A Light in the Dark….

If everyone lit just one little candle, it would be better than to glow in the dark.

That’s on my mind today.y

This is my birthday week and I am happy everything is going well !

I have problems and my problems have   

Problems ! But I have a plan…

The Plan – Chez Clarissa 



1. Most of our life is spent chasing false goals and worshipping false ideals. The day you realise that is the day you really start to live.

2. You really, truly cannot please all of the people all of the time. Please yourself first and your loved ones second, everyone else is busy pleasing themselves anyway, trust me.

 3. Fighting the ageing process is like trying to catch the wind. Go with it, enjoy it. Your body is changing, but it always has been. Don’t waste time trying to reverse that, instead change your mindset to see the beauty in the new.

4. Nobody is perfect and nobody is truly happy with their lot. When that sinks in you are free of comparison and free of judgement. It’s truly liberating.

5. No one really sees what you do right, everyone sees what you do wrong. When that becomes clear to you, you will start doing things for the right reason and you will start having so much more fun.

6. You will regret the years you spent berating your looks, the sooner you can make peace with the vessel your soul lives in, the better. Your body is amazing and important but it does not define you.

7. Your health is obviously important but stress, fear and worry are far more damaging than any delicious food or drink you may deny yourself. Happiness and peace are the best medicine.

8. Who will remember you and for what, become important factors as you age. Your love and your wisdom will live on far longer than any material thing you can pass down. Tell your stories, they can travel farther than you can imagine.

9. We are not here for long but if you are living against the wind it can feel like a life-sentence. Life should not feel like a chore, it should feel like an adventure.

10. Always, always, drink the good champagne/ Cacao and use the things you keep for ‘best’. Tomorrow is guaranteed to no one. Today is a gift that’s why we call it the present. Eat, Drink & Be Merry.

Another thought —-


What if you’re never ready?

What if, this is as close to being ready that you’ll ever actually be?

What if, the biggest regret you have when you look back on your life, is that you wasted time waiting, waiting to be better, when you were already so very much enough?

What if, the last thought you have when your life comes to an end, is that you didn’t do enough living whilst you were alive?

My friend, this is it.

This is your life, right here, right now.

And let me tell you something, somebody somewhere went to sleep last night assuming tomorrow would be a new day.

And it wasn’t.

Today is the day.

Every day is the day.

Life waits for no one.

Seize the moment, seize the day.

Dance like nobody’s watching.

Watch the sunset.

Eat the delicious cake.

Put your bare feet on the cool grass.

Be alive.


Put your hand on your chest and feel that heartbeat pulsing through your body.

That’s all you need to be ready.

That is truly all the purpose you ever really need.

You, my friend, are alive.

So live. Words by Donna Ashworth

Another thought…

Frances Sternhagen says..

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s  still good.

2. When in doubt, just take  the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste  time hating anyone.

4. Your job won’t take care of  you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in  touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards  every month.

6. You don’t have to win every  argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more  healing than crying alone.

8. It’s OK to get angry with  God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement  starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to  chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past  so it won’t screw up the present.

12. It’s OK to let your  children see you cry.

13. Don’t compare your life to  others. You have no idea what their  journey is all  about.

14. If a relationship has to  be a secret, you shouldn’t be in  it.

15. Everything can change in  the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God  never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It  calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that  isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn’t kill you  really does make you stronger.

19. It’s never too late to  have a happy childhood But the second one is  up to you and no one  else.

20. When it comes to going  after what you love in life, don’t take no for  an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the  nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.   Don’t save it for a special  occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with  the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t  wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of  your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called  disaster with these words ‘In five years,  will this  matter?’

27. Always choose  life.

28. Forgive everyone  everything.

29. What other people think of  you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost  everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a  situation is, it will change.

32. Don’t take yourself so  seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in  miracles.

34. God loves you because of  who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t  do.

35. Don’t audit life. Show up  and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the  alternative — dying young.

37. Your children get only one  childhood.

38. All that truly matters in  the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day.  Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our  problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours  back.

41. Envy is a waste of time.  You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to  come.

43. No matter how you feel,  get up, dress up and show up.

44.  Yield.

45. Life isn’t tied with a  bow, but it’s still a gift.

46. Friends are the family that we  choose for ourselves.

Best, Jay 

Published by jjaywmac

Jay W. MacIntosh (born Janet Tallulah Jewell) is a retired attorney, actress, and writer from the United States, living in Paris, France. She is a member of the California Bar and selected to the 2018, 2019, 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list. She holds a Master’s Degree in Drama from the University of Georgia and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Zodiac Scholastic Society. As an actress, she is a member of The Actors Studio, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), SAG-AFTRA, and ASCAP, performing in film and television in the United States and France. Her published works include Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 1, Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 2, The Origins of George Bernard Shaw’s Life Force Philosophy, Moments in Time, Capturing Beauty, JAYSPEAK on the Côte d’Azur, and Janet Tallulah.


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