Each weeknight Delilah takes your requests, dedications, your messages of love, inspiration, hardships, and a “Delilah’s Dilemma” or two, on the Lite At Nite, here in New York City. This is a safe place to land at the end of the day, where the music does the talking for you. Whether you're seeking friendship, love, forgiveness or just a place to relax and unwind, Delilah is here to smooth off the rough edges of your day, and add a note of peace and serenity to your evenings.
Tonight, please visit 1067litefm.com, keyword: ‘Delilah’ for more information, great photos, and e-mail our show with your stories of hope and inspiration, by contacting Delilah's producer David directly at David@delilah.com. He’ll be sure to get your messages to Delilah to share via the airwaves, all night long!
Last November I stopped by the big Macy's Parade Balloon Inflation on the Upper West Side, by the Museum of Natural History!
I got to share an intimate evening with some very sweet Lite FM Listeners.
We shared stories, shared some good food and got to know eachother.
I joined Helen Little at Wollman Rink for "Skating In Central Park."
What a great day, and such wonderful Winter Scene in NewYork!
Keep warm everyone!
Time to kick off the holidays with a Thanksgiving tradition shared by loyal listener Aramis, whose work schedule several years back launched his family into one of their best traditions to date. I really like this one, but even better, I love that they gave it its own special name…About 7 years back there was a conflict in work schedules for our usual Thanksgiving dinner. So...we decided to make our Thanksgiving celebration the Saturday prior so that we'd all be together. Initially it was my mother, brother and sister and our immediate families. Considering we were having it the Saturday before, we decided to extend the invite to our other family and friends to share the love! Everyone brought goodies (food, drinks, dessert, etc.) to share! My brother's friend brought a cake with "Happy Josegiving" written on it to be humorous. (My brother’s name is Jose). Sure enough, the tradition started and this November 23, we'll be celebrating our 7th "Josegiving" with all our loved ones. What makes this so great is that we share the day with everyone we care about as a group, without having the conflict we used to have about splitting up and not seeing one another. Thanksgiving
Day is then shared with our spouses' family and friends who we may not have seen the prior weekend. Aramis
This is a tradition I’ve heard about from several people and it always seems to be a big hit. In essence, these people are getting two Thanksgivings – how brilliant is that? Twice the turkey and potatoes; I’m full just from thinking about it. If you have a Thanksgiving or other holiday story to share, be sure to send it in!
I would love to read about your Holiday Traditions and stories -- e-mail those in to Producer David tonight at: David@delilah.com -- and we will also share some of those, via the airwaves!
With Love ... Delilah <3
I knew a couple who was married over 50 years, and every autumn they would drive the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire. It was their tradition as a couple, then as a family, then as empty nesters...and they had photos they took every single year. In my house my kids know that autumn has arrived when I start making applesauce, and I cook gallons of it to give to family and friends. The house smells like cinnamon and apples for weeks on end! Check out some of these sweet autumn traditions my fans on Facebook shared with me…
We put up a fall tree. It's a Christmas tree with orange lights and fall decorations on it. We put it up on October 1st and then the day after Thanksgiving we change the decorations to Christmas. Amy
I make my own potpourri on the stove and my apartment smells great. I use 1/2 gallon water in pot, 1/4 cup vanilla, 1 tbsp. cloves and 1 tbsp. of nutmeg with a touch of cinnamon. Now that is some great smelling stuff! Marsha
We have a bridge, an old stone one where we go get a family picture, then we get our pumpkins from the same farm in our area. Love going there and seeing all the animals and the kids running to pick the pumpkins. Jen
We drive into the Colorado Mountains to see the change of colors. We do this every year, this year we went twice! Kristina
I make my pumpkin spice cake with pecans and set out my favorite fall decorations. I especially love decorating the path leading to our front door with pumpkins, mums and a pretty wreath on the door. Patti
I love cooking soups and chili. The slow cooker comes out and becomes a fixture on the counter. Leslie
I make homemade popcorn balls, Grandma’s recipe, for Halloween and the kids all love them! Paula
Do you have a fall tradition? It can be anything that you do this time of year inspired by the change in weather, or the scenery or the holidays. Maybe you need to acquire a tradition…get on that! Make some time to do something fun this season before the mad holiday dash begins and then us all about it by writing to Producer David tonight, at: David@delilah.com!
Looking forward to reading and sharing all your Autumn Traditions and your Gratitudes as well as we get ready for Thanksgiving in just a few weeks!!
With Love ... Delilah <3
This next listener letter from Trish hits home because I know what it’s like to love someone with an addiction problem. You want to change them and help them, but the truth is, sometimes it just can’t be done. So what do you do? If this has been your experience what have you done? Today, I’m going to share what Trish had to do…
Twenty years ago I met the love of my life. I didn't know it then but he was going to change my life. We were both recovering addicts. I had survived an abusive marriage, got clean and started a new life. At first we were just friends but then things changed. He swept me off my feet and treated me like a jewel. Our first kiss made the world spin, and my heart soared every time I saw him. I believed we were God's gift to each other for all the pain we had been through up to that point. We were married the next year.
Things were wonderful until about 10 years ago when he started to use again. I tried and tried to help him for the next 4 years. Nothing worked. Finally, years later I left him. I had to; I couldn't live like that anymore. But, I waited, hoping he would get clean and come back to me. He hasn't. Tomorrow I will walk into a divorce court and legally cut my ties with him. I don't know where he is. He's been using and living on the streets.
My heart is breaking because I still love him and always will. Please play "Unchained Melody" for me, for Jon (wherever he is) and for the loss we both have experienced. I know my life will go on but it will never be as rich or as sweet as it was when I was in his arms. Trish
It’s hard to understand why people come in and out of our lives, and it can be excruciating to let go of someone you love. There is a poem on my website that does a beautiful job of attempting to explain this very thing, about why some people come into our lives for only a season and others for a lifetime. I hope you’ll check it out today and take comfort in the words.
With Love ... Delilah <3