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What Do A Deserted Island And Gratitude Have In Common?


A Little Gratitude

So I pose this question to you: If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island and could only take 3 things with you, what would they be? I saw this question asked not too long ago on a post and I really began to wonder what I would do. But my answer got me thinking beyond the actual question.

Island, Deserted Island, Ocean, Beach, BeachesWhen I started pondering the possibilities, all kinds of items popped into my head. You see, my husband and I love to watch the TV show “Alone” on the History Channel. These wilderness experts are literally dropped off in completely remote places with a backpack and 10 survival items of their choice. Then it is a race to see who can last the longest by themselves. And just to make this very “alone”, the contestants have to do all their own filming of their adventure. In other words, not like other survival shows you may watch, these people are actually all by themselves except for a medical check-up about every 7-10 days! (If you get a chance to watch, it’s fascinating.)

So I thought about what I would take with me to a deserted island. My three items would be:

  1. The biggest roll of Duct Tape I could find. Duct tape is like a miracle. LOL! You can do so much with it – even make clothes if needed.
  2. A mosquito net. I hate mosquitos and bugs so I could use this at night to sleep and during the day use it for fishing. Not bad right?
  3. An Ax. I could use it to chop, cut, and possibly even carve something.

So these items would allow me to survive but if I could I would also bring a journal and pen to record my experience and a pot to cook in (too bad duct tape melts).

Have you ever asked yourself this question or something similar? It will really make you think. I know when I gave it some thought, it actually made me appreciate all that I do have. A roof over my head, food in the kitchen cabinets, a vehicle that gets me from one place to another, paper & pen, electronic gadgets that help me stay connected to family and friends near and far, family close by and far away that help me stay grounded and so much more. Though at first, it might be exciting to take an adventure to a deserted island, I think I’ll go camping instead. Depending on where you decided to make camp, the experience could be very similar! LOL!

Have A Wonderful Day!





Miki Bennett

Inspired by a passion for wholesome adventure, Miki Bennett is the author of two contemporary women’s fiction series: The Florida Keys Novels and Camping in High Heels. A love affair with the beach and lifelong experiences with camping led her to write romance novels that bring humor and paradise to readers’ fingertips. Her stories touch the hearts of all who read them.

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