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 dawn chorus awakened me this morning. Instead of jumping out of bed, I spent some minutes admiring the sturdy wooden beams that adorn our ceiling. Through the window, I beheld the web-like pattern the fluffy white clouds were making against the beautiful blue sky. I breathed deeply, aware that Nature's magic is … Continue reading An Absurd Reality
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, A sunny renewal Sunday morning greets me here in Queens, New York. I can hear the tiny birds chirping happily outside my window. Their song instantly encourages me to focus my attention on the present moment, a short time for quiet reflection and positive intention to live a good day. It is a … Continue reading Celebrating Grandparents and More!
Dear Friends, It is early in the evening in Queens, New York and I apologize for the late greeting! I hope you all remembered my advice to be grateful, enjoy the day and move around a bit. I spent the last couple of days at the Writer's Digest Conference in Manhattan and just arrived home … Continue reading Writer’s Digest Conference
Dear Friends, This morning is representative of many August Sunday mornings in Atenas for me. I am fascinated by the songs of several species of birds that I have been observing for the past few years. I am trying to commit their sounds to memory so I can talk about them with other (more serious) … Continue reading Authentic and magical rural experience!
Dear Friends, I woke up early today. The sun streaming in the window provided warmth and light. As I inhaled deeply and looked around me, I became aware of the silence of the morning. I focused my thoughts on how fortunate I am to be in control of making a loose proposal for how to … Continue reading A Purposeful and Positive Day
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, In my normal Sunday fashion, I stepped onto the terrace this morning for a glimpse at the landscape that rewards and refreshes my eyes. I felt an urge to look up at the expanse of blue sky dotted with feathery clouds. I heard the birds "communicating" and watched a butterfly ballet in the … Continue reading A reason to feel optimism
Dear Friends, It is another beautiful summer morning. The abundance in my life is not something I take for granted. I delight in waking up from a restful sleep after an activity-filled Saturday. Get out early and stretch with gratitude, taking a moment to acknowledge everything in your own life that directs your journey, even … Continue reading The Process of Ageing