Dear Friends, The sun is hot on my shoulders. The energy of the birds flying and singing above fills me with optimism. I am gratefully aware of my good health and the ability to make new and wonderful memories on this day, despite all the limits placed on us again. Mother Nature's ever-changing gifts inspire … Continue reading Remembering the Moms
Dear Friends, I took an earlier than usual morning walk today. The neighborhood was uncharacteristically quiet. I was wearing sandals. The magical dew on the grass energized my steps and I reached my destination quickly. I noticed some debris on the porch and looked around for the broom I knew I had stored nearby. I realized … Continue reading We Are All Connected!
Dear Friends, It is a relatively quiet morning today as the familiar neighborhood sounds are muted by the music coming from the radio in my kitchen. The day is unfolding with ease. My eyes are focused on the beauty of the landscape before me. I breathe in gratitude and let the sun warm my shoulders as I … Continue reading A Sunday of Celebrations
Dear Friends, It is a quiet Sunday morning on the day in which we celebrate love and friendship worldwide. As I look around I appreciate the fact that the winds are absent in this moment allowing me to rest from what is a constant encounter with dust on every … Continue reading Celebrating Love and Friendship
Dear Friends, Greetings on this lovely, mildly-breezy last Sunday of 2020. Most of us have celebrated the different holidays with small, private gatherings that only included our social bubbles. In doing so, we have acted responsibly and this will hopefully allow us to celebrate more fully next year. Breathe deeply and treat yourself to some … Continue reading Lessons From a Succulent Plant
Dear Friends, The morning that greets me is cool and breezy. From where I sit, I can see a variety of trees, their branches swaying to the rhythm of the music that is coming from the nearby church. From what I can hear, the service is live.The pastor's message is confidently directing the congregation to … Continue reading Annual Traditions
Dear Friends, It's a beautiful morning. As I stepped out to the terrance earlier the faint scent of jasmine reached me. The energetic flight of the birds around me directs my eyes to travel over the unending blue sky. The fluffy clouds, white and gray, make me appreciate Nature's constantly changing gifts. I absorb every … Continue reading November’s Gratitude
Dear Friends, I am greeting a very quiet morning. There is a gentle breeze brushing past me. The sky is a light-blue canvas filled with puffball-white scattering clouds. My eyes are taking in the vivid shades of green that comprise the juicy grass below that the birds pluck for seeds. On the colorful flowering lantana … Continue reading An Apple Pie Story
Dear Friends, The morning's sun greets me as do the energetic calls from the birds outside my window. Closer inspection allows me to see that the frequent trips made near our roof are to a well-established nest that is home to a new family! I confess I tried often to discourage that place from becoming … Continue reading A Different Celebration
Dear Friends, A gorgeous, bright sun is up in the sky greeting me this last Sunday of 2019. I am hopeful that you all enjoyed celebrations that brought joy to your lives and that many heartwarming memories were made or revived. Get out early today and look within as well as without to fill your … Continue reading A Happy 2020!