We were supposed to take this vacation last year when we both turned 60, but my dad had passed away a few months before and well, I just couldn’t. So we went this year, last week to be exact. I had my toenails painted, we flew to Tampa, and hustled ourselves on a cruise. There were some lessons learned on vacation.
The first three days I slept 12 hours straight, then cut it down to 8 hours with a nap or two. I ate more food than I thought possible. The ports were fun, and I even found a few local soap products.
Fish swam by as I had my feet in the water, I re-read my Badass book, and had time to sit on our balcony and watch the ocean pass by.
Lessons Learned on Vacation
1-Any alcohol really aggravates my acid reflux, so buh-bye margaritas!
2-I have no discipline when it comes to food choices. When given the option of eating Eggs Benedict for 7 days straight, I will. Same goes for every day dessert after lunch and countless snacks, resulting in 5 extra pounds.
3- I need to work less and play more. It’s OK to sit and do nothing too.
4- Start each morning with five minutes of meditation, prayer and gratitude, and end the night the same way.
5- Enjoy the moment, because it passes quickly.
I’m grateful we waited until this year to do this vacation. We both were able to enjoy ourselves. My sister Lisa was taking care of any Alegna Soap orders that came in (thanks Lisa!), and my sister Pam stopped by to check on our house (thanks Pam!).
What are you grateful for this week?
Yours in Gratitude,