I love how inspiration flows through the WordPress community: a word, an image, a piece of music to lighten the day, to illuminate the dark, to compel us to be better than ourselves.
Thinking particularly of Debbie at TravelwithIntent‘s One Word Sunday Challenge for this week: Giant. Her spread featuring Botero’s audacious & curvy giants delighted and inspired me to post my series: Women in the Next Three Decades. Continue reading “Giant Among Men: 5 Minutes with The Lady”
One of my favorite cityscapes as I run the bicycle path between Lumpini and Benjakitty Parks in Bangkok this week.
My contribution to Debbie’s One Word Sunday, Afar.
Thinking about The Frangipani & some of it’s meaning:
• Withstanding tough challenges
• Everlasting bond between two people
• spiritual devotion
It has been a month of recollecting and thanksgiving for where I am today. A time of reconnecting with friends and family, through numerous gatherings around food, culminating with a week in Bangkok with my parents, Sister & Niece (visiting from Phoenix, AZ), Loving Husband & Daughters.
With each meal we share & the time we take to reaffirm the bonds of love, I am reminded that I am who I am in large part because of those who love me.
Most of all, I acknowledge that I am part of a greater plan for Creation – I may not ever know what my role is, but for now, it is enough that I am here.
Feature Photo was taken this morning on our morning run to Benchasiri Park, Bangkok: Frangipani trees against a brilliant blue sky.
This my contribution to The Changing Seasons.
“Love is shown more in deeds than in words.” ~Ignatius of Loyola~
I’ve thought on Walking the Talk for a long while now. It became especially poignant when the girls started asking those interesting questions that children are prone to do. We were challenged to think about how we felt on many issues, then had to find ways to explain it to them, and finally, we had to determine how we would Walk the Talk as an example to them. Continue reading “Walking the Talk: 3-Day Quote Challenge #2”
One of the joys of Bangkok is the number of beautiful sculptures we encounter just walking around. Benchasiri Park on Sukhumvit Road houses a lovely selection: the signs were in Thai so we weren’t able to decipher much about them. Continue reading “Bangkok Beauty: Mother & Child”
Following Zimmerbitch is an eye-opening experience: Su’s photography is spectacular and her insights astute. She has recently taken over the curation of The Changing Seasons, a monthly blogging event that celebrates the changes in our world throughout the year. This past December, my 30-Day Challenge was to take a Photo-a-Day. I had so much fun thinking & reflecting on the month through photos so when I saw Su’s contribution to The Changing Seasons, I just had to join in! Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: January 2018”
Morning runs are one of my highlights when in Bangkok. In a city where traffic starts to build up by 7:30am, we discovered this oasis some years back: Benjakiti Park (pictured above), where in a small space, one could run in relative silence, detached from the smog and traffic noises just beyond. There are several such park oases in Bangkok: Lumpini, Benchasiri and Benjakiti. Continue reading “Silence in Bangkok: Peaceful Morning Runs”
One of my greatest treasures is Memory; memories made with loved ones like this visit to Hello Kitty House, Bangkok with the family.
It was a fun afternoon visit, although not all of us are Hello Kitty Fans, or even fans of Kawaii (cuteness). But it was, nevertheless, a memorable afternoon filled with sweets, laughter and many photos! Continue reading “Treasure: Lesson 8 Zoom In”
Travelling is …
… family time
… new sights, sounds and smells
… the people
… the food
… a whole new world!
Feature photo: taken from Above Eleven, where we sampled Peruvian- Japanese cuisine and enjoyed the view. In response to Daily Post’s Challenge: Wanderlust