All posts tagged: daily prompt

To Roam or Not to Roam? That’s Never a Question.

In response to There’s No Place Like Home If you had the opportunity to live a nomadic life, traveling from place to place, would you do it? Do you need a home base? What makes a place “home” to you? I could probably do well living a nomadic life, but as I’ve matured, I’ve developed attachments that keep me tied to a home base. Growing up with little resulted in me valuing stability and comfort. Luckily for me, I have opportunities to break away, to live out of my suitcase for extended terms and to explore the world, while being able to return to familiarity and convenience. Other cultures have fascinated me my entire life. It has a lot to do with the fact that I began traveling at a very early age. Despite my family not having a lot of money, they still managed to save up and send me on trips to visit relatives and later, to international destinations for hula. Boarding school allowed me to further refine my independence. The love of …

Daily Prompt: BFFs

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned from the person you’re the closest to? The intricate bond of friendships that can truly last the test of time is a precious gift. My life would certainly be less exciting and lonely without the company and wisdom shared with such kindred spirits. With the help of my canine “bestie” (Fritz) and my husband (Captain Bo), these snapshots illustrate how friendships have enriched my life. The pearls of wisdom gained from friendship: Love is UNCONDITIONAL You are NEVER alone Always remember to have FUN Just call out my name… and I’ll BE THERE Enjoy the JOURNEY

Daily Prompt: Prediction for day 211

There are 344 days remaining in the year. Describe what you’d like to be doing on day 211. Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 ~ It’s carpool Wednesday. According to Google, the sun is expected to rise at 5:50AM; the Captain (my husband) and me will be coasting on Old Mamalahoa Highway towards Kailua-Kona. The start of a typical workday. The Weather Almanac predicts temperatures to reach 84°F in Kamuela, Hawaii; ideal weather conditions for outdoor activities. Ahh…another gorgeous summer day in paradise! Who could resist a dip in the ocean for a quick cool-down and some low-impact cardio? Sunset projected at 7:11PM. Moon Phase will be Waxing Crescent, a perfect opportunity to get some evening photography done from the front lawn with a glass of Rombauer in hand of course! And we close our day eternally grateful for ALL of Life’s blessings.

Come Fly with Me…to Greece

One of my most memorable trips was to Greece, where I participated in the first SWY Global Assembly to see old friends and make new ones, “Once a PY, Forever a PY!”  The adventure began the moment we landed in Athens, Greece.  Since we had arrived a few days prior to the GA, our host informed us at the airport, we had the option to go sailing or to visit with another SWY member and his family in Aegina, Greece.  We decided to visit Aegina, as it was only a short ferry ride away. It was a fabulous journey getting there, meeting with a local Greek family, and consuming delicious foods!  This is where I tried a “Greek” salad engulfed with huge chunks of feta cheese.    We also went swimming for the first time in the Aegean Sea.  The water was salty and warm.  But after traveling on a plane for almost two days, it was so refreshing and relaxing. Later that evening, a huge storm approached Aegina. Looking out to the calm Port of …

Daily Prompt: Placebo

If you could create a painless, inexpensive cure for a single ailment, what would you cure and why? I first thought about writing about a cure for cancer because of its emerging prevalence in my family, but truth be told, finding a cure is an endeavor that demands our collective attention and resources. Most of us have experienced the havoc and devastation brought on by cancer in our own lives and in the lives of those we love, so as far as I’m concerned a cure is both long overdue and absolutely necessary. Instead, I’ve opted to write about something a little less serious… a cure for cowardice. I can remember many times in my life when I’ve stood at the precipice of brilliance and at the last minute opted not to leap, not to soar, not to risk. I’ve wondered what might have happened if I had taken the chance. One might argue “liquid courage” could achieve the same effect. Sure, the act of going through with things might happen with a shot of alcohol, but …

Invaluable Lessons (du jour)

I love forests. Whenever I’m in an old forest, I catch myself looking up, head back, mouth agape, in awe of the shards of light piercing through branches and pieces of the sky greeting me through the canopy. Standing alongside the ancients is a gentle, yet powerful reminder of exactly how young and irrelevant I am. The trees had been around for years before me and will likely continue to be there long after I’m gone. They are great teachers of resilience, patience, and humility. When notions of self-importance begin to creep up, I take to the forest. The frequency of me-centered pronouns and inflated feelings of complacency are soon snuffed out and I am reminded that I’m really not as knowledgeable or as good as I’ve led myself to believe. There is always more to learn. Daily Prompt: Childlike |