Reinstating a Beautiful Tradition . . . Suspended Coffee

  A kind-hearted tradition that began nearly 100 years ago is making a comeback in many parts of Europe.  Writer, Luciano de Crescenzo describes the tradition of “suspended coffee”: “When a person who had a break of good luck entered a cafe and ordered a cup of coffee, he didn’t pay just for one, but for two cups, allowing someone […] Read more »

The Top 5 Reasons of the Week Why I Am RADICALLY Blessed

  (Disclosure:  I am fully aware that I am blessed in ways much more significant and numerous than what is contained in the list below.  However, these are the blessings in particular which caused me to pause, appreciate and revel over this past week.)   When it was -5 degrees outside at 6:00 a.m., I got […] Read more »

Feeling Like a Kid on Christmas Morning

I felt blessed for so many reasons during this recent holiday season, but one moment in particular really stands out. My nephew was back home for his first Christmas in four years after serving in the Marines.  Not only were we thrilled to have him home safe with us after two tours in Afghanistan, we […] Read more »

The next best thing to being there

  I am so grateful for the gift of Skype and what it means for my relationship with my nieces and nephew.  (I realize that Skype is not a new technology, but since I just recently got my first web-cam computer, it’s new to me.) It couldn’t have come at a better time.   Just about […] Read more »