showing them no patience at all.

The 90% one is the exact opposite. When his grandchildren spoke to him, he would go down on one knee so he could look in their face, he spoke kindly and quietly and smiled at them with so much love in his eyes.

The 10% grandfather says to the 90% grandfather, “Isn’t it a pain to drag grandchildren around?” The 90% grandfather replies, “Not a pain at all. It is a gift to spend time with them.”
– excerpt from Darci’s book “Focus on the 90%”