Dear Friends, I spent a few minutes on the terrace this morning hoping to distinguish the sounds of birds in the distance. The air was very still. From far away I caught the cooing of a mourning dove. I have recently become more aware of the layers of sound coming from the leaves of the … Continue reading Seeking Inner Peace
Dear Friends, I am standing on the terrace of our home. My eyes eagerly indulge in the majestic landscape before me. My ears strain to hear the birds singing, their lovely melody interrupted by the wailing of someone's car alarm. I breathe in slowly and deeply, loving and appreciating the thorns and the flowers that … Continue reading An unexpected gift for the eyes!
Dear Friends, It is a delightfully sunny Sunday morning where I am. The winds are still for a moment. The calm affords me the chance to hear a mix of birds singing while I contemplate the beauty of the bright flowers that make their appearance at this time of the year. I let my eyes … Continue reading Children’s laughter!
Dear Friends, Today's is a lovely, calm morning. I am filled with gratitude for all the things in my life that bring me joy: my family, my pet, my home and the wonderful community in which I have been able to participate fully for almost 17 years! Nature's rhythm throughout the year is a confirmation … Continue reading A Great Lesson
Dear Friends, I am sitting in my usual writing place, gazing out the window into a warm, somewhat hazy morning sky. The canopies of nearby trees sway gently as a calm breeze passes through them. My ears capture the random sounds of the morning (birds, music, car engines). I summon the discipline to breathe slowly … Continue reading Teachings from our pet
Dear Friends, I woke up early this morning to an inspiring peach-orange sunrise that made me feel sublimely calm and secure in Nature's embrace. I closed my eyes for one minute (or so I thought) and when I opened my eyes again, the sky was a hazy white, the layers of mountains no longer visible … Continue reading An eye-opening and positive adventure!
Dear Friends, Greetings on this breezy, sunny, renew-your-spirit Sunday. I began my day by observing the long, sustained flight of a single black vulture as it took full advantage of the updrafts of the wind blowing over the hills. I was envious of its ability to remain aloft and watched while it sank slowly and … Continue reading It Is Not Necessary To Rush
Dear Friends, A beautiful morning greets me. As my ears take in the layers and layers of sound that travel through the air (bird songs, dog barks, choir hymns), I allow my eyes to roam over the landscape slowly. I want to get a clear view of the changes the dry season is making. The … Continue reading Living our days without rushing!
Dear Friends, As I begin this greeting today, I am aware that it is the last Sunday in a January that seems to have just begun. I say it often: time passes regardless of our plans so it is best to maximize each day, beginning with the habit to stretch our body, breathe in gratitude … Continue reading Living our best days!
Dear Friends, I began writing a little later than normal today. I am looking out my window from a different perspective. The seasonal Costa Rica winds have required closing the doors to keep the dust and debris from entering our home and knocking our pictures off the walls. The air is warm and pleasant enough … Continue reading Jimmy’s return