Madeira, Portugal: Happy Birthday to ME!

Madeira! I've heard so much about this Portuguese island that me finally being here seems just incredible! The only way that I can describe the beauty is, it's indescribable! I'm here for my "Birthday week," hosted by my friends Derek and Maria-Renee and I can't thank them enough for showing me around this tropical paradise. …

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I think I’m learning Portuguese, I think I’m learning Portuguese, I really think so!!!

I’m off to the bookstore to purchase two beginner Portuguese language books! I will be working with a native Portuguese language instructor via zoom meetings two hours a week over the next month! I’m hoping to be a 5 out of 10 (conversational) within six months! “Let your tongue speak what your heart thinks” - …

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I’m Grateful

I’m gratefulLife keeps unfoldingRevolving around open doors openingGrateful for the expanding joyWhich freedom breathes into usThe peace restoredThe hope rejuvenatedLove peeking throughThe mountainsLife breaking open all around I’m gratefulFor the practice of gratitudeIt is after all a practiceThe gurus say if you say thank youEvery day when you wake upAnd every night before you sleepYour …

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