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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Happy Thanksgiving

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Sunrise over Lake Chapala, Mexico

Sunrise over Lake Chapala, Mexico

Thanksgiving is this week.

It’s a day of not only giving thanks for all that we have received (despite any of our personal challenges), but also of remembering the many friendships we have been blessed with.

Have you ever made a Gratitude List?

I know it sounds corny, but the other morning as I was briskly walking the malecon by Lake Chapala at 6:30 a.m., I began to mentally list all the things I was truly grateful for.





The first thing on my list was "I am grateful that I’m not blind."

"I can see this stunning beauty of Lake Chapala at sunrise. Nearly 100 pelicans cover this placid water squawking away and I can see the mountains across the lake. I am grateful that I am safe to walk this early in the morning without being harassed by unsavory characters. I am grateful that my lungs are filling up with sweet, clean air as I energetically walk… "

I continued to tally all these benefits of my life – “I have time to enjoy myself.  I have a fabulous marriage, and a profound relationship with my sister. I can read and learn. I am a curious person which continues to open up my world. I have the money to pay for my lifestyle. I am grateful for the many friends with whom I relate and the countless people Billy and I have met through RetireEarlyLifestyle who grace my life.”

On and on and on I went, realizing how ridiculously abundant I am in so many ways.

“I am grateful for my optimistic outlook, for my enthusiasm to try something new, for having a mind that can process information, for the ability to make the most of what I have been given. I am grateful for my parents who loved me, and who gave me the benefit of the work ethic, so I became self-reliant.”

Continuously and steadily, the gifts of my life came into my mind as I acknowledged each one.

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“I am grateful that I can help others, teaching them about the options they have in their lives, thereby changing perspectives to a positive turn. I am grateful that I am able to give of my abundance, and that I have a light heart.”

As I kept my rapid walking pace, I was lit up from the inside, smiling broadly to the people I met who where also on their morning walks.

I know this must just sound so clichéd – but you know what? I don’t mind at all.

If I could give every one of you something for this Thanksgiving Day, it would be the gift of The Attitude of Gratitude.

Drop the burdens and the worry, breathe deeply and BE GRATEFUL. You have been blessed too.

To all of you who have written to us over the years, who have followed us on our website, who have come to visit with us wherever in the world we may be, I want you to know that Billy and I are very grateful for you in our lives.

Thank you.

We wish you every blessing imaginable and a peace-filled heart.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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