Category Archives: gratitude

Fall Is In the Air

It happens so quickly. Summer ends and Fall begins. Well, not so quickly, but it seems like it. I realize that Fall does not technically arrive until Wednesday, September 22nd.  But today with lots of rain and no sunshine in … Continue reading

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The Friendly Island

Greetings from Sint Maarten. Mike and I are spending our last couple of days of our two-week vacation here. Assuming a negative Covid test, we will return home tomorrow. We have had a very relaxing time. We have watched the … Continue reading

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Resilience and Grace

“We were just starting to come back, to come back from Irma, then Covid.” She was not complaining, just sharing. Mike and I were sitting at the bar at La Rosa, a well-loved Italian restaurant In Sint Maarten, eating a … Continue reading

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While We Still Have Some Time

Summer is in full swing. Once the 4th of July holiday has come and gone, it seems that summer speeds along. With many schools starting by early August, the lazy days of summer soon come to an end. Before Fall … Continue reading

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Honor Thy Father

Father’s Day is fast approaching, so of course one could think that this blog is because of Father’s Day. While the thought of doing a blog on fathers was stimulated by the holiday, the points made within are not just … Continue reading

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37 Years and Counting

Where do the years go? Most of us can attest to the saying, “The days pass slowly, but the years fly by.” This is certainly true of Mike’s and my marriage. April 28, 2021 was our 37th anniversary. When I … Continue reading

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What is Really Important?

COVID has changed many people, me included. Some things that previously bothered me, no longer do. Well, that isn’t totally true. Some of those things still bother me, I just choose to let some of them go. I have decided … Continue reading

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Beauty in Many Forms

I learned many years ago that I have a need for beauty. Not a want, but a need. I have recognized that when my life lacks beauty, I am out of sorts. Beauty is found in many tangible items. I … Continue reading

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The End and Beginning of a Year

Just two more days to go and we will say goodbye to 2020. It has indeed been a difficult year.  2020 will go down in the history books as the year of a worldwide major pandemic, one that caused the … Continue reading

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Time, Our Most Valuable Resource

With time to spare, I sit pondering the subject of this week’s blog. Just like I do not usually know exactly what I will say until I begin a speech, I usually do not know the subject of my weekly … Continue reading

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