Tag Archives: choices

FMM 12 1 17 Choices

“Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.” ~Epicurus. In the 1980’s, Jamaica went through some challenging times.  The Prime Minister (Michael Manley, a self-declared Socialist) had aligned himself too closely to Cuba’s Fidel for the US to be comfortable, and actions were taken to squeeze the country.  The IMF and the […]

FMM 5 26 17 Which Path?

“Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.”~Viktor E. Frankl.  I am a Mancunian by birth.  That means that I know that the correct pronunciation of the city’s name is Manchister, with the emphasis on the first syllable.  I lived there until I was […]

FMM 8 26 16 Road Trip, Baby!

“We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike”~Maya Angelou.  Before my family moved to Jamaica, our annual vacations began with a road trip.  My parents would pack up whatever old jalopy we owned (one was the ‘orange monster’!) with camping gear, supplies for a month, and five kids.  The journey was made slightly […]

FMM 7 10 15 Life at the Crossroads

“The future belongs to those who plan for it today.” Malcolm X. Today at 10 am, the Confederate flag will be coming down in South Carolina.  Despite the claims to heritage and history, its most recent significance began in 1961 when it was hung as a repudiation of the Civil Rights Movement that was upsetting […]

FMM 11 28 14 With a Song in your Heart

“What day is it?” “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh.” ~ A.A. Milne.   I had space in my day yesterday to discover the beauty of Dania Beach, and be grateful.  I could hear reggae music playing, not only in my mind (Beres singing “But I’m giving thanks”) but also from the beachside […]

1 3 14 Choices

“You say goodbye, and I say hello” John Lennon All good things must come to an end. And so a trip to the family, to England and Wales comes to an end. With it come the regrets, the questions. What if? What if I did not live in Miami? What if I had stayed in […]

FMM 11 8 13 Point of View

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”  ~ John Lubbock. Have you ever wondered what makes some people able to be happy all the time, despite having to deal with significant challenges?  I have often been in awe of those who are able to see the bright side, no matter what life throws […]