January 27 , 2023 /

A GRATEFUL HEART

My Dad died from a sudden cardiac arrest in 1979 at the age of 67. That was 44 years ago. I was 42. I knew then I was in the gene pool for heart issues.  My paternal grandmother also had heart problems and died at age 64, in 1952.   My younger brother by 4 years,

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January 1 , 2023 /

NEW

NEW A new year, a new day and a new week, so why not a new blog?  Having finished the 30-day experiment, it seems a good time for a review and a reboot.  Many of us are glad to say good-bye to 2022 and take this blank canvas for 2023 as a gift and see

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December 24 , 2022 /

DAY TWENTY-FOUR TRANSITIONS

As we change seasons, travel from one time zone to another, move from one place to another there is a noticeable shift in our attitude, outlook and response.  When we move from the familiar to the unfamiliar, there is a period of adjustment of adaptation and becoming comfortable with the change.   Change is easier

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December 21 , 2022 /

DAY TWENTY-ONE – MORE LIGHT

Day Seventeen described light in general terms, the sources of light both natural and man-made. Light has long been a way to celebrate life from the lighting of candles and bonfires to symbols for specific, historical events. We celebrate solstice and equinox four times annually and the world’s major religions all have LIGHT as the

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December 16 , 2022 /

DAY SIXTEEN – PREPARATIONS

Getting ready, making plans, gathering resources, anticipating what lies ahead – these require all kinds of different preparations. Much depends on whether we are designing something new, going on a trip, looking forward to a celebration or a holiday, cooking a meal, painting or repainting something, repairing what’s broken, or something as simple as going

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November 21 , 2022 /

THANKSGIVING TO THANKSLIVING

Making a transition from giving thanks to living thanks is a short walk across the bridge.  On one side is where we give thanks, say thanks, and show gratitude for that which has been given to us whether material gifts that can be seen and felt, or friendships and love, which we cannot hold in

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