SURELY THERE’S A SONG OF JOY IN EACH OF US

I awake each morningto hear the joyful songsof birds outside my window.They sing without worryingabout who hears.The sing without worryingabout what anyone thinks.They simply sing because they have a song.Surely there is a song of joy in each of us.O that I might start my daywith a morning song,without worrying about who hearsor what anyone thinks.May I sing joyfullysimply because I have a song. Continue reading SURELY THERE’S A SONG OF JOY IN EACH OF US

THE AGONY AND ECSTASY OF LETTING GO

When we moved into a retirement communityI was faced with somethingI hadn’t thought about when I was younger.Downsizing.  Letting go.To move from a larger homefilled with things collected and saved over many yearsto a much smaller homerequres sorting through every single item you ownand deciding what to keep and what to LET GO.It’s agonizing.Each item has so many memories, so many stories.You hold each item in your handand you re-live the moments associated with it.Some items bring a fond smile.Some items bring tears.Some items bring thoughtful reflection.You sit there going through it alland it’s like your whole lifeis passing before you.The message … Continue reading THE AGONY AND ECSTASY OF LETTING GO

SOMETHING NEW IS COMING….SOMETHING GOOD

Something NEW is coming.Something good.Something never before experienced by anyone.NEW YEAR 2019And it’s filled with opportunity.It’s filled with hope.And for every person who chooses,it offers the JOY of NEWNESS.NEW OUTLOOK on life.NEW PLACES to travel.NEW TASTES to try.NEW THINGS to do.NEW PEOPLE to know.NEW CULTURES to experience.NEW THINGS to create.NEW SUBJECTS to learn.NEW BOOKS to read.NEW MATERIAL to write.NEW MEMORIES to make.NEW ENTERTAINMENT to enjoy.NEW OPPORTUNITIES to reflect.NEW TREASURES to discover.There’s so much that’s NEW.There’s so much to BEHOLD.And as you enjoy the NEW,You can still enjoy the OLD.P.S.If you will, review the above listand pick out 5 that you … Continue reading SOMETHING NEW IS COMING….SOMETHING GOOD

THE SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS

The sounds of Christmas whether from afar or places near how nostalgic they all are. Children laughing sleigh bells jingling carolers caroling church choirs singing horses clopping horses neighing footsteps crunching musicians playing church bells ringing fireplaces crackling winter birds singing skaters gliding blustery breezes blowing silent snow snowing Santa ho, ho, ho-ing. O’ the joyful sounds of Christmas, how special they are. Continue reading THE SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS

THE MIRACLE OF RETRIEVING YOUR MEMORIES

  In the mysterious deep recesses of your mind is a special private place, a safe and secure BANK, where thousands and thousands of wonderful MEMORIES are stored. All the special moments in your life are neatly filed there….forever. Every precious moment you ever experienced. All the people you ever knew. All the hopes you ever had. All the dreams you ever dreamed are there. And by some MIRACLE you can send a signal to that space and instantly RETRIEVE any one of those MEMORIES and RELIVE it. You can pick and choose what you want. Many of the MEMORIES … Continue reading THE MIRACLE OF RETRIEVING YOUR MEMORIES

TURN THE PAGE IN YOUR BOOK OF LIFE AND WRITE

Each new day you have the opportunity to turn the page in your Book of Life and continue writing your story. You are the author and the page is blank. It’s up to you what you write. But whatever you do, make sure you TURN THE PAGE and WRITE. Don’t leave the page blank. It’s YOUR life Make it an adventure. Use your imagination. Be creative. Write with lots of joy. And remember, It’s up to you what you write.   Continue reading TURN THE PAGE IN YOUR BOOK OF LIFE AND WRITE

CAN WE RECAPTURE OUR SPECIAL CHILDHOOD MOMENTS?

LIE IN THE GRASS. Watch the clouds. CLIMB TREES. Run through puddles. MAKE MUD PIES. Fly a kite. BUILD A FORT Play hide ‘n seek. CATCH FIREFLIES. PRETEND IMAGINE DREAM. Oh, those wonderful childhood moments. Where did they go? Are they still inside us? I hope so. Perhaps….PERHAPS It’s time to dust them off and RECAPTURE THE MAGIC OF IT ALL. Before……BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.   Continue reading CAN WE RECAPTURE OUR SPECIAL CHILDHOOD MOMENTS?

WASTED TIME OR LEISURE TIME – YOU DECIDE

I learned something new yesterday that shocked me. I read some research that said Americans tend to WASTE TIME in the SAME WAY…..EVERY DAY! The article explained that there’s a DIFFERENCE between LEISURE TIME and WASTED TIME. LEISURE TIME is purposeful relaxation and enjoyment. It’s good for you. WASTED TIME is….. well, just a waste of time. Hmmmm…… The article further said that TIME WASTED IS LIFE WASTED. We’re wasting hunks of our life every single day. WOW! We’re not only wasting time every day, we’re doing it in the SAME WAY. OVER and OVER. It’s like a bad habit….an addiction. … Continue reading WASTED TIME OR LEISURE TIME – YOU DECIDE

EACH DAY THERE IS A PATH OF ADVENTURE TO ENJOY

Each morning I get up, get my cup of coffee, walk through the sunroom, open the patio door, step outside and view the pathway that leads through the arch and into the woods. I look forward to the ADVENTURE that each day brings. Perhaps it seems unusual, but that’s what I like about this wonderful, crazy life. Each day the path leads to ADVENTURE. I’m never sure where it’s going, but that adds to the mystery, to the joy and excitement of life. I don’t want a package tour. I want to let the path take me to whatever the … Continue reading EACH DAY THERE IS A PATH OF ADVENTURE TO ENJOY