I’m writing to you from Austin, Texas, where I’m currently experiencing a change in weather. It’s been raining and cloudy for the past few hours, but the sun is about to break through any moment now. It’s interesting to witness how the weather quickly shifts from one extreme to another.

As I sit here, listening to the rain outside and eagerly anticipating the sun’s warmth on my skin, I realize that I have space for both types of weather and that there’s something to be appreciated in each moment.

During this trip, I chose to practice being present in the moment and embrace every opportunity that came my way. Some of these opportunities have been as simple as riding on an electric scooter, while others have required me to listen more patiently in heated exchanges with loved ones.

I’ve come to realize that when I strip away all the complexities of life, what I’m left with is gratitude. It’s the appreciation for each moment, whether it’s good or bad, that truly brings me joy and the opportunity to grow. And it’s my curiosity that drives me to engage more fully with life, to seek out new experiences, and to embrace the unknown.

So, whether it’s rain or shine, I’m leaning a little more into gratitude for every moment and every opportunity that life presents me with. And I encourage you to explore your leanings when it comes to opportunities. Could you embrace the unexpected, find joy in the present moment, and let your curiosity lead you on new adventures a little bit more?

Who knows what wonders await you just around the corner?

See you soon, my brave, fellow adventurers.

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