Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hooray for good friends

We are so lucky.

Lucky to live in such a beautiful country.

Lucky to have such wonderful friends and family.

Lucky to have good health most of the time.

Lucky to have a roof over our heads and enough money to cover all of our needs and most of our wants.

Sometimes I think it is easy to get swallowed up in the day to day chores of life and to forget how lucky we are.

Yesterday I had a reminder of just how lucky we are.

We are lucky enough to have been invited by someone I have only met online at Simple Savings to visit her at her little patch of paradise. It's times like this I am reminded of what wonderful people Kiwis are. And Australians too as another Simple Saver has opened up her home to us on the Sunshine Coast when we visit next year.

Simple things like this show a huge amount of trust on behalf of the person opening up their homes to us. It also shows that the world in which we live can be a wonderful place filled with wonderful people despite all the doom and gloom we often see on the news. I am honored to have the opportunity to visit these wonderful people and would love to return the hospitality should they ever visit my patch of paradise.

So we will be going on holiday before we jump the ditch next year. Just 5 more weeks and we will be visiting a beautiful place called Wanaka. It's somewhere I have often thought I would love to visit but never quite got around to it. The drive will take about 6 hours (lol at least 5 of which will be filled with "are we there yet" and grumpy replies) which would usually seem daunting to me but I am so excited to visit this piece of New Zealand that it's not even phasing me. How cool is that?

1 comment:

  1. Very cool indeed, have a great time....and drive carefully :-)