These two little wild flowers were growing in my boondocking spot, each no bigger than a fingernail, and hardly noticeable until I took their picture.
It was a bit breezy today so I didn't do much of anything except a lot of sitting around the house which I like to refer to as introspection and self reflection even though I realize others may consider it terminal laziness.
I did manage to muster enough ambition to walk the hundred yards to a dumpster to get rid of my trash which I figure gave me all the exercise I needed today and possibly tomorrow.
If it wasn't for the wind that springs up every once in a while around here I would consider the weather just about perfect, it's low 80s in the daytime, 50s at night with a mostly cloudless sky, and a humidity barely in the double digits.
I clicked on an Internet story today about how scientific studies have shown that stress can cause not only heart related medical issues but other maladies as well which sounded interesting to me because I take an extra special effort to keep stress out of my life. Even though I know that stress is a mental issue, it's often something physical that causes it, so the article mentioned changing your environment if possible as a good way of alleviating stress.
It occurred to me that even though my personality is the same now as it was when I was living in a house that didn't move, and even then made a conscious effort to not be bothered by stress, there is far less stress in my life now than there was before. In fact I would go so far as to say that I've never had as little stress, worry, and problems, in my life as I do now.
Some folks might say, but boondork don't you stress out over not knowing where your going to be living next week? Or getting in a wreck? Or, or, or, running out of money and becoming a homeless bum? And I would say no I don't stress out over any of those things, I don't even think about them much less stress out over them.
I believe that for me being a full-timer and a boondocker has removed most of the stress from my life, it has also removed most, not all, but most, of the worry and problems from my life. One of the ways that's possible is I didn't bring any problems with me into my new fulltime lifestyle. I didn't have any personal problems, I paid off all my bills, my RV and truck were relatively new and in good shape, so for the most part I was able to start my new full time lifestyle with a clean slate.
Starting with a clean slate made it relatively easy to write a new script for my life, a script in which worry, and stress were no longer going to play a part in my life. Remember I said stress is mostly in your mind, so my new lifestyle and the proper mental attitude made it easy to banish stress and worry, and replace them with contentment and mindfulness.
Now I know these things won't work for everybody because were all different, but it did work for me. And I believe this is one time that lazy and unambitious became attributes because they allow me to not worry about tomorrow, or next week, or next month, concentrate on the here and now and the enjoyment of my current lifestyle.
Some flowering cactus growing near the dumpster. They make taking out the trash an enjoyable experience.