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, 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 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 sun came up early for me this morning! By the time you are reading, I am hopefully easily strolling the paved walkway to the viewing area of the crater of the Poas Volcano that I am visiting today. It is almost one year ago that serious … Continue reading Never Numb and Oblivious to Nature!
Dear Friends, Greetings from Atenas. It is a breezy, sunny Sunday. In the distance, I canhear the songs and calls of birds. Some are longer and more complex whileothers are short, repetitive and remind me that Nature can be immenselygenerous no matter where we find ourselves. There is always something toappreciate and enjoy. Every day … Continue reading An Unexpected and Majestic View
Dear Friends, Before me lies a lovely landscape. The bright sunlight warms the terrace tiles. I witness the birds flying through the air to capture the insects that serve as their breakfast! I gaze at the hillside, still green from the recent rains that are also replenishing the water table to guarantee the precious liquid through … Continue reading Celebrating Small, Good Things
Dear Friends, I am greeted this morning by a pale blue sky, cool air sweeping past every few seconds and the tranquility of a noiseless neighborhood at this early hour. It is a perfect time to breathe while I move my body in gratitude for all that I behold. I invite you to join me … Continue reading Returning to Calm
Dear Friends, The fragrance that surrounds me awakens me to the morning without the need for an alarm clock. I rise slowly, aware that there are burdens to face, darkness to embrace as we navigate these times. I am grateful to be here, alive, able to move, to stretch, to breathe. I recognize the power … Continue reading Hope Peeks Through
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, 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