Dear Friends, It's a pretty hot morning in Atenas. The sun is bright and the birds are taking turns sharing their tunes. I feel the warmth on my shoulders and in my heart. I am grateful to greet all of you and have another chance to live a good day. Despite Covid-19 fatigue, I see many signs … Continue reading The First Traffic Light in Atenas
Dear Friends, As I breathe deeply and admire the majestic mountains before me, I am grateful for another day. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the sky is blue and Sunday church music is muted but present in the distance. The feast of Atenas' Patron Saint, San Rafael, is being celebrated today. If you … Continue reading A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
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, The morning is silent. I am becoming accustomed to the stillness that is interrupted only by the intermittent breezes that move the branches on the nearby trees. If I look closely, I can spot the tenacious squirrels expertly leaping from tree to tree. These inquisitive and persistent animals have learned to circumvent obstacles … Continue reading Nature Repeats its Story
Dear Friends, As the year comes to a close, I read over some of my Sunday messages and your feedback and find myself extremely humbled by your kind words. It's been a good year for me and I hope that most months in your own lives have had more ups than downs. As always, I … Continue reading A Seasonal Greeting!
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, A hazy, chilly morning greets me today. It reminds me of fall in New York, what I consider the "serious part of the year" because it begins to wind down. October shows off Nature's colors in my surroundings, the verdant hills invite daydreaming and I have to remind myself to stay in the … Continue reading A Kindness Costs Nothing!
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
Good morning Friends, It is another Sunday for renewal and relaxation. As I contemplate the landscape I am grateful for another opportunity to live a day of purpose. I decided early in the day that I will do what I can to entertain positive thoughts and do something fun and enjoyable that I can recall … Continue reading An Angel on Earth
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