A Dip in the Ligurian Sea on a Summer Sunday: Embracing the Simplest Things

I love spending time with my friends and family. The simplest things in life give me the most pleasure: cooking a good meal, enjoying my friends. – Cindy Morgan Bright, Intoxicating Summer Days These long summer days are intoxicating. Whether it is the heat and flowers and summer sun, the wonderful privilege of having allContinue reading “A Dip in the Ligurian Sea on a Summer Sunday: Embracing the Simplest Things”

10 Little Things I Love …

“I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.” ― Leo F. Buscaglia It’s very uncomfortable in my house. There is no furniture. We have walls and carpet and hardwood, and pets, and food, and family, and love. But it’s funny, afterContinue reading “10 Little Things I Love …”

Ten Minutes to Refresh the Soul

“Let there be many windows to your soul, that all the glory of the world may beautify it.” -Ella Wheeler Wilcox Life gets busy. This week has been one of those very full weeks, brimming with fun experiences and ones that have been not so fun, too. And it’s easy in the whirl of activity,Continue reading “Ten Minutes to Refresh the Soul”

Live Simply, Live Well

Live simply, live well. -the sign that hangs above my kitchen sink Have you ever noticed how children seem to love things that are not “toys”? You know … the pans and spoons a toddler chooses over the latest singing gizmo that cost $29.99. Or my boys’ favorite when they were younger– measuring cups andContinue reading “Live Simply, Live Well”

The Simple Joys of Summer

“Live Simply, Live Well.” In our kitchen, we have a sign hanging above the doorway with the quote: “Live Simply, Live Well.” For some reason, those four words strike a harmonious chord down deep within me, and probably in many ways sums up the values I hold close—family, friends, love, laughter—the simple things. Summer isContinue reading “The Simple Joys of Summer”