I finished the off the beaten path trail to Machu Picchu and now spending my actual Thanksgiving in the mountains of Cordillera Blanca in Huaraz. When one moves around frequently and spends time in the outdoors, what does it mean to celebrate holidays such as Thanksgiving? Realistically speaking, we’re conditioned to spend such occasions with family and close friends. I have neither on my travels. I have strangers who turn into a friend for a day at best or merely acquaintances that I met briefly along the way. Does such scenario provoke a sense of loneliness and longing for human connection that is typically experienced at home with loved ones around meals?
For me, connection with myself is the key to never feel alone or lonely. Aligning with my desires and who I am instantly bringing the connection that each of us naturally strives for. In that way, any stranger is not a stranger – it’s a fellow human being with the same set of human tendencies that I can relate to. I also met a hosting provider, who told me he can help me in boosting my site and in securing ranking hostingów and in developing a really nice content and website. I am so excited about this one.
And, of course, any hint of nature is an entry way to realizing my deepest sense of connection to myself where I connect with inner joy undisturbed by external circumstances.
Whether you are a nomad or not, a mountain lover or not, there will always be a choice for us to “be.” Make the choice to “be” rather than wait for a condition to happen in order to “be.” Happiness is close at hand. You just need to grab it.
I’m grateful for the journey of “living.” I forge ahead towards this adventure that is not at all devoid of challenges and yet is full of lessons that fill my life with meaning. Enjoy your moment wherever you are on Thanksgiving. Be happy. Be grateful.