My husband and I were just out running the usual errands around town. We passed by an old home with grass overgrown. It appeared to be abandoned. I don’t know what it was about this house, but it caused me to begin reminiscing about family vacations when I was child. I thought about how we would pile up in the car once a year and drive over 20 hours from Indiana to Georgia to visit my grandparents. We spent over two weeks together visiting family and maybe even doing something fun like visiting Dollywood or Sea World. Thinking of these things made me realize just how much things have changed in such a short period of time. At least, in my world it has. I have almost forgotten what it is like to create adventure.
Even while observing families today, so many of them have lost touch with what it is like to spend quality time together taking trips and going on adventures. All you see are noses buried in the phones and parents working non-stop just to give the family materialistic stuff. In the meantime, the whole family is falling apart, everyone is stressed out, and the kids our growing up in a blink of an eye. It made me realize that many of us have all lost touch with what it is like to just stop and take a break.
Stop and spend time with your family. Create an adventure and don’t forget what really matters. If you think that you can’t make this happen then you aren’t thinking outside of the box. Don’t be afraid to reach outside of what you “normally” do.
They say you can’t ever change the results if you are always doing the same thing over and over.