Dear Friends, The bark of a single small dog in the neighborhood disrupts the silence of a tranquil Sunday morning. Despite the annoyance, my list of things to be grateful for is long. As I breathe in the brisk morning air, I welcome a deep serenity that will cradle me through the day. Get out … Continue reading A Message of Gratitude
Dear Friends, I was greeted by a lovely, invigorating sunny morning. The flight of different birds all around me reminds me that another opportunity to live a good day is mine. My gratitude for all that I have soothes my mind and allows me to focus my energy on the wonderful, ordinary things I often … Continue reading Continue Being Optimistic
Dear Friends, Greetings to all of you on this new day! Today is Palm Sunday. In Costa Rica, it marks the beginning of Holy Week, a week traditionally devoted to family, introspection and a celebration of the mysteries that help inspire us in our daily living. I can hear the clay-colored thrush's strong, melodious song … Continue reading An attitude of gratitude
Dear Friends, The sun is bright on this marvelous last Sunday of 2018! The birds are singing and flying in the distance with such energy that my own spirit is renewed. Let's begin the day early, breathing deeply in gratitude for the year that is concluding and exhaling with optimism for the one we are … Continue reading Here comes 2019!
Dear Friends, On this beautiful morning, I am grateful for all of you who are reading my message. As I look across the fields, my eyes rest on a tiny hummingbird that is enjoying the nectar from our prickly-pear like cactus. It has been a while since I paid attention to the magical and colorful … Continue reading A week of many goodbyes
Dear Friends, A gorgeous morning greets me! This Sunday's air is cool, refreshing, and invigorating. As the seasons change, excitement builds for me whether I am in sunny Costa Rica anticipating "summer" or experiencing the magnificent fall foliage that my friends and family share through their pictures on social media. Get out early today, stretching … Continue reading Gratitude in Large Quantities
Dear Friends, It's a beautiful morning. I can feel the warm sun on my shoulders. Its cheerful summons reminds me to bask in another day of life and possibilities. I stretch and feel my mood elevate as the my circulation activates and mental stress rolls away. Get out early today and enjoy all that life … Continue reading Better days await us!
Good Morning Friends, Greetings to all of you on this glorious Sunday. At this very moment, I am gratefully aware that I have everything I need to feel nurtured and alive. I hope the same is true for you. I urge us all to get moving early today to make the most of the hours … Continue reading A Father’s Day Greeting!
Dear Friends, After a good night's sleep, it was a joy to wake up this morning to the golden light shining through the window and the aroma of coffee (from Atenas, of course!!) being brewed in the kitchen. As I absorbed all the sensations around me, I was once again grateful for the ability to … Continue reading Celebrating Coffee and Senior Citizens!
Dear Friends, It's raining here in Queens, New York and the hot and humid August weather is showing its familiar face. From my window, I can see a morning warbler making its way around the cement yard looking for a watering hole. Although it is not the most inviting weather for me, I will soon … Continue reading Back to School!