In case you need to see a friendly face today…

…here it is.

Image from user Natalie11345 via Shutterstock.

I’m a writer in San José, Costa Rica, on a year-long quest to share daily posts on inspiring people, places and ideas from my adopted home as a kind of tonic during a rough time in the world. Sign up (top right of this page) to receive a little dose of inspiration every weekday in your mailbox; tell a friend; check out past posts; learn how to join my Overwhelmed Writers’ League, every Saturday at 1 pm EST; and please connect with me on Instagram or FacebookTo learn more about how to support Costa Rica during the crisis, visit my COVID-19 section – or for ways to enjoy Costa Rica from afar, visit Virtual Costa Rica.

Time for a nap

Somehow, this week did this to me. You?

May the weekend bring you a nap. Or two.

I’m a writer in San José, Costa Rica, on a year-long quest to share daily posts on inspiring people, places and ideas from my adopted home as a kind of tonic during a rough time in the world. Sign up (top right of this page) to receive a little dose of inspiration every weekday in your mailbox; tell a friend; check out past posts; learn how to join my Overwhelmed Writers’ League, every Saturday at 1 pm EST; and please connect with me on Instagram or FacebookTo learn more about how to support Costa Rica during the crisis, visit my COVID-19 section – or for ways to enjoy Costa Rica from afar, visit Virtual Costa Rica.

 

Onward

What a day. Time to look at some quetzals in flight, courtesy of Ondrej Prosicky.

I wish you a happy weekend. Next week, in honor of a special conversation I’ll be having with the Eastport Gallery in my mom’s hometown (in lieu of the in-person reading we were going to have), I’ll be focusing the whole week of the Boost on creativity: specifically, lovely recent art from Costa Rican artists! Stay tuned.

I’m a writer in San José, Costa Rica, on a year-long quest to share daily posts on inspiring people, places and ideas from my adopted home as a kind of tonic during a rough time in the world. Sign up (top right of this page) to receive a little dose of inspiration every weekday in your mailbox; tell a friend; check out past posts; and please connect with me on Instagram or FacebookIf you want to learn more about how to support Costa Rica during the crisis, visit my COVID-19 section, updated regularly – or for ways to enjoy Costa Rica from afar, visit Virtual Costa Rica.

Time to look in a toucan’s kind eye

Oof! It’s been a tough week, folks. Are you feeling it? This is one of these days where all I want is to come face to face with some lovely wild creature that exists outside of all our human madness. Since the squirrel in the tree outside isn’t bringing me any particular solace, here’s a face for us to admire.

I’ve got a lovely story for you, tomorrow.

I’m a writer in San José, Costa Rica, on a year-long quest to share daily posts on inspiring people, places and ideas from my adopted home as a kind of tonic during a rough time in the world. Sign up (top right of this page) to receive a little dose of inspiration every weekday in your mailbox; tell a friend; check out past posts; and please connect with me on Instagram or FacebookIf you want to learn more about how to support Costa Rica during the crisis, visit my COVID-19 section, updated regularly – or for ways to enjoy Costa Rica from afar, visit Virtual Costa Rica.

Goodnight from Costa Rica

Yes, this is one of those “all I can muster is a lovely photo” days. But what a photo, by David Havel via Shutterstock.

Wishing you rest, and comfort in the knowledge that the birds are resting and the bats are fluttering and the flowers will be waiting for us tomorrow, just the same.

I’m a writer in San José, Costa Rica, on a year-long quest to share daily posts on inspiring people, places and ideas from my adopted home as a kind of tonic during a rough time in the world. Sign up (top right of this page) to receive a little dose of inspiration every weekday in your mailbox; tell a friend; check out past posts; and please connect with me on Instagram or FacebookIf you want to learn more about how to support Costa Rica during the crisis, visit my COVID-19 section, updated regularly – or for ways to enjoy Costa Rica from afar, visit Virtual Costa Rica.