Dear Friends, Greetings on a Sunday morning that brings us that much closer to our celebrations with our family, friends and pets. Get out early today to enjoy all the decorations in your neighborhood so that you can get your body moving and ready for whatever is on your list of things to do today. … Continue reading Being a Local Tourist
Dear Friends, What a beautiful, sunny morning greets me! Despite the chill in the air, I feel warmed when I remind myself that the holiday spirit is in evidence everywhere I look. Although chaos and spending are also part of the scene, it is important to focus on what is really important. Get out into … Continue reading A Celebration in the Park!
Dear Friends, The bark of a single small dog in the neighborhood disrupts the silence of a tranquil Sunday morning. Despite the annoyance, my list of things to be grateful for is long. As I breathe in the brisk morning air, I welcome a deep serenity that will cradle me through the day. Get out … Continue reading A Message of Gratitude
Dear Friends, I was greeted by a lovely, invigorating sunny morning. The flight of different birds all around me reminds me that another opportunity to live a good day is mine. My gratitude for all that I have soothes my mind and allows me to focus my energy on the wonderful, ordinary things I often … Continue reading Continue Being Optimistic
Dear Friends, The gentle breeze reminded me that the transition period in our country has begun. My advice this morning is the same as other Sundays: get out early, move your body in gratitude and let the sun's rays on your skin activate the chemical reactions that help meet our daily Vitamin D requirement. I … Continue reading Lots to Enjoy!
Dear Friends, The air outside is gently moving the still-green leaves on the trees. We are welcoming November, my favorite month in this beautiful paradise I call home. It is the month of sugar cane flowers, transitional rains and a reminder that the year is coming to an end. I love the rain and the … Continue reading Old Harbour (Puerto Viejo), Limón
Dear Friends, The dawn chorus awakened me this morning. Instead of jumping out of bed, I spent some minutes admiring the sturdy wooden beams that adorn our ceiling. Through the window, I beheld the web-like pattern the fluffy white clouds were making against the beautiful blue sky. I breathed deeply, aware that Nature's magic is … Continue reading An Absurd Reality
Dear Friends, A beautiful Sunday greets me. I breathe in deeply and allow my eyes to absorb the inviting scene that surrounds me. I feel blessed to wake up to another day and be in the presence of the majestic mountains that have been part of untold sunrises and sunsets. If the mountains had eyes, … Continue reading Celebrating Life!
Dear Friends, A hazy, chilly morning greets me today. It reminds me of fall in New York, what I consider the "serious part of the year" because it begins to wind down. October shows off Nature's colors in my surroundings, the verdant hills invite daydreaming and I have to remind myself to stay in the … Continue reading A Kindness Costs Nothing!
Dear Friends, It is almost 11 a.m. I welcomed this renewal Sunday by sitting on the terrace under the sun for a few minutes with our dog, Lila. I took deep breaths and observed her eating her breakfast. Spending a few minutes with her in this manner allowed me to just enjoy being alive, engaging … Continue reading Patron Saint and Senior Citizens Celebrations!