Good Morning. This is the view out the balcony today. Peacful and inviting. Or at least it appears to be.
We brought the kids and came to Panama City, Florida with my brother-in-law Paul. That makes the total count =10. 7 kids and 3 adults. Yesterday I spent a lot of the time cooking, shopping for bathing suits that were left behind or too small, breaking up arguments and being a peace-keeper, issuing naps and being the director of the time management department. All this was going on while the guys did…..um….I’m not really sure what they were doing. For anyone who is married with children, you know what I mean.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love my family but my idea of a vacation at the beach includes things like reading a good book while lounging near the surf, sipping something cold and taking a dip in cool water without multiple monkeys attached to my back. Oh wait. That was life before kids. Some surreal dream I think I had long, long ago.
So I”m awake this morning with my Zoe because she didn’t get the memo about sleeping in while we’re on vacation and I have some time to prepare myself for what could be a repeat of yesterday.
(insert picture of me with eyes closed repeating some slick saying over and over)
OK. I thought of one.
“You will go exceedingly farther in 2 months by being genuinely interested in 2 people than you will in 2 years of trying to get people interested in you”
Ahhh. Focus. Love. Give. Serve. Go with the flow.
Go to the beach and play. Whatever you’re doing today, make it worth giving up a day of your life for.