Yesterday evening as I was taking a hot bath in my wonderfully long tub, my mind turned to comparing my times living in MsTioga with my times now at Guava Gardens. I was wondering, "Which is best?"
You know something? These two, it seems to me, are NOT comparable. Living in MsTioga is sooooo different from living at Guava Gardens! I wouldn't give up one second of my RVing times with MsTioga. And yet, I would not give up my life now at Guava Gardens to return to my life in MsTioga.
My times with MsTioga began at the perfect time in my life. I was retired, and my struggle with cancer was finished. MsTioga entered my life on the exact day that my oncologist told me that my cancer was in remission. How perfect is that?
Guava Gardens entered my life shortly after MsTioga's fateful demise on March 15, 2014. About a month later in April, I had pretty much recovered from open heart surgery and had begun looking for a place to live. But I had no clue what kind of place that would be. Then.....out of the blue, a real estate lady mentioned, "Guava Gardens" to me.
I phoned Guava, and guess what Rosie the manager of Guava Gardens told me? "An empty studio apartment just became available. Our maintenance man is just finishing it up. Do you want to take a look?" How perfect is that?
Luck or destiny
I seem to be living an extraordinarily lucky life. I've had very tough challenges along my road. Got knocked on my butt many times. But somehow, always landed on my feet.
During my travels with MsTioga, we seemed to stumble across wonderful adventures together. MsTioga and I always believed that if we kept our minds open, we would travel the right paths. And that is exactly what happened! Time and time again we came across wonderful places. Places that we wanted to share with you.
But let's think about that a moment. Does it seem as though MsTioga and I were being guided? If the answer to that question is, "Yes", that would take where we went out of the category of luck, and smack into destiny's territory.