There is no escaping the doom and gloom merchants who just add to life’s challenges is there?
Yes, the whole world is topsy turvy and yes we all want to know how this will all pan out but as we address our day to day issues of survival, I do wish people would smile and not exacerbate the problems.
It seems to me keeping focussed and thinking positively makes the day more fun and it actually rubs off on others. Selfishly, this is fun and makes one feel good!
Mark e mailed me from Calgary today and spread the good news that West Jet has decided to fly to Turks and Caicos throughout the year. The service was introduced in November so it is a new service anyway and we are delighted that the airline is so successful.
We love them to bring Canadians to the islands. They are always so appreciative of the heat, the sand, the sea and relish telling us that just yesterday they were back home shovelling snow on their driveway.
There are many snowbirds from East and West coasts of Canada who have invested in the islands and spend the winter months walking our beaches, reading those books that have stock piled and socialising with many newly made friends from different countries.
Then there is our boss, Terrance. He keeps on getting those listings as he waits patiently in line at the bank; it gives him the opportunity to chat to locals who pass the time with him. He is busy out there now, driving around Provo placing new for sale signs for all his ever increasing agents.
Then there is my husband. He diligently improves our website in between helping me with my technology issues ( I have MANY!!) and spends much of the night thinking of new ways to promote http://www.caribbeanhomefinder.net/
We have moved into another the new office in Grace Bay. The sun is shining.
The Lattes at Salt Mills Cafe opposite are the best.
The cleaning lady smiles as she wipes our windows each day, peering in to see if I am at my desk to give her a wave.
There may not be too many tourists around seeing as they are usually American and many are at home, but thinking positively, I can park the car anywhere, sit anywhere on the beach and and there are no lines in the stores. This equals no stress.
It is a good place to be.
The supermarket and Unicorn Bookstore are stocked with Christmas goodies and along with the carols playing, it is feeling very festive.
Odd when the sun beats down on you and the smell of real pine Christmas trees wafts around on sale outside IGA supermarket once again.
Spread the cheer..It is nearly Christmas and there are many people far worse off than many.
A smile costs nothing and reaps such reward.
Thank you to all of you who keep in touch and those of you who have managed to visit us this year.
It has been a privilege to meet and greet you and put faces to those we chat to so often via e mail. We have made many new friends.
We sincerely wish you all a happy and safe holiday.
We look forward to hearing from you in 2010 and better still, welcoming you in person, over here.