Thursday, August 4

Going on Vacation

by Larry Rothenberg

As you are reading this, I am likely starting my vacation. 4 days in the San Diego Bay with close friends who live on their boat and a few days with my son who lives out there. I don’t know for sure what I’ll be doing, but I am confident that it will be exhilarating and restful. I am a lucky guy.

“What a getaway,” you may be thinking.

Well, I am certainly looking forward to the trip, but I also know that if I live well, life is full of vacations. I can have a vacation looking up to the sky, riding my bicycle, doing BodyPump in the group exercise studio or having a great discussion with someone. I can take vacation right now as I am writing this blog, sitting at my desk at the JCC. Ahhh. Join me!

What do I mean, “If I live my life well”? I guess I just mean appreciating what I have–what is here. I’m not going to complain about the heat today. That is the only weather I have, so it’s just fine. I’m not going to spend a second of my wonderful today wishing that I were already on vacation. This is the only today I have, so it’s just fine.

After all, I can never, ever be anywhere except right where I am, right now, so whether I fill that here and now with “recreation” or worry is really up to me. Know what my ideal vacation is? All the time. Everywhere. That’s the one I’d like to allow myself every day. Why not?

And with that said, I set sail in the beautiful blue sea and wish you all wonderful vacations forever.

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1 comment:

  1. What a great message from our friend, Larry. We should all live so well!