The Gift of Hospitality

We toast and laugh and love, and moments together seem timeless, erasing the worries of the day. Hospitality is a gift my family enjoys because of the wonderful women who host or help the hostess. Everyone brings a dish or two or three and often someone brings a little something extra for the person hosting. …

Writing for the Right Reasons

This morning while searching for a possible post, I came across a comment I'd written to a dear writing friend, Christine Grote, in response to her post, One thing’s clear — re-evaluating blogging. We both self-published around the same time and often shared ideas and information. Although different genres, her's memoir and mine a book about creativity, her writing touched me …

A Women’s Christmas Coffee: Pamper One Another

Yesterday, the women in my family gathered at my house for a Christmas coffee. My daughter, Elya, came up with the idea: “We should have a special time when we can enjoy each other’s company, give gifts, and eat delectable treats. After all,” she insisted, “it’s the women in the family who take the time …

42 The Women in my Family

There is a happy place I go when I am with the women in my family. They are the roses and daisies of my life's garden. They bring me love and sunny thoughts.  So today's blog post pays tribute to these wonderful women who fill my heart with such happiness!        Sometimes life provides special opportunities to stop and realize how …