2013 has arrived! It’s a new year, with the passing of one that was supposed herald the end of the world, right? So, since the world DIDN’T end, and we now have a new year, what’s in it for you? Read the rest of this entry »
Have a wondrous holiday season full of love, laughter and light!
Carolee, Cathy and Rebecca
We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us, or spare us. ~ Marcel Proust
Now this was many, many years ago, when long distance calls were horribly expensive, there were no cell phones, no email, no “personal” computers, so actually sitting down with pen and paper was the least expensive way of communicating with friends who lived miles or states away. But, I digress.
I’d fallen deeply in love with a “bad boy” with a poet’s soul, and, as it goes with bad boys, he’d been very, very bad. So, I’d written her a letter Read the rest of this entry »
The module door finally opened, and Felix Baumgartner slid forward and stood on the tiny platform, prepared to jump and free fall toward earth. His breathing had become faster, and MY heart rate just watching him had increased. MY anxiety level for his very life increased exponentially! Yet, he seemed, at least from my perspective, committed to the jump, and overall, at least on the outside, calm.
On Facebook, a lot of chatter had started amongst some of my friends who also watched, and I joined in their comments. At the moment he stepped out on the platform, a writer pal of mine, Todd Keisling said, “Shit just got real!”
And then he jumped. From 24 miles above ground, Felix Baumgartner dived into life in a way most never will. I almost jumped out of my skin.
You don’t think about someone writing a dream statement on a bathroom stall. But, as I entered a restroom stall at one of my favorite local eateries, that’s exactly what I found. Read the rest of this entry »
Happy Independence Day to our readers in the US! I love this holiday. Celebrating freedom and democracy and later eating tasty barbecue with good friends makes a delightful day. Last night I made a Limoncello cake to share and enjoyed creating something special. I’m feeling a lot of gratitude for life and simple pleasures lately.
Because it’s a holiday from work, I did not want to wake up early this morning. But I had a commitment to help take care of a bed-ridden neighbor. I thought to myself, I bet he wishes he could climb out of bed and do some yard work today. So I sleepily switched to gratitude. Afterward, I tackled the burn pile of big tree limbs in the yard. The fire represented a cleansing.
As I moved around the yard, I thought about how great I feel today. I control my attitude and sometimes it’s just easier to feel happy and content. Today is that day. Read the rest of this entry »