I bask in the sunlight this beautiful June day.So delighted to be out--no clouds about. Sky so blue! Flowers of red, yellow and many other hues enjoying themselves too, blossoming in bunches the whole day through.Source of all, I thank you kindly for days like today, when our troubles simply melt away. There is nothing … Continue reading Sunny Afternoon
Have you ever had a day where everything is going along great and then, all of a sudden, you wind up in an ambulance on your way to the hospital? Well, that happened to me Tuesday, March 30th. I was attending an English immersion program, working as a volunteer to help Spanish people improve their … Continue reading Life Lesson 20: Be Grateful for Little Things, Especially When Life Isn’t Going Well
In the past, our family would gather at my sister Elizabeth's house in Chicagoland to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner together. They would cook a turkey with stuffing and other invited guests would bring a side dish, dessert or appetizer. It was always a great feast and very enjoyable to gather together and catch up on each … Continue reading Spending Thanksgiving apart, but still thankful
Have you ever wondered what life would be like if Covid-19 never goes away? No vaccine was ever found to prevent HIV. What if it is the same with Covid-19? At least the earth will be cleaner with so few people traveling. Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have already dropped markedly since the … Continue reading Covid-19 Musings
"Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens."--Khalil Gibran One month into the lockdown in Spain, I saw my English neighbor Ray walking his … Continue reading Life Lesson 16: Attitude is Everything!
This beautiful prayer was written by an English friend of mine named Geoff Cooper. We are in Torrevieja Writer's Circle together and sing together in Andante International Choir, a classical choir made up of people from at least 10 different countries living on the Costa Blanca. (This link gives more information about our choir. https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/spainwriter.home.blog/1300. … Continue reading A prayer for people in lockdown