Dear Friends, Greetings on a beautiful Sunday morning! The splendor of the day emerges with the gentle breeze that sways the canopy of a single tree that colors the cloudless sky directly in front of me. I pause to listen for the birds that call to each other. Their movements divert my eyes from that … Continue reading Paying Attention to the Changes
Dear Friends, I sit near the open door looking out at the landscape. The morning's still-gentle breeze sways the tall bamboo in our small forest. It is impressive how flexible the bamboo is despite how firmly rooted the trunks are. They are hollow and yet their foundation is solid. They don't fight against the wind, … Continue reading Persevering Despite Setbacks
Dear Friends, On this early Sunday morning, with the promise of a hot day taking shape, I am grateful for all the wonderful activities and people that the tourist season brings to me and to our beautiful town. The breezes add vigor to my days. I am filled with optimism and good will, feelings that … Continue reading Compassion Won!
Dear Friends, A lovely morning greets me and answers my need to be surrounded by Nature's beauty. I am aware of birds flying, dogs barking in the distance, the sounds of music coming from a radio in the kitchen, and the rhythmic breathing of our dog as she lays by my feet as I write. … Continue reading A Desirable Every Day Environment