Exploring and Encouraging a Healthy Life Marked with Joy

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The Island of Little Library

I’m trying to keep my brain healthy (don’t start) by taking different routes when I’m going places–driving or walking.  (I’m not sure if it really helps or not, but it’s fun seeing new sites and recovering from getting lost.)

This morning, I thought I was driving back home (to historic district Savannah) from daughter Amy’s house (on nearby Skidaway Island) by taking a left when I usually take a right.  (Is that a good idea?)  “I think this will probably lead to Isle of Hope and then though Sandfly back downtown.”

It didn’t.

But it took me to a small island I had not discovered before: Burnside Island …

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… and a little surprise.

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A tiny library!  Miss Coni’s!  Right there in a shady, wooded spot on the side of the road.

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I was mesmerized so of course had to visit a bit.

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I chose an age- (and brain-) appropriate book …

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… and sat down to read.

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Such a fun (and intellectual) way to spend a few lost moments.

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Five Friday Happy Bringers — 6/26/15

What a Joyful June Week!  I hope yours has been too.

1.  Lucking onto the COOLEST tour of Piedmont Park (in Atlanta) the other day.

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Here’s wonderful guide Lauren of the Piedmont Park Conservancy:

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I learned all about The Cotton States Exhibition which was held there in the late 1880’s and Booker T. Washington’s famous Separate but Equal speech delivered in the park.

2.  Cooling Rain outside my study window yesterday afternoon.

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3.  The Supreme Court Decision a little while ago:

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4.  Appreciating this s0-true affirmation by Bernard Jordan from his book, The Laws of Thinking.

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Yes, we live at the address of our thoughts!

5.  Our beautiful sky.

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May you experience a supremely beautiful weekend ahead!

 

 

 

A Most Awesome Father’s Day & Night!

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I hope your Father’s Day (and night) 2015 has been a peaceful and joyful one.  Mine was/is.  Spent time with both daughters and all four grandies.  What a blessing to have them all in my Savannah.  My cards:

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And an incredible Facebook post by older daughter Amy:

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“Happy Father’s Day to my very hip and high impact dad!  I am blessed to have a dad who taught me to love without discrimination, to have joy in all circumstances, and who creates an environment of safety and acceptance where I am free to develop into my best and truest self.”

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What a Difficult and Unparalleled Joy Fatherhood is!

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Five Friday Happy Bringers — 6/19/15

In spite of this …

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… I’ve had a Great Week here in The Savannah!

I hope you have too (wherever you are).

[P.S.  Sometimes having a Great Week is simply a matter of looking for the Greatness in the Week.]

1.  Fruits and vegetables.

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(The yellowish thingies are young turnips.  Yum.)

2.  Deciding that to embrace the Truly Hip Person I am, I need New, Cool Socks.

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3.  Going to 1964, the (early) Beatles tribute show at the Lucas here in Savannah (a two-minute walk from my place), and getting a tad weepy when they sang, “I Wanna Hold Your Hand.”

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4.  Buying a new bed for “grand-dog” Spyro:

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5.  Hooting at grandson Daniel’s outfit for Nerd Day at the Savannah Children’s Theatre Camp.

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Have a Terrific Weekend.  I Wanna Hold Your Happiness.

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Happy Flag Day 2015!

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As the sun goes down on Flag Day 2015, may we all pause a moment to express our gratitude for what this banner represents to us.

 

 

 

 

Five Friday Happy Bringers — 6/12/15

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It’s Friday!  It’s JUNE!  It’s Happy!

Here’s why!

1.  Grandson Daniel’s dress-up day at Savannah Children’s Theatre Camp.  “Hollywood”

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Spitting image of his grandfather!

2.  A beautifully invigorating two hours at the Laurel Grove Cemetery here in Savannah this week.  (I had never gone before.)

(Beware:  A rather long mix of pics ahead.)

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As I walked through the moss-laden oaks, I was mesmerized by the power of time to take back into the earth all that belongs to her.  All.

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Okay, I’ll stop even though I kept taking pictures.  I love cemeteries.  They are such celebrations of LIFE.

3.  Meals this week.  (All from the Forsyth Farmers Market here in Savannah.)

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4.  Beautiful plantscape at a house near me.

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5.  Bathroom sign in a restaurant on Hilton Head Island.

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Great Weekend to you all!

 

 

Savannah and The New York Times

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Here’s a cool new video done by The New York Times about my humble hometown of Savannah.

I LOVE my little city!  Come visit us.

 

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