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Well, I have just spent seven days traveling to one of the most beautiful places in the world! Seven friends just left Costa Rica. A good friend of mine, Susan has a home there and invited us to be her guest for seven enchanted days.
The bitter. Day One, May 13. Our flight was scheduled to depart SAT at 7:50 a.m. If you think back, that was the day of the very large thunderstorms that hit most of Texas. Hail, thunder, lightening and floods...oh my! The morning began with a 3:30 a.m. call from Lou. Our flight had been delayed to Houston, two of the seven travelers had no power, the cell phones began ringing.
|Day One Happy Hour in San Antonio
We then drove several hours, stopping to buy delicious fresh fruit, see humongous crocodiles, and drive through the mountains of Costa Rica to the beach. We had all forgotten about the travails of the previous day and life was "Pura Vida"!
We zipped lined hundreds of feet above the ground, through the canopy off the rainforest (one of the bravest zipped upside down, when allowed, want to guess who that courageously crazy soul was!?!)
There is almost nothing finer than the friendships of women, and I am so grateful that I am surrounded by amazing friends. Our conversations, poignant, hysterical, and binding. That bind that can only occur when you take a respite from life and soak in the stillness of the moment.
Other than Debbie jumping in the pool with her iPhone wedged securely in her swimsuit, Susan's slight car encounter with a stone wall and all of us waking up on our next to last day to a rather substantial house flood, the sweetness far outweighed the bitter.
Colossians 3:14 "Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 "A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken."