Costa Rica's national slogan is "Pura Vida." Literally translated it means "Pure Life." Contextually, it means "Full of Life," "Purified life," "This is living!" It is used as a greeting, a farewell, and to express satisfaction. Costa Ricans use the phrase to express a philosophy of strong community, perseverance, good spirits, enjoying life slowly, and celebrating good fortune, whether small or large. Using the expression properly gets a big smile in return. It is an acknowledgment of the Costa Rican attitude towards life.
I definitely think Matt enjoyed the Pure Life while he was away. While it was a relaxing trip, and a great time with his brother to just hang and have fun - Matt said it was weird to be away from us for so long and to have no responsibilities or needs except his own. Doesn't sound weird to me - sounds glorious! I think it's time for me to experience some of this Pura Vida!