Claire Endelman, my mother-in-law, at her 90th! And it was - that 90 family and friends gathered with her. Now at 91 1/2, family are with her again, cheering her on to health.
This is Dave with his seven grandchildren who are all part of the visits, hugs and special moments as his mom, Great Grandma Claire, recovers from a fractured neck. Their visits and momments are to be celebrated!
There is nothing like the ocean to relax and reflect...sharing together...
+ We always appreciate our vast opportunities and ~
There is so much to see and appreciate. Through our eyes, the lens of a camera, and the eyes of others surrounding us.
This view caught my eye while walking. Fun. Amusing. Interesting.
It speaks for itself.
Baluga whale...real and the wonder...as we watched each other...Applause to the trainers and the possibilities...
I watched this peacock stop and look around and wander by. Note the brilliant colors, and - I can almost still hear the loud noises as nearby peacocks communicated with each other.
It is with sadness to feel the passing of Dr. William Glasser.
He was one of the most significant individuals in my life since 1969.
Dr. Glasser was the pioneer for making choices in life.
The world celebrates all that he has given us.
This was the centerpiece at the William Glasser Confernce last year. Participants from the world over came together in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Glasser and his wife, Carleen, shared the celebration and
tribute to his theory and beng a pioneer in so many ways. He has been honored over the years for his theory, books, and especially the warmth and education of vast individuals from all walks of life. I am proud to be
certified and to to have studied under my mentor, Dr. William Glasser himself.
As summer rolls on it has been fulfilling in so many ways.
Especially, I must say, connecting with and hearing from so many
former students. You are and always will be "My Cuties"
Hearing your stories and thoughts and motivations that made
a difference make my 35 year career all that more rewarding.
YOU are the best. Congratulations! Good luck in following your
dreams and for another group on their way to college.
Take each step and embrace. Thank you for your love and
relationship. Learning should always be all it can be.
You are (and I always told you so) unique and special!!!!
With Ruth and Grant, myself and my husband, Dave.
This was such a precious evening to long be remembered. We celebrated life, memories, camp and the "family" of all of us campers and more. The stories, the days, the history and life on the ranch.
I treasure that evening and every day and summer at Calamigos. We miss you Grant. Especially his phone calls as we planned that evening to get together. And, even the thoughts we shared of one day writing about Calamigos....
For some reason, some people wrote responses to this message of a year ago. They came today. So, yes, emotional, and also..the thought that maybe some of us should reconnect and gather together. Keep me posted and ;-)
I just heard a speaker who used words that are always in my thoughts. The Dean of Buckley School could not have said it better. I thanked him and told him so after.
Congratulations to Boris Brott!!
His music, creativity and joy are astounding...always reaching so many.
Last year Dave and I were his guests at the Synmphony and it was a toss up - whether to watch him conduct or the musicians. A maestro extraordinaire!!
The world is a vast and amazing place here, there and everywhere.
This picture depicts a day that included a surprise to me - to be on the grounds of the French Ambassador in St. Martin. All just because...the little things that are so special. The wonder of the view and the colors + the experience. (I had shown this view in a destination lecture of the island - not knowing I would actually have an experience to be there.)
When I spoke at Conejo Open Classroom Monday night, Misty arrived to surprise me as it had been years. She made my night! Misty was in my class in 2nd grade and now a high school junior she came by with her wonder I remember of years ago. The timing! rewarding...
Then I spoke for Open Classroom Tuesday and I shared a story of the little things that children remember. In the courtyard I used to lead a slide type line dance for the entire Conejo School of 600. My point was that children of all ages and levels and backgrounds can share joy and experiences. Those moments of carefree excitement and sharing.
After I went to a local restaurant and a young woman, Catherine, came up to me. "Hi. I was never in your class or program though I was a student at Conejo Elementary when you were there. What I remember most is a school dancing together and sharing smiles and the fun rhythm."
The little things! We remember them and they make a difference!
Martha Abbey Miller is an enncounter of a life time. She has the extraordinary ability to portray a character in history so that one comes "alive" in our hearts and memory.
Last night WAN (Women's Artistic Network) had the fortune once again to view this one woman show.
Taking on the life portrayal of Anne Frank is difficult, emotional and something we all need to see to remember....to reflect...
Martha brought tears as we heard the words of Anne...the beauty of her diary and the sadness of a life lost. (So many loves and lives...the sad truth of history.) As she spoke and turned the pages of a "Diary" and books of history from the words of many, one could almost feel as we visited with Anne ourselves.
Thank you for the opportunity. What a beautiiful rememberance and an eye opener as well.
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Gail Small is a motivational speaker, author, and educator