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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4 Responses to Grateful.

  1. Michelle says:

    I think most who have never kept a blog would be surprised at the time it takes to keep one up. Enjoy being in the moment. Jot things down on paper to jog your memory when you have time to write. That’s my trick. :)

  2. Jordan says:

    Thanks for the reassurance Michelle! I appreciate the suggestion of jotting on paper.. I’ve missed having a notebook on this trip, and I’m only just now realizing that I usually have a little one in my pocket.. Tomorrow’s task will be to find a little one to complete the trip with! — You rock! And for those of you reading this comment, definitely drop by Michelle’s blog! She’s got it down to an art now!

  3. Kali says:

    I echo the notebook idea. I find it really helpful to just jot down what happened during the day in point form, then you will always know the story from that day with those simple reminders. It doesn’t take more than 5 mins to jot notes in point form at the end of the day! Doodles are also acceptable. :)

  4. Jordan says:

    Hmm.. Two smart girls that I should really listen to.. Still haven’t managed to get the notebook yet, but I’m almost home for this trip anyway! :)