My own little “dear world”

My own little “dear world”

I spent the week in Philadelphia, at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  It was wonderful, exhausting,  distracting, uplifting.  All of it.  So many firsts.  Met my first General, my first Blue Angel, my first billionaire.  And used my body as a message to those I love.  W.H.Y??  you ask.  Well — check out    It will explain everything!



When Robert showed us his slide show of pictures — no, P.E.O.P.L.E.  From New Orleans, Syria, Africa, small town America, …..from everywhere — he asked us to think about those we love.  To think about what our message was.  Because Robert hosted our Year 3 Graduation Reception — and we were each about to get a chance to be photographed by him.  All we had to do was figure out what we had to say!


I suggest to you….it’s not as easy as you might think.  One message.  On your body.  Wherever, and however you want.

Well — dozens of people flew through my head.  My girls, Caity and Erin of course.  And my mom, and sister Debbie, Peter, friends, and people I love.  The one thing that resonated with me and I quickly tiptoed back through my own childhood and growing years was this………Why was I so hard on myself?  Why am I still?  Because I am perfect just as I am.

So — there it was.  My message, my gift to each of you in our “dear little shared world”…….

You Are Perfect….Just As You Are!

Please, I invite you to comment — and share your personal message too!  Would love to hear them.

Ciao for now…..Diane

About Diane

Ciao! My name is Diane. I'm a wife, a mom, a working professional, and a Weight Watcher from New Jersey. I started blogging in 2011, at 45 years old, when I was training for my first Half Marathon at Rutgers on April 22, 2012. Since then, I've lost 80 pounds, completed my Half Marathon goal and gone on to train for and run my very first Full Marathon. On Jan 13, 2013, I ran the Disney Marathon in Orlando, Fl! What an incredible day. As the saying goes -- "The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race." I am forever changed! So now we move on to the next phase of this journey! Come along. We're in this together!! Ciao for now!

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