Dear Friends, There is a strong warm wind passing through the terrace right now that movesthe bamboo in the distance. The sky is bird-less at present though I can hear thetireless singing coming from some hidden branches. I am delighted and gratefulto discern these sounds. I am aware that my surroundings are exceptional and Ibask … Continue reading A Mini Vacation!
Dear Friends, I greet you on this Sunday from a mildly-chilly Atenas. Despite that, the sun is out, the birds are singing and I feel blessed to be able to live another day. In these Covid-19 times, when we might feel exhausted and confused, it is important to express gratitude for all of Nature's gifts. If … Continue reading Mid-November Thoughts
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, 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, 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