Good morning! Welcome to "Morning Musings".

Musings: to meditate, think, contemplate, deliberate, ponder, reflect, ruminate, reverie, daydream, introspection, dream, preoccupation, brood, cogitate.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Email Notification Ending

In September 2019 I wrote a post called Now What? concerning whether to continue blogging or not.  I had a wonderful response that encouraged me to keep at it.  But those who follow this blog know that I made an attempt, then petered out.  

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Perfect Moments

IDEALISM:  The practice of forming or pursuing ideals, especially unrealistically

This pretty much describes me.  The Pandemic is helping me give up my idealist ways because it has limited my pursuit of the ideal life in many ways.  It has also forced me to re-evaluate many of my ideals.   Just this morning, through reading inspiring messages by others further along the way than me and then writing about it in my Morning Pages I've decided to change my whole view of life!  Instead of seeing my life as a whole-----and judging whether it was a success or not------I'm going to start looking for, and creating whenever I can, my own "Perfect Moments"  such as this one.....

The view from the swing in my woods on a winter's day

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Life Strategies or Putting Together a Puzzle

I’ve never been much into puzzles.  In recent years puzzles have come into my life through my young grandchildren who loved puzzles especially at the age of three.  Putting things together, whether it’s a shape sorter or Legos or puzzles, is a big thing for this age group.  As a grown-up, however, I tend to prefer creating things that have a use beyond the making of them.  A puzzle is soon taken apart and put back in the box.  

Monday, March 23, 2020

Synchronicity and Authenticity

On my West Highland Creagan blog I am doing Sarah Ban Breathnach's new Simple Abundance, which is all about becoming our authentic selves.  I wanted to share this 2013 essay on authenticity here in hopes that you would join me over at West Highland Creagan.....

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Keeper of Dreams

Long ago in the Land of Lully it was brought to the attention of the King that the animals in the forest did not dream.  So the King decreed that Wood Nymphs would be in charge of giving dreams to all the animals that slept during the day while Forest Faeries would be in charge of giving dreams to all the animals that slept during the night.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Musings on a Wednesday Morning

Why can't my arbor look like this on hot summer days--chairs lined with snow?!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020


"There are years that ask questions and years that answer."  

©Mary Engelbreit