It’s amazing sometimes how perfect times, plans and needs match. Yesterday we saw a listing we were interested in on Trusted Housesitters, and responded to it. Tonight we had a Skype call with the house- and dog owner in Sri Lanka and have agreed on going there late January for a week of house sitting.
And we’re welcome to come early, or to pass by and leave some stuff if we need to, and we can stay a few extra nights if we want to! In other words, she seems to be very flexible and generous.
Next house sit will be close to the beach!
This is something that has struck us time after time over the past 14 months of traveling and house sitting: We meet so many people who are open minded, generous and welcoming.
Despite all the fear that resides in some people and although we hear of humans feeling distrust, there’s a huge chunk of trust, faith in mankind and love for others out here as well.
Rose in France last October
We love being part of the trusting community, and hope that our experiences, as well as our being in the world, also becomes a part of a larger movement where we together can bring more trust back into people.
// Wivan and Anders
In the Azores last May
Anders getting ready for painting
It’s so much fun to experience all the giving and generosity from people we meet and have gotten to know during our first six weeks of travelling. Especially from people we don’t even know yet.
At the market Saturday morning
Last Saturday we were invited for dinner together with the couple we’ve been house sitting for. It was a Swedish man and his wife having us all over for a great feast with wonderful food and lots of laughter and even some magic tricks!
And at the market on Saturday morning we met our dinner hosts from the week before, inviting us to stay with them for a couple of extra days when we come back from Egypt.
The cheese stand at the market
On top of that, we’ve been served the most amazing food at our current house sit (where we now have done some Workaway projects).
Oysters with Tabasco and ground pepper
Anders keep on saying “We never imagined it to be this awesome before we left Sweden. This is way better than I could have ever dreamt of”.
Lets just say, with good food you come a long way with the two of us. 😉
And with wonderful, loving and caring people it’s just so much more easy to open up our hearts and enjoy what we’re having and receiving.
Now we’re looking forward to going to Egypt for three weeks, arriving on Thursday morning – and know what?! We’re already invited to stay a couple of extra nights there after our house sit, to join a birthday party.
What acts of giving have you noticed lately?
//Anders and Wivan