Appreciate The Awesomeness

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Last week: Fail It Until You Nail It
2 weeks ago: 
Stop Going To The Office

Ok, here’s this week’s thought. It is short and sweet, but maybe the most powerful thought that has entered my brain in a long, long time. 

I finally figured out the real reason for taking a vacation. 

It’s not to take a break from work. It’s not to recharge your physical and mental batteries. It’s not to go see palm trees or snow or extremely old European buildings.

The real reason for taking a vacation is that moment you’re sitting around a table with your family, friends, or significant other, a million miles from your normal life (metaphorically speaking), and everyone is smiling, laughing, and truly enjoying each other, and you think to yourself “I am the luckiest person in the whole wide world.

Vacation season has just begun, starting with Spring Break and flying by all too fast until that first school bell in August. I encourage you to watch closely for those moments, whether you take a two-week road trip around the country or you just sneak away to an amusement park for a day. 

When those special moments occur, take your time with them. Let them live as long as possible. Appreciate the awesomeness that is present in those moments. And when someone asks you why you have that stupid smile on your face, go ahead and tell them. Yes, they will laugh at you. Yes, they will think you are corny. They may even be slightly embarrassed. But they’ll agree with you, I promise.


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