Monday Motivations

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”  ~Martin Luther King Jr.

May’s Seaside Moments

  Originally Published in the Sun by the Sea…print and online at: http://www.sunbythesea.com “The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May. ” ~ Vera Brittain May marches to a different beat. Finds wildflowers all around. Buys violets for Mom! Celebrates Cinco de Mayo. Celebrates everything! Makes time to watch the…

Monday’s Seaside Motivation

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” ~Roy T Bennett Sunrise in Wildwood, NJ December 2019

Seaside Advice

Originally Published in the Sun by the Sea…print and online @ http://www.sunbythesea.com Reflections from the Desk of Lettie (Resident Canine Advice Columnist) Dear Lettie: Well, summer’s almost here and I have yet to get in shape for bathing suit season. My goal is to become a healthier (read: thinner) version of myself but not so…

Memorable May

“May your days be beautiful like the buds of May.” ~  weneedfun.com Make the Most of Everyday Aim to Find the Beauty in Everything Yes! Summer is Coming!⛱🌊🌝

The Perfect Seaside Day in May

    “And one perfect day can give clues for a more perfect life.” ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh Everyone has their own idea of what a perfect day involves. A Day at Disney? A roam through the Rainforest? Netflix Marathon? Taco Tuesday? So many ways to define perfection! In my quest to identify the ideal…

May’s Happiness Report

As our world continues to grow smaller, and the days contain a relative “scary sameness,” it can become more challenging to discover true happiness in the unsettling mix. Socializing, naturally, is an important part of being happy, according to some really smart Harvard people, yet how do you happily socialize from six feet away? Healthy…

A Dog’s (Seaside) Life

Originally Published in the Sun by the Sea Print and Online at: http://www.sunbythesea.com Reflections from the Desk of Arthur (Resident Canine Expert) It’s so good to be back among friends (from a respectable social distance, of course), kindred spirits who are blissfully awakened by the sound of the ocean and the soothing scent of suntan…

Hello, May!

Originally Published in the Sun by the Sea Newspaper…print and online at: http://www.sunbythesea.com “Among the changing months, May stands confest; the sweetest, and in fairest colors dressed.” ~  James Thomson May moves through Springtime. Wakes happily each morning. Sings along with the seagulls. Fills a vase with Lily of the Valley. Views the world through…

Quarantine and Quiet Gratitude

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, in quiet joy.”  ~ Ralph H Blum While some would say these are not the times that inspire gratitude, I would argue (most politely, of course) that these are the moments when gratitude is needed the most. I miss my carefree coastal days, as well…