My neighbour is wrestling with a bit of an issue at the moment.
Her husband has retired...and her work schedule gives them both a
lot of free time.
As I have mentioned many times, our little part of the world
is amazing in all that it offers abundance, both in the way of natural beauty and interesting things to see and do.
So the other day, Laurie asked me:
"If every day we either golf, go for long walks beside the lake,
pop into one of the numerous vineyards to chat with the wine-makers and taste a new wine...how do we keep life special?
If these are our every-day things, then nothing is going to be special again."
I think she has it backwards.
By being in this amazing environment, I think we are being given the opportunity to realize that LIFE IS SPECIAL...all of it.
Every morning, that cup of coffee I drink is delicious, sublimely delicious,
provided I stay in the moment and savour every sip. No matter that I have a cup of coffee EVERY morning of EVERY DAY.
So...the opportunity to walk our little golf course and play 9-holes as the sun is setting with my husband is GLORIOUS...no matter how often we do it, or how badly I play!
So what is the secret here?
How does this remain forever special?
Gratitude...pure and simple...
and keeping our hearts wide open...right V?
That's how you keep it special Laurie.