Every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back.

There is no use looking back at yesterday. I am no longer the person I was back then. Every morning when the sun rises, I am a changed person. Changed by the experiences I’ve had, the lessons I have learned, and the love I have received.

It’s time to move forward and embrace the life that I’ve been given, be grateful for the many blessings that have been bestowed upon me, and start living a life of passion. There will always be ups and downs, good times and bad, losses and gains.

Life is about learning lessons, showing love in the process, and growing into the beautiful souls we are meant to become. Don’t let yesterday rob you of your happiness today. Every time the sun rises, it’s a new opportunity to make your life the best of your life. Enjoy every moment.

As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You’ll have your heart broken and you’ll break others’ hearts. You’ll fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you’ll cry because time is flying by. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you’ve never been hurt.

Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. you just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone’s hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts. Don’t be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back.

Thank You

On our last holiday, we were sitting in the St. Augustine by the Sea church in Waikiki.

As the basket was being passed around for collection, Paul held it in front of each person as they placed their money inside. He smiled the warmest smile, looked them right in the eye, and said “Thank you” in the most genuine way.

How many times have we placed money in the hands of someone who did not say thank you?

“Thank you” is a simple but powerful phrase that can change how we feel, both as the person saying it and as the person hearing it.

Happy Tuesday!

I met Nicole last April and she sent me on a quest to celebrate the people we love while they are still alive! Nicole’s Dad, Mel celebrates his 70th birthday today. It is also his 11th anniversary of being diagnosed with glioblastoma brain cancer. His odds were not good from the start but he made a decision from day one to live in the 90%. Mel continues to reflect on what he is grateful for on a daily basis. Instead of worrying about what is to come – he lives in the now. What great advice Mel! How many people do we know that are healthy and complaining?

Happy Birthday!

Love Darci

Happy women’s day vector background design with march 8 text, pink flowers and boarder for international women’s day celebration. Vector illustration.


Received this recently from a woman who attended one of my presentations.

“I saw you speak and I must say it was amazing. Today I was standing in a line at the store (it had just opened at 8AM) and there was an elderly gentleman at the cash, a woman in front of me, and then myself. The older gentleman was holding up the line and, yes, in my head, I was like, “Please, just hurry up!” until an elderly woman walked up to the cashier. The line had grown behind me to seven people waiting to be put through. The woman said to the cashier, “Can you not open another cash? Can’t you see the line? I’ve worked retail, too, you know, and you never let the line grow like this.” She proceeded to go on. The cashier made eye contact with me and smiled as she called for another cashier.

I turned to the older lady and said, “The girl is doing a great job. She’s working on a Saturday, smiling, her shift started 27 minutes ago on a day she could be out with friends.” I looked at the cashier and said, “Am I right?” She smiled. I then said to the older woman, “If she’s holding you up for another place you need to be, it’s not her fault, and whatever has you uptight remember you are going to leave this store and carry on with your day, she’s here.” I told the cashier she was doing great and to have an awesome day.

Before I heard you speak, I would normally have said nothing. It felt awesome.”

Crowd of unrecognizable people wait in line in a urban setting, outdoors.
People standing in a queue.

Take Time For You

After a big travel week one of my happiest times is walking my dog Holly. I get up Saturday morning bundle up and take my girl for a long walk. Even if you have had a long week and there are responsibilities waiting for you, take an hour today to do something that makes you happy.