Gratitude

For all the moments of my day that are unseen and not acknowledged there are also those moments that I am eternally grateful for.

March 8, 2012 – Munduk– Puri Lumbung Hotel

  • Another adventure with Becky, this time in the North West of Bali
  • Beautiful view of the rice fields and mountains from our room
  • Rainy afternoons so all we do is sit on our lap tops and write
  • The pure inspiration of the landscape here
  • The peace & quiet we’re experiencing with our free room and stay
  • Just as I finished creating this swanky new blog I found out the Ipad (3 gen) was released today and the Ipad (2 gen) just dropped in price! Gonna buy one – especially with the Iphoto app software now out…new blogg’n tool!
  • Tonight’s talk with the owner Puri Lumbung, Nyoman Bagiarta, about how he’s created an environmentally responsible and sustainable resort and his vision for the preserving the area over the last 12 years and into the future.

March 10, 2012

  • Laughing with Becky about dodgy boat rides and secluded resorts
  • Quiet time to write and read with Becky’s great company
  • Our experiences at the Waka Shorea Hotel

March 13, 2012

  • Going from Waka Shorea in the Bali Barat National Park to the 5 Star Matahari Beach & Spa Resort – what a trip
  • Meeting Jany-Michel Fourre
  • Irish Coffee with fresh cream at 10:00pm with Jany and Becky
  • Massages at the Spa and the great tour of the grounds
  • Inspiration from Jany for my first blog post about what people dream of

March 14, 2012

  • Sunrise walk on the beach with camera
  • Swim in the pool after sunrise
  • Yoga by the beach
  • Birthday flowers in our room
  • Birthday cake at breakfast from the staff
  • Lunch on the beach before we left the hotel watching the waves
  • The crazy drive through the rice fields to get to Kundalini Villas
  • My environmentally responsible friends who have drilled into my head that we DO NOT BUILD MORE VILLAS IN THE RICE FIELDS – and now we’re staying in one and I see why…Got the message Cat!

March 17, 2012

  • Being in Ubud and staying at Cat’s house
  • Friendly faces all over town
  • Breakfast & writing at Bali Buddha
  • Friends reading my blog
  • Having the time, money, energy & willingness to be here to expand & explore who I am

March 30, 2012

  • Arriving in Phuket with all my luggage
  •  Discovering Jamie’s blog about Phuket and booking a dive trip to the Similan Isands easily
  •  Following Rachelle’s recommendation of Ao Sane
  • Discovering  Baan Krating and the comfortable beds and cozy rooms. My own personal retreat.
  •  Mark & Ann’s encouragement to stay here and continue on my journey
  • Staying open and allowing all of that to happen over the last few days.

April 12, 2012

  • Taking Phil’s advice to try John Gray’s kayaking tour
  • The beauty of the caves on Phang Nga Bay
  • Beautiful sunset from the boat
  • Having my own kayak so I could lie down and just watch the sky
  • Warm, sultry Thailand night complete with lightening and thunder
  • laughing my ass off at “Texts from Hilary”

April 14, 2012

  • My blog and how inspired I’m getting reading other people’s blogs
  • 3 weeks of being on Phuket diving, diving & more diving
  • Songkram Festival
  • Feeling free to go to Ko Lanta to do more diving
  • learning that I can extend my tourist visa for an extra week!

April 21, 2012

  • The beautiful beaches of Koh Lanta
  • Talk over breakfast with Daniel. One of those talks that confirmed things I had been pondering about life, energy and art.
  • The people at the Long Beach Chalet and the 3 Mum’s cooking!
  • Diving Hin Daeng and Hin Mueang
  • Big Red Octopus and Leopard Shark sightings at Koh Bida Nok and Hin Bida
  • 2 great days of diving
  • 3 days of nothing but sleeping, eating and relaxing by the beach

April 22, 2012

  • Lesley Carters “like” on my post Phuket Dives Me Crazy
  • Bucket List Publications inspiration to create my Bucket List page
  • The inspiration to go to Malaysia tomorrow
  • Talking with Daniel about where to go and where to stay in Langkawi
  • I’m always in the right place, at the right time, with the right attitude
  • my motor bike ride around Koh Lanta

April 25, 2012

  • Listening to my inner voice and spending 4 days at the Andaman Resort
  • To be healthy mentally, physically and emotionally
  • For Anders’ friendship even when don’t connect
  • Grateful when new people follow my photos on twitter & read my blog
  • That I’m meditating every day on this trip

April 26, 2012

  • Meeting Jamie and her lovely family
  • Experiencing the spa and the therapists at the Andaman V Spa
  • The warm and wonderful Staff at the Andaman that made my 3 days feel like home
  • Being my own best friend
  • Allowing for life to unfold naturally
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