Dear Friends, It's sunny and hot this morning, but it's still beautiful and I make no apologies for feeling grateful and cheery to have chosen the place to live in that makes me happy. Although the Sunday get-togethers are not yet in full swing, I feel confident that with vaccines in our near future and the continued … Continue reading A Gift Every Year
Dear Friends, The breeze brushes past me as I stand on the terrace. While my eyes survey the breathtaking landscape, my ears become aware of an ambulance siren's sound changing as it hastens to its destination. Instead of trying to come up with reasons the ambulance might be speeding by, I breathe deeply. I send some … Continue reading Fundraising Campaign
Dear Friends, It is a beautiful sunny morning. The clouds change shape quickly reminding me of the passing of time and the importance of accepting constant shifting. I watch the colorful hummingbirds as they fly from flower to flower seeking tasty liquid nectar. They nudge me to refill my water glass so that I can … Continue reading Committed Community Efforts
Dear Friends, The day begins like they usually do here in Atenas. The sun is shining, the gentle breeze sways the bamboo and the strength and length of the birds' tuneful presentations encourage me to lift my eyes and watch the clouds move slowly above me. I celebrate Nature, the permanence of its cycles are … Continue reading Be Part of a Solution, Not a Jury
Dear Friends, Like every other Sunday, I am grateful to wake up to a sunny morning that reminds me I enjoy the gifts of my health, my family, my pet, my home and the wonderful network that is my community. In these times that seem uncertain, we are wise to embrace and accept that even … Continue reading A New Dance, A New Step!
Dear Friends, On this early Sunday morning, with the promise of a hot day taking shape, I am grateful for all the wonderful activities and people that the tourist season brings to me and to our beautiful town. The breezes add vigor to my days. I am filled with optimism and good will, feelings that … Continue reading Compassion Won!
Dear Friends, A lovely morning greets me and answers my need to be surrounded by Nature's beauty. I am aware of birds flying, dogs barking in the distance, the sounds of music coming from a radio in the kitchen, and the rhythmic breathing of our dog as she lays by my feet as I write. … Continue reading A Desirable Every Day Environment
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, 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, 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!