If you think you can’t manage without an internet connection, think again. If you believe you can’t make ends meet on your last bit of money, then perhaps you won’t, but you can. Life will inevitably throw struggle after respite, yet there is one thing you can always hang on to: a strong sense of determination and resourcefulness will always see you through.
Be resourceful and use the skills you already possess, making a conscious effort to grow new ones along the way.
Reach out for new opportunities, rather than be afraid of unknown experiences.
Get outside your comfort zone and do something you have never done before. It will free your mind from the mundane tasks of life, it will renew your sense of adventure and youth, most of all you will find out just how kind people may be – and they are!
A quick home(stead) sale could have been a negative experience. There was an offer on Wednesday, closing on Tuesday and we were out the next Wednesday. It went as smoothly as it could. We jumped into the unknown (of course already knowing a tentative destination) with some vague ideas of how to get there. The route was not over-planned, it simply followed the rhythm of life – rushing, then waiting, speeding up and slowing down again.
We left Hungary with all that we could carry on our backs and gathered essential memories along the way. You know the saying “life is about the journey…”, turns out there are multiple truths to that. With fully open observant eyes and a flexible mind you can capture the details of people and places that will never be lost. Images can be forgotten and remembered upon chance, upon reminiscing about a month spent in Paris visiting playgrounds and parks, sipping coffee and hot chocolate at the Rendez-vous, mingling between locals and spending time with the ones you love.
The number of objects you own do not determine your wealth. Say it aloud, personalize it and repeat it till you fully understand that life is about so much more than just stuff. Real value is measured in many ways while sharing is a great way to discover life!
Share your skills with others – trade, entertain, teach, be a mentor or student.
Share your time with like-minded people and be engaged in a similar, yet different, way of life.
Share your meals with people who appreciate the art of cooking, eating and conversing at a large table – after all, every meal is a gift.
Share your experiences of life – the good, the bad, the exciting, the health, the sickness, the recovery, the laughter. We all come from different places and we understand each other the best when we communicate eye to eye and heart to heart.
Share the abundance of nature. There is truly enough for everyone when we put selfishness aside, when we stick that big box labeled “ME” up on the shelf, when we become involved in lives that focus on balance rather than extremes.
Resourcefulness, self-reliance if you will, is a way of life. It isn’t defined in terms of frugality, income, education or the like, it is perhaps rooted in determination of life, the fact that people are inherently kind and that together we benefit society – cooperating always with ecology in mind.
Use your resources wisely.