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A Toast to Say Good-bye to 56!

Published August 18, 2020 by Maryanne
Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta
A toast to say good-bye to a great age, 56! ❤
Today is my last day of age 56; tomorrow I will be 57. I’ve always been a person who looked forward to aging, not against it.
I’m always a person who lives by love and trust, not hope and fear.
My 56th year was a beautiful one. The summer of 2019 was a great one. And I had some kick-ass memories, like promoting at trade shows during autumn, performing my poetry live (something I haven’t done since the 1990s — and thanks to Toastmasters, I memorized all my words). The Covid pandemic hit USA in March of 2020, but that didn’t break my spirit. Loved ones stayed safe, and my business Pear Tree was thriving — and continues to thrive. Dennis and I loved the lock-down, and for the very first time we’ve created together and made a music video, my singing debut, which we’ve shared with many friends. AND during this time, the second edition of my fiction book “Love Cats” came out! I also gave some incredible ZOOM classes which were very well-received.
The saddest thing that happened this year, or any year for that matter, was losing one of my best friends, Vinnie Bordogna. It was one of my biggest losses ever. And I’ve yet to move on, and doubt I ever will.
For my 57th birthday, I asked the Universe for two special wishes–one of them came true already! (Stay tuned, you will know in September). Good-bye to age 56, it was one of my favorite years! (So thanks to everyone who said, last year, “Best Birthday Ever.” — you blessed me for an entire year!

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta can be reached at:

She is available for blogging, ghost writing, writing. She is also available for book signings and motivational speaking engagements. In addition to Love Cats, she is the author of the following books :

“Be (Extra)Ordinary: 10 Ways to Become Your Own Hero” is available on Amazon. To get your paperback or Kindle version, visit:Be (Extra)Ordinary

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is available on Amazon. To get your paperback, Kindle or audio copy, go here: I Don’t Want To Be Like You

Her fiction book “Love Cats” second printing is now available, under the pen name Krystianna Mercury, from Pink Flamingo. You can purchase it here: Love Cats

Visit Maryanne’s You Tube Channel here: Be YOUnique

Order What You Like!

Published March 20, 2014 by Maryanne

SAM_2085Living Life to the Fullest!

It was so sad going to the bank today, one of the older tellers was complaining how she hated her job.

I suggested she do something she like instead. Another customer over heard me, a young hipster with half his head shaved who started yelling, “I need money, I can’t do what I want!”

I said, “You can do anything you want in life.”

He ignored me and kept yelling. She tried telling me what she REALLY wanted to do, but his voice kept over powering hers, ranting and raving how you can’t make money if you do what you want.

I could have used myself as an example, but I said, “I’m not saying anything people will hate me.”

The teller thought I meant the other tellers. I meant the young hipster.

I couldn’t wait to get out of there. The negativity was draining.

Then when I looked at my emails this evening, in one of the radio blogs I subscribe to, this was on the bottom of the email:

“Life is like a restaurant, order what you like and expect it to arrive!”

I was like, ABSOLUTELY! It’s so refreshing when you have that feeling of, okay, I’m not crazy … someone else actually GETS IT!

Not that I need validation that I’m living my life to the fullest, but I do take these signs as positive omens.