Even a Workaholic Needs a Break Every Once In A While!
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Hi. I’m Christy. And I’m a workaholic. I always have been and it’s a blessing…and a curse.
I put work first…a LOT. My parents instilled a strong work ethic in me and for that I’m proud. But sometimes, even a workaholic needs to let loose, take a break, and just enjoy the finer things in life. This weekend, I’ve been unplugging, getting behind (stressing a little about that), and enjoying. Galveston is an awesome place to live when you want to unwind, and my family rocks as a support system.
The recent purchase of the tandem and carrier helps. I mean, who wouldn’t want to ride this on the Seawall? After a few hours at the pool (almost completely unplugged I might add…YAY ME), we took off on a
limo bike ride to get something to eat.
For the record, the back seat is the easy ride. Yes I pedal, but I’m pretty sure B does most of the work while I enjoy the scenery. What? He’s stronger than I am. It only makes sense.
I just love the view as we drive down the Seawall and pedaling is not my first priority. But my feet keep moving so that counts. It really does. I mean it.
A nice 3 mile drive (shush B…it’s a FULL 3 miles there and 3 miles back) to McAllister’s Deli for a nice healthy vegetarian lunch, and then back home we go!
To enjoy the view one more time. Yes, the rocks are a little too sea-weedy, but the ocean has cleaned up for the year and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else on the planet.
I’m glad I stopped and smelled the ocean air a bit this weekend. There’s always Monday. I’ll catch back up and the memories I’m making in the meantime are priceless. Just like my family.
It’s the Little Things…and The Smiles!
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“Through the eyes of a child you will see the world just as it ought to be.” -author unknown
As adults, we often get busy and forget to appreciate the little things in life. Sometimes it’s wise to just step back and look at things through the eyes of a child.
My Bubby’s eyes hold the innocence and wonder of the world. When I’m too busy or stressed, I watch him play. This weekend, while we were at the pool, he found a bottle cap. Then he found rocks.
Oh what fun he had with his treasures. The simple treasures of the world that surround us every day. Those things that we forget to cherish in our busy lives. Those are his playground.
I love his inner and outward beauty. I love seeing the world through his wide-eyed wonderment when I take the time to look. I need to look more often. And I need to look through my own eyes. We all do.
Sure there is much sadness in our world, but there is also beauty and excitement. It’s time to embrace what our children see again. How amazingly happy we would all be if we just saw the world through the eyes of a child. What a beautiful world we would live in if we would just embrace this.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I have some rocks to play with. There are castles to be built and I’m missing out on the wonderment of life! Are you?