Last week some time, I checked out the positive quote of the day on the dashboard on my computer. I really liked the quote, so here it is:
"Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point." Harold B. Melchart
For some reason that quote struck me as profound. Of course it really is much the same as stop and smell the roses.
I had an impromptu vacation this week. Regena needed to get to Lambert Airport in St. Louis on Monday. She flew out to LA for three days, so she needed to be picked up on Wednesday.
I have quite a few vacations days that I haven't taken, because sometimes, I just work to hard!
So, I took 3 days vacation, dropped Regena off at the airport on Monday morning and headed to my sister's house for a visit. We spent three days together, having fun with Emma and Michelle, we watched some movies, ate some delicious food, splashed in a wave pool, went to the zoo, accomplished shopping for a wedding we are all going to on Sunday, read a book, did some crocheting with Emma, had a couple of Mojitos with Michelle, walked down to the river and spent some time just remembering growing up in Alton. I had just a marvelous time!
I must remember to not get entirely caught up in work, and take my vacations days. Often even the simplest things can be so relaxing.
Of course, I am headed to Ireland again in September and I am totally looking forward to that.
So, have a goal, but don't miss the fun things along the way, is what I have learned this week.