I am curious about other people's lives. Blogging allows you to have a little insight into how people live all over the world and I think that is wonderful. I love looking at pictures of far flung lands. Andy and I get the atlas out and find out where people live. I love looking at pictures of places in Great Britain too.
I think about people who may have somewhat parrellel lives to me. I enjoy seeing the places they visit. The things they make. The happy times they have with their families.
Since I have put an email facility on my blog I have found such interaction to be more satisfactory and personal. I actually do think about people and follow the "ups and downs" and "swings and roundabouts" of life in their spot on this globe of ours.
Inspirational blogs fill me with desire. Desire to make and create. Cook and bake. Garden and tend. Decorate and arrange. And live my life in a fulfilling way, which suits me to a tee.
So, where is this post leading, it's leading to my thoughts about a question that is often put to me.
What do you do?
Strangely enough this question is rarely asked about our lives in the Uk. Anyone who follows life here in Chalky's World will know that we live part of the year in beautiful Devonshire and part of the year in beautiful Southern Spain. The day we stopped comparing the two was the eureka day. The best day. The most rewarding day. By the very nature of comparison one is considered to be better than the other. How can you possibly compare two such different lives? In our early stumbly days of retirement, when we were ..
" Living the dream" such comparisons proved counter productive. Instead of living for the day we found ourselves somewhat unsettled. This was true for both of us in both locations.
But, now we really do live by the motto ... "Yesterday is history,tomorrow's a mystery but today is a gift"
Wonderful words which focus the attention on this very day. A day never to be be revisited,a day to be treasured. A day where the only thing of any importance is to live every moment to the full.
So, my answer to people who ask me what we do, is just smile and say we make the most of every day.
Because it is impossible to show people contentment,fulfillment and enjoyment of each and every day.
It does not really actually matter " what you do." What really matters is "how you are."
The question " what do you do?" Would be hard to ask many people and even harder for some to answer.
I wonder how a mountaineer would answer ... Apart from to say they climb mountains.
Or a Buddhist monk maybe.
Or a nun.
The list could go on.
Whatever the answer.
All I hope is that you find the time every day just to
Where ever you are , what ever you are doing.
And be assured, I am there right with you.