Oct 28, 2018

Because Life Is Good ~

Life’s true gift lies in your freedom to design it beautifully.
 With each rise of the sun, you get to chase the opportunity to
fill your days with meaning—to live your life the way you choose...

I really miss Branson ought now.  I miss my friends
 and tenants.  I miss Almost Home and I miss being 
busy running a hotel.  I stay in touch with 
many of the tenants and talking to them
 makes me miss everyone even more. 

 No matter what I am doing or where we go,
 a big part of my heart is in Branson.  A few days ago
 Tiffany sent me the above picture.  Made me miss
 Almost Home and everyone even more.  Makes
 me happy to see that it's well cared for.

Life is good in Florida.  We are busy, but in Branson I 
felt I had a purpose.  So far don’t feel the same here.

Sniff is getting used to his home.  He has found many
 spots he loves.  I find my day is taken up with just
 cleaning and cooking not satisfying enough.  

Not like it was when we lived in Branson.  Our life in
 Florida is really good, but I miss having a purpose. 
 We are back to doing real estate so hopefully I will 
feel good about it once again.  We have a listing 
already so that I know will keep me busy.

Being here in Florida gives us access to family 
and friends.  Friday we had an evening out 
with my sister, my nephew and his girlfriend. 
We met up with them at Bayside in Miami.

We had a very good time.  Miami is beautiful and 
like everywhere, at nights it is spectacular.  Being back
 in Florida Arvid and I have decided to do a little more
 than we did before.  We lived here and we just took
 it all for granted.  We've been gone for 2 years and
 coming back has "opened" our eyes a little more. 

We have decided to visit the downtown area a little
 more than we did before.  After all we lived in the
 downtown Fort Lauderdale area for a a few years. 

 We've been back a couple of times already and aside
 from all the new construction going on there is 
always something going on.  We have decided
 to make an effort to explore it some more. 

Today we take my parents, my sister J and Alexandra
 out to lunch.  Looking forward very much to it.  My
 sister after all treated us to drinks at Bayside.  Just seems 
right to reciprocate and treat them all to lunch.

Today is going to be an extra special day.  I get to spend
 it with family.  I am happy and always grateful.

The truth is you don't know what is going to happen
 tomorrow.  Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.  
Life is good because I decided to make it that way...