Wednesday, December 30, 2009


People have told me that I should write a book about my life. I have fancied the idea on one or more occasions, but can't muster the courage to make an attempt.

I have found recently however, that my "life" truly parallels chapters of a brilliant novel.

As I sit here in transition from Part I of my book to Part II, I reflect on the chapters of my recent past, caught up in the mystic yet turbulent whirlwind of events that precede me.

Characters in a book add vibrant color and charisma to any story. Whether you fall in love with them or painfully agree to disagree, you simply cannot have a good story without great characters. The latest characters in my story have supported and helped mold me into a stronger leading role toward my next chapters. There are times though; I fear turning the page, wondering what will happen next in my sometimes love story, fictional, reality, drama-show novel. It is then I realize that each day is but a living page. I can't deny it, I can't avoid it, and whether I want to engage or not, I have to be a part of it.

So as we reflect on our past and the last few moments of 2009, I ask you dear friends, what is your novel about? Do you embrace the characters in your life? Are you living out the chapters in your book as reality, drama, romance, or a life of fiction?

I must take the time now, to thank the characters in my last few chapters. I need not mention names. I just want to thank them, for being a part of my glorious life living novel.

Have an intimate day & a beautiful New Year!


Monday, December 14, 2009

The Art of Caring

Oh how I've missed my readers!!!!!
For anyone who may not be aware, or questioned my blogging absence, my apologies. The past two months my family and I have made a significant move from New Mexico to Pennsylvania. As most of it ran smoothly, it has not been a less than hectic transition. I am forcing myself away from the unpacking & organizing to post what has been poking at my heart the past few weeks.


What do we really know about caring? Ok, it's a verb. Something we actively do. But is it something that is actively done only for those that we know or are close to?

Christmas is the time of year where caring becomes a natural part of our daily living. We shop for loved ones, make cookies & candy for neighbors, send thoughtful cards of love & well wishes, and maybe find ourselves smiling on one or more occasions. We extend a helping hand, offering goodwill for those less fortunate, a part of who we are to perfect strangers.

There is an art to it.

Just as painter displays images on canvas, a potter molding clay, or a dancer gliding across the floor with effortless motion,......there is an art to even the simplest act of caring.  However, not everyone is talented in this art. There is one way though, where we who have the ability, can promote the art in others. Just as a parent helps their child achieve an accomplishment, or a teacher that enables imagination & creativity, or a boss teaching an employee a new technique,......we can teach & offer the same education in the art of caring. 

A smile is contagious...
A kind word is infectious...
An unconscious touch,  is everlasting...

For this time of year, and for everyday that follows, exude your art of caring,......
it WILL catch on to others.

Have an intimate day!