Strange Missing Holiday

Liz Sumner Gratitude Leave a Comment

All this week I’ve had an almost physical sensation about the approaching holiday. It’s like knowing it’s “back to school” time when the seasons change even when it has been MANY years since you were a student. But around here I’m the only one feeling it because Italians don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. You don’t see coolers full of super-sized turkeys and …

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Life

Liz Sumner Fulfillment, Gratitude, Life Dreams 1 Comment

We spent the afternoon rehearsing in the hot sun. We had hoped there would be time for a quick swim before the guests arrived but we ran long. I desperately wanted to cool off and headed for the pool but turned around instantly as soon as I saw the people gathering– no public appearances in a bathing suit for me! …

Serendipity Does It

Liz Sumner Ease, Gratitude, Kindness, Letting Go, Service, Trust Leave a Comment

We did it. We emptied our house. Got it rented in record time. Returned to Italy with only minor mishaps (forgotten computer and temporarily lost suitcase). I’m still stunned that everything worked so well. I owe it all to good luck, good friends, and good instincts. When last we spoke I was drowning in garbage bags. I told you that …