Author Archives: Marcia Ren

Que Sera Sera

“I like joy; I want to be joyous; I want to have fun on the set; I want to wear beautiful clothes and look pretty. I want to smile, and I want to make people laugh. And that’s all I want. I like being happy. I want to make others happy” -Doris Day Hello, sweet friend… 🐝 Thought I would share a post I wrote when I first moved to the Oregon coast in 2015. It was called The Photo Shoot. I’ve re-edited this post in loving memory of Doris Day…a most loved…honored woman and the champion for animal welfare. 🌻 No doubt Ms. Day and I have lots in common. Did you know that she never tells her real age. She said she forgets if she’s 92, or 93. That is so amazing because I too forget how old I am. I agree with her age is only a … Continue reading

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Reflections on Mother’s Day

Hello, sweet friend… These last few days have been gorgeous here on the Oregon coast… and I’ve been inside with a sinus infection. I’m hoping I’m on the mend…finally feeling better after a week of  antibiotics…yippee!                         “It is the wise mother…who gives her child roots and wings.”                                                                                             -ChinesProverb The following post has been re-edited from a previous post.      With Mother’s Day just around the corner I’m stirred by the memories they conjure up.              It has been 7 years since I retired from teaching elementary … Continue reading

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Hope Floats…

“Hope is a thing with feathers…that perches in the soul…and sings the tune without the words…and never stops at all” ~Emily Dickinson Hello, sweet friend! Earlier in the week while Joe and I were preparing a meal together…I asked if he had any suggestions for my blog post. After thinking about it he said… “you could write about Hope” He went on to explain that there were reminders everywhere of new life blossoming…beginning again.  (I reflected back a few days to a seal I had seen on one of my beach walks…it had been laying on the sand appearing to be in distress) I’ve heard it said that the most difficult task in life is learning what we can control and what we can’t control…then acting appropriately. 🐝 That’s the whole point of the Serenity Prayer: “Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage … Continue reading

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The Music of the Season

“Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.”-summersaldana This past week I’ve been taking in the beauty of nature… The seasons are filled with messages and gifts to touch the soul of the seeker. I’ve been a seeker of rest this week.😉 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻 I enjoyed many walks on the beach…and pondered about how in Winter…while sometimes waiting for the cold & darkness to pass I often dismiss the silence and solitude, and the opportunity to push back the cold and dark in the warmth and light found in the company of family and friends. Or during the summer while planning for vacations…it’s easy to miss the opportunity of the season by not going barefoot… or really savoring ice cream… by the time autumn returns…I realize the … Continue reading

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My Cottage Tour: July 2016

I’ve been -playing around outside with this bike…and decided to repost a fave tour of the cottage. 🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂 Post re-edited from July 2018 This past week marked one year living on the Oregon Coast. There’s been much pondering about what to share. There are many details I could share. Those details include the emotional, physical, or spiritual part of any first year involving change. Naturally I decided to share the transformation of a small cottage. By viewing these photos you will see how they speak of all three. By now you must know how very important creating Home is to me. The process of self discovery has been well worth the journey. I’m convinced our homes can be designed to make us feel complete and satisfied. There’s no doubt the homes I’ve lived in  have often reflected a certain spirit. This sweet cottage by the sea falls into a unique category of it’s … Continue reading

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