Yesterday morning, this was the first article I read . . before ever getting out of bed. I kept reading bits and pieces of it to VInce. 21 Lessons on How to Get the Most Out of Life, from a guy who retired at 50.
I printed it and I told Vince we’re going to read it together every morning! Please take the time to read it . . no matter how old or how young you are.
I love all of it but #4 is so true and #5 brought tears to my eyes. No explanation needed . . I think you all know exactly what I was thinking. I went out and worked in the garden, I walked around the orchard for the third time this morning, chickens following me along, chattering . . there’s so much happiness here. We’ve built this place into what we’ve always wanted. I think I use being near Chad, Nicole and Addie as an excuse. I truly have gypsy blood, but yet I’m a “nester”. That doesn’t seem to be possible. I’ve never lived in the same house very long. We were in KY 9 years but we lived in two different places there. We’ve been here almost 7 years. My timer starts to buzz after about 3 years in one location. But, you can’t live the lifestyle I want to live – fruit trees, gardens, chickens, extra propane tanks, water wells . . you just can’t realistically do all those things, then walk away every 3 – 5 years. Happiness is here . . today. We have so much to be thankful for. There will come a time when we need to move closer to the kids but it’s not today. My head is 100% sure I’m correct . . my heart – not so much.
All of the 21 points are great. I’d love to get a poster of this list and have it hanging where I can see it and read it every day!