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, Here we are on the first Sunday of 2020! I am hopeful that the first few days of this decade have been treating you well. It's a New Year and it seems to me that most of us are embracing a new approach to living a healthier, less complicated life. Even though it's … Continue reading A Surprising Incident
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, 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, 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!