Finding Joy & Looking Ahead

Phyllis Inspiration 36 Comments

As we are ending 2022, I thank you all for your lovely emails, texts, and cards. It was a hard year for our family, as Mom passed away this summer, and many of you know all that entails. I still struggle with this rare anemia, and you have offered up meaningful prayers for me, and I thank you. Still fighting …

Autumn and the Things That Matter Most

Phyllis Inspiration, Lifestyle 18 Comments

November has arrived with all the beauty of an autumn season. We usually don’t get the gorgeous leaves until November here in Alabama. Some of you have had them for weeks in your area of the country. And some of you don’t have any at all…beach friends! But this season is always special. Thanksgiving was always a special time for …

Creating Special Memories

Phyllis Inspiration 34 Comments

Autumn has arrived! First, let me thank you for all your lovely emails of encouragement regarding my anemia! You all are the loveliest people. What a blessing. I am sitting by the window that overlooks my walled garden. I marvel at the dahlias that are blooming. I planted several varieties and didn’t realize some of them get as large as …

Cherished Tokens

Phyllis Inspiration, Lifestyle 12 Comments

This is the month of love. By the time you read this, Valentine’s Day will have come and gone. For some it is a wonderful time, and for others, it can be a lonely time. So, as I am writing this, I thought about all the Valentine’s Day school events we had when we were much younger. I always loved …

New Beginnings

Phyllis Inspiration 32 Comments

I have been pondering the phrase “new beginnings” as it pertains to this new year. I am trying to find something new, as it appears this year is shaping up to look a lot like 2020. Masks, etc. You know the drill. But it is a new year…with January almost gone. The beginning of a new year excites me. When …

Gratitude

Phyllis Inspiration 14 Comments

Expressing gratitude is something that I am becoming more aware of in my daily life. I am so good at thinking that I should express gratitude, but then I get distracted and forget to say something. I have several friends who are wonderful at taking time to express gratitude. These ladies always remember to call or send a text if …