July – 2021 Traveling – – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller ~ Ibn Battuta. I wish you a happy July filled with good happenings! In my book “Teachable Moments – A Woman’s Journey of Self-Discovery,” I have several stories about our trips after I was married. When I was growing
“June is a gateway to summer.” ~Jean Hersey I hope the days in June bring you much laughter and joy. May the month be filled with compassion and caring. How can we make a positive difference in this world? June is a reminder that it is the end of the first half of the year.
May – 2021 What comes to your mind when you think of the month of May? For myself, it is flowers, flowers, flowers! As the saying goes, “April showers bring May Flowers.” My mother often reminded us to be thankful for the rain for the crops and flowers. My childhood memories of my mother’s and
Seasons Growing up in Pennsylvania, we are fortunate to experience the four seasons. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. The times we lived in other places and didn’t have the four seasons, we realized how much we missed the changes. However, now that I’m older, I think Winter is for children. When I was young,
Luck and Faith Luck: “Depend on the rabbit’s foot if you will, but remember it didn’t work for the rabbit.” ~R.E. Shay Faith: “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Growing up in a religious home, I heard much more about having Faith, and
Love and Kindness “I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion and where it isn’t, that’s where my work lies.” Ram Dass When I read the quote, I thought of the passage about Love. I have this hanging in my kitchen as a reminder of the areas I need to
January – 2021 “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”~~Albert Einstein New Beginnings I enjoyed seeing 2021 on this page, on the calendar, and the computer. It’s funny how a number can give you a sense of hope. A friend shared, “this past year felt longer than usual and surreal.” I agreed. We
Giving and Receiving “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill Recently I was thinking about how life was when I was growing up during the 50s and 60s. Giving and receiving was a big part of my life, as mentioned in my book.
“Lessons from Wild Geese” “If we all have as much sense as geese, we will stand by each other in difficult times as well as when we are strong.” – Dr. RoberMcNeish. The story about the wild geese, which I shared in my book, is an excellent reminder for us today. To see the geese
“Living in Gratitude” The word “gratitude” has a simple definition but powerful words. According to the dictionary, it reads, “the quality of being thankful; and to show appreciation.” If you read the story in my book, “Living in Gratitude”, you will notice when my mother’s teachings of “gratitude” made an impression on me. I was very young, but