Dear Friends, It is a beautiful Sunday here in Atenas. I have been up for several hours thinking of you and seeking inspirational thoughts to share on this day. My eyes travel the landscape and watch the flight of several miniature yellow butterflies attracted to the bushes that line our fence. I am grateful that … Continue reading International Day of Peace
Dear Friends, My first Sunday home in Atenas greeted me with a brand new sun in the sky! It was the perfect way to start a day of renewal, rejuvenation and rejoicing. It is the joyous 198th celebration of Costa Rica's independence from Spain. We honor our democracy and culture of peace with our traditional … Continue reading The Best of Two Worlds
Dear Friends, A sunny renewal Sunday morning greets me here in Queens, New York. I can hear the tiny birds chirping happily outside my window. Their song instantly encourages me to focus my attention on the present moment, a short time for quiet reflection and positive intention to live a good day. It is a … Continue reading Celebrating Grandparents and More!
Dear Friends, Greetings on a Sunday morning in a brand new month! Today, we have another opportunity to make the best of the day by bringing the best of ourselves to it. Go outside and renew your spirit by moving and taking in all the goodness before you. Get in touch with someone who fills … Continue reading A modern, technological, positive experience
Dear Friends, It is early in the evening in Queens, New York and I apologize for the late greeting! I hope you all remembered my advice to be grateful, enjoy the day and move around a bit. I spent the last couple of days at the Writer's Digest Conference in Manhattan and just arrived home … Continue reading Writer’s Digest Conference
Dear Friends, It is a bit hazy this morning. There is a cool breeze in the air and the birds are quieter than other Sundays. I am grateful to greet another day in which I can celebrate the lush, verdant panorama that soothes my eyes. I marvel at the way Nature paints her colors and … Continue reading Renewing Acts of Kindness
Dear Friends, This morning is representative of many August Sunday mornings in Atenas for me. I am fascinated by the songs of several species of birds that I have been observing for the past few years. I am trying to commit their sounds to memory so I can talk about them with other (more serious) … Continue reading Authentic and magical rural experience!
Dear Friends, My day began slowly. The aroma of fresh coffee reached me as the I opened my eyes to the sun's rays filtering through the blinds. The warm, gentle breeze brushed the leaves on the branches of nearby trees as small birds danced all around. Nature is resuming its spell on every side of … Continue reading Rediscovering My Initial Attachment
Dear Friends, I woke up early today. The sun streaming in the window provided warmth and light. As I inhaled deeply and looked around me, I became aware of the silence of the morning. I focused my thoughts on how fortunate I am to be in control of making a loose proposal for how to … Continue reading A Purposeful and Positive Day
Dear Friends, As my day begins I am filled with gratitude. I am very aware of the world I inhabit. Nature's foliage is dotted with flamboyant bursts of purple, red and orange flowers. The silence of the morning is interspersed with the sweet, tranquil bird songs. I daydream as I breathe in and stretch in … Continue reading An Outing to a Plant Nursery