State Bird: Hermit Thrush
State Flower: The Red Clover
State Car: Subaru
We went into New Hampshire today. Walter said, “Hey, come back kitty” because I pressed myself against the truck window looking for eagles. Apparently there are eagles that are nesting near the Connecticut River. I guess I looked like a cat peering through glass for birds. Unfortunately the eagles weren’t there today though.
We had to go to New Hampshire to get some groceries because the nearest grocery store was in a town called Claremont which is just on the other side of the river.
Sojourner seems very peaceful and content in his field with a view of the mountains and we just couldn’t pry ourselves away from The Wimberg’s quite yet so we decided to take a rest day today instead of riding.
Vermont is as lovely as ever. There is something very special about this state. Right now there is an incredible golden light and not a cloud is in the sky. Sojourner looks good here. Somehow he fits in.
I think I might shower in the outdoor shower tonight. Mr. and Mrs. Wimberg pretty much always use it, even in the winter. They also dive into the ocean every year on January 1st! I love it! Vive la vie!
Last night before going to bed Walter and I talked with Jim about karma. He said that he was always taught, and in turn has taught his kids, that if you get anything extra you should give it away to someone who needs it more than you do.
He told us a story about one year when they had made a little more money than usual and put it in an unmarked envelope and set it in a mailbox for a family they knew was struggling. Two years later The Wimberg’s were hit with more bills than usual and guess what…an unmarked envelope with the exact same amount of money inside was left in their mailbox for them. Not to mention, they won this house we're in right now. It was a radio give-away and they won! Talk about good karma!
Jim believes that our point on this earth is to help one another and that what you do will come back to you. Everything comes full circle. There is no fancy car or golden nugget that can make a person stand more in awe than to be in the presence of a person who is truly kind, truly giving, and at peace with themselves.