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!
Dear Friends, It is almost 11 a.m. I welcomed this renewal Sunday by sitting on the terrace under the sun for a few minutes with our dog, Lila. I took deep breaths and observed her eating her breakfast. Spending a few minutes with her in this manner allowed me to just enjoy being alive, engaging … Continue reading Patron Saint and Senior Citizens Celebrations!
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
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!