Dear Friends, I began writing a little late this morning. The effortless soar of a single black vulture has captured my attention all week. I have wanted to photograph it but it disappears too quickly. I envy its perspective high above me, but I am happy that it brings me to the terrace where the … Continue reading Volunteering Can Help Us Age Gracefully!
Dear Friends, I begin writing early today, fully aware that while it is pretty quiet now, the winds will soon pick up and I will be observing the trees sway in the distance. The sun, the sky and the songs of the birds remind me daily of how fortunate I am to be living a … Continue reading A Welcome Sensation of Bliss!
Dear Friends, What a lovely Sunday greets me! As I prepare to live a day that will be busy and fruitful, I am mindfully taking a minute to breathe in and out, stretching my body in gratitude for all the beauty that surrounds me. I urge you to join me in releasing yesterday's baggage as … Continue reading Municipal Elections are Near!
Dear Friends, Here we are on the first Sunday of 2020! I am hopeful that the first few days of this decade have been treating you well. It's a New Year and it seems to me that most of us are embracing a new approach to living a healthier, less complicated life. Even though it's … Continue reading A Surprising Incident
Dear Friends, A gorgeous, bright sun is up in the sky greeting me this last Sunday of 2019. I am hopeful that you all enjoyed celebrations that brought joy to your lives and that many heartwarming memories were made or revived. Get out early today and look within as well as without to fill your … Continue reading A Happy 2020!
Dear Friends, As the year comes to a close, I read over some of my Sunday messages and your feedback and find myself extremely humbled by your kind words. It's been a good year for me and I hope that most months in your own lives have had more ups than downs. As always, I … Continue reading A Seasonal Greeting!
Dear Friends, I woke up this morning with an incredible feeling of optimism. The breezes of the season summon an assortment of memories of celebrations we have hosted in our home. I look across the horizon and behold the evidence of the dry season's arrival. A few dark spots on the lawn confirm this fact. … Continue reading The Reality of Mortality
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