2022.06.03

Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy…because we will always want to have something else or something more. David Stiendl-Rast

Back where we started our nomad adventure at the Caledon cabin in Ontario, five years ago.

We could never have guessed the events that transpired in the past 5 years. Our ‘plan’ was to build the US business and explore life in different places. A world wide pandemic and the worst business partner behavior were inconceivable. It was not always easy to be grateful.

Today, I am reminded of grateful living. Not all experiences are ones that I am grateful for – deceit and betrayal of the recent years has been challenging. These moments provided an opportunity for learning, growing and moving forward. And for this, I am grateful.

Mountain Blessings

On Bushy Head Mountain

We have been at Mountain Blessings in Cherry Log, GA for 1 week.
Prior to that, we drove through West Virginia, overnight stop in Morgantown,
then to Charlotte, NC for a couple of nights…
Drove on to Brasselton, GA for a few rounds of golf with Uncle Stu before arriving here.

Settling nicely into the cabin,
enjoying the serenity and quiet of the mountains.
So far, no encounters with the 500 lb bear and her 4 cubs. Whew!

It’s been an emotional week for me.
Loving the new environment we are in, always up for new adventures,
and realizing how far we are from our known world…

The Elven Queen once told me that change has its stages.
I’m often not prepared for all the stages…
Possibly too rushed to notice?

Grateful today for
the miles we have travelled without incident,
all our friends and family who love and inspire us,
and for MAO. Thank you for taking me on this grand adventure with you.

#NomadMAOs

Caledon Cabin
Photo taken October 2016

Where did the time go?
6 months at the cabin in Caledon have come to an end.
So many wonderful moments appreciating nature and #cabinlife.

We loved having friends and family visit to share the cabin with.
Our double birthday party was epic for us…
I floated on the party vibes for weeks… So much love.

As we move onto our next destinations, my heart is filled with gratitude for
our Caledon Cabin experiences,
our friends and family,
and for MAO… What an amazing adventure to share with you. xxoo

Country Roads

Getting things done today requires a drive to Mississauga…
looking for routes that take us on country roads.
Today’s drive is through a foggy, rainy countryside.

A few more things checked off on the big and little lists,
we are both happy to be returning to country roads.
Delighted to accidentally end up in Caledon East…

Grateful today for
the enjoyment of weather and its beauties (wasn’t quite the same in the city),
scenic drives on country roads,
and for experiencing it all with my mate.

Daily Rhythm

Almost 2 weeks at the cabin,
A new daily rhythm emerging…
more time outdoors.

Each day we have taken a walk,
morning, noon and on a full moon night…
encountering animals, budding trees, and big views.

Grateful today for
the change of environment,
shifting towards nature,
and for the walks that are part of our emerging daily rhythm.