I went into the bathroom yesterday and saw this spider resting on the roll of toilet paper. I've seen him/her in the bathroom for a couple of weeks but this was a new place and so it surprised me. I've been reading a biography of Emerson and the author said of Emerson's mother, "She expected… Continue reading Enduring Love
I was standing in the corner of this restaurant in Tulum, waiting for our take-out order. It was extremely busy, and I had my back pushed tight up against a wall (trying to stay out of the way of the waiters and kitchen staff) but no one was looking at me like, "What is she… Continue reading kindness: a universal language
I've been sent a few videos this week with the theme of rescuing animals. What I felt while watching all of these, was they made me feel good about us humans. I love seeing people come together for the good of others. It reminds me that we are all in this together, and that I… Continue reading Clowning around?
Jack told me the other day that the place where we buy our apples, Perry's Orchard, also sells Christmas trees, and that I had to see them for myself. We both really like the man who owns and runs this orchard/farm. He is friendly, kind and honest. Even though there are places closer to us… Continue reading a simple smile
Several strange things happened this morning; I overslept (just got up at 7 am!), and saw a winter wonderland as I looked outside. I never think that I am going to be ready for the snow, but I like the feeling of change that it brings, like it is saying, "We are now putting the… Continue reading Indulging our affections
I saw a show the other night highlighting the life of a famous man who had died. The words used to describe him were: petulant, impatient, brilliant. They said that he could be brutally rude to anyone (waitresses, cab drivers, fellow employees....) that didn't live up to his standards. When asked by a friend, why… Continue reading Honesty
When I was a little girl, on May 1st (or maybe the night before) we made tiny baskets of flowers and anonymously left them on the doorsteps of our neighbors. I haven't thought about this tradition in so many years...how sweet was that?! I remember leaving them, and how excited I felt seeing them on… Continue reading Bounce: The capacity to “spring”
The other day, Susan A. from Arizona sent me the link to this incredible story about spreading love. "This morning in our Phoenix newspaper magazine section there was the most beautiful article about a woman who harnessed her overwhelming grief at losing her baby son to a sudden respiratory failure, into making "Ben's Bells" - … Continue reading Ben’s Bells