Dear Friends, The sun is hot on my shoulders. The energy of the birds flying and singing above fills me with optimism. I am gratefully aware of my good health and the ability to make new and wonderful memories on this day, despite all the limits placed on us again. Mother Nature's ever-changing gifts inspire … Continue reading Remembering the Moms
Dear Friends I woke up this morning determined to write early so we could all get on with the day! My Sunday message was still not clear to me so I took a walk on the beautiful pastoral setting that is my joy on a daily basis. I could see the green fields across the … Continue reading The Magic of Radio
Dear Friends, The day begins quietly with the sun shining brightly. I breathe deeply and immediately perceive the intense aroma of the jasmine and plumeria flowers that creates a comforting atmosphere as I make my way onto the terrace. My eyes gaze at the tiny, beautiful white blossoms that have fallen and carpet the grass. I … Continue reading Nature’s Force
Dear Friends, I took an earlier than usual morning walk today. The neighborhood was uncharacteristically quiet. I was wearing sandals. The magical dew on the grass energized my steps and I reached my destination quickly. I noticed some debris on the porch and looked around for the broom I knew I had stored nearby. I realized … Continue reading We Are All Connected!
Dear Friends, It's sunny and hot this morning, but it's still beautiful and I make no apologies for feeling grateful and cheery to have chosen the place to live in that makes me happy. Although the Sunday get-togethers are not yet in full swing, I feel confident that with vaccines in our near future and the continued … Continue reading A Gift Every Year
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!