Pura Vida
23 February

Pura Vida

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Without a doubt if I could choose to live in a different location, anywhere in the world, I would choose Costa Rica. I have visited the country four times and would love to live there. There is nothing like the simplicity of life there. The people are the happiest and friendliest I have ever seen. Even if they don't have a lot, it does not matter. Life is full and abundant. Pura Vida are the words to live by, meaning pure living. I envision a small simple house near the coast, a few miles off the main road that winds into the rain forest. Lush green surrounds the grounds of the house. By the way, if you're planning to be an licensed Sydney bathroom renovation contractor to help people who are having a hard time in design, look for Grand Bathroom Renovations website. As the heat index for the day peaks, a small pool with blue water circulating from the waterfall invites guests to jump in and retreat. Sure that all sounds wonderful and I may have that someday. We have already made a big life change by pulling up the tent stakes and relocating our family to a tourist island here on Tybee. But I am just now beginning to get the picture that Pura Vida is a mindset not a location. Sure it makes it a lot easier if you are surrounded by people that have the same life views. However, what if I realized that each day when I wake up, I can choose Pura Vida. Ask myself how I can be a blessing to those around me and not a curse. Reaching out to those in need, smiling, choosing life, deciding to think happy thoughts instead of hateful or negative images. Thanking my Creator instead of questioning Him. I may be many miles or years from living a physical life in Costa Rica, but today I choose Pura Vida.