• A "Grand" Life!
  • Sunday, June 25, 2017

    “Dance is the hidden language of the soul” ~ Martha Graham In the quiet of this morning I’m anticipating the busy day ahead. First, a family breakfast at my son’s house followed by a tour of his job site. He is the site foreman on a huge retirement residence building project. It’s been interesting to see […]

  • Gratitude
  • Saturday, June 24, 2017

    “Take time to see the quiet miracles that seek no attention” ~ John O’Donohue The stillness of the predawn morning. Fresh bread on the kitchen counter. A hummingbird at the feeder. The gift of another day. A ladybug in the garden. Herbs drying on the kitchen table. Flowers on my windowsill. Simple happy. Appreciating the […]

  • Today
  • Saturday, June 17, 2017

    “The world is quiet here.” ~ Lemony Snicket Gerry is hiking to the top of a mountain today with a large group in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. He’s worked hard to organize this event and it looks like a perfect day for it. I’ll be at spending a quiet day at home with books–learning […]

  • Today
  • June 14, 2017

    “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair” ~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet The earth feeling my bare feet is a given whatever the season. The wind will have ample opportunity to play with my hair today by the looks of what’s happening […]

  • Today
  • Monday, June 12, 2017

    “Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” ~ Meister Eckhart It’s just after five as I write this; the sun shines in my eyes and fresh morning air fills the room–and me. Monday. A new beginning. A clean slate. There are a few things resting lightly on my mind that I’d like to do […]

  • Gratitude
  • Sunday, June 4, 2017

    “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” ~ Henri Nouwen The whisper of the automatic sprinklers as they come on. The cool, fresh morning air. Open windows and doors. Sunshine on the messed-from-the-night duvet cover. Maya snoring softly. Frothy coffee. Birdsong. Simple happy. Right here. […]

  • Fun
  • Friday, June 2, 2017

    “Of course, I knew there are no fairies; but that needn’t prevent my thinking there is.” ~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea Columbine is not one of my favourite flowers but I do appreciate them in moderation. Fairy flowers, don’t you think? The sun is shining this morning. There’s a good chance I’ll skip doing housework […]

  • Reflections
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    “Life kisses our faces every morning.” ~ Kahlil Gibran Sweet morning. Possibility and peace rest lightly with the first waking moments. Windows open, slight breeze dancing with the curtains, and the air so fresh I feel as if I could go outside in my nightgown and dance barefoot on the dewy lawn. It’s quiet; my […]