Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Having grown up in South Florida, I never thought about the seasons much, it was either hot or really hot. Since moving to Western New York I have come to really appreciate the seasonal changes. I love to feel the solace of Winter with its cold greyness. The Summer brings this appreciation for friends ,the sun, the heat, patios, pools and a good cold beer. Fall is like the last chance to appreciate all of the Earth's beauty before it sheds.

But Spring......Awe, sweet Spring, it give means this sense of renewal, this feeling that I can do anything, this feeling that I really can start anew. A chance to be better, a chance to do better!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I woke up this morning feeling incredible. I don't know why, nothing special happened. You ever have one of the days where you wake up and feel like everything is going to be OK, despite the money troubles, the messy house or the busy schedules. I just feel alive today. I feel like I am incredibly blessed.

I have been practicing gratitude and being more mindful and I truly believe that helps give me the peace of mind to wake up and feel empowered.

No more swimming upstream for me. I am going to trust that the current of my life is taking me where I need to go.

By the way, I sure hope it takes me to this hut in Tahiti someday.

Love After Love

The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other's welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

Derek Walcott