A Sunday Afternoon in the ByWard Market (Ottawa)

A Sunday Afternoon in the ByWard Market (Ottawa)

Portuguese Lifestyle

I read that the Portuguese way of life is about understanding that you are not always in power, that you should enjoy the small things in life, and love those around you deeply. I have certainly seen this in the few Portuguese friends and colleagues that have come into my life, and although we all strive to live this way, I want to make a special effort to do just this as I return to Ottawa.

Five weeks away from my family is a long time and I often fret about what is happening at home. I am learning to appreciate each moment instead of thinking what if I was there. I am so blessed with family and good friends who are always willing to step in when needed, and I have realized once more just how precious these people are to me.

As I am travelling almost non-stop for two days straight (Lisbon-Madrid-Venice-pause-Venice-Munich-Toronto-Ottawa-full stop), I will have lots of time for reflection & meditation and I intend to take full advantage of it.

Thank you, Portugal (and Italy) for having provided us with the perfect getaway in these uncertain times.

We shall see you again very soon I hope!

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