Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Think Grammer

I am always surprised to hear someone say they are bored. I would have to live 300 years to try everything I would like to do. I read a quote once that said, "People who are bored may just be boring people." That sounded a bit harsh to my way of thinking, but it is easy to get stuck in a rut and lose interest in nouns: people, places, or things. We humans are creatures of habit, and need to open the windows to our minds and let in a little fresh air occasionally. You never know what interesting thoughts or images might appear. Think about an old friend you haven't seen in a long time - call him or her and find out what they are doing in their life. I visited with one yesterday and received such a warm friendly hug that I am still feeling uplifted from the time we spent together. Think about an image that could inspire you to be a verb: take action. I love to take pictures, and enjoy sharing them with others. I hope each day is as beautiful and exciting for you as this dew-kissed rose.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Day of Rest

Today is Sunday, normally a day of rest for those who believe that God made the world in six days and rested on the seventh. Because it is the 10th Anniversary of September 11th attack on the Twin Towers, it has taken on a different meaning. It seems that today is a day of emotional unrest. For some it is an opportunity to remember those who died in the attack, innocent victims. It is also a day for honoring those heros who lost their lives trying to save others, brave men and women. For those left behind, the grief is theirs to bear in their own individual way. My thoughts are with those walking wounded - families, loved ones, and individuals who witnessed the tragedy. Will they be allowed, and be able, to move on with their lives?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Celebrate Nature

Each season of the year brings new reasons to celebrate life. Winter is not my favorite season - I don't do cold. I find it grey and dreary. It seems to be a rest time leading to a blossoming of new life in Spring. The warmth of Summer is my personal favorite. Nature explodes with green beauty punctuated with brilliant colors of flowers, birds, and butterflies. After the heat of Summer comes the cooling off of Fall with an equally breath-taking display of Nature's pallette. I am thankful to have lived on this earth and continue to enjoy the bounty of Nature.

2011 Life Challenges

I believe that the only constant in life is change. Some changes are easier to manage than others. The birth of a baby is a joyful event and yet brings challenges for new parents, not the least of which is maintaining a stable life while suffering from sleep deprivation.
As a psychologist, the developmental stages of one's life, changes throughout the life span, have fascinated me. Much research has been conducted on infant, childhood, adolescence, young adult, and mid-life development. My special interest is in the continuing changes, growth, and development related to life after fifty. Even as a child I found that my parent's friends were more interesting than mine - I loved to listen to their stories. I began working in the Field of Aging when I was thirty. I am now seventy-two and still learning about how the process of change, adaptation, coping, and resolution affect each of us.