Dear Friends, Before me lies a lovely landscape. The bright sunlight warms the terrace tiles. I witness the birds flying through the air to capture the insects that serve as their breakfast! I gaze at the hillside, still green from the recent rains that are also replenishing the water table to guarantee the precious liquid through … Continue reading Celebrating Small, Good Things
Month: November 2020
A Different Thanksgiving Day
Dear Friends, The singing from a local congregation nearby interrupts the stillness of this quiet Sunday morning. Current conditions have generated changes in our social interactions and I must admit that hearing this singing after so many months without it has been largely positive and comforting. For our physical and mental health, we have adopted … Continue reading A Different Thanksgiving Day
Dear Friends, I greet you on this Sunday from a mildly-chilly Atenas. Despite that, the sun is out, the birds are singing and I feel blessed to be able to live another day. In these Covid-19 times, when we might feel exhausted and confused, it is important to express gratitude for all of Nature's gifts. If … Continue reading Mid-November Thoughts
Dear Friends, The weekend forecast, predicting more rain for today, has eased up for a bit. The curtain of clouds opens sporadically and allows the sun to peek through, reaching and warming my shoulders through the sweater I have had to wear in normally hot Atenas. I smile when I look at my garden below where … Continue reading Prolonged Hibernation
Dear Friends, It's a beautiful morning. As I stepped out to the terrance earlier the faint scent of jasmine reached me. The energetic flight of the birds around me directs my eyes to travel over the unending blue sky. The fluffy clouds, white and gray, make me appreciate Nature's constantly changing gifts. I absorb every … Continue reading November’s Gratitude
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