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Sunday, July 30, 2017


Aloha Everyone,

A message in my inbox said, "Thank you for writing.  Every week or so I read and enjoy your travelogue."    

This from a friend in Honolulu. It was unintended on his part, but made a me realize that I have been rather selfish. I was too focused on waiting to write about some unusual event, fascinating sights and sounds, extraordinary meals or meeting unforgettable people. What I lost sight was for me to just write. To share both extraordinary and ordinary days of our lives. I should regard this time of non-RV adventure period as my chance to improve my writing, to make it worth while for our friends to stay connected with us.

So my apologies for those of you wonderful people who are regular readers of our blog. I will approach these ordinary days more philosophically, never take it for granted those spontaneous hugs from J.J., routine activities of preparing meals, doing dishes, laundry, trips to the post office, bank and to supermarkets.

I shall count my blessings and treasure these ordinary days. I shall say my gratitude to each sunrise. I shall revel in one hour brisk walk before breakfast, sharing meals and reflective times with my Mother, sitting on the sunlit porch with a good book. I shall focus on my good fortune of being able to practice backyard yoga and say "thanks!" to these ordinary days.

"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. " --William Arthur Ward

Aloha -- Cathi