She’s baaaaack! After a long hiatus of non-writing, I am back from our vacation to Idaho. We had a slight diversion through Las Vegas, but arrived home safe and sound, proving to us that we still have it in us to go without sleep for more than 24 hours. I have so many pics to process and wade through, but couldn’t wait to get this post out and say what a wonderful time we had visiting friends and family. We managed to squeeze in a whole lotta loving and visiting in 1 short month. Thanks to our dear friends, Tom and Marie Flanagan, we stayed in style at their beautiful home in Post Falls.
After the obligatory taxes, doctor appts., and legal mumbo jumbo, we got down to the business of seeing all our dear friends.
This took us to the far shores of the Pacific Northwest where we visited Lake Chelan, traveled through the Cascades where I got my last romp in the snow, visited a winery, and then over to Whatcom County (I love to say that) and the Bellingham area. Several of our visits included friends we met here in Boquete, who happened to be there at the same time as us. Love the universe when this happens.
We also got to go camping in one of our favorite spots on the Coeur d’Alene River and hang out with the family. Zac and our grandson, Caleb and Zac’s new girlfriend, Britney, along with her 3 spirited daughters made for a fun time not to be forgotten. The month flew by, and now we’re back in the saddle working on the house.
I have to share an excellent talk I went to yesterday at Tuesday Market. I am hoping that the new Tuesday talks coordinator brings more speakers of this nature. Shanna Covey, author of ‘A Call to the Heart’ shared a heartfelt talk on shifting out of ego into spirit.
This is not an easy topic to cover, much less in 1 hour, but she did a respectable job of it. I found this such a good reminder on how our ego holds us back from becoming more authentic, whether through fear, guilt, blame, or shame. Life holds daily lessons to master ego and find ways to reveal our connection to spirit. So today, as always, I am grateful for all the opportunities living here in Panama provides me.
“THE LOVE OF FAMILY AND THE ADMIRATION OF FRIENDS IS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN WEALTH OR PRIVILEGE.” Charles Kuralt