The 1st Day of a Thoughtful Christmas A Great Blue Heron—Grouchy, hunkered down. Thick into contemplation. With flight, wings extend. Graceful, freedom soars.
The 2nd Day of a Thoughtful Christmas: Snow Covered—Frozen in time, Winter White, Home Hidden- Warmth and love inside.
The 3rd Day of a Thoughtful Christmas: River of Angels- the Puerto Rican adventure. Suspense doubled in the search for the Ceiba Tree where a murder occurred. My own romance with a marriage proposal. Watch out for the large lizards. Novels reflect life experiences.
The 4th Day of a Thoughtful Christmas: Color of Lies—Refurbished planes from WWII at the annual Concrete Fly-In. The setting for the PNW story of an airplane crash in Puerto Rico that changed the lives of a former WASP, and let a bully paralyze a town with toxic waste.
The 5th Day of a Thoughtful Christmas: Family meal- smells of celebration, bring together generations. Traditions when flexible, grow.
The 6th Day of A Thoughtful Christmas: Smiles- body and nature combined. Poses of strength and inner balance.
The 7th Day of A Thoughtful Christmas: Dance with me. Celebrate the joys of rhythm, the meeting of young and old, step together, hands held with love. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
The 8th Day of A Thoughtful Christmas: Orchids—tiny flowers that arc with vibrant holiday colors. Dormant for years, teased out by an encouraged environment. Lessons learned.
The 9th Day of A Thoughtful Christmas: Married in the rain. The joys of laughter. Be strong enough to be silly. A gift is always held within.
The 10th Day of A Thoughtful Christmas: Travel is a window into many worlds. Even as we stay still, we can feed our minds with adventure. Thirty years of personal quests, packed into Tattle Tales: Essays and Stories Along the way, takes you through the portal of my life. Sit back, read, enjoy.
The 11th Day of A Thoughtful Christmas: Two gifts to give for the holidays—health and education. Combine the two with a book that shares ideas from the heart. Cocoon of Cancer: An Invitation to Love Deeply. A love story that continues to give.
The 12th Day of A Thoughtful Christmas: Grace, Gratitude, Humility, Effort. I wish you all this for the coming year.