Repost @mikefreediver 🙌🏽
”The morning after another night of earthquakes, and very little sleep, I decided this morning to find things to be grateful for, a practice that has slipped in the mayhem of the last couple of weeks. At times like this it is a great and rare opportunity to reflect on what is really important. When the world is shaking it makes you feel very small. Daily tasks and simple things take precedence and long term concerns fade from thought. But bizarrely it has also reminded me how much I have to be grateful for.
This morning, after jumping out of bed just before midnight because of a 6.9 earthquake 60km away in Lombok Timur, trying to sleep through 10+ aftershocks, and then having to rescue my boat at 4am which had become untethered and was washed up on the beach and smashing in to another boat - I can still be grateful for:
1. The amazing people here with me now, who surprise me daily with their limitless energy, selfless behaviour, bravery and open hearts and sense of community
2. For being reminded of what is important in life, and more importantly - what isn’t!
3. For feeling even closer to nature, being on a now quiet island with the only background sounds, the sea and the birds, and to be humbled by the force of mother nature.”
Photo by @adamfreediver taken in the ‘Shrimp Cave’