Cinco de Mayo with Heart

May2016CalendarOleToday I’m celebrating this holiday few know why we celebrate. When I checked online, I learned it acknowledges the 1862 Mexican Army victory over occupying French military forces—a turning point for the Mexican people. Cinco de Mayo celebrates human liberation—freedom.

Today I’m also celebrating spring, sunshine, and good health—wonderful gifts to acknowledge in life. It can be easy to take them for granted. Living in gratitude as much as possible focuses me on being in the beautiful moment, smiling inside and out, and living in kindness. Continue reading

Where Are You?

WhereAreYouSusanHeartI’m sure you noticed, I haven’t posted a blog article for several weeks. It’s been raining and pouring work and other responsibilities, so I haven’t written and posted here. That’s unfortunate. I’ve missed my special time of exploring the world of heart.

Instead, I’ve been doing my best to take care of my beating heart, my heart-filled caring relationships, and my spiritual heart and soul. Continue reading

Worm Hearts

WormHeartsLabeledThe other day, I went outside for a power walk right after a drenching rainstorm. It felt great to get out of the house, even though the air was thick with moisture and warmth—and it smelled of worms.

As I quickly walked down the driveway, I saw a few worms crawling along the cement. It was easy to avoid stepping on them as I forged ahead. But as I headed into the street, it was crawling with worms. Hundreds of them up and down the street. Continue reading

Heart-Filled Holiday

Flower-FilledHeartToday is Easter and it’s been a heart-filled day.

It started early but it was surprisingly easy to wake up in the wee hours this morning. I had something great to look forward to—glorious singing with my choir sisters and brothers. We sang familiar Broadway songs to accompany our church service centered around the Jesus Christ Superstar musical. It was inspiring and joyous. Continue reading