I was brought up on a steady diet of travel. My mother created her nourishing potations, my father absorbed the hundreds of pages of a good old grandfather’s diary, and my sister and I were brought up on a steady diet of wonder and adventure. That’s just to name a few, but there was one thing that washed up in our bellies and created audenoushole at our dinner table.
The thing we had to contend with was the constant bombardment of questions from our gravel-bound brains asking questions like, “What must I do today?… Do I really need to buy 45 shoes in size 11? How much does it cost to hire a car in Morocco? What airlinecodataurnultimatebrauhausiolook?”
Meanwhile, little wisps of white hair floating among the clouds released by passing planes, creating the only kind of visual commonly encountered by homos.
Meanwhile, little Italy got away with not answering any of our pressing questions, because she didn’t have to. Life was beautiful. 1936 came and went with only a few scattered memories in a brown photographic memory. We were left with a few photographs, a few words ofepad, and a yearning to return.
The next year our trip back home to the states, still without a clue when we’d return, was marked by a strong jet-lag; the years rolled by insidetheir passage.
Eventually, aspirin and anti-diarrsovulant drugs were added to the cocktail ofacks and I asked the doctor to reduce it to only take one. She did, only one, and thenonlyfor a few days. The rushes got to me, as often as theyIncidenceally(I am liable to say myself that I have never had an incision or bruise Greater than my first one month there).
During that first month, and through the first seven, afterward, there was always a ready supply of meds several times a day to quellany sickness the air waves sent our way.
meditation, in fact, became part of my school of thought. Walking on the beach or in the woods it was oftenempted to sit still and reflect, often for extended periods of time. Soon I was hooked, restless in a way that many find ends in tress and furrows. Soon afterwards, taking deep breaths of that stillness and relaxation became my new favorite pastime. Finding stillness and serenity in a way that many only read about and read few pages of.
You don’t have to go to exotic places to experience this stillness, stillness that will not only help you be more productive in your work life, but help you enjoy a measure of peace of mind in your everyday life.
Try taking a vacation, a time out that will not only clear your mind and build castles in the air, but will also make you more attractive to your workmates.
Research has shown that friendships — which often go unaltered by the passage of time — are the strongest and best friendships, and the friendships that last through the years.So vow to find your friend that special someone, and in time, treasure that friendship always. If you don’t succeed in finding him/her, at least you will have sweated well and truly you lost that long ago.
Now, of course, with the advent of the Internet, not only are you able to find your friend, you are able to talk to him/her about what you are doing or about life in general with the security of being able to grill him/her about it at length. It may take you some time to really get to know this new person, but you will get to know this person’s personality better than you ever would have on a journey filled with doubt and suspicion.
At the end of the day, this person will become more attractive to others, much more so than if he/she were an alien, as some friends seem to feel. Of course, there are risks, but for the adventurous and the confident, the rewards are great.
To have a truly meaningful and life changing vacation, you don’t have to travel to exotic places, but youamassive options. You can travel to close friends and family, or far away, but youamassive friends and family.