Dear Friends, Strong breezes challenge my efforts to keep counters and surfaces free of dust this morning. I rush to secure the loose notes containing the outline for today's message, grateful for a change for the many peculiar items on the table that right now can serve as paperweights. Complementing the winds, the sun is … Continue reading Freeing Some Time
Dear Friends, I sit near the open door looking out at the landscape. The morning's still-gentle breeze sways the tall bamboo in our small forest. It is impressive how flexible the bamboo is despite how firmly rooted the trunks are. They are hollow and yet their foundation is solid. They don't fight against the wind, … Continue reading Persevering Despite Setbacks
Dear Friends, I begin writing early today, fully aware that while it is pretty quiet now, the winds will soon pick up and I will be observing the trees sway in the distance. The sun, the sky and the songs of the birds remind me daily of how fortunate I am to be living a … Continue reading A Welcome Sensation of Bliss!
Dear Friends, It is a bit hazy this morning. There is a cool breeze in the air and the birds are quieter than other Sundays. I am grateful to greet another day in which I can celebrate the lush, verdant panorama that soothes my eyes. I marvel at the way Nature paints her colors and … Continue reading Renewing Acts of Kindness
Dear Friends, This morning is representative of many August Sunday mornings in Atenas for me. I am fascinated by the songs of several species of birds that I have been observing for the past few years. I am trying to commit their sounds to memory so I can talk about them with other (more serious) … Continue reading Authentic and magical rural experience!
The day's chill greets me. As I gaze out the window and hear a tiny bird's warble I am struck by the strength and length of his musical offerings. I am inspired to move my body as I gratefully breathe in today's crisp, cool air. I summon my inner consultant and remind myself that my … Continue reading Feeling Nature
Dear Friends, Autumn has just begun in New York. The weather is mostly mild and pleasant. The leaves on the trees are about to begin changing colors. It is very nice for a visit and to walk around. I am, however, happily back in Atenas after two weeks away. The lush green landscape that welcomes … Continue reading An eventful trip
Dear Friends, I am comforted by my daily rituals: eating my morning fruit, appreciating the sun shining through the window, listening to the song of birds filling the air and saying a verse of gratitude as I begin my day. This week has been a little different since part of it has found me in … Continue reading An opportunity for personal growth!
Dear Friends, The morning greets me with the sounds of Nature and a bright sun. From my seat, I take in the panoramic vista and I find myself filled with gratitude for the sense of security and peace it brings to me. Get out early, devoting some time to stretching and rejuvenating the body that … Continue reading Better safe than sorry
Greetings friends, I am writing to you from the comfort of the cozy studio I stay in when I am in New York. The past few days have found me busy catching up with social visits and I am eager to continue in this manner for a few more days before I tackle more … Continue reading Elegance and us