In previous posts I have written about my core outlook on life which includes seeing the good in situations and recognising glass as half full or almost full as opposed to half-empty or empty. Another key ingredient in my mindset is the belief of good in mankind in general and to eliminate any temptation to allow worry or fear become a driving force in the way I think of or approach a situation. I was once told that worry is, in essence, ‘ingratitude in advance’! I love that thought! I try to focus on being grateful for the things at hand as opposed consuming time and energies with the ungratefulness of worry for those things in the future. You can’t really worry about things in the past so worry is only an activity wasted on things that may or may not come about in the future! Why do I mention this? Well, Weds. the 30th of September, 2015 I was preparing for my trip to the UK (leaving on the 31st). I went to REI (a outdoor clothing & accessories store) and tried on a pair of pants. In the process of trying on the pants I wanted to be sure my wallet fit comfortably in my pocket so I put my wallet in the side pocket. As you can possibly guess, I forgot to take the wallet back out of my pants and since I wound up not buying the pants….well, the wallet didn’t come home with me !! I didn’t realise until later that evening that my wallet was missing. I was in the midst of packing for my trip so I presumed I had just misplaced it during packing. It wasn’t until much later that same evening that I had a good idea that I had lost...
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I grew up on the 'Spice Island', the island of Grenada located in the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea. I love Grenada and hope one day to return there permanently. For now I live in the San Francisco bay area on my boat and am blessed with a wonderful job as a lead Aircraft Maintenance Technician with Southwest Airlines in Oakland, Ca. I have been in the Aviation business since I was 18 years old initiated in the field by The United States Navy which I joined at age 17. My other interests are my boat which I live on, my wonderfully loving dogs, music and creativity of all sorts.