Category Archives: Unexpected Pleasures

“Slices of Life” has Been Released! I’m pleased to announce that Slices of Life has been released and is available on! Slices of Life is an anthology of the selected non-fiction stories. From heart-warming memories of childhood, to humorous perspectives on aging and inspiring … Continue reading

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Guess Which Was My Favorite Birthday Message Today

With Love, Russ

Posted in Abundance, Children, Family, Grandparenting & Grandkids, Photos That Touched Me, Unexpected Pleasures | Tagged , , , , | 37 Comments

Tiny Fingers

One of my favorite rituals between my two year old grandson Thomas and me starts when he rings the doorbell at our front door and My Beloved answers it. Thomas runs in yelling “Papa! “Papa!” (that’s what he calls me) … Continue reading

Posted in Blessings, Children, Family, Fun, Grandparenting & Grandkids, Gratitude, Joy & Happiness, Love, Making Memories, Miracles, Observations, Random Thoughts, Unexpected Pleasures | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Spirit Dance

I found this to be well worth my time. What happens when the beauty of the spirit is revealed to others. With Love, Russ

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Rainstorm and Rainbow Revelry on a Cloudless Day

I love rain drops and rainstorms, reveling in the many sounds they make, the feel of raindrops on my skin, the sight of each drop as it splash-dances onto whatever it touches, the way they freshen the air, and the … Continue reading

Posted in Abundance, Beauty, Blessings, Inspiring, Joy & Happiness, Making Memories, Miracles, Nature, Non-Fiction Writing I've Done, Teamwork, Unexpected Pleasures | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

The gift that keeps on giving {beautiful blogger award}

Today this blog was honored to have been nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award from reader and fellow blogger, Jolyn of The Jolyn Project fame. The Jolyn Project is dedicated to anyone who wishes to change the world for the … Continue reading

Posted in Abundance, Awards: Sharing The Love, Creativity, Generosity, Gratitude, Inspiring, LIfe Lessons, Making the World a Better Place, Observations, Optimism, Praise, Unexpected Pleasures | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Never Too Old

I just saw a fun and inspiring short video of a bunch of 66-80 year olds from a retirement community form a flash (or should I say “dance”?) mob at a local shopping mall. Looks like their having fun while … Continue reading

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