The Call

In the words of Marianne Williamson: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, February 26, 2018

Our First RV Park

Have been parked at River Bend Terraces RV Park for 4 weeks today. Lots of traffic on the road next to the trailer, especially very early in the morning and then all day. Lots of construction going on in the homes up on top of the mountain above us. Lots of barking dogs, too - "we live in a neighborhood". We do enjoy the rooster crowing in the morning - neighbors down the way have chickens. Other than that we have full hook-ups including internet, sometimes, and just this week Larry found the coax cable hook-up on the roof so we now have cable tv for 3 more weeks. We have taken this time to move in and get organized - a process that is still going on. Larry is installing shelves for us. The first thing Larry did when we got here was to go out and buy some little plastic bins so he could plant lettuce and arugula. Will stash it away in the pass through storage for traveling. We are still moving things around and starting to realize we don't need everything we have packed away so will be returning some things to storage. We are leaving here on March 19 and want to be ship shape by then. Headed to Valley of the Rogue State Park when we leave here for our 10 days of free camping. Since Larry has disabled vet status Oregon gives us 10 free days of camping each month in a state park. I am feeling nervous about driving that long winding road up the Smith River to get out of here - poor Larry will be driving. He says he isn't nervous at all. Thank goodness.