JOY is yours to find in every day – large or small, it’s there. OWN your past, your future, your failures, your successes for it all goes to making you the you that you are. UPLIFT by being a positive force in your own life and in the lives of those around you by listening and encouraging their dreams –… Read More
We are all on our own remarkable journey! Whether it includes work, retirement, children, grandchildren, heartbreak, tremendous love, huge successes, or crushing defeats, it is a journey unique to each of us. It informs and shapes us into what we are and continues to mold us into what we are to be. Each experience is just another stitch in the fabulous quilt that tells the story of our lives. Through this blog, I invite you to share my journey past, present and looking to the future. It began more than sixty years ago and continues to amaze and delight me. I hope that we can share experiences, perhaps share advice, and enrich our lives through our common and sometimes not so common experiences. This blog has posts in different categories as you can see. Here is a brief description of what you will find in each one. Join me as I continue the journey, reflect on the past and enjoy the moment.
I was looking for a new adventure and why not join the circus! At least visit the Circus Arts Conservatory (the “Conservatory”). As I child I never liked the circus. animals doing tricks – not my thing! Clowns – we are talking a much longer post and some therapy to get over that experience! After attending a fundraiser where students… Read More
In a lot of ways, our society has become comfortable with the try as being the best that we can do. How often do you hear “I will try my best” or “just try it” or, when something did not work, “I tired my best?” As we get older, trying is not enough. If you go through life just trying, it could… Read More
I love dining outdoors in the summer! Just being outdoors in the beautiful weather, spending time with friends, eating and talking. It’s perfect! That is until the temperature soars over 100 degrees! Who wants to cook in that heat whether it is indoors or outdoors? I had planned the perfect outdoor event to welcome some new neighbors. It was… Read More
Learning to rule the calendar and not have it rule me. Recently I read a great article titled “The Calendar Free Retirement Life” written by Barbara Rady Kazdan. It was about the joy of being retired and not having to keep a calendar anymore. Heaven knows, before retirement I could not go to bed at night without checking my calendar… Read More
Dreams can get lost but not forgotten. We all have dreams that we pursued when we were younger. You know, the dream of being President of the United States, or starting your own bakery, or playing the violin, or whatever. For whatever the reason, we made other decisions and left those dreams to follow another path. Sometimes we just lose… Read More