READY8 “Those that say you can't take it with you never saw a car packed for a vacation trip.” ~Author Unknown
AIM8 Ahh, summer. It’s time to relax our routines and enjoy a much deserved break from our crazy lives. We often hear folks talk about how stressed they are at work and how hectic their family schedules have become, even how the normal pressures of life have burdened them. Each of us needs to learn how to slow down and take a break. Summer vacations must have been created to fulfill that very purpose!
When you take a vacation, the intent is to get away from the responsibilities that crowd your lives. Vacations mean rest, relaxation, and recuperation so you can return to your responsibilities refreshed and re-energized. When God created the world and everything in it, He worked really hard for six days. Even HE took a day to rest after all that effort, toil and mental energy. I mean, can you imagine how He must have agonized over the decisions in creating the platypus…or a mosquito? What about the Grand Canyon, sheesh? Perhaps those were easy decisions, or made with a simple flick of His wrist, but they always make me scratch my head! Anyway, you earn your vacation time at work, you deserve a break, so take it already! More than likely, you will enjoy your rest and will come back a happier employee with a more positive attitude. Even if you cannot take a trip to a tropical paradise, a long weekend away doing something you love provides the same respite. You’re worth it, and you deserve a break today, so have fun enjoying life!
FIRE!8 If you haven’t scheduled a vacation for yourself yet, look at your calendar now and choose a day, a long weekend or a whole week to take a break. Once you’ve finished that step, get excited about what you’re going to do during your time off. Get creative and enjoy yourself!