Say Yes!


My friend Lindy gifted me this keychain recently and I had to laugh because it matches well with my motto for 2019, which is “Say yes!” My mantra was a challenge to myself to be more open to new experiences, to dare more, and to live closer to the edge.

So far, this mental shift has served me fairly well, though there have been a few hiccups along the way. Case in point, my gig to volunteer at a wildlife rescue down here in Costa Rica fell through for a variety of reasons this week. So much for best-laid plans! Thank goodness for technology as I was quickly able to rent an affordable casita near the beach in Santa Teresa.

The little hardships, inconveniences, and disappointments have been softened by the kindness of new friends, the sound of the ocean, and the incredible scenery. All of which I would not be here to experience if earlier I hadn’t said, “Yes!”


Categories: Observations


  1. Love the photos. I know it takes courage to step out and have a new adventure, but you have what it takes. Every new adventure helps us grow and learn.

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    • Thank you for the encouragement! When I look back, some of my best memories came from times when I was scared by the challenge ahead yet still took the leap. As John Wayne said, “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”


  2. You are really a wonder! We are so proud of you and await living vicariously through you eyes. The pictures are so lovely, your new casita looks darling! Enjoy the fruit.
    YOU GO GIRL!!! Your saddle is custom made for you.

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