31 May 2012

Home for a Quick Touchdown


The view above at Crossroads is from the gazebo where our clients start every day with meditation. It's also where a good-bye ceremony is held for each client who successfully completes the program. Although I had no ceremony, I nonetheless went to the gazebo and said good-bye once again to Crossroads as my six week contract ended. I love this spot in this special place of healing and was pleased to be able to help out these clients who want to turn their lives around and are willing to do the hard work to accomplish this. I treasure the opportunity to serve them in this endeavor. How could I not? Hard work so worth doing.



And now I'm home for a brief recharge, a great friend gathering and quick change of clothes before heading out again but this time for FUN! Fun on vacation with my Honey, our daughter and the grands. Fun for almost a month, fun in Disney World, fun at the beach and fun with my sister-in-law and friend and various nieces and great nieces/nephews as well!

A little more about the gathering of friends that my honey had arranged for last evening. Five friends were unavailable but fifteen friends came to share pizza, conversation and comraderie. It was a splendid night and so very wonderful to have all our good friends together meeting one another, some for the first time, and giving me the chance to talk with them all at one time when my time here is limited because of vacation. What a great time I had! How grateful I am for the friends we have made here. I love my life, in part, because of them. Grazie Mille i miei amici!



16 comments:

  1. You have such a wonderful group of friends all over the world. This group looks especially wonderful. What an adventure you have been on. Welcome home for a short spell. Enjoy your new travels.

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  2. That looks like a fun gathering; you are keeping busy with fulfilling things, I can see. My hubby and I lived for 5 months on a Caribbean island, not too far from Crossroads location.

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  3. It's always nice to come home - but nice, too, to be able to go somewhere and just have fun!! Do have loads of fun with the Grandkids - and your daughter. Our trip to Disney (which was to have begun today) got cancelled.

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    1. Too bad- we would have been there at the same time!

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  4. You have a wonderful time! And I am sure they so appreciate you at Crossroads...

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    1. Thanks and I'll keep you updated on the adventures.

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  5. Sounds like you're really enjoying this time of your life. Lucky, fortunate you!

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    1. I am fortunate and very grateful.

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  6. What a nice way to see everyone while you're home. Looks like a wonderful group of people.

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  7. Everybody looks so happy. It is definitely a great blessing to have such friends. And your Honey... :-)

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    1. True! My Honey took the photos so you can't see him but he's cute.

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  8. Your six weeks at Crossroads will likely bubble up in your consciousness for years to come. And I suspect you will be there in the minds and hearts of those you worked with as well, both clients and staff. It is a beautiful thing to contemplate the way you have given, and received. I admire your embrace of life, the world, friends, family, and health. I just saw "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and I recommend it to you (to anyone). You don't need it for inspiration, but I think you would enjoy its carpe diem message.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Ruth. I saw that movie and loved it. The quality of the acting, the timeless story and the endearing characters in my age group was a wonderful combination.

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