Grace and Gratitude

Back in August, the original Stew Wagon (Maggie), gave her last gasp, and I had to replace her.  This is her, down in the meadow after an early autumn snow, 2017.

If you explore the blog, you’ll find all the adventures that we shared. I learned a lot about this lifestyle while traveling with her.

Happy trails, Maggie.

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This is Grace. We’ve done some short trips together, and I’m excited to get her out on the road for a long haul. She’s a 2004 Chevy Tahoe, 5.3 ltr, 4WD beauty. Stealthy and strong. Already, she’s made her own place in my heart.

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Gratitude

This morning, I spoke to the north chapter of Colorado Trusted Advisors. It was an opportunity to share my story, and encourage them toward mindfulness. There were lots of questions, which is always encouraging.

It will probably help you, as the Reader, to understand a little about the background.

For a long time, life beat me up. The long and short of it is that, in 2015, I was literally praying to die. Things had come to the place that I felt completely worthless, and that I was a drain on everyone around me. I remember telling someone that I was “waiting to die”.

They asked if I had some illness or what? When I said no, they responded with a strong “That’s bullshit! You’re gonna sit around for thirty years waiting to die?”

That was the catalyst the sent me down the Vagabond Trail.  Instead of continuing to play the victim, I decided to reinvent myself into a traveler, and that’s how this whole thing began.

So, this morning, I shared that story, along with the great life I have now, and how grateful I am.

We talked about how we can change our circumstances by changing our self-image. Also, about how mindfulness and gratitude can make us better advisors. Overall, it was a very good time for everyone, I think.

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