The Destination


Arrival N Eleuthera Intl Airport by Laurie Buchanan

Arrival N Eleuthera Intl Airport by Laurie Buchanan

The wheels of the plane touched down on the runway; passenger bodies involuntarily thrust forward in our seats as the pilot screamed on the brakes—we arrived! As we carefully wedged ourselves into the narrow aisle of disembarking people and reached into the overhead bin for our suitcases, it occurred to me again that similar to luggage for a trip, many people carry baggage through life that weighs them down and makes the journey unpleasant and tiring.

My motto has always been, “Travel light, travel fast.” With that in mind, I determined early on that the only items I’ll carrying with me throughout life’s journey are things that bring a return value to the heart—things that benefit my body, mind and spirit with weightless dividends like love, health, wellness, joy, wisdom, integrity, peace, kindness, and laughter—definitely laughter!

Listen with your heart,

Laurie Buchanan

Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
               ~ Laurie Buchanan
Copyright © 2010 Laurie Buchanan – All rights reserved

10 thoughts on “The Destination

  1. WOW
    I promptly forwarded your posts to Mike!!!

    Been really really excited, mostly by your exciting depictions!

    I pray you both are having a gloriuos time….

    My birthday is on the 16th and your *nniversary on the 17th…..”Ets find some green tea!

    Best. 1ishes to you both


    • Kim – It’s Sunday afternoon and we’ve walked to town to ride the wireless internet waves outside the library. Another gorgeous day on Eleuthera Island (a person could really used to this). You do, indeed, have a birthday coming up — whoohoo!

  2. It is wonderful to travel light, spiritually, emotionally and physically! It’s amazing what one can fit into carry-on luggage and leaving it at that. Hope you have a light and joyful time, Laurie!

    • I’m so glad you stopped by — thank you. We’ve walked into the little town of Tarpun Bay this afternoon to access the internet. And although EVERYthing is closed on Sunday, by sitting outsite the library (approx. 800 square feet) we can catch and ride their wireless internet connection.

  3. I am satisfied that you are safely on the ground although way too close to that spinning propeller! I hope you are finding it to be all you dreamed of and are spending much time slow roasting on the sand.

    • Hi Sandi! That puddle jumper was indeed, little — putting EVERYthing close to EVERYthing. Just wait until I post a photograph of the International Airport. It’s smaller than our home. The custom officer’s desk is about the size of a pulpit. EVERYthing here is EXTREMELY casual. Our internet connectivity is hit or miss — mostly miss. The only sure-fired connection is to walk into town and sit outside the library (outside, because it’s only open from 2:30 to 5:30 Monday through Friday).

  4. I found this blog while searching google. Pretty surprising too, since google usually displays relatively old results but this one is very recent! Anyway, very informative, especially since this is not something a lot of people tend to write something good about. Take care…

  5. Beautiful, Laurie. I am glad you are there safely and that you are traveling light with only things that are of value to your heart. A good reminder to all of us!

    • Kathy – I’m so glad you stopped by. I wish you or Terrill Welch were here with your photographic expertise. I’m making due with my limited knowledge; having a blast! Our internet connectivity is more-than-iffy. That’s probably the Universe’s way of saying [with island accept], “Sitcha down and putcha feet up, mon.”

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