The Joys of Childhood

The Joys of Childhood

As a grandparent, I have the privilege of seeing my grandchildren grow up and am reminded of the simple joys of childhood. So, today I am compiling a list of as many things I can think of where I can remember those times from my childhood, sharing them with my...
Holiday Movies

Holiday Movies

My holiday season isn’t complete without a few classic holiday movies.  Starting with the original version of Miracle on 34th Street. Being part Dutch one of my favorite scenes is when Kris Kringle speaks Dutch to a little adopted girl and sings,...
Laughter is Good Medicine

Laughter is Good Medicine

We all know that depression and stress can weaken the immune system but there is also evidence that humor can strengthen it. Even a smile can counteract the negative energy. The greater the intensity of the laughter, the longer the impact on decreasing your tension. A...
The Simple Joys of Life

The Simple Joys of Life

Sometimes we forget to recognize the simple joys of life so I  thought I would share a few that are on my list: Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches Daffodils and tulips Celebrating holidays with family and friends Old movies Fresh picked fruit Ice cream Star or...
Things That Matter

Things That Matter

Here is my short list from a book called “50 Things That Really Matter” published by Rodale, Inc. 2002, that I received from a dear friend on the occasion of my 50th birthday (seems so long ago). Wisdom Faith Passion Motherhood Family Friends Gratitude...
Hugs

Hugs

“Bear with me” on this rather long post but I found this in my archives and thought it worth sharing. Gimme a hug! A phrase and gesture that encompasses a wide variety of denotations and connotations. By definition, hug seems to connote good feelings. Its...
The Sea

The Sea

The Sea….. Kai is one of the Hawaiian words for the ocean which is one of the places that connects with me in special ways. Born in Hawaii, the beach was a place where as a baby, even without my memory, it became a connecting place for me. As a young child I...