Vacations- leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure.
This year I find myself in a place where, because of personal choices, it will be difficult for me to take a vacation. So I’m asking my self where is my rest and where is my pleasure?
Just for today I am accepting that I am not able to travel and after accepting, a relief comes over me. When I was young travel was exciting and I loved making plans, waiting in airports, deciding what to wear, what to pack, when to go, how to get there, what to do, who to see. Travel gave me the opportunity to stretch my mind, acquire self knowledge and self confidence. It was all good for me and important for my personal growth.
But I have learned over the years that it does not take travel and traveling to achieve personal growth. What I need to know about my self and others can just as easily by achieved sitting quietly at home. What I feel I need to know about myself and the world I already know. It’s within me just waiting for my mind to quiet down enough to that it can be revealed to me.
I can also sit quietly and recall the beautiful memories of all the times I have been able to visit other places and be with family and friends. I have been so blessed with opportunities in this life and just because I cannot travel this year does not mean that my traveling days are over.
God bless those in the world that vacation and God bless those that cannot. Life is our journey and whether it is at home or far away it is ours to embrace with love and gratitude. This year I will be grateful to spend IMG_2356

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IMG_2358 my “summer vacation” on my patio, resting and finding pleasure even if it is only for an hour or two.

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