Category Archives: Passion

Raise Your Self…Forgive Yourself

Awakened by Abby scratching on the bed, my frustration grew when Tom bent over to try to entice her to jump up and he took all the covers with him.  I pulled the covers strongly back over me and hoped … Continue reading

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Enjoy the gift of spring

     The snow’s melted, mud’s (relatively) dried, temps are warm (45 degrees this morning!) and daylight comes earlier…all factors that led me to come out from hibernation and go for my first bike ride in spring 2021. I only … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t it be nice?

Wouldn’t it be nice if… …we could enjoy what brings a smile to our hearts everyday? …we could hear what others really mean between the words of what they actually say? …we accepted others (especially our significant others) for who … Continue reading

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Accepting Certainty of Uncertainty

     The 1960’s TV sitcom Gilligan’s Island popped into my head today as I’m reading an article in the Jan/Feb edition of The Holy Encounter, a bi-monthly publication put out by the Miracle Distribution Center. The fictional crew and passengers … Continue reading

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Who says you can’t teach an old dog??

To me, the old adage, ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,’ strikes up the concept of a willingness to learn.  By the time a dog ages, his/her willingness to learn something new wanes. The learning gathered over the … Continue reading

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The Simple Joys

Christmas Day 2020 brings cheer to those with ‘kids.’  Though I have no children, I received extreme joy from watching Abby play with her new toy. Slobbering on the floor, Abby rolled back and forth ecstatic with her toy, making … Continue reading

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What does it mean to live simply?

What does it mean to ‘live simply’?  Strange enough, I think we know what it DOESN’T mean more than we do what it does mean. For me, it doesn’t mean going shopping for things I don’t really need.  It doesn’t … Continue reading

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Birds and Blooms

    For the past week, spring has shown signs of turning into summer.  I can see it through the geese and goslings in my yard.  These little ones are losing their yellow tint and beginning to get longer necks, a tell-tale sign … Continue reading

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Are You Listening to the Universe?

Well, I’ve returned from a six-month hiatus from my blog.  The stresses of remodeling a home for nearly three years took over so the blog got put on the back burner. But now that I’m FINALLY moved into my ‘new’ … Continue reading

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Birds & Blooms

I flopped at Suzi’s house in Tioga this past weekend.  It was a working weekend, but I managed to get a few pictures of some birds and blooms. I watched at least two dozen yellow finches as they waited on … Continue reading

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