Anoth­er shot from the walk with Miss Man­cha this after­noon. Same loca­tion. It’s amaz­ing how a lit­tle shift in per­spec­tive pro­vides a com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent view of a sit­u­a­tion.
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As I sit here reply­ing to mes­sages and prepar­ing my list of activ­i­ties (chores) for the day, I came across this video I’d sent to a friend in Octo­ber. It struck a chord with me then, and even more now as I look over a grove of trees through which the sun is shin­ing and the wind is gen­tly blow­ing. I’m reflect­ing on the last sev­er­al weeks on the road. I’m so tru­ly grate­ful for the oppor­tu­ni­ties I’ve had that enable this sort of trip in the first place. I’m over­joyed by the con­nec­tions I’ve made with peo­ple I’d nev­er ordi­nar­i­ly meet. I’m awed by the incred­i­ble diver­si­ty in land­scape and cul­ture I’ve expe­ri­enced, and dou­bly awed by the incred­i­ble sin­cer­i­ty and kind­ness of each indi­vid­ual I’ve met along the way.

One thing that makes me a bit sour is that I’ve done very lit­tle in the way of updates here; in fact, you still need to hear about the trip with Chris­tianne, and the trip to Geor­gia, North and South Car­oli­na before that, a bar called Cry­ba­bies and the hor­ror of Hilton Head island. I’ve been feel­ing a bit guilty about not updat­ing but truth­ful­ly, it takes a great deal of time to com­pose each of my posts, and I sim­ply run out of time each and every day I’m here and I’m quite con­tent to just enjoy each day so the updates may just con­tin­ue to be sparse..

Some days here are spent doing absolute­ly noth­ing, and oth­ers are filled with chores and excite­ment, either way, they dis­ap­pear so unbe­liev­ably fast. That obser­va­tion serves as a reminder that life itself is just as fleet­ing and how impor­tant it is to enjoy, nay rel­ish each day of our lives. I present you with my favourite com­ment from the afore­men­tioned film.. Please enjoy both the film and your day!

You think this is just anoth­er day, in your life. It’s not just anoth­er day. It’s, the one day that is giv­en to you, today. It’s giv­en to you; it’s a gift. It’s the only gift that you have right now, and the only appro­pri­ate response is grate­ful­ness.


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