gratitude friday 2/19

I am grateful for a loving heart. Always and ever plumped up and restored by the loving loving loving embrace of my friends and cherished family. It’s a true thing, I am not a loving person all by myself. I respond, like a sunflower. I have learned to turn my face to the love, to the light, to the joy. And that’s a good thing.

Did the annual magnolias photo shoot with Rose yesterday. As we have done since she was a toddler, we found the best peak-blooming magnolia trees (on people’s front yards—very different from Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and Sacramento’s Capitol Park, but we adapt!) for our shoot. And Rose still climbs into the trees.

I asked her yesterday to please keep doing this with me until I die. And she agreed; said she’d wheel me to the trees if/when necessary. Funny.

Here are a few of the pix:

Take a deeper dive — more articles like this one...

Do you see obstacles to your happiness? Who put them there?

What obstacles do you put between yourself and your happiness?

Sometimes Mercury retrograde can be merciless


Farewell 2015, an obituary


The gifts in the silence


What needs a little love and attention? Start with your chakras.


Sharing birthday and Day of the Dead happiness — a gift for you!



I’m a barely tamed hippie, sage, seasoned, sarcastic (not all the time any more, but still). I’m a mom, a daughter, sister, a neighbor, and a friend. I’ve been on this meandering journey — like you, probably — seeking a better connection to and experience of peace, harmony, and fun in every bit of life. I’m single, quite good at it, and mostly love it. I’m here for the conversations I get to have with you, which these days center on exploring the mystery and beauty of life, work, health, aging, and creative expression. Want to know a little more about me and my journey? Explore the site. Read the blog. Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

Chime in!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *