A Canadian pass time – the cottage/cabin/camp. An Ontario gem – Muskoka.
Rode the 400 north for a couple hours with some girlfriends to spend time lakeside in a cottage that’s been standing for over 100 years.
We lived the typical cottage experience – we ate too much, drank too much, played games, chatted, swore, shared secrets, offered advice and laughed.
But we had a special treat this weekend, Grandma came for dinner.
Five smart, successful and (currently) unmarried ladies (including Grandma) sat and talked about life and love, careers and relationships.
I always find it fascinating to be confronted with wisdom; I find it comforting and calming. The tranquil reflection on a life lived, and the quiet reassurance that it all works out.
After a great meal and a couple glasses of wine, we made a time capsule; a list of predictions and wishes to revisit one year later. The thirty-somethings spoke of new jobs and new homes and developing relationships, and we all had dreams of change.
One year from now, Grandma wants exactly what she has today.
I want what she has too…contentment.
The ability to appreciate a blessed life as you are living it; to know how to be happy – likely the conundrum of our generation.
Cheers to health and happiness, Nanna and friends.