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I Love My Life

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I Love My Life

As I start to feel at-ease in our new home…..

SUPERMOON OVER MADEIRA BEACH

I am starting to feel a renewed sense of vitality, hope and anticipation.  I’m starting to feel a little artistic, creative and appreciative.  I look around me with a sense of wonder.  I start to look back at the recent past and look in anticipation, to the near future.  I am entering a new phase in my life.  I love my life.

I start my mornings, on one of our balconies facing the Gulf, a cup a coffee/tea or orange juice in my hand and anticipation in my mind.  The sea salts filling my lungs, a perfect view of the sea-gulls shitting on our cars, or my wayward cat making friends with the wildlife..snakes, gulls, armadillos, and raccoons.  It’s a good thing he doesn’t have to earn his keep. I have a front seat to the sun, both morning and evenings.  I count my blessings, dawn to dusk.  I end my days as I’ve started them.

I am starting to count every minute of the day as my salary, and I’m willing to work for half as much.  It is amazing how our lives can change by just separating ourselves from the “toxic jobs, lifestyles or friends and family”.  A good “house cleaning” is needed every once in a while.  If there is a God, He smiles on me daily, and I smile in appreciation.

My life is not perfect, but I have the ingredients to make it so.

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Love The Place You’re At


FEELING THE HEAT

I recently visited the blog of a writer / photographer living in South Africa and was blown away by the photos, her and her husband had posted of a side trip to a wildlife preserve.  While the pictures were stunning, I was reminded of the fact, we live in a beautiful part of the United States but constantly take it for granted.

SURF IN ST. AUGUSTINE, FL.

We live a short ride from many wildlife refuges of our own, with its own distinctly unique vegetation and animals.  We have some of the most beautiful beaches in the country and a travel destination for many Americans as well as international visitors.   We have the Ocala National Forest, the Everglades and some of the oldest cities in the country.  We are blessed with beautiful weather most of the year and a  “photo opportunity” at every turn. Yes we are very lucky but seldom acknowledge our good fortune.

We have; bears, alligators, eagles, panthers,  manatees, deers, vultures, turtles, dolphins, assorted reptiles and sharks.  We don’t even have to go to a zoological park to see them, sometimes we just have to drive down the road.  Nature is in bloom all around us, with its many colors and sights and sounds.   It’s truly GOD’S COUNTRY.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE NATURAL BEAUTIES OF YOUR HOMETOWN YOU HAVE TAKEN FOR GRANTED, BUT RECENTLY RE-DISCOVERED ?