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
Dear Friends, It is early. The air is chilly. The silence around me is comforting as I gaze at the clouds in the sky and watch the birds fly by me in search of nutrition. I breathe deeply, thankful that I am able to greet another day and enjoy the richness of everything around me. … Continue reading The magic of Libraries
Dear Friends, I awoke to the familiar sounds of my neighborhood on Sunday mornings. My first cup of coffee, accompanied by a hearty breakfast, was restorative. Breathe in, stretch and take in all that life offers you today. Do it leisurely; remember to live the day fully, appreciating your ability to do so. It feels … Continue reading The Power of Words
Dear Friends, I awakened to a warm and still Sunday morning in Atenas. When I stand on our terrace, I am aware of the layers and layers of different sounds in the "country": the cicadas on a nearby tree; the sound of neighborhood dogs greeting walkers-by; the live music from a surrounding church. My eyes … Continue reading Daydreaming can be good!
Dear Friends, I am comforted by my daily rituals: eating my morning fruit, appreciating the sun shining through the window, listening to the song of birds filling the air and saying a verse of gratitude as I begin my day. This week has been a little different since part of it has found me in … Continue reading An opportunity for personal growth!