Jody Watley sends message to fans / supporters, various music sites like SoulTracks and EURWEB, RnB Soul Effect TV, surprise video greetings from Peabo Bryson, Garcelle Beauvais and Lisa Lisa: “I appreciate the birthday love and well wishes, always in gratitude.”
In gratitude for another year around the sun – living with love and joy being and doing me, completely embracing what’s important in my life on this journey, wiser, stronger and feeling more beautiful than ever.
Grammy winning solo artist , songwriter, producer, entrepreneur – owner of Avitone Recordings, Jody Watley Shop (creator of signature line of luxury soy candles) Avid Music, Jody Watley Music Publishing.
Listed as one of Billboard Magazines Top 60 Hot 100 Female Artists Of All Time, Top 25 Dance Artists of All Time, Billboard Dance Music Lifetime Achievement Recipient- Style Icon & Trendsetter … the professional accolades are amazing and still doing what I love, how I want to do it.
The most meaningful enriching part of my life is being Mom of 2 outstanding children,Lauren and Arie, raising them into grounded, intelligent and kind young adults, is everything. They are my hearts – I’m blessed! To have them fly home to attend my 35th Anniversary Solo Debut Concert, which also included a special surprise guest Andre Cymone means more than any of you know for them to see us together onstage for the first time – ever. Having them home for this weekend here to celebrate my birthday is the best gift.
Thank you all to those support me and bring love and respect to my social media pages, continue to buy stream my music, buy tickets to my concerts, buy my merchandise and candles, take time to read my inspirational blogs and drop me kind words, giving me flowers daily …. thank you – I appreciate you!!
Beautiful day yesterday and very appreciative of the outpouring of love, well wishes that flooded my various social media pages with tags of love. Above are a sampling of some. It was also a reminder of some wonderful people I’ve been fortunate to meet through music and how it connects us in our lives and some of what we go through.
Life is a gift each day and I try not to get caught in time. The quote “it’s not the years of life but life in your years” resonates very much with me – and I hope it does with you too.
Live each moment and embrace the journey not confining yourself to boxes or (mis)perceptions is what I’m about.
Love to all and thanks again – here’s to more adventures!