Thursday, January 29, 2009


Yesterday a man in Starbucks turned and began chatting with me! After he ordered his coffee he told the woman"I want to pay for whatever this woman orders"! Was I ever surprised! When I asked him why, he said " Because I am a very blessed man". I thanked him and I gave him a card with my web site printed on it and told him there would be a surprise for him on my web site! So, my friend, "Thank you for the tea. It was a delightful moment for me. I pray your blessings will be even greater!"
Today, I was standing in front of the ticket machine at the train station trying to figure out how to buy a ticket to Palo Alto when a man came up to me and said "Here, I have an extra ticket." He smiled as he handed it to me and left, as I,sort of dumbfounded, was saying thank you! "And for you kind sir...a bounty of blessings too"!
I am just smiling and wondering what these angels will do next to make me awaken to the wonder of life on this planet!!

Another Surprise

I have not yet gotten in the habit of writing in my blog but I do want to do so often.
So here goes...
Yesterday, I went into Starbucks to get a cup of tea for Dave. He was busy loading the car with baskets for our San Francisco condo. As I stood on line the man in front of me turned and looked at me. He was nice looking, a very kind face,dressed in jeans and a sweatshirt. He asked me" How are you today?" I responded joyfully, "I'm just great,happy to be on the planet"! And then I added " And how are you?" He said "fine,I'm just fine".We exchanged a few more words about his work and I added how fortunate he was to have a job. He smiled. Then the lady behind the counter asked for his order. When he finished ordering he said to her" Add whatever this lady orders to my bill". Surprised and touched I asked him "why'and he said "I am a very blessed man".Now, I smiled and  I thanked  him. I gave him the card with the web site for the book and said that he might find a surprise if he looked on his computer! 

Monday, January 19, 2009

Book Signing and Celebration

We are having a wonderful party to celebrate the publication of the book on Saturday January 31st from 4-7pm at Two Bears Dancing. RSVP for the address and more information. We are also having a party in San Francisco and if you would like more information on that please e-mail us.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Spring Day in January

Today is exceptionally beautiful especially because it was so sunny and warm... a treat in January! We walked for about an hour on a trail along the water that feeds the San Francisco reservoirs. As I listened to the gurgling water and watched the crystals as the water hit the trees and rocks  I felt the joy of just being there! Sometimes, when people ask me "how are you?" I say," I am really fine and so happy to be on the planet." At first they kind of nod as though they want me to know they heard but I know they are thinking about what I just said and wondering...happy to be on the planet, what does that mean?Then, they smile and I know they got it! Yes, we are blessed to be here and every day,I try to recall all of the blessings. I pray to see the little or even big blessings that I would otherwise miss.When I get crabby,I know I need to get outside and walk...everything in nature talks to me, teaches me and by it's very nature,it's purity and egoless state, is fully enlightened! I always come home happy!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

More Book Praises

This has been a full day with people here for Spiritual Direction, emails galore and phone calls! I am again deeply touched by peoples response to the book. Today a woman who is here on retreat read the book from cover to cover. She said she could not put it down!
"It is a transformational book" she said  "  and I feel as though it has transformed me. I cried as you shared your story but I did not cry for you, I cried for myself as I recalled my story". That is what I hope...that my story will bring you to your story. I invite you to hold your story with love and allow it to speak, teach and heal you.
Tomorrow is Sunday and we will attend our local church. I will be praying for all qwho read the book that they be moved to whatever transformation awaits them and so enter a greater level of peace and joy!
Blessings to you,

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Beautiful Walk

Once again I am at the computer responding to emails about the book.
Kellie, a 23 year old friend who has been helping me with book stuff, said today that she loves the book.
I think that when young people respond to a book favorably that it is important to pay attention. I will ask her to say more about what she finds interesting!
When my husband returned from his meeting,we went for a lovely walk. It is beautiful here among the cedars and leafless Black Oaks. We chatted with a few neighbors and just enjoyed the warmth of the sun.It is in the 60's today...not bad for the mountains in January!
Now, lots of folks are responding to the invitations for the book parties....I think we will have wonderful celebrations!!
Bless you!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The End of a Busy Day


   This has been quite a day...lots of calls and emails from people who have read the book. "It reads like a novel" said Judy! Judy read all day long until she finished.
In the meantime,I went to the doctor's because I had a bad case of the hives!! Oh,my,
did I ever itch. Better now though, thank God! What did I ingest?
 Yesterday,I chatted briefly with a woman in the check-out lane of the grocery store.
Her eyes were vacant and she had no smile. I wondered what pain was in her heart.
Since then, I have been remembering her and all the people who have something painful that their hearts are holding for them. I am sending her love and the many others like her as well.Buried pain steals our smile! 
I wonder if it also causes hives...what did I ingest?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Entering the world of blogdom

With the help of my friend Kellie, I am pleased to announce I have a blog. I am aware from some of you that you have already received your books and I look forward to chatting with you about how you experienced the book. It's hard for me to believe that it is already in your hands after working for so many years to get it out there. It is a kind of a birthing and I hope that you like the results.