Month: June 2016

A Weekend in Holly

I just had a fun weekend visit to Holly, Michigan. We stayed at the Holly Crossing Bed and Breakfast where our hosts were gracious, the room comfortable, and the breakfast was just right. It was a relaxing place to stay and we enjoyed talking with the owners who had many […]

Write Now

✔️ Best advice for writers: “Finish. Don’t keep tinkering with the same book for years. Put it aside and start another one. You won’t improve as a writer by writing the same book over and over.” – Melissa Lenhardt

Courage

I began riding nearly 10 years ago as an adult. It took a lot of courage to get back onto a horse after having not ridden since I was a child. At the time I was easily 40 pounds overweight, unhealthy, and recovering from a severe case of Fibromyalgia and […]

A Thousand Serious Moves

This poem by Hafiz is a good reminder about the choices we make every day and every moment.  Do you move with the flow and appreciate where you are at any given time? … or do you feel like you have 1000 serious moves between now and happiness? […]

Persistence

You may have noticed I have had a flower theme lately. It’s such a lovely time of year with colorful blossoms everywhere. Flowers remind me of the things that we can count on in life. The beautiful things that return time after time. Just like God’s love. They […]

Grandmother’s Roses

I recall being a little girl walking through paths surrounded by flowers taller than me. Beautiful blossoms perfumed the air with their heavenly scent  as butterflies and hummingbirds fluttered about. One of the most memorable flowers were the beautiful roses climbing up trellises against the solid brick walls. […]

Thankful

Every morning when I wake up I think about what I am thankful for. I am thankful for my home and comfortable bed, for my loved ones, and for a new day. No matter the season or the weather, I am thankful for the beauty I see outside […]

Expectation

When we decide that something has to be a certain way we create suffering and disappointment. When we have rigid views of how things should be, what others should do, and what outcomes should be, our thinking is unyielding and we often create unhappiness for ourselves. Instead of finding […]