This is just one of the zillion photos taken of the sunset over the mountains from my roof terrace. It's like I'm consumed with this vista. I do the same thing at the beach. Photo after photo of the sunset. It is truly a majestic sight. No two are ever alike.
It adds to my contentment with life here in Mexico.
That subject has been an ongoing discussion for some reason with friends in the last few days. Having dinner with some new friends the other evening who have just moved here, they asked what made me content with life in San Miguel de Allende.
I answered, first and foremost the Mexican people. Watching them living their lives provides lessons on contentment and what is important.........and what isn't. They understood having lived for many, many years in Haiti back in the good old days of Haiti. They understand that you can't always find that special food product that you're used to or that the electricity goes off sometimes. But not very often any more Or a myriad of other things that add to the "adventure" of living here. It was such fun to talk with them. They "get it" about what's so wonderful about living here.
Nature and all it offers in azure blue skies, twinkling stars and clear views at night is another of the gifts of life here. . Birds singing, the crazy squirrel in my garden who loves cat food and the enjoyment of the wildly profuse flowers in all colors imaginable.
The ability to wake up in the morning with absolutely no plans and have a complete day of nothing or a lot of something. No need to have a daytimer here. Life is lived "in the moment" and not on a schedule.
Then today someone asked me why I'm content and I said, "I'm grateful for every day because they are all, for the most part, stress free". That doesn't mean that there aren't family issues or health issues or things that we all go through, but as for "life" here, it is stress free.
Something happened today on my drive back from Celaya. The drive to Celaya to Costco was a "spur of the moment" thing as there were a couple of things I wanted to get there. So off I went. As I returned to San Miguel and put my foot on the brakes there was a grinding sound. The same sound I had in January when returning from the beach! Uh oh, the car repairs I had done a month or so ago still need to be revisited. Intead of getting upset though, I just thank the Universe for the fact that this has happened here in San Miguel where the car mechanic is and not on the long road to somewhere else. I called him and he's coming to get the car.
Thank you Universe!