Just because…

It isn't Christmas. It isn't Easter. It isn't even someone's birthday. But for me, it is a special time. Months have passed since the last time I saw my niece. A niece who from the very first time I held her in my arms as a baby still occupies a special place in my heart.…

Babies and Puppies

What do babies and puppies have in common? With not a thought about tomorrow’s worries, stresses, or heartache; babies and puppies live in the moment. Never mind both being unable to talk, if they are miserable you know about it. So, too, there’s no mistaking the message of faces aglow with pure joy, or the…

Welcome Respite

It has taken nearly two months, but last night the overnight temperature finally dropped below 19 degrees Celsius. And the welcome respite enticed even the most sleep-deprived soul among us to sleep. Deeply and soundly: the blessed slumber of restorative sleep. Better yet, today is a pleasant change from the relentless hot, oppressive, and humid…

Happy as

Listening to music which speaks to my listening so feeds my soul, transporting me to a happy place. Never mind the rain falling outside. The sky is crying, but not me. Warm, dry, and safe from the elements; I listen to my favourite music. Head nodding. Feet tapping. And wearing a smile as broad as…

Kookaburras Sing

This morning I awoke to the sound of kookaburras singing. Perched in a tree, or some other high-up place just beyond my bedroom window their full-throttle song so reminiscent of infectious, hearty laughter had me smiling instantly. I listened to the joyous notes until the song ended as abruptly as it had started. Then, the…