A Winter Walk on National Hat Day

January 2023 is a great time to start reading! As the new year begins, it’s the perfect opportunity to set yourself up for success and make reading a priority. Reading opens a whole new world of knowledge and engaging stories. It helps us to expand our minds, gain a better understanding of the world aroundContinue reading “A Winter Walk on National Hat Day”

Celebrating World Kindness Day

“Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.” George Sand It all started September 1997, in Tokyo when Japan brought together like-minded kindness organizations from around the world for the first time to establish the World Kindness Movement.  Its missionContinue reading “Celebrating World Kindness Day”

At the Highland Games ScotFestBC

“It’s said the Highland Games originate from Ireland in 2000 BC and that they crossed the water to Scotland with the fourth and fifth century migrations of the Scotti into Dalriada (Argyll) and beyond. Scotland.org The Highland Games is one of Scotland’s oldest and most treasured traditions. It is a celebration of Scottish and CelticContinue reading “At the Highland Games ScotFestBC”

A Light Exists in Spring

Happy Mother’s Day! This post is dedicated to my mother, Frances, on this special day. Last week, Frances, Sarah, and I visited Butchart Gardens located on Vancouver Island. It rained most of the day, bestowing a soft and gracious mist to the Gardens. The cool humidity of the day enhanced the diverse shades of treesContinue reading “A Light Exists in Spring”

Earth Day 2022 – Invest in our Planet

April 22, 2022, the world commemorates Earth Day.    Earth day is both a celebration and a call to action.  Jane Goodall’s message landed in my inbox this morning confirming that this Earth Day, “it’s more important than ever for us to understand that every individual makes a difference.” Climate change, sustainability, preserving and protectingContinue reading “Earth Day 2022 – Invest in our Planet”

Welcoming April with Rainer Maria Rilke

April is National Poetry Month! Spring, with its renewed energy after a Winter’s rest, awakens our hearts to the words of poetic inspiration. April invites us to celebrate its arrival with a reading of poetry. Poetry is one of the oldest creative endeavors – an art form that has the benefit of diversity. Haiku, sonnet,Continue reading “Welcoming April with Rainer Maria Rilke”