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, 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, 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, Greetings on a Sunday morning that brings us that much closer to our celebrations with our family, friends and pets. Get out early today to enjoy all the decorations in your neighborhood so that you can get your body moving and ready for whatever is on your list of things to do today. … Continue reading Being a Local Tourist
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, 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
Dear Friends, The gentle breeze reminded me that the transition period in our country has begun. My advice this morning is the same as other Sundays: get out early, move your body in gratitude and let the sun's rays on your skin activate the chemical reactions that help meet our daily Vitamin D requirement. I … Continue reading Lots to Enjoy!
Dear Friends, The air outside is gently moving the still-green leaves on the trees. We are welcoming November, my favorite month in this beautiful paradise I call home. It is the month of sugar cane flowers, transitional rains and a reminder that the year is coming to an end. I love the rain and the … Continue reading Old Harbour (Puerto Viejo), Limón