Dear Friends, I woke up today to the sun shining brightly through our windows. The energetic screeching of the red-crowned parrots could be heard nearby and I rejoiced to be waking up in such an optimistic atmosphere. I silently bless everything around me as I begin my day. It is another opportunity to make new … Continue reading Celebrating Life and Mother’s Day!
Dear Friends, Greetings on this glorious Sunday morning! After a good breakfast, it's a good idea to get out and enjoy the many gifts of nature and try out one the gifts found under your tree! The lovely December breezes have infused our town with energy and optimism, both apparent last weekend during the fair … Continue reading A message for a beautiful morning
Dear Friends, It's a beautiful, sunny day in my neighborhood. In the distance, I can distinguish the song of several species of birds (parrots, oropendolas, flycatchers) and know myself to be blessed by being able to reside among these amazing gifts of Nature. Get out early today so you too can absorb the sounds and … Continue reading A multitude of Blessings!
Dear Friends, I wish I could say that the day I woke up to is bright and sunny and that the birds are singing around me, but I cannot. Here in Queens, New York, the day is gloomy and cold and the hardy warblers have not made their appearance. I will make my way outside … Continue reading A good enough Mom!
Dear Friends, Another version of a splendid morning in Atenas greets me today. At this moment the birds are quiet but I catch a glimpse of them flying in the distance and I know that somewhere their song can be heard and appreciated. Get out early today to move around in deep appreciation for all … Continue reading A sustainable community project
Dear Friends, Today greeted me with sunshine and the songs of the birds that serve to soothe my spirit and bring me joy. I look forward to living a special day filled with the gratitude that comes from knowing how fortunate I am to have wonderful people and blessings in my life. I encourage you … Continue reading Baking cookies!
Dear Friends, I woke up today to the screeching of the red-crowned parrots that fly over our home at this time of the year. I never tire of any birds but these particular ones motivate me like no other because their torrent of excitement and urgency reminds me that a new day is here, another … Continue reading Longevity and Family ties
Dear Friends, It's a gorgeous morning here in Atenas, with a slight chill in the air because it is still very early. The winds have lost their momentum and the days ahead will probably be very hot. It is my hope that you will already have been out and about by the time you read … Continue reading The Special Ingredient That Is Love!
Dear Friends, It is a beautiful, sunny, crisp morning here in Atenas. I hope many of you take my weekly advice to get out there early and enjoy Nature's goodness. Stretch your body as if reaching for the stars that shine for us at night. You won't regret starting your day off in such a … Continue reading A new phase!
Dear Friends, Greetings on another Sunday of renewal and relaxation. The sun is shining where I live, encouraging me to take this opportunity to be thankful and enjoy the day. I hope the same is true for you and that you will do something creative and fun that you can remember later and enjoy anew. … Continue reading A good lesson