Friends, Relationships

Strangers becoming Friends

A few days ago, I pulled into a parking space at a metered spot in an outdoor shopping mall in California. As I was trying to pay, a woman walked up to me and said, “Oh, don’t worry about paying. Someone told me they don’t monitor these spaces.”  I thanked her and thought that was… Continue reading Strangers becoming Friends

Family, Friends, Personal

We all need a Shelia!

I had a sweet experience last week visiting my mom’s friend and neighbor, Shelia, who was my mom's walking partner for over 30 years. Mom and Shelia Now, I’ve had some good walking partners but never one with that kind of consistency or longevity. Thirty years of walks five days a week is remarkable —… Continue reading We all need a Shelia!

Personal

Aging Mindfully

While walking with my friend Keri last weekend, I told her I’m struggling to accept the fact that I’m getting old. “We’re not old,” she said. “We’re sixty-three and that is not that old.” The key phrase that jumped out at me was “that old.” Old, yes, but not “that old.” I told her I’m… Continue reading Aging Mindfully