Tag - happiness

15
Jan

Change… & The Kitchen Stool

I’ve been thinking about change, of course– most of us are– as this New Year begins. Who can resist the fresh start, the clean slate?  So appealing…. Yet, I’ve also been thinking about the changes  that I don’t welcome.  For me those changes come mostly with age. And yes, I can complain about the wrinkles …

13
Dec

The Sidewalks of New York

I am in New York City today — one of my favorite places in the world.  I lived here when I was in my twenties during the city’s “Desperately Seeking Susan” years.  My old neighborhood, the lower east side, was full of Ukranian food, Indian food, Italian food and some of the best dive bars …

29
Nov

Me and My Folks

I’m with my parents this Thanksgiving.  It’s just me this year.  Since there are five of us, you never know what combination of the clan will land.  But this year I am flying solo with them. One of the great blessings of my adulthood has been that I still have them.  I’ve gotten to know …

26
Oct

“Holding It Lightly”

One of my dearest friends used to urge me to “hold it lightly.”  I would often hang up from our talks wondering exactly what she meant – what holding it lightly looked and felt like.   I think I understand now. It’s simple really.  Holding on tightly crushes, chokes the air out, stifles.  It is …

26
Oct

FALLING IN LOVE…

A few Sunday mornings ago I was standing at my dresser, staring at my perfume, and I decided to fall in love with my life.  Yes.  No melodrama, no drama – just fall, straight on in –accepting all that my life was, has been lately, and is now. I made this decision because I was …