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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.