The wife and I are spending a couple of days celebrating Thanksgiving at the Oregon Coast. It’s been a bit crazy here since we made the move and with her working on this coming Saturday thanks to the Oregon-Oregon State football game, (aka the Civil War Rivalry), I’m thinking a couple of quiet days are just what we need right now.
I’m thankful for the opportunity to spend this time together. I’m also reminded that as crazy as it’s been, I’m thankful for the adventure. Life can change around you pretty quick when you let it, and it can be pretty exhausting at times. But it’s also pretty interesting too. I can honestly say that before this year, the idea of living in Oregon had never really occurred to me. But now we’re here, and while being all the way across the country from our families and friends is difficult, we’re also very thankful for the modern technology that makes it so easy to keep in touch with the people we love, even when we can’t be with them physically.
Of course, as I’ve said many times, that same technology not only has allowed me to keep in touch, it’s also allowed me to “meet” so many people through my websites, social networks, and other groups. I hope, especially with this site, that coming across the stuff I share from my adventures, has helped you in some way. If it has, then I’m truly thankful for that, even if I don’t know about it. What the point in sharing if not to educate, comfort and inspire others when we can?
Whatever you are doing this holiday weekend, at least for those of us in the US, spending it with family, spending it avoiding a dysfunctional family, working, resting, traveling, etc. I hope that you can find some time for yourself, to recharge and enjoy the scenery along the way!