So, I began the day in Costa Rica, waking up in a cabina – a small simple charming screened-in cabin I was sharing with an incomparably wonderful friend, in a stunning retreat spot. The day began with

  • A warm breeze
  • Gorgeous blue sky (tinged with pink, to start)
  • Gratitude
  • My first sighting of howler monkeys after 7 days in C.R.; yay!!    
  • A spontaneously-conceived-of plan to walk down to the beach before departure.


As I walked down to aforesaid beach, I thought of some phrases for the day:

  • Live from the in-side out, not the out-side in (as so many do)
  • Bloom where you’re planted!
  • Don’t worry; your path in life will find you … if you let it
  • De-clutter: your mind, your life
  • Let go. Let go let go let go let go let go
  • Get messy! Life is not a neat affair
  • Surrender. Over & over & over & over & over again
  • When life hands you a lemon….


Once down at the beach, I gratefully took in the sights of sand & sea & waves & birds & sky – & I collected more beautiful shells (I’m afraid I am greedy when it comes to seashells)

& I thought, “My word but this is a wildly abundant life, & planet!”

& I felt grateful. Grateful grateful grateful grateful grateful … even though I knew I had to fly back to snowy Canada today; after all, my life in snowy Canada is also wildly abundant!



‘Quote of the day’ with this post: “There is only one courage, and that is the courage to go on dying to the past. Not to collect it, not to accumulate it, not to cling to it. We all cling to the past, and because we cling to it we become unavailable to the present.” – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh