For almost a week, we vacationed at Virginia Beach. Usually, I take my computer to keep up with what’s going on Facebook, Twitter, etc., but with all the turmoil occurring with Covid and protests, I chose to leave my laptop behind, and I’m GLAD I did.
The most interesting part of vacation was the TOTAL lack of stress by not checking comments and posts in the Facebook and Twitter feeds. Instead, I found myself relaxing and enjoying the sunrises on the balcony while drinking coffee.
Listening to the crashing waves, seeing the pelicans and seagulls seeking early morning feeding, and having the cool morning, salty air flow past me caused all the worries of the world to simply melt away. I was with my wife, the love of my life, and our daughter and two wonderful grandchildren. The world was, for those days, quite close to normal.
This was when I began to realize that perhaps we’d all do ourselves a great favor by spending less time watching the dismal news stations and the alarming shared posts that bombard our minds via social media. Nature seemingly is undisturbed and a welcome to ease your thoughts.
Our vacation environment also stoked my muse concerning several of the books I’ve been working on. I’m excited to proceed with those now.
Stay safe. More to come soon.