Every morning I wake up in gratitude that I get a new day to live, love, and learn. I am one who enjoys dabbling in many different things, experimenting with new arts, hobbies, and life stuff. Lately, I have enjoyed writing, reading, traveling and playing my bagpipes. Yes, the last one is not exactly something everyone does, but it is a lot of fun learning such a persnickety instrument.

 

Although I still dabble with my art, piano, traveling, and making natural products, I decided to spend my focused time in three areas:

1. Author Adventures (Writing and Publishing)

2. Bagpipe Beat (performing/competing solo and with the City of Dunedin Pipe Band),

3. Connecting to creation (exploring the world around me)

 

This site brings all three together. I’ll still include fun things I find, but I am learning so much through my music, writing, and nature time that I must share what’s there.

 

Who knows? Perhaps someday, you’ll join me on a retreat or decide that you, too, want to play bagpipes. (It is so much fun – and I actually found it easier than golf, but that’s another story…), or maybe you want to write a book. Did you know that you can do all of these and more? How do I know? Because I’m just a regular retired old person, and if I can do this, so can you. I hope you join me on this miraculous journey called life on this magnificent planet we all share.

 

 

WHY GUSSTO?

 

Yes, I know the correct spelling of the word "gusto." The play on the word using our last name began many years ago when there was a picture  of our little ball player in the paper with the caption "Hitting with Gussto." We loved the play on words and quickly adopted the spelling to include our last name. 

 

So, from our home to yours, welcome to "Living with Gussto!" ❤️

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WHY GUSSTO?
Yes, I know the correct spelling of the word "gusto." The play on the word using our last name began many years ago when there was a picture  of our little ball player in the paper with the caption "Hitting with Gussto." We loved the play on words and quickly adopted the spelling to include our last name. 
So, from our home to yours, welcome to "Living with Gussto!" ❤️
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Daily Devotional Pages

As I find great resources to help people connect to our creation, I will share them. Parents, friends, family, employers, students, and employees at some time may trigger negative feelings, actions, or words. At work, I keep my meditations in my thoughts so that I can smile and help those who are hurting. To do this, I wake up extra early so that my morning can prepare me for the day. Every day, I try to get into a mindset that brings joy and peace to others. To this actually takes work on my part, along with constant self-reminders. With my morning connection to God in my Garden, I read my daily Bible selections and meditations (I use Forward Day By Day from ForwardMovement.org as my gu

Happy Thanksgiving!

When my family and I gather for this wonderful day of feasting and fellowship, I provide each guest with a prayer card with simple prayers of thanks and remembrances. As we sit to eat, each person reads one of the prayers of thanks or provides one of his/her own. I have attached a copy of the prayer card we use (prayers are adapted from Book of Common Prayer). I believe that if I find a great prayer, then I bring it home and adapt it for our family's needs.

Inspired Thoughts

Life is amazing and so is our dear planet. Today I was privileged to experience sunrise and peaceful moments that inspired this poem. I hope you enjoy it. (Oh, and Pete and Jane, the windchimes mentioned were yours, and they were amazingly beautiful this morning). Daybreak As the windchimes sung their sweet-toned chorus Amidst the breeze flowing briskly through the trees Flocks of ibis fed in the grasses And peace prevailed in harmonies. Dark clouds sailed across the sky as boats on water Dawn is announced by songbird greetings across the way Ever-changing cloud images form and re-form Divine presence of creation begins the day. New chances and grace awaken with breeze and ligh

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