I dedicate this blog to anyone who has lost someone that had a special place in their heart.
Over the last 14 months many of my close friends have lost people very special to them. Some very unexpected and some with illnesses out of our control. It's been an extremely difficult time for them. As a dear friend I have been there for them with great love and support but seeing the pain they are going through is heart-rending.
I have always had a great belief, even before this experience, that life is to live. It's not, and never has been for me, a tomorrow or any kind of rehearsal. I taught this valuable lesson to my husband when we met 18 years ago and how thankful he is to this very day.
I never save anything for best or for that special day. I love it and live every moment. So for those of you who have all that gorgeous Butler & Wilson jewellery or a Maxx NY handbag or some diamonds and that candle you have been longing to burn that you got for Christmas or a recent birthday, take them all out of the boxes and wear them, admire them and love them.
Every day is a day to feel good and look your best. Life is so short and also far too short to do things that you really don't want to do either. Some things in life we can't avoid and we have to do. But make better choices that make you and your family happier and healthier along the way.
Make sure you laugh every day and tell those close to you how much you love them.
This is a Franks ritual…live, love and laugh.