Post Trip Thoughts
March 30, 2017
I was greeted by my dog Maggie who wedged herself under me as I squatted to pet her, she was as excited as I to see her. The house looked different, it’s amazing what 40 days away from home can do. The living room was painted, thank you Bev and Steve! It brightens up the room and allows my new Indian rug to shine. There were balloons from Amy, Mark and the kids with Welcome Home Baba and happy birthday balloons and a hand coloured banner, with a bottle of red wine and beautiful coloured carnations. On the table was a bouquet of beautiful flowers that Steve had purchased earlier that day, Amy had come in while Steve was on his way to Toronto to pick me up. I felt and feel so loved!
Steve bought a couple of steaks and turned on the grill, the baked potatoes ,steak, wine and salad was so good! It was 12:30 the next day, England time for my body, but I didn’t care, it tasted so good, then with rolling eyes, I slipped into my own pillow top bed, my king sized latex soft pillow and promptly fell asleep.
Thank you my family for the support in my going on this trip. Thank you to my Horizon Maintenance Inc Staff and Clients for holding down the fort and doing your jobs. I was always an email away but I have amazing staff, thank You!
Thank you to the group I travelled with, I’m so glad everyone enjoyed themselves, stretched their elastics as Nancy would say and made it all home in one piece.
Thank you to all the wonderful people I met during the trip, even those who we shared a moments glance, those people who were begging on the streets where I silently asked for the unseen powers that be to encircle and embrace them in their hardship, sending them love in their world. Those wonderful staff members and volunteers of all the world Centers, to the drivers and tour guides and waitstaff and cooks and cleaners of all the places we stayed, thank you, you don’t know how valuable you are, every kindness is known and valued.
Last but not least, to Nancy who entrusted me with this opportunity to be her host representing her company on this tour.
Thank you to WAGGGS for maintaining these havens where any member ( or non-member) can go to and experience for a day or for a whole program with their groups from girls to Trefoil.
As you can tell, I am thankful that I had this opportunity to take in a little bit of our world. I am so thankful to call Canada my home, you will never hear me complain about electricity or heating or wifi or phone service or water. Yes, perhaps I can improve on what company I use, how much I use, but when I see how some of the rest of the world lives, I am so lucky beyond measure to live here in Tillsonburg, Canada.
Everyone smiles in the same language.
As Mahatma Gandhi said :
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever”
“The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others”
Now, on to my next adventure that I will write about from time to time, stay tuned…
In Love and Light,
Pax lodge song I can’t get out of my head….