Summer is a place for time, I seem to have more time in summer to think, to plan, to create, to read and be inspired.
It is a slower time, a quieter time, to be able to reflect on my life, my dreams, my future.
If I go away anywhere at all, one of the first things I pack is a legal size pad of paper and some pens. I write, everyday. I scribble in the corners, I doodle, I tear out pages from magazines, I write down websites that I want to check out, I write down ideas that come flashing across my mind. I am inspired by whatever I see and hear. Sometimes I will just close my eyes and concentrate on just sounds. Layers of sounds, birds singing, lawn mowers raging, cars starting, planes overhead, the buzzing of air conditioners, the breeze whispering through the tress, the voices of children, the tinkle of the ice cream truck, sounds, all at once surround us everyday.
I let my mind wander to places I have been or want to go, to things I want to accomplish and dreams I have.
Time gives me that gift.
The gift of daydreams, wishes, prayers and thoughts that float free. I love the summer for the quiet, the slower life style, the time to breath and slow down.
Make time for yourself, each and everyday. Realize that this is your life, live it now, don't put it on hold. Take time for you.
Daydream, breath, sit in stillness.
I am an optimistic and happy person.. I would rather see life as exciting and challenging and enjoy every minute than dwell on the negative .. I love to cook and have my family around .. big family dinners and celebrations are always held in my home.. I have a huge table 10 feet long ..filled with food and family.. I have learned many of my mom's old recipes and try to recreate many of the dishes I grew up with .. I am teaching my grandsons to cook .. they love it! I have a wonderful,happy, loving relationship with my husband. He supports me in everything I do and is my biggest fan and taste tester.. he loves all things Italian too!
I love to cook, write, eat and laugh .. I wrote a cookbook in 2004.. the title? LIVE,LAUGH,COOK! what else!