I will miss Aguacate when Corina and I move into our new home. It reminds me so much about my childhood home. It is the neighbors I will miss. They have genuine concern for you. If something is out of norm for you they seem to know and ask if they can help you. They are private people and are not nosy but seem to want to help without asking for payment.

Do you live in this kind of atmosphere: fear free, no locked doors and neighbors who  care? Not since my childhood have I felt I belonged. I lived in California for fifty years and did not know my neighbors. In Las Vegas I did not know my neighbors unless they wished to complain about something. It made me feel, I did not want to know them.

Maybe I became reclusive and wanted to be left alone. Have you fallen into that kind of rut? If so take a month in a Costa Rica town and see if it changes you. Can’t speak Spanish, no problem the natives will help you out as long as you show them you are trying to learn. I still have a long way to go. I do not trust most people and can be reserve, but here in Costa Rica I am a more relax and  a less judgemental individual.

May you have a prosperous and uplifting day.

Pura Vida😀



My mind and body rejoiced

I finally made a choice

I decided to renew my life

Take Costa Rica in stride

I new it was a beautiful country

Would I find the people a mystery?

I found them hard working and gentle

Compassionate not brittle

Willing to teach you their language

Smile when your Spanish gives them anguish

They are generous with their time

Costa Rica and the people are sublime

I made my choice and never looked back

Happy I did not listen to my family who said I was whacked

I lost all stress and angst

Lost all anger and hate

Now my life is relaxed

No more anxiety attacks

I thank God every morning

For the woman that joined me

Costa Rica was a good decision

Beyond any simple reason

To leave the United States

And learn the Costa Rican ways

My mind and body rejoiced

I finally made a choice

Pure Vida!Vida!

Author: tmnugent

Poet Author. Living in Costa rica Pura Vida. Love to travel, play with my dogs and write poetry. My girlfriend and I enjoy life and could't be happier living here

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