delray beach: Delray Beach...A New Journey Begins - 01/25/19 05:54 PM
Delray Beach...A New Journey Begins
 
This will be my last Delray Beach Saturday post. Monday the moving van comes to finish packing and load the van. With any luck, Larry and I will be on the road Wednesday and in Houston on Thursday to begin the next phase of our journey.
 
 
Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. Matsuo Basho
 
 
 
We both have mixed emotions about the whole move. We still love living in Delray Beach, especially the weather and the beaches. And yet we feel the tug to move back to Houston to be closer to my family … (35 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...Boxes, Tape, and Stuff - 01/18/19 06:15 PM
Delray Beach...Boxes, Tape, and Stuff
 
The clock is ticking and we are knee deep in moving boxes, tape, paper, and stuff.
 
 
Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away. Ben Hecht

We ’ve been taking our morning walks at the beach and then after breakfast with our friend, Vic, it’s back to sorting and packing.
 
 
I'm someone who is very sentimental and nostalgic and attached to the homes I lived in, and I think moving is a traumatic experience. David Lowery
 
 
All of this has confirmed my belief that we all (well most of us) have too much stuff!  
 
 
 
Spread love everywhere … (27 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...Our Winter - 01/11/19 06:21 PM
Delray Beach...Our Winter
 
Yes, we do have winters here in Delray Beach. It’s hard to believe especially when the temperature is 74 degrees now in Delray and it’s 32 degrees in NYC as I write this.
 
I took this to show my family in Houston
 
People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy. Anton Chekhov
 

 
But this week we finally got our winter weather. When we headed out for our morning walks along the beach, the temps hovered around 50 degrees.
 
The problem with winter sports is that - follow me closely here - they generally take place in winter. … (26 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...Transitions - 01/04/19 04:55 PM
Delray Beach...Transitions

The New Year is here and many are already geared up for what 2019 will bring.
 
 
By living mindfully, you understand that there are many transitions in life. You just go through them. Goldie Hawn
 
 
2018 brought so changes for many. Just driving down Atlantic Avenue lately, I see businesses opening and some closing.
 
Life is short, and if we enjoy every moment of every day, then we will be happy no matter what happens or what changes along the way. Gretchen Bleiler
 
Larry and I remarked at the end of last year that there are some fellow walkers that we no … (28 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...A New Year - 12/28/18 06:01 PM
 
Delray Beach...A New Year
 
It has been a busy week for everyone and for the life of me, I can’t understand how each year gets shorter and shorter or goes faster and faster.
 
Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time. Jean Paul
 
We have been away for Christmas so no beach time. We still had our morning walks but instead of palm trees, we saw pine trees.
 
I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the years'. Henry Moore
 
A New Year for me means a fresh start. Of course, those fresh starts don’t have to wait … (26 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...Christmas - 12/21/18 03:01 PM
Delray Beach...Christmas
 
The holiday that many wee ones eagerly wait is almost here. In Delray this week the beach was busy with visitors taking advantage of our wonderful weather.
 
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. Norman Vincent Peale
 
In the past I would note the hustling and bustling of people shopping at the mall, however, I’ve noticed the hustling and bustling of UPS, FedEx and Amazon delivery trucks in neighborhoods.
 

 
Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace. Pope Francis
 
 
We see very few “ugly” Christmas sweaters down here, probably because it’s … (30 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...The Giving Time of Year - 12/14/18 04:01 PM
Delray Beach...The Giving Time of Year

My thoughts have been on the act of giving this week as I finalize my Christmas shopping. It’s also at the top of my mind with Toys for Tots, the Salvation Army, and other very worthwhile organizations.
 
No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frank
 
 
Most of us have more than we have ever hoped for and certainly more than many others in the world. Take stock of what you have in your life and reach into your wallet and give to those who are having a tough time.
 
 
To get the full value of joy you … (30 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...Pets - 12/07/18 04:33 PM
Delray Beach...Pets

There are so many perks about walking along A1A and the beach in Delray, not the least of which are the many dogs and their owners we get to meet.
 
Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life. James Cromwell
 
While I wouldn’t be surprised to meet a cat on our walks, it’s the dogs and their owners we’ve come to know.  There are itsy-bitsy ones as well as ones that seem to be the ones walking their owners instead of the other way around.
 
Dogs are not … (27 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...December Already?? - 11/30/18 03:34 PM
Delray Beach...December Already??
 
Perhaps it’s a sign of getting older when December comes and you ask yourself...How can it be December already??
 


God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December. James M. Barrie

Delray must have known that it was finally time to exhibit some kind of winter weather because this week it was actually cooler! Yes, many of us actually donned windbreakers and wore long pants on our morning walks.

 


Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. Victor Hugo

It felt great to be able to wear clothes that you only get to wear one or … (27 comments)

delray beach: Wordless Wednesday...Sun Not Always Needed! - 11/27/18 01:33 PM
Wordless Wednesday...Sun Not Always Needed!
 
 
When we think of the beach, thoughts of the warm sun shining on us comes to mind. But, that’s not always the case!  

Some of my favorite beach days are the ones when the sun is resting behind a cloudy grey sky. It’s a time to breathe. No particular thoughts come to mind. For me, it’s my Me time when the clouds are like an invisible cover just for me.
 
 
Many of us have been running all our lives. Practice stopping. Thich Nhat Hanh
 
 
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delray beach: Delray Beach...Celebrating Joy - 11/23/18 04:46 PM
Delray Beach...Celebrating Joy
 
Thanksgiving isn’t just the one day we give thanks for all that we have. It signals the beginning of the holiday season.
 
The joy that isn’t shared dies young.  Anne Sexton
 
 
 
The sidewalks along A1A were bustling with young college students home for Thanksgiving break as well as visitors trying to grab some sun and warm temperatures.
 
 
 
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward. Khalil Gibran
 
 
Our “walking” friends who’ve been up north are dribbling in and it has been fun catching up with them.
 
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but … (31 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...Full of Thanks - 11/16/18 02:40 PM
Delray Beach...Full of Thanks
 
We’re all in the midst of preparing for this Thursday...Thanksgiving. Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, pecan pie, pumpkin pie....I’m hungry already.

 
If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share. W. Clement Stone
 
 
And, let’s not forget the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade, family, friends, and, of course...football.
 
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. William Arthur Ward
 
Atlantic Avenue will be hopping this week with snowbirds making their way back (especially with the weather the north has been having) and many down to visit family … (30 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...Thank You To Our Veterans - 11/09/18 02:47 PM
Delray Beach...Thank You To Our Veterans

What a week!  But let’s not forget that tomorrow is Veteran’s Day.
 

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism. Alexander Hamilton

 
All of us owe so much to those who serve our country. It matters not that they served here or overseas, or that they carried a laptop or a weapon.
 
 
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. Arthur Ashe
 
 
What matters is that … (20 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...Come Together - 11/02/18 04:27 PM
Delray Beach ...Come Together

Our friends from up north are beginning to return for the season and it has been fun seeing them.
 
 
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
 
Some we only see on our walks at the beach but even the few minutes we spend saying “Hello” and catching up makes me feel like all is right with the world.
 
 
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. Nathaniel Branden
 
 
 
There has been so much vitriol and anger lately when you … (48 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...Halloween - 10/26/18 03:33 PM
Delray Beach...Halloween

If you’re not yet ready for Halloween, you have until Wednesday to buy your bags of candy and prepare for the onslaught of wee ones!
 
On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me. Rodney Dangerfield
 
 
I joke because living in a neighborhood where there are children who go Trick or Treating is something I do look for!

A person should always choose a costume which is in direct contrast to her own personality.  Lucy “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
 
 
 
 
A few years ago, I started bagging several pieces of candy in those cute cellophane bags you buy at … (28 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...So Much Information - 10/19/18 04:21 PM
Delray Beach...So Much Information

Today, October 20 is Information Overload Day so hope you enjoy the quotes.
 

Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant. Mitchell Kapor
 
 
We saw photos of our friend’s home in Panama City, FL and while it was not flattened like those in Mexico City, I’m still amazed that both survived.  Now comes the paperwork, red tape, and trying to figure out where to start.
 
The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop. Mark Twain

In case you missed, here is information on the house that … (25 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...Mother Nature Shows Once Again Who’s Boss! - 10/12/18 04:08 PM
Delray Beach...Mother Nature Shows Once Again Who’s Boss!
 
What a week! Please keep all of those who were in the path of Hurricane Michael in your thoughts and prayers. Those of us in South Florida have been the recipients of all of the love and generosity from others after Hurricane Irma. (and other hurricanes)

If you can, I hope that you will consider helping those in the Florida Panhandle.
 
People need to be cautious because anything built by man can be destroyed by Mother Nature. Russel Honore
 
We have friends who live in Panama City and finally found out today (Friday) that they … (30 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...Awash in Red Tide and More. - 10/05/18 04:20 PM
Delray Beach...Awash in Red Tide and More.

While Delray Beach has not been as impacted by the Red Tide as the west coast or those in Martin County, it has caused some concern for Palm Beach County.
A few experienced respiratory issues (I’ll raise my hand on that one) but nothing like what the other areas have experienced.
 
Civility, politeness, it's like a cement in a society: binds it together. And when we lose it, then I think we all feel lesser and slightly dirty because of it. Jeremy Irons
 
 
While I did see a few people venturing down to the water, there weren’t many … (31 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...Pumpkins, Clouds, and Buffoons. - 09/28/18 03:24 PM
Delray Beach...Pumpkins, Clouds, and Buffoons.
 
We had beautiful weather for walking whether at the beach or in our neighborhood. Our daytime temps are still in the high 80s but at least the mornings have enough breeze to make those temps bearable.
 
 
I think perfect objectivity is an unrealistic goal; fairness, however, is not. Michael Pollan
 
 
Everywhere I turn I am reminded that Halloween is around the corner. My neighbors have already started putting up their decorations, the local market has huge bags of Halloween candy stacked up as soon as you walk in the door, and quite frankly, I am tired of … (29 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...Still Celebrating Peace - 09/21/18 05:51 PM
Delray Beach...Still Celebrating Peace

Yesterday was the International Day of Peace but there’s no reason why we shouldn’t still keep it at the top of our list of things to do.
 
 
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace. Buddha
 
 
For me, I’m going to do what the Dalai Lama has always said...Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
 
 
Peace isn’t just about world peace. It begins with peace within us...accepting who we are.
 
If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace. Thich Nhat … (32 comments)

 
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