Some days I sit in front of my laptop and wonder what I’m going to write about. On those days when I have no big adventure to share, inspirational words to impart, or bits of hard earned wisdom for would-be RVers, I scratch my head and reach for mundane things that some of my readers might find interesting. Today I present you with: flowers.
Maybe you like flowers, or maybe not. I personally had only a passing interest in flowers back when I lived stationary. I’d see a pretty flower and think “Oh, that’s nice.” But while I was looking at the flower my mind would wander to work, my grocery list, what I was doing that weekend, or any number of other things. There was always too much to do and not enough time to do it all in.
That’s changed now, and not I believe because I have less to do. My life on the road is still very hectic at times, but I force myself to take a little bit of time even on the busiest days to be completely present and appreciate the simple things: a pretty flower, the view from my window, a short walk. Those moments of peace makes the harder parts of the day – like wrestling with a malfunctioning laptop for instance – easier to handle.
Speaking of the laptop, I talked with customer service and did some fiddling around and managed to get it to turn on long enough to finish this post, but it’s not likely that it’ll still be working tomorrow. I’ll probably need to send it somewhere for repairs. If so, you’ll have to pardon my internet silence, I’ll be back as soon as I can.
But in the meantime, there are more flowers to enjoy, an afternoon thunderstorm brewing outside which makes for fun cloud watching, and my best friend’s birthday to celebrate. Not having my laptop for a while will be a nuissance, but just because that one thing has failed me doesn’t mean that my whole day has to go poorly. And this is a good lesson for all of you future RVers, because sooner or later something will happen to your rig that might get you frustrated and wondering if the hassle is worth it. It is worth it, so long as you can continue to find joy from the things that made you want to hit the road.
So, no matter how busy, frustrating, or crazy your day is going, I hope you’ll take a moment or two today to smell the flowers, or enjoy whatever it is that is the equivalent for you. Because the small things that make you happy should never take a back seat to chores and the humdrum of daily life, otherwise what’s the point?
Other Articles You Might Enjoy
Just a quick public service announcement to start your weekend off right: The pie is unlimited. Yep, it’s another pie day. Not too long ago I wrote about Having Enough, that we get to choose how much Enough is, and that life should not be one big rat race to try to acquire as much…Read More
Motivation. That seemingly endless wellspring of energy, concentration, and persistence that highly successful people can leverage at will to keep plugging away at their goals tirelessly day and night. Meanwhile, the rest of us may know what we have to do, but laziness keeps us from working at it as often or as long as…Read More
Recently I received an e-mail from a want-to-be full-timer who wasn’t too far off from retirement age, but wished they could hit the road early. They said money one was one of the factors that kept them from going now, because “you can never have enough”. Allow me to point out that you can, in…Read More