walk on

That's Eliza up ahead walking between her mother and aunt with her father and grandfather behind her! I was struck by this sweet image of support and obvious affection and love. It was a poignant metaphor for my own experience, in fact. Today was the first day in over 2 years that I could walk … Continue reading walk on

ONE TABLE

Today I am thinking of the week ahead with all of the chaos that can be and is often associated with the holidays. And, I am making a decision about what I want to bring to the table. Besides the stuffing, I want to bring my own best self. And as I contemplate this, it … Continue reading ONE TABLE

Smile Practice

 “ Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa. This has been my practice lately.  Smiling.  Just that. I have reasons to frown! Who doesn't? But who needs it! So, I sit and when I meditate or listen to a chant, I breathe deeply and bring … Continue reading Smile Practice

JOYFUL JOYFUL WE ADORE THEE

  there are people in the world that only know joy they can only smile and bring joy for that is their nature they are also recognized for their incredible self-effacing humility this is one of them; Charlie I have had the privilege of meeting him and I wrote about him back in May when … Continue reading JOYFUL JOYFUL WE ADORE THEE

Superheroes

The other day I was in the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Annapolis, close to the children’s section, when I spotted him - a superhero. I whispered, “Hi Spidey” and this little guy looked up and said to me very seriously,  “I’m Superman.” “Well,” said I, “I’m Superwoman,” His eyes became super big and he … Continue reading Superheroes

Right where you are

It's amazing what resources you have. Wherever you are, and, wherever you find yourself planted, may you flourish. Your capacity to overcome obstacles is amazing.  And, I believe in you. Look at how far you have come. We need to be reminded and encouraged to persist and to not give up. Walking recently by the bay, … Continue reading Right where you are

with you always

I was feeling a little rough one morning but ventured out to do errands anyway. I was coming into a store I often go to, when the shop keeper said, "You always brighten my day." Seriously? Wow. I was feeling terrible but somehow, this angel saw ME brightening us his day! I took a deep … Continue reading with you always