I heard on the radio the other day, the dis-jockey say "have fun this summer, make some plans whether is it a vacation or a staycation...make the most of it! I thought that is definitely a positive way to think, if you don't have the means or time to go on a real vacation. You can stay home and have a Staycation! That was quite an inspiring message. How many times, I have felt bad because of things that I could not do. Maybe it was because of my health limitations, or we didn't have the money or the time off. Whatever the reason is...we need to remember we can always have a STAYCATION! We can enjoy where we are, and who we are with, every day! It is all on how we look at things.
I remember well when Amy was in Elementary School, and there was a big Carnival that was coming up. Amy could hardly wait to go, she knew there would be all kinds of games and prizes and fun things to eat. I remember also when she got up to go to school a few days before and was itching, by the time she was ready to get on the bus, we had diagnosed that she had the Chicken Pox, and school nor the Carnival that weekend was an option. She was broken hearted. So I went to work, making up games and went to the store and bought all kinds of little prizes. It still wasn't the same as the big school Carnival but...we had our own Carnival and made the best out of our situation. Then at a young age, you teach your children about life and how it isn't always fair. You teach them that things can go on and you can still be happy, even if they aren't exactly what you wanted to happen. Yes, life...it is hard and yet it is great!
Perspective is a wonderful thing, not always easy to have...but very needed, especially during the hard times.
So I will try to remember when life doesn't go the way I planned, to be willing to go on a STAYCATION, and enjoy every minute of it!
"Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" ~ John Lennon
"The world has so many lessons to teach you. I consider the world, our earth, to be like a school, and our life, the classrooms. Sometimes on our planet life school, the lessons often come dressed up as detours and road blocks and sometimes as full blown crises. And the secret I've learned to getting ahead is being open to the lessons" ~ Oprah Winfrey