Gratitude Today…

What gratitude looks like to me today…. Eyes that see love, beauty, nature in all its many forms Ears to hear the sound of the waves or the wind blowing through the leaves Arms to hug those I love Legs to walk the trail, climb the mountains Creative imagination to share my art God who listens […]

Kindness and Gratitude

The world is full of both. When someone holds the door for me – how kind is this? This kindness immediately sparks gratitude in my heart. A card arrives in the mail, flowers unexpectedly arrive on the door step, a call and someone wants to bring over a meal when I’m not 100% – so […]

Mid-June

‘Pond Reflections’ A beautiful stroll amid the Italian Gardens gives way to the beauty of the flora, the clouds, the water and the trees reflections; A cloudy day turns the pond into a land of mystery and invites one to look a little closer; at nature?’ at ones self? at beauty in all it’s forms?; […]

What I’ve learned in 2015

    How to distinguish true  friends How to play What ‘family’ means How much more I love my children That I can lean on my husband when necessary How much I appreciate nature and the outdoors – especially the trees That God is always present for me and everyone else A 12-Step Program really does […]

Late June, A Chance Meeting and Art

While enjoying a leisurely stroll the Biltmore Estate Gardens early Tuesday morning, I met two wonderful women visiting from different parts of North Carolina – Monique and let’s say, Violetta. Both of these women had beautiful spirits, smiles and a welcoming demeanor. I noticed they were attempting to take a ‘selfie’, and didn’t have a […]