Family, Gratitude and Joy

Day 354 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Family

I was thinking about family recently - and not just the ones who are with us, but those who are gone.

Family, Gratitude and Joy, Travel

Day 325 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Tangible Memories

Those hand-held items are tangible memories, the kind you can touch and feel, that have captured a moment in time or a place visited on the other side of the world

Gratitude and Joy

Day 252 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Enticing Aromas

... somehow that first time you inhale one can stick in your brain, bring back fond memories and leave you sniffing the air, searching for it one more time.

Gratitude and Joy

Day 67 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Facecbook Memories

We did that a lot in our teens … to vinyl, to the sounds of FM radio.

Gratitude and Joy

Day Ten – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Photographs

I don’t remember exactly what happened, but we must have been sharing jokes or something, because Lizzie and I are clearly laughing out loud.

Musings, Travel

Share Your Stories

A thousand or even two thousand years ago, someone picked up a chisel and carved stories into rock or scrawled images on the walls of caves

Musings, Travel

Memories or Treasures?

But what about the ones we can’t look at on a shelf (or on the fridge) -- those memories of a sand castle that was washed away with a wave; how the kitchen smells when cookies are baking; the tears that stained your pillow after your first heartbreak?

Family, Musings, Travel

We’ll Always Have Paris

For me, Paris was always a place to feel at home with my best friend and her family.

Distractions, Diversion, Travel

A Trip Into The Rearview Mirror

You may not be able to hit the road for an adventure, but there are other ways to escape from today.