Thursday * March 4th 2021

Moments of Grace…

OK, I’m relaxing after cleaning seven (7) Yurts today.  I’m doing my laundry and having a margarita.  It’s amazing to me, that I still “feel and learn” about life.

Pine ConesLet me explain…

A woman came to visit the Hospitality Center at South Beach State Park the other day.  She once was a camp host, but has had a myriad of health issues that have prevented her from “following her bliss.”  She was from California, traveling in her car and seemed “fragile.”  Although she was uncertain about medical facilities on her journey, she was once again traveling.  Like all of us “older wiser women,” she yearned for a partner to share her experiences.  Kudos to her for following her dreams and traveling again…

Hungry Squirrel

We had a LOT of Yurts to clean today in the park, so the other hosts who have lighter duties pitch in.  A man (who has a daughter in Eugene with my name) was assigned to clean three Yurts.  He told me “It hurts my back, but I have to do it.”  I wanted to tell him to “go home” and that I would do his duties, but I knew in my “heart of hearts” that I’d be demeaning his “virtue.”  He’s seventy-five, has had open heart surgery, a knee replacement, etc…  However, he’s “kind” and wants to “pull his weight.”

It almost reduces me to tears…


When I feel “down,” I’m reminded that I have relatively good health and much of my life left to live.  It’s totally up to me to find the good…

I wish the same for you…

11 Comments »Journal, Pondering Life, Spirituality

11 Replies to Desert Diva to “Moments of Grace…”

  1. Joe Baker says:

    Good to hear from you! Enjoy the search for good, it’s every where.

  2. Thats a lot of yurt cleaning but looks like y’all got er done.
    Live it when I learn something new everyday, feels so good.
    George & Suzie´s last blog post ..Warm day keeping busy and fixing ma’s computer.

  3. The older gentleman looks at his chores as a sense of accomplishments thus giving him inspiration to keep going.
    Like you said you have your health and youth which will go a long way helping you through life.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.
    Rick Rousseau´s last blog post ..Changes on Hold.

  4. Lynda UNITED STATES says:

    I think you’re doing a very good job of “finding your good”. From my perspective, it would be very hard to travel alone, and I don’t want to find out any time soon! Your duties at the State Park sound like a lot of work, but the rewards are great, I’m sure. Enjoy~~

  5. Dave Burdick UNITED STATES says:

    If I had known (in other words, looked on a map better) that you were so close to Newport when we stopped there the other night, we would have asked you go to dinner with us…Sorry, for some reason I thought you were further down by the California Boarder. Perhaps next time.
    Dave Burdick´s last blog post ..To Tri-City Oregon

  6. Ingrid UNITED STATES says:

    I’m finally catching up on my blog reading. Looks like you’ve had an ok experience up in OR. I still don’t know if I’m up to handling the camphost gig. Would you do it again?
    Ingrid´s last blog post ..A Zen of a Day

    • Desert Diva UNITED STATES says:

      Hi Ingrid,

      You’re exactly correct – it was an “OK” experience. This type of experience is best shared as a couple, which of course I’m not. I’m ready to move on to more people and “stimulation.”


  7. Paul Dahl says:

    Have I mentioned you’re an inspiration? :c)
    Paul Dahl´s last blog post ..I’ve Been Stewing

    • Desert Diva UNITED STATES says:

      Hi Paul,

      It’s so kind of you to refer to me as an inspiration. However, most of the time I’m “slogging” my way through life. Thanks for giving my spirits a lift. 🙂