Nov 22, 2007
|Marilyn and I just want to take a moment to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who take the time to read our journal. We live a wonderful life and the primary thing which makes it so wonderful are the people we have met along the way.
Some of the people who bless our lives are long time friends, others are new found friends we have met since becoming full time RVers, and still others are people we have met only in cyber-space at this point.
All of you have blessed our lives and we are so happy to count you among the things we are thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Marilyn has been reading a book called "The Shattered Lantern" by Ronald Rolheiser, and she read aloud from it the other day, a passage which describes for me, this full-time RV lifestyle. I didn't realize how appropriate the words were until she shared it with me and I heard the word "Restfulness."
I thought that was a good way to describe our way of life. The part which struck me says: "Restfulness, though, is a form of awareness, a way of being in life. It is being in ordinary life with a sense of ease, gratitude, appreciation, peace and prayer. We are restful when ordinary life is enough."
I was sitting on the patio at Dan & Pat's place yesterday afternoon, and I related to Dan this revelation I had. :)
Dan asked if I thought that people who become full-time RVers bring that restfulness to the lifestyle or if the lifestyle brings that feeling to us. He is always asking interesting things like that. Questions which make us think are the best kind of questions. :)
I told Dan that I think it is some of both. People come to this lifestyle for a variety of reasons and I am sure that some may never find the peacefulness (restfulness) they seek. It is up to each person to determine what brings them peace and joy in their life and then, to seek out the people, places or activities which bring that peace to them.
I recognize the fact that I have gotten myself in deeper than I planned this morning. It is too early in the morning for me to get too deep in thought. My poor little brain just can't handle the strain. :)
What I do want to make very clear is that we are thankful for the blessing we have.
I do want to ask God's blessing today, on each one of you, on our family and on each one of the brave men and women serving our nation in the Military, wherever they might be.
As for our day today, we are having a big dinner with six of our friends here at Llano Grande. Then we will be in front of a TV watching a football game and will fall asleep for a nap during the game. That has become a tradition for many of us. :)
As for tomorrow, well, I just can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.....