Friday, March 28, 2014

Thankful Things

This week I'm thankful for ...
everything being exactly the way it is right now;
for all the things that make my life mine.

"The earth, that is sufficient, I do not want the constellations any nearer, I know they are very well where they are, I know they suffice for those who belong to them" ~Walt Witman
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I'm also thankful for the fact that we're headed off to Mexico. I'm thankful for that because I'm looking forward to spending time with friends and being influenced and inspired by new surroundings. Traveling usually has the tendency to remind me not to take life so seriously. 

My dad told me there was some study done that found that people get the most enjoyment out of a vacation while planning it. This has never been true for me because I somehow channel the anxious energy that arrives in the face of leaving my comfort zone in to unproductive tasks like printing things off the internet and pasting them in to my journal. I also usually repack my suitcase three times (Scott's note: "at least").

What are you thankful for this week?

I hope you have a good weekend and thank you for all the support (and especially for sharing your thoughts on this post). Adios for now! 

18 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful time! I'm the same way...I would rather skip all the planning and just go explore!

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  2. I hope you have a lovely time! I'm kind of OCD about some things so when it comes to trip planning I'm a total basket case. I have lists that I make, and I continuously check the weather about two weeks in advance which leads to a lot of repacking. I print out several copies of our itinerary, and double check the luggage about a hundred times. LOL! Man it's such an ordeal. But once you get to you're destination it all just goes away. Kind of makes the whole "crazies" worth it, huh?!

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    1. This sounds familiar! And yes, it is always worth it :) In an idea world, though, I'd probably be better off not being so obsessive about the preparation of it all.

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  3. Have an amazing time, you deserve it!! xo

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  4. I am a planner and i do love planning tips but i like accomplishing those items and exploring a new place more :)
    Love the thoughts and photos,as always!
    Have a great time in mexico!!

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  5. Wonderful photos Devon, I LOVE Mr and Mrs Beaver. I'm thankful for everything we have here, so very much, we are blessed indeed. Hope you have a really wonderful time in Mexico. CJ xx

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    1. haha I always thought they were otters, but now you've got me wondering. So glad to hear you have so much to be thankful for!

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  6. I am thankful that my mother (79) and daughter (11) will travel to England for the very first time, to see me, to play and explore. This will happen in July and the tickets were purchased in January, so my spirits have been soaring ever since. Some planning and some improvisation is required: Stonehenge, London, Cambridge, castles, high tea, nature trails and the white cliffs of Dover, just to name a few!

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    1. That sounds like something really special, Kay. It sounds like you have a lot of fun things planned :)

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  7. Have a GREAT time in Mexico!! That sounds like a really nice getaway. I'm thankful for my family and friends and for the warmer weather that is sure to come soon:)

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    1. Thanks Kari! I bet it will be spring any minute

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  8. Hi Devon. I'm thankful for your blog. I know it's cheesy to say, but it's true. After going through my first miscarriage a few months ago, I yearned for an escape. I needed to be with water as I feel my absolute best when I am with it and its creatures. But, I live in chicago, so that meant taking a trip. (Everything here is ice.) My husband and I were inspired by your story (I'm a forth year elementary teacher). You followed your heart. So, we followed ours, and we went to Florida on a whim last week. And, we surfed for the first time. Standing up on my board helped me rekindle the relationship between my soul and my body. The feeling of being physically and emotionally strong that was lost with the tragedy we experienced came back to me. Keep writing and we'll keep reading. Positive vibes coming your way from chicago.

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    1. Hi! And thanks for sharing this with me. I'm so happy you were able make your way to the water and find some peace. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you will be able to surf again soon. Sending positive vibes your way too :)

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  9. i totally get what your dad is saying. planning and anticipation is sooo half the fun for me. i need things to look forward to.

    what i'm thankful for -- that spring is coming! it must!

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    1. have you started wondering if winter could go on forever (haha)? Don't worry, sun is on it's way! Any day now! And at least the days are longer, like you mentioned on your blog.

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