Dear Friends, It is a relatively quiet morning today as the familiar neighborhood sounds are muted by the music coming from the radio in my kitchen. The day is unfolding with ease. My eyes are focused on the beauty of the landscape before me. I breathe in gratitude and let the sun warm my shoulders as I … Continue reading A Sunday of Celebrations
Dear Friends, The breeze brushes past me as I stand on the terrace. While my eyes survey the breathtaking landscape, my ears become aware of an ambulance siren's sound changing as it hastens to its destination. Instead of trying to come up with reasons the ambulance might be speeding by, I breathe deeply. I send some … Continue reading Fundraising Campaign
Dear Friends, There is a strong warm wind passing through the terrace right now that movesthe bamboo in the distance. The sky is bird-less at present though I can hear thetireless singing coming from some hidden branches. I am delighted and gratefulto discern these sounds. I am aware that my surroundings are exceptional and Ibask … Continue reading A Mini Vacation!
Dear Friends, It is a beautiful sunny morning. The clouds change shape quickly reminding me of the passing of time and the importance of accepting constant shifting. I watch the colorful hummingbirds as they fly from flower to flower seeking tasty liquid nectar. They nudge me to refill my water glass so that I can … Continue reading Committed Community Efforts
Dear Friends, The sun came up early for me this morning! By the time you are reading, I am hopefully easily strolling the paved walkway to the viewing area of the crater of the Poas Volcano that I am visiting today. It is almost one year ago that serious … Continue reading Never Numb and Oblivious to Nature!
Dear Friends, Strong breezes challenge my efforts to keep counters and surfaces free of dust this morning. I rush to secure the loose notes containing the outline for today's message, grateful for a change for the many peculiar items on the table that right now can serve as paperweights. Complementing the winds, the sun is … Continue reading Freeing Some Time
Dear Friends, It is a breezy, sunny renewal Sunday. The winds howl through a small opening in the window. I observe the swaying of the tall bamboo in the distance. My thoughts are with all the people worldwide who are suffering extreme weather conditions. I am grateful that I can make a modest financial contribution … Continue reading Walking In My Shoes
Dear Friends, It is a quiet Sunday morning on the day in which we celebrate love and friendship worldwide. As I look around I appreciate the fact that the winds are absent in this moment allowing me to rest from what is a constant encounter with dust on every … Continue reading Celebrating Love and Friendship
Dear Friends, Greetings from Atenas. It is a breezy, sunny Sunday. In the distance, I canhear the songs and calls of birds. Some are longer and more complex whileothers are short, repetitive and remind me that Nature can be immenselygenerous no matter where we find ourselves. There is always something toappreciate and enjoy. Every day … Continue reading An Unexpected and Majestic View
It's a beautiful, if windy, morning that greets me today. I ventured to the terrace and stood on a different spot than I normally do. I was afforded another view, a perspective that allowed me to see bright green areas across the way. A small flock of birds glided with precision in harmony and landed … Continue reading A Shout Out to Unsung Heroes of the Pandemic!