menopausebarbees
... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Life is a Gift… That is Why it is called The Present – Spotlight on 2012 and some of those we lost

I simply love the quote and reminder which Steve Jobs said, “Live each day as if it were your last and one day, you will most certainly be right.”

As I revisited some of the famous names we said goodbye to as 2012 comes to a close, this quote resonated even more profoundly with me.

To name a few,
Phyllis Diller, Donna Summer, Nora Ephron, School principle hero, Dawn Hocksprung, Amy Winehouse and a host of talented men Clarence Clemmons, Dick Clark, Sherman Helmsely, Mike Wallace, Nick Ashford and Heavy D. With a heavy heart, I decided to re-post a blog I did last February when the talented Whitney Houston passed.

We menopausebarbees hope that as the New Year begins, you will embrace each day and continue to learn, live, laugh, and love!

Life is a gift, that’s why it is called the present.
It’s Not Right… But, it’s Gonna Be O.K.
When iconic individuals touch our lives, they become an integral part of our existence.

This past Saturday, I was consumed with CNN and the coverage of Whitney Houston’s going home celebration. I came of age with Whitney Houston and while growing up, I looked to her as a style setter.

Whether it was her fun, spunky vibe or later the sophisticated woman she matured into with the glamor and gowns, I like so many menopausebarbees of today wanted to be just like Whitney! I adored everything about
her;from the gift of her voice, that infectious laugh, and the coy twinkle in her eye.

I was inspired by Whitney and was saddened to witness her personal trials and tribulations. In my heart,I
believed and like many of us,had hopes that she would prevail. That is why when I first saw on a facebook news stream and then immediately turned on CNN and learned that she had passed, I was heartbroken and in
utter disbelief. I looked forward to enjoying all that was yet to come with this incomparable talent.

Whitney’s song titles express my sentiments…I Will Always Love You, as you taught me that I am indeed Every Woman! I Get So Emotional realizing that you are gone, and wonder Why Does it Hurt So Bad and Where Do Broken Hearts Go?For How Will I Know what was yet to unfold? Whitney, you are gone, and while I’m Waiting to Exhale, I realizeIt’s not Right, but it’s Gonna Be O.K., because All at Once, it hit me, I will still Look to You, as you left us the Greatest Love of All, the Gift of your Voice! And a sweet melody to remind us all that yes, Jesus Loves Me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J538b-OLRU