What an unusual Thanksgiving. I think it may be the first time I’ve eaten Thanksgiving dinner alone. I’ve been battling the sniffles for a couple of days and I have some family members who simply cannot afford to get sick from my germs so I quarantined myself. Don’t feel bad for me though. I enjoyed … More 13 Things For Which I Am Thankful This Year
I just experienced one of the most interesting weekends of my life. It was a cultural experience like none other. If you have a minute, I’d love to tell you about it. A Surprise Invitation It all started at the end of October. My husband and I had spent three weeks in the mountains of … More A Multi-Cultural Weekend of Joyful Celebration
Words. We read them, think them, write them and speak them. We whisper them, sing them and shout them. We use them to encourage, hurt, comfort or simply convey information. Sometimes, they come easy. Other times, not so much. Did I Really Say That? One of my favorite emojis is the person with their eyes … More When You Have Trouble Saying The Right Thing
Whenever the spirit from God came on Saul, David would take up his lyre and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him. I Samuel 16:23 I get this. I understand why Saul would feel better after David played his lyre for him. I experienced … More How The Power Of The Symphony Blessed My Day
Sometimes, it’s just hard to leave a place. Can anyone else relate? I have to admit, I had a really hard time leaving the condo we rented in Banner Elk for two weeks earlier this month. I even shed a tear or two. I recall other times I have wept over leaving a place. I … More If Walls Could Talk, What Good Things Would They Say?
For most of my life, the routine was the same. The first thing every morning, my human would take the red leather leash off the hook, attach it to my collar and off we would go. We walked in my neighborhood, at the beach, in the mountains and any other place we might go. I … More My Favorite Walks By Higgins Wilbanks
If you’re a native Floridian like me, you know that Autumn is simply a date on the calendar. It’s not a true season like other places around the country. October is really just an extension of Summer—Summer Part Two if you will. Oh, sometimes the temperatures will dip all the way down to the mid-80’s, … More A Few Of My Favorite Things About October