May 9, 2012

What Happens In Vegas

READY… “Vegas means comedy, tragedy, happiness and sadness all at the same time.” ~ Artie Lange

AIM… I just returned from a business/pleasure trip to Las Vegas with my husband. We’ve been to Vegas before and I must say, it’s a city that never fails to live up to my expectations. We had an enjoyable escape together, and my husband experienced some wonderful business advances. It’s so good for our marriage to be able to have time to reconnect and have fun in the midst of our crazy lives.

While we did lots of “people-watching” of the other thousands of people we encountered, I often thought about the Vegas marketing slogan: “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” Truthfully, I’m not really sure that’s accurate. Sure, that’s what they WANT you to think, but reality says otherwise. Las Vegas is a 24-hour, non-stop opportunity to experience things that affect ALL of your senses. With each of your experiences, you have the potential to bring home great memories, amazing pictures and obscene amounts of money. You also have the potential to bring home a guilty conscience, heart break and regret, and financial wreckage. No matter who you choose to personify in a city such as Las Vegas, you are still you, and at some point, you will meet yourself again when the giddy escape ride comes to a screeching halt at the reality station.

Like all things, there are appropriate times, places, and limits to enjoying all life has to offer us without tempting fate and personal peril. I say, live a little, love a lot, but be sure you can still look yourself in the mirror and like the man or woman staring back at the end of the day.

FIRE!   Let your hair down and plan a fun escape, even if it’s simply a crazy game night at home. We all need time to rest, relax, and get riled up. Share your creative ideas…if you dare!

Be Excellent!

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