Photo: Being Thankful

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Tomorrow, America celebrates thankfulness. Before I started traveling, I would take a little time on Thanksgiving to celebrate everything I had. Now, I like to practice thankfulness regularly, because I’ve discovered it leads to a happier life.

There will always be another mountain to conquer, milestone to reach, dream to make into reality, but never forget that where you are and what you have right now could always be a whole lot worse. Don’t waste too much time comparing yourself and your situation against others whom you deem better off, you can never fully know what else might be going on in their lives behind the scenes. No one is perfect or has a perfect life, no one. Instead of lamenting what you lack, remember what you have, and strive to always make tomorrow a little bit better than today.

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Becky

At IO I teach people how to ditch the status quo and travel full-time before retirement, and share stories of my adventures (and misadventures) to inspire future nomads and armchair travelers alike. Included at no additional charge: seizing your dreams, living boldly, and making a difference.

27 Comments

  1. Terri on November 28, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    great post, and a great reminder to be thankful for the here and now – I need to keep reminding myself of this since so much of my mind is focused, it seems, on the future. Things are good in the here and now, though. And for that, I”m thankful! hope you two had a great thanksgiving!
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    • Becky on November 30, 2014 at 1:53 am

      We did Terri, hope yours was good as well!



  2. Emily on November 27, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Thank you for your inspiring words, Becky. Have a wonderful day today!
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    • Becky on November 30, 2014 at 1:53 am

      We did, hope you had a good Thanksgiving too Emily. 🙂



  3. dawn from camano island on November 27, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Well said, Becky! A very Happy Thanksgiving to you & Julie. Was your feast at work yesterday? I’m thankful you’re here–I appreciate your words & the wisdom behind them. Me–I can’t wait to hear what the question of the year is at dinner today. First year it was ‘What are you thankful for?’ Kind of predictable but nice. Last year we had FUN–the question was ‘What is one thing we don’t know about you?’ We laughed & laughed! I thought I knew my family pretty well! Take good care, you two!



    • Becky on November 30, 2014 at 1:52 am

      Feast was a couple weeks ago actually, before things started getting busy. It was tasty though! Turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, fresh rolls, pie…

      We will Dawn, you take care too. 🙂



  4. Jodee Gravel on November 27, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Every day for every breath. Nicely said 🙂 Wishing you and Julie a warm and bountiful Thanksgiving full of fun and laughter – and maybe a nap!
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    • Becky on November 28, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      We tried to sleep in Jodee, with limited success but had a good day anyway!



  5. Fireman Steve on November 27, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you Becky…..stay warm and cozy when you can.



    • Becky on November 28, 2014 at 5:33 pm

      We are Steve, hope you had a good one too.



  6. Anne B on November 27, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Becky and Julie! I’m thankful to know both of you! Thinking of you and remembering some great Thanksgiving dinners together.



    • Becky on November 28, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      Hope you had a good one too Anne! I enjoyed my time off.



  7. John L. on November 27, 2014 at 5:26 am

    Very well said Becky!



    • Becky on November 28, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      Glad you liked it John.



  8. Cheri on November 27, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Your words are so true. Happy Thanksgiving!



    • Becky on November 28, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      You too Cheri!



  9. Karla Kirk on November 27, 2014 at 3:38 am

    Thankyou for your thoughts and lovely picture,
    . A thankful heart has a continual feast. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with great weather and good things to eat. It is cold here in Ky. but hopefully, the sun will shine today.



    • Becky on November 28, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      Thanks Karla, hope you had a sunny day!



  10. George on November 27, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Very well stated. I know you both will have a happy and special Thanksgiving. Nothing better than sharing with friends and you have many, many of them.



    • Becky on November 28, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      Hope you had a good one too George, I did enjoy mine.



  11. Wanderernotlost on November 27, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Becky,to you and yours… Your little home is so cozy looking and I bet it pulls like a dream. Myself; I’m checkin’ out Hi-Lows, about a 22 footer or so, Serene Travels to you… wanderernotlost…



    • Becky on November 28, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      I’ve talked to people who own and like those Hi-Lows, good luck in your search and hope you had a good Thanksgiving too!



  12. jonthebru on November 26, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    OK.



  13. Jerry Minchey on November 26, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Very well put Becky.



    • Becky on November 28, 2014 at 5:23 pm

      Keeping it short and to the point. 🙂



  14. Ron on November 26, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    SO True, Happy Thanksgiving to you & Julie.



    • Becky on November 28, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      Hope you had a good one too Ron!



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