Why do this blog?

Sharing: I have reached a time when I want to record and share my thoughts.  I have family and friends spread across the country and would love to sit with each and every one of you to talk about my day and my thoughts.  I also have two granddaughters, Amelia and Lydia with whom I would like to share the joy and lessons of life, as they occur to me day to day.  I dedicate this blog to them and to anyone else who wants to engage in this conversation with me.

Skills and Strengths: By now, I have some ideas about the skills and strengths that I have to share.  One of them is observing.  I hope that I can not only enjoy life in the moment, but also take some time to observe and share.  Another skill is writing that I took for granted most of my life, but thank my teachers for their encouragement, as it has been a skill above most that I continue to use and value.

Gratitude: I am… I intend to be… I wish to be… grateful for each moment in my life.  I do believe that life is measured by the moments that take our breath away, and I hope to honor them with my writing (and some pictures), and share some of them here with you.