I live about an hour’s drive from the beach. I find that’s a pretty sweet locale. It has been a great place to raise my kids. When they were younger we spent many weekends driving back and forth to the beach, hanging out all day, picnicking. My husband and I anticipate that when the last one is finished with college and, finally, our money is our own, we can upgrade and actually live on the beach. I look forward to a tiny condo with a gorgeous ocean view. That is, until I read about these places that were rated as the greatest places to live according to a Mercer Quality of Life survey:
In 1803 the land that is now Oklahoma became a part of the United States through the Louisiana Purchase. However, the State of Oklahoma was not created until over a century later on November 16, 1907. By that time Oklahoma was the new home to over thirty relocated Native-American tribes. In fact, the state’s name is a combination of two Choctaw words, “okla” and “humma”, which means “red people”.
Buddhist tradition teaches that a deity does not punish a person for acting in anger, but, rather, the person punishes themselves with their own anger. Medical science seems to support this tenet. Now, that’s not to say that there is something inherently evil about anger. Anger is a natural and normal part of the human condition. Everyone is capable of it and everyone experiences it. The key is whether anger controls the person or the person controls the anger.
I like to travel and, to make a trip even more meaningful, I like to have a trip “theme”. This helps me research different places around the world that are all connected by one feature and decide which one I would like to create memories at. That’s why I’ve been doing research on the tallest structures around the world, even some which may not exist any longer, being fascinations of times long ago.