This is a photo of my Aunt Helen from 6 years ago. She died the other day at 92 years of age. Her senior lifestyle was an inspiration to me as I got older. She was always going somewhere and staying active. Until about 12 years ago she danced with a senior action group. She could … More 10 Things That Make Getting Older More Fun
You know the song, “We Are The World?” My condominium building is like a world unto itself. I have thirteen neighbors, some from different cultural heritages. I have to say that everyone of these people in this building have been nothing but kind, generous, friendly and helpful. I am grateful everyday that these people are … More My Neighbors Are the Best!
Bren’e Brown PhD, LMSW is a noted professor, author and speaker on TED Talks. I have listened to two of her TED Talk Videos and is very easy to listen to and speaks in every day language. In this video she answers some questions and shares some methods she has found helpful in dealing with … More Words to Help Us Get Through the Pandemic
Birds and flying have been a big point of interest in my family for many years. It started with my father’s father. My grandfather came from Greece as an teenage immigrant and started out delivering food on his bike. He worked hard to make money and saved up and bought a horse and cart to … More Why I Love Birds
With spring now moving along many of us are going to the beach. I always loved the beach. This morning I woke up with an ear-worm. And with it came a flood of memories from a delightful beach trip I took when I was a teenager. When I was almost 16 years old I traveled … More Do You Remember Your First Crush?
1. I try to live each day to the fullest. Granted everyone needs a day off from “doing” things. Everyone needs a day to unwind, relax and turn the stress off. Slowing down and using all of your senses enables us to enjoy whatever beauty there is to enjoy more fully. 2. Keep a … More Just Do IT!
I have trouble coping with anger. Generally the most angry I have been has been righteous indignation over mistreatment of someone, some country, or some animal. Growing up in my family we rarely were angry at each other. I remember only two maybe three big arguments my parents had when I was young. While growing … More Anger Can Hide Pain
My life did a 180 degree turn around before and after my 58th birthday. Our son had moved out as an adult and was on his own. My husband died of a heart failure. After a year by myself I adopted two cats. Life became a little simpler. (Both of my sons were adults and … More Ten Life Lessons
Even though I live in North Carolina I enjoy going home to South Carolina where I grew up. I go to see the part of my family who still lives there about every 6-8 weeks,(that of course was before the Covid-19 virus.) When I could, I scheduled a trip to SC during peach season. I … More Peachy Hospitality
Water is one of the most wonderful creations. There are so many kinds of bodies of water and all are a vital part of our lives. Here is a list of 10 things that make me thankful for water. 1. On a hot day there’s nothing better than swimming in a pool of cool water … More So Thankful for Water