Dear Friends, Greetings to all of you on this new day! Today is Palm Sunday. In Costa Rica, it marks the beginning of Holy Week, a week traditionally devoted to family, introspection and a celebration of the mysteries that help inspire us in our daily living. I can hear the clay-colored thrush's strong, melodious song … Continue reading An attitude of gratitude
Dear Friends, It is a beautifully sunny morning where I am and I hope the same is true for you! I look forward to listening to the birds singing, accompanying the sounds of the choir from the church nearby. The gentle breeze sways the bamboo and sends the scent of seasonal blossoms towards me. I … Continue reading Tinamastes Organic Fair
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, 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, 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
Dear Friends, A perfectly beautiful sunny Sunday morning beckons me to the terrace. I am luxuriating in feeling the sun on my shoulders and the soft breeze brush my face. At this moment, my life is perfect. Gratitude fills my heart and energy is available for me to meet the activities of the day and … Continue reading Water finally comes to Atenas!