BLOG 123—Living in the wilderness

(Do you wander or just wonder?)
With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life.
I want to inspire you to see life in a different and/or better way.
Also, that you find joy how you can.

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Living with Beth in McCormick, SC on a dead-end street sort of in the wilderness, is like heaven for me. In fact, we never lock up when we go out, it is that safe (and, no, I won’t tell you our address.)

I have been making improvements to our home how I can, I see a remodeling of the bathroom and kitchen in the future.

I was on a ladder on the roof and discovered a wasps nest—or, they discovered me. After a few bee stings I got down ffrom the ladder. We got some wasp repellent and I knocked down some nests, yet, there were more under the shingles. I think I have chased them all away.

As I am walking out of Beth’s front door, I see a growth of plants about shoulder high, five different kinds of plants. Then a nice lawn to juggle on. On this short street, there are only two houses, Beth’s and the house that belongs to Don and Teresa, a lovely couple, older like us.

Looking beyond the small road, the is an open grass area with trees throughout. These are a number of horses who live behind the fence, A few times we have brought over apples to feed the houses. Nice and quiet, what a wonderful place to live. Good to have a home-base again.


Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have an amazing ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thinking. This is why I find them so interesting, challenging, and important on our path to joy and happiness and finding ways to inspire ourselves.

Inspirational quotes provide us with a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion.

I hope to inspire you with my words.
Words have power.
At any age, you ca
n (and should) make changes to make your life better.

You see, the way you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determine everything that happens in your life. It all derives from your quality of thinking.

When you improve the quality of your thinking, you change the quality of your life—sometimes instantly!

Just as positive words can make someone smile, and/or, a well-timed amusing quote can make someone laugh, your own thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control! In fact, you have complete control over only one thing in the universe — your thinking — and that’s where motivational quotes come in!

To keep your motivation, you have to use each day as an opportunity for improvement, to be better, to get a little bit closer to your goals. It might sound like a lot of work—and with your busy schedule—next to impossible. But you can do it!

Self-talk is so important—THINK RIGHT!
Motivational words, yes, they’re just words.
But they’re positive words; they will keep you on track.

I hope the words I pick do help you.

Live your life deliberately and enjoy the necessary and providential elements of being alive. Make reasons to live a full life and help others how you can.

Stay close to any sounds that make you glad you are alive.

As you know, I have been living and traveling in my van for about five years now. This has been a big change in all aspects of my life-style. To me, shaping your outlook on life is the highest art of all.

Always do what you can to have a full life for yourself.

At any age, you can make the change and aim your life anew.
Now, it’s time to get out there and do
something incredible that you can rejoice in!


7/3—Went to Abbeville. A lovely little town. like me, Beth does not do anything for most holidays.

Being out of the city, do not hear many fireworks, a good thing.

7/5—Visited Beth’s friends, Josh and Tiffany, who have a wonderful farm where I juggled carrots while feeding the donkeys.

7/6—On a ladder putting gutter guards on Beth’s roof gutters. There were wasps nests I did not see. After getting stung by a few, I sprayed a repellent and that chased them away.

7/7—Holly bushes are nasty plants. As you might know, the leaves have spiky ends and hurt to even look at them. And, they are very hard to dig up and will multiply themselves much. I cut off all the main branches and drilled holes in the leftovers. I am pouring Acetone into the holes and this will kill off these nasty plants. 
Did not do much this week, therefore not much to write about.

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Beth and I will be going to Myrtle Beach to see my juggler friend, Niels Duinker.
You will hear more next week.


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