- 5:24 pm Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by Delilah
A week ago I was writing about how Spring | Vernal Equinox was nigh…
Today I write about how a few days back it passed us by!
Yes! Spring, glorious, wonderful, daffy-down-dilly filled Spring is here! It might still be cold in your corner, it might be a little dreary, it may even be (as some of my Facebook enthusiasts tell me,) sweltering hot already. Whatever the weather, most of us can undoubtedly tell there is a change in the wind…
In my neck of the woods, Spring is heralded by bright purple, yellow, and white crocus, the frilly bonnets of daffodils swaying [More]
- 11:40 am Thursday, March 16th, 2017 by Delilah
Well we sprang forward last weekend, but spring is still a week away.
– — – OR – — –
We sprang forward which means spring must surely be here, even though it’s not official for another week!
See what I did there?
I changed my perspective. Just subtly, but enough that to you I’ve made a positive, instead of a negative statement.
It works the same way in our heads. By guiding our thoughts toward the sunny side we feel more positive.
Admittedly, it’s sometimes difficult to do, especially if you are “stuck” in negative circumstances; the middle of heart ache, drama, trauma, or perhaps [More]
- 10:37 am Thursday, March 9th, 2017 by Delilah
The rains have been coming down, a little snow, and a little sleet too, but mostly rain.
Soft, wispy, misty, rain that is like walking through a cloud.
Harsh, pounding, pouring rain, that drums against the windows and soaks you from car to front door.
Rainy days turning into rainy weeks…
Everything appears dark and muddy from my window and I find myself sighing heavily at times and wishing it away. But it is not yet time.
When I leave the comfort of the wood stove and window pane, put on my boots and jacket with hood, and head out to do some farm chores, [More]
- 5:46 pm Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by Delilah
Does it look like March is going to come in “like a lion”? I’m not that sure if it will in the Pacific Northwest, but one thing IS for certain, it will go out “like a lamb” – er – goat.
Yes! We already have baby goats at the farm! So soft, and sweet, and cuddly! These furry, big eyed, long eared, wobbly legged, little darlings just melt my heart!
You see, it doesn’t have to be February for for things to hit ya ‘right in the feels’ as they say!
Speaking of February, thank you to everyone who took my Love Challenge! [More]
- 4:55 pm Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by Delilah
Valentine’s Day may have passed, but love isn’t about just one day. There are 364 more in the year and 24 hours in each to love and be loved!
We’ve spent some time in these newsletters on love of one’s self, romantic love, and eternal love… this weekly is devoted to love of family.
This past weekend I journeyed home to the little town that I grew up in, and saw many familiar places along the way.
The house my folks were married in by a justice of the peace, the little community my grandparents lived in as teenagers, and the river bank [More]
- 11:10 am Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by Delilah
This month I’ve been exploring love in all of it’s glorious nuances and applications. We’ve talked about the importance of loving one’s self, the ups and downs of romantic love, and today I’d like to cover eternal love. Love that knows no time limits, no constraints, no bounds whatsoever.
My friend and house-helper, Kimmy, (pictured with me here) is someone who knows eternal love. On Valentine’s seven years ago, she and her husband of more than 30 years, Casey, had a wonderful day shopping, talking, and dining together. After dinner he called out to her from their bedroom. She rushed in [More]
- 10:17 am Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by Delilah
I warned you last week, in the Delilah Monthly, that we’d be talkin’ L.O.V.E. – love – a LOT this month. I’m not going to break my promise.
I shared my thoughts on love of one’s self. The acceptance of who and where you are in life right now, which brings inner peace and joy; which radiates outward and is felt by others.
It’s this outward flowing current that often leads to the spark of romantic love; lover’s love.
I often get calls from people who are smitten! People who are just discovering the joy of true intimacy with their beloved, those planning [More]
- 2:55 pm Monday, February 6th, 2017 by Delilah
Hello February. Hello month of L.O.V.E.
February is welcomed here like the Mother Ship returning to the outpost with fresh supplies and news from home. (Pardon, so many of my children are sci-fi fans, I’ve begun to speak their language!)
The Delilah show is ALL about love, peace, and acceptance; every hour, every day, every single month of the year! But if it’s possible I’m going to be talking about love even MORE during February. Romantic love, of course, and eternal love. The love between family members, friends, and our communities…
In today’s monthly, I’m going to start at the beginning: SELF.
Self-love? Isn’t [More]
- 2:28 pm Thursday, January 26th, 2017 by Delilah
My book club this month is about de-cluttering your home, which is a very tangible way of recognizing your priorities and removing the road blocks that keep you from them.
What kind of “clutter” has gotten in the way of your priorities?
Can I tell you something? I could absolutely care less about what kind of car you drive, what label is on the inside or outside of your jacket, your jeans, your boots or shoes… Whether your handbag is Italian leather or pleather, your credit card gold, platinum, or non existent. I don’t care where you live, what your furniture looks [More]
- 1:30 pm Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 by Delilah
Once upon a time, I had a “Baby Delilah,” named by her birth mother in Ghana in honor of me, she was welcomed into my heart the day she was born and into my home a few years after.
Baby D was a healthy, active baby and toddler, meeting all her benchmarks on time or early until she was 2. At that time she was afflicted by a mysterious illness and became unable to walk or move, her eye drooped, she became lax and unresponsive. Rushed to the hospital, there was no answers.
About a year and a half later, and with [More]