The Bends in the Road

The Bends in the Road

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.” – Helen Keller I love Helen Keller’s quote above. It seems to say exactly what I sometimes have a hard time comprehending about change in life. So many times, change feels...
Peonies, Beauty, and a Joy-filled Heart

Peonies, Beauty, and a Joy-filled Heart

To me, flowers are happiness. – Stefano Gabbana Every spring, my heart looks forward to the flowers. Years ago, when we moved in to our current home after 4 years living in Prague, I planted a flower garden (and wrote about it here). Every spring since has been...
Sunshine, Spring, and a Fresh Breath of Joy

Sunshine, Spring, and a Fresh Breath of Joy

“She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: “Winter is dead.” ― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young Sunshine, Spring, and a Fresh Breath of Joy One week ago, ferocious wind and sideways snow blew through the little...
Catching the Joy as It Flies

Catching the Joy as It Flies

“Catch the joy as it flies.” – Emily Wadsworth, one of my favorite life quotes This December has rushed up and disguised itself as a warmer month — maybe September or October? Daisies and roses still bud and bloom beside the foundation of my...
A Festive Angle on Life

A Festive Angle on Life

Time.com featured a wonderful photo spread on Prague this week. Apparently, they’re naming Prague, and consequently the Czech Republic, as one of the “hippest” travel destinations. What a wonderful spotlight for a well-deserving country! So, now, I guess I can say I...
Catching Joys

Catching Joys

Every evening about this time last year, I caught a Wow sight from my kitchen window. Golden light drenched patches of our backyard, creating pools of beauty where the setting sun mingled with indigo shadows in a final play of Nature’s evening art. Daisies, birdbath,...