The Power of a Hug

Angie Appreciation, Breathe, Fun, Happiness, Healing, Insight, Inspiration, Nature, Providence, Spontaneity, Spring, Universe 0 Comments

   Roger Williams Park Temple of Music “The earth has music for those who listen.” ~George Santayana Dear Universe, After what has felt like the longest winter in the history of my life, it is so rejuvenating to see the weather finally changing. Feeling afternoon sunshine, seeing more people outside, smelling the fresh spring air and hearing birds chirping are …

Life’s a Ball

Angie Florida, Fun, Joie de Vivre, Journey, Joy, Laughing, New York City, Open Mind, Peace, Recharge, Road Trip, Roll With It, Spontaneity, Spring, Travel 0 Comments

“In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.” ~Gordon B. Hinckley Dear Universe, Sometimes you have to take the time to remind yourself that life’s a ball. For these last several weekends I’ve been experiencing just that.  Specifically, life’s a baseball, bowling ball and a basketball. Let me explain. Spring break …

Full Bloom

Angie Comfort, Escape, Joie de Vivre, Joy, Letting Go, Passion, Peace, Positive, Relaxation, Release, Spring, Summer 2 Comments

“Deepest joy is like a flower….beautiful in essence.” ~Tony Samara Dear Universe, I have discovered—or rather re-discovered—something about myself. I like gardening.  Specifically, I like planting flowers, caring for them and watching them bloom. Years ago, I would plant flowers in the spring and tend to them.  I always enjoyed it.  I don’t know why I forgot that. Life can …

Turn, Turn, Turn

Angie Changes, Faith, Future, Gratitude, Hope, Insight, Inspiration, Intentions, Lessons, Life, Martha's Vineyard, Patience, Peace, Spring, Summer, Time, Trust, Universe, Waiting, Weather, Worries 0 Comments

“To everything – turn, turn, turn There is a season – turn, turn, turn And a time for every purpose under heaven…” ~The Byrds Dear Universe, It seems I spent most of the past six months wishing for spring and summer to be here. March went on with its sluggish pace as it always seems to.  April fooled and teased …

Island Exploration

Angie Adventure, Balance, Escape, Fun, Gratitude, Journey, Martha's Vineyard, Peace, Relaxation, Spontaneity, Spring, Travel, Writing 0 Comments

“Come without a map. Explore… and draw your own map.”  ~Stephen King Dear Universe, On Sunday I had the chance to do a little island exploring. Into the car I went with two fellow writers, each of us bringing cameras and an open mind. As we drove through the windy roads we took in the beautiful Vineyard landscapes—lush green fields, …

Happy Day

Angie Celebration, Dancing, Fun, Giving, Happiness, Helping, Hope, Joie de Vivre, Joy, Positive, Providence, Spring 0 Comments

“Happiness should be provided to every person in the world, no matter what.” Dear Universe, Today there are two things we should all be smiling about. 1.  It’s finally, and I mean finally, spring! 2.  It’s the International Day of Happiness. So what does that mean for us? Well one, it means we can rejoice knowing warmer weather is upon …

Spring Fling

Angie Beginnings, Celebration, Changes, Dancing, Family, Friends, Fun, Gratitude, Healing, Light, Positive, Rituals, Spring, Time, Traditions 0 Comments

“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.”  ~Proverb Dear Universe, Spring is in the air.  I can feel it—or at least I am pretending I can feel it! The other day it was a tropical 40 degrees when I woke up to the sound of birds chirping.  At first I thought I must be hearing things, …