"I love my enemies!" my little granddaughter piped up during family devotions. "What enemies do you have?" her parents asked, certain she had none - and hadn't even the faintest idea what it meant! "My nonni!" the 4-year old replied with satisfaction, convinced that enemies and the Italian word nonni (grandparents) meant the same thing. … Continue reading 3 Essential Steps to Loving Our Enemies
Have you ever had any epiphany moments in your life? Moments which awaken you and bring deep and lasting change to your life? I have, and one came to me recently. Epiphany: a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace … Continue reading 5 Steps to Reclaim Your Life From the Internet
No taller than a 10-year old, with a sly and suspicious gleam to her eye, she played the part of the proverbial evil landlady with me, while sweet as honey around Hubby. The other residents, also hostile, seemed amiable by comparison. And the dark, dank apartment revealed a miserly streak as well. It rained half the … Continue reading Like a Queen: Treating Enemies Like Royalty
Grandchildren often think grandmothers are the most wonderful women on the face of the earth. But I wonder if my kids ever think, "That's not the woman who raised me!" Windows wide open to soft gentle breezes...it was springtime! My favorite time of year. And what better time to do spring cleaning? "But what does cleaning … Continue reading That’s Not My Mom!
The more I talk with people, the more I discover that many are dissatisfied with life. Either they don't like the direction their life is going, or feel their life is directionless. And I think it's because we often start living for the wrong things. We live to get more, and then wonder what to … Continue reading A Full and Happy Life [Video]
When I explain how our years here have taught us to slow down, enjoy life, and have even more time for all that we love, I find many who want to escape the stress and frazzled nerves (or the sometimes meaningless treadmill) of modern life. We want a meaningful life that counts for something, but … Continue reading The Benefits of Italian Slow Living