Saturday, May 21, 2011

101 Ways To Smile: Plan A Trip

Our recent jaunts- some pretty far, like Anaheim, some 20 minutes away in La Jolla- have inspired me to start a new family tradition.  I read a study that showed you receive the most health benefits from vacations BEFORE you actually go on them, due to anticipation. And one of my favorite wisdom givers, Gordon Livingston says in How to Love
that having something to look forward to is one of the mainstays for happiness. In that spirit, every time a trip or getaway or just a simple outing of ours ends, I'm going to immediately plan another.  The research of planning- the maps, google searches, talks with others about fun things they've done- is almost as fun as going! Our next outing is to (cousin) Reef's Nocturnal Birthday party, and after that we have a beach vacation planned in July. What are you doing this summer?

In case you haven't noticed, I'm making 101 Ways To Smile a series on Flux Capacitor
I'm going to try to have one new entry every week that is meaningful and real for my family

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KellyMellyBoBellyBananaFanna said...

trips are the best! have fun!

this is totally the year of travel for us. we did spain and italy in february and just got back from california, alaska, canada, and washington. key west this summer!


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Ms. Moon said...

I call the time before a trip "foreplay."

Sadie said...

You're right- the anticipation is as much fun as the trip itself!! I just returned from a week in Cozumel with a girlfriend, and have a week at a NC beach in July with my parents, sister's family, and my fella... Then when that's over I'll have to plan something new!

West Houston Freecycle said...


I have never commented on your blog, before, but tonight i feel i must.

I am so sorry for your loss, the loss of your grandmother who never was what she should have been, for you. i am sorry for the loss of a grandma you deserved... I too have a grandma that i wish I could wish away and not love, and not care about, but I do love her. I am now 33 years old and still have yet to get the truth from her or my father, yet my memory, the police reports, the missing child (me) , I remember this! The sheriff himself relieved when i was finally back in my Mommas arms. It is to much to ignore. Oh well, my life will go on, shoot ( not the word I really wanted to use ).

I am happy ( really more than happy, Life has truly blessed me) with or with out her. And i wish you the BEST, the STRENGTH, and the HAPPINESS you deserve. And you do deserve it!!!!!

Evangeline said...

Couldn't agree more. I always have something I am looking forward to that I hold like a talisman in the months or weeks leading up to it.
Right now it is a trip to Florida. It doesn't happen until December, but because it is our one big trip for many years (and many years to come) it is already looming large.

98126res said...

what pretty girls and a handsome young man in your photo threesome! And I love the thought of an upcoming trip too :)

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