LADING

Change

Like Stone Nestles on Stone

I read a poem today and felt inspired! It’s funny how words can grab hold of you. They squirm and wrestle around and finally find a resting spot. A spot of understanding. I like to find that spot and sit with it – just for a minute or two and then walk away. The author […]

October Smiles

  October- my favorite month of the year! Cool weather tiptoes in as a welcome smile. Like a comforting shawl, the shorter days hold us closer. This is the time of year where we enjoy seasonal foods of butternut squash and apple butter. Summer salads are replaced by soothing warm soups. One of favorite memories […]

Not So Empty Nest

Okay, I confess.  I embraced the Empty Nest concept a little more readily than my husband. A little more joyfully than anyone I know for that matter.  Empty Nesta Fiesta was my mantra!  Taking back over the house, owning all my free time, and living without a need for a schedule around meals (cereal or […]

Easy to Love

“It is easy to love your friend, but sometimes the hardest lesson to learn is to love your enemy.” Sun Tzu, The Art of War Some people are easy to love; they bring smiles and joy to others and are a pleasure to know.  Thank you to God and the universe for these sweet, giving […]

Peeling Off My Shell

On my morning bike ride I came upon a small gopher tortoise, about the size of my palm, in the middle of the road.  Its tiny smooth shell glistened in contrast to the hot, steamy blacktop paving. I continued on my path, not wanting to disturb the natural order of things. But on my way […]

Return to Europe….sort of

What Going Out of My Comfort Zone Taught Me

While flipping the channels passively to wind down from the day, the movie Everest kept trekking into view. I obliged and watched- all the while questioning the motive for such a dangerous sport, hobby, or whatever it is. Questions like- why would anyone put themselves in such danger? Why would anyone purposely be so uncomfortable? […]

A Little Rumi for Ya

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” “What you seek is seeking you.” “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” ‘Forget safety. Live where you […]

Tradition Somewhat Redefined

This morning, a friend joined us for coffee as conversation morphed into a discussion of family traditions. Jim lamented that while our family did take wonderful ski vacations, they all kind of blurred together as one without a distinct Hallmark memory, or monumental trip.     True, ours is not exactly a typical household.  Probably in […]

Multi-tasking – A Hard Habit to Break!

A little over a year ago I posted about a trip to the spa.   After that relaxing day I promised myself that I would do some kind, self-care ‘thing’ on a regular basis – maybe once a month. Well that hasn’t happened. I find it hard to plan ahead and block out time for […]

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