“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings. These are a few of my favorite things.” -From the Sound of Music The sun is warmly shining and the temperatures are (finally) supposed to hit the 60’s today. As I took my morning … More What Are Your Favorite Things?
Easter Sunday is quickly approaching. It is a time of the year when Christians across the globe celebrate their faith and love. To commemorate this special holiday, I wanted to share a couple of inspirational stories I recently read in Chicken Soup for the Soul. This series of heart-warming books touch my heart and soul … More Sharing the Love
“He who has begun is half done.” -Horace Every day, I am reminded of the need for healthier eating habits and easier ways to improve my health and life. As I look in the mirror, an older woman stares back in my reflection. An older woman with wrinkles, gray hair and a body that definitely … More A Healthier Way to Age
A Symbol of Hope A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam. And for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world. But then it flies again. And though we wish it could have stayed… We feel lucky to have seen it. -Author Unknown … More Plan and Plant for the Pollinators
As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches and people race to buy the ‘perfect’ gift to convey their feelings, my thoughts turn to the true meaning of love. Throughout my 50+ years, I have been privileged to witness (and experience) this emotion many times. It is interesting to me, however, to note that the deepest and most … More A True and Lasting Love
My husband, Jim and I had both grown up in the country and were used to dogs and other animals. Once we met and married, we both knew that our little family wouldn’t be complete until we added pets of our own to the mix. During the early years, this mix included a couple of … More A ‘Good ole Puppy Dog’
“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” … More The Force of Love
“Unmarked days pass so quickly, but periods of ritual give them a longer meaning and life.” -Adelma Simmons Christmas is quickly approaching and the hustle and bustle of these last few days can be overwhelming. Most folks are attempting to squeeze one more errand into each day. Some may be attempting to obtain one more … More Christmas Comfort
Quick question. Which would you rather receive for Christmas, a gift quickly grabbed off of the shelf from Wal-Mart (or other store) or a homespun gift that represents a lot of thought and love? During these last few weeks before Christmas, we cannot look at a newspaper, the television or even the internet without seeing … More Homespun vs. Wal-Mart
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and loved ones will soon be seated around the table enjoying turkey and dressing, fixings and dessert. This time of the year is traditionally a time when folks stop to give thanks for their many blessings. It is a tradition that is well-worth carrying on and teaching to our younger generation. … More What Are You Thankful For?