I love simple pleasures, including:
a house full of people, an intimate setting, a swim in a lake, rain and thunderstorms, learning, people who speak clearly and say exactly what they mean, passionate conversations, the bustle of a city and the quiet of a town, a good meal, people who don’t take themselves too seriously but know when something is serious, the sound of lapping or crashing waves, feeling fit emotionally, physically, and spiritually, hugs and kisses, and of course my beautiful children.
Among other things, I can:
steer a canoe from the bow or stern, knit, solve a problem, make you laugh, recognize beauty in the unexpected, address and engage a crowded room, listen intently, multi-task, maneuver my car in heavy snow, garden, and replenish your half-empty cup.
I can’t live without:
- my children
- mutually gratifying friendships
- a satisfying career
- laughter every day
- embracing life with an open mind