gratitude

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Riding High on the Waves

The leading edge of a wave foams irregularly across a smooth sandy shore. Obeying irresistible forces, it returns to the deep, leaving only a dark line of dampness to show the limits of its reach and the scattered remnants of what it picked up on the journey, but couldn’t carry back. Just like the process of aging. On my 71st […]

Happy Anniversary To Me!

Today is the 11th anniversary of the liver transplant that saved and transformed my life, November 20, 2006.   My donor was a 70 year old Italian grandmother from Staten Island, NY. This year I reached 70 and move on in humble gratitude to her and her family. I know that two of my donor’s grandchildren were 8 and 11 when […]

Remembering Heroes

On Memorial Days past and present, just like on Christmas, many people think more about the real meaning of a holy-day and less about retail sales. I am among them. However, on May 31, I always add a special prayer of thanks for those who weren’t military heroes, but heroes of another kind. Here is a tale of life, near death, and survival […]

Solstice Meditation

A Wise Woman Once Said To Me Be in your spirit place, Don’t measure; Just listen, Accept what is – and move on. Today we mark a turning from shrinking days into growing light. If you’ve been dwelling in a place that was shuttered, confusing, or without warmth – for whatever reason; accept that a pause to breathe deeply and take stock is […]

Thanks to All Who Care

November is National Family Caregivers Month. As we count our blessings this Thanksgiving Week, let’s remember to give a special nod to those who offer their time and energy, often at the risk of their own health and finances, to ensure the well-being of our nation’s frail elderly and disabled loved ones. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, nearly 34 million people nationwide […]