The World is Your Oyster

October 21, 2010
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The World is Your Oyster

Your Oyster

There are numerous ways to interpret “The World is Your Oyster”. Some definitions suggest it means that if you have enough money, then you can have whatever you want. Others focus more on beauty, fame or youth as the keys that open doors to happiness.

However, this definition is the one I choose: “When the World is Your Oyster, you are getting everything you want from life”.

Impromptu Adventure

I recently made an impromptu trip from France to Holland and back. An opportunity presented itself and my husband, Chris, and I decided to take it. It was one piece in the puzzle making up the dream of where we’re going in the future. We grabbed some overnight things plus basics for picnics en route. My compass pendant was, as always, around my neck and ready for adventure!

The Warmth of Human Kindness

Throughout the journey, we met several lovely people. It was a heartwarming experience. Yes, I know, there are lovely people everywhere, but this felt extra special. On this journey people have helped us in so many ways, given us their time and made us feel welcome.

It has been a pleasure to share our joy with them and to hear their stories.

Thank you to all those individuals out there who made this trip so special. It was a pleasure to meet you.


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  1. Dorothy Sander

    Sometimes it just seems like everything is in alignment. My husband and I had a similar experience after our recent accident. The entire aftermath couldn’t have been better ~ wonderful hospital, doctors and nurses ~ as well as all the the emergency personnel. They made a difficult situation so very much better. I think sometimes it is a sign you are in the absolutely right place!

    • Gee Backhouse

      That’s very true. I’m so glad that everything was the best it could be for you at such a time. Lovely to see you here, thanks for stopping by.


  1. Jim Connolly - RT @rockwaterstudio: The World is Your Oyster