Category Archives: Gratitude


Have you ever thought about what anchors you? The people, things, habits, thoughts, smells and tastes that make you think, “yes, I feel secure. I belong here.”

Yes, it’s important to move forward, to look ahead and not back. To allow the winds to fill the sails of life and propel you forward to new adventures.

And it is also important to know when it is necessary to drop anchor in a quiet cove, enjoy the slow pace, relish the security and recharge for the next adventure.

My varied careers have taken me to different places, many of them to other countries. It’s adventurous to be able to do that. With each new place I visit, I learn something new about myself. The things which drive me forward, the things which render me stuck, and what anchors me.

When the adventure is over I return home, to Che, to my family, to the familiar smells, routines and tastes of what anchors me. On deeper reflection, what anchors me is also what allows me to sail forward in search of adventure. I wouldn’t be able to do one without the other – the balance between forward-momentum and the sheltering coves of my life’s journey.


A Thank You

I am humbled by the response my last post received (The Dripping Thoughts) – thank you! I am grateful for having you as a reader of Wide Eyed In Wonder, and for coming by from time to time.

This is also a message to let you know that I am going to be out of town next week for a couple of days. I’m going to spend sometime tonight scheduling posts so that this space remains lit.

I spent yesterday working on my other blog – The Agile Way – I’m excited about it. I’m having some styling issues and need to make sure that they are not browser related before getting on to the WordPress forum.

Che and I spent this weekend replenishing gas for the heater, food for the tummy and LED lights for the dining room. Today we had a delightful day at the flea-market (I love these) and the visit wouldn’t have been complete without pancakes with sugar and cinnamon and a cappuccino, whilst sitting in the warm winter sun.

I’m going to spend sometime studying for my social entrepreneurship exam next Sunday (yes, an exam on a Sunday!) and as the temperature drops outside I will move into a warmer part of the house, switch on the heater and snuggle down for a comfortable evening with Che.

I hope that you are having a great weekend!