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! :)