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Vacationing is good…but we shouldn’t take a vacation from learning.
A couple of things learning from this vacation.
We are enjoying our time in Fort Lauderdale as a family. Rebecca and I have both remarked that having 6 of us packed into a typical sized hotel room with a couple of queen sized beds feels a bit like a sleep over. She says she loves having all of her kids in the same room. The younger girls love it too. It has reinforced our desire to downsize our home and further simplify our lives. A bigger home does not a closer family make.
Learning number 2 – No matter how early you get up to go walking – there seems to be people who are already there enjoying the peace and tranquility of a quiet walk on the beach. Lot’s of people even older than me… walking, even faster than me. I imagine all they could teach me about life as I consider all they have experienced…. I consider asking a few of them but don’t. Still it’s fun to imagine.
3) The picture above represents most of the books and magazines that made it into our travel bags.
Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography – Recommended by daughter Brittany who did not make it on this trip (college and stuff)
The China Study – The most comprehensive study on health and nutrition ever conducted. (It basically dismantles our Western style diets, eating patterns and health institutions) It’s a real wake up call for anyone who really wants to live a cancer free life and more. Highly recommended reading.
Delivering Happiness – The story of Zappos told by Tony… excellent! A culture building classic.
Quiet – The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain – My wife loves this book and I get to read it next. Are you an introvert? The world is run by them. http://www.thepowerofintroverts.com/
Find Something to Do – A book of no prop team builders and activities…by my friend Jim Cain (no relation to Susan)
Fit for Life – my wife reads and re-reads this book
The Original Kindle – lots of titles on it…but daughter Brooklyn is reading the e-book version of Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Tech over turning pages.
We actually brought 4 copies of Ender’s Game – we are reading it as a family. Great book.
And a few others….about marriage, juicing, storytelling, and life. All good. All to keep us in a state of becoming. One thing we never want to take a vacation from is learning!
“The Law of Learning. – The only difference between the truly successful, great, or wise, and those who aren’t, is the gap of ability which is widened or narrowed due to our ability to learn from anyone, anything, anytime. (Thank you Daniel Burns)
The Law of Gratitude. – We are blessed with so many things in our lives, but the speed in which we live often hinders us from pausing just a moment to reflect on these blessings. How great is it to wake up and feel good… to have an assortment of fresh fruit on our
countertops ready for us to enjoy… to have access to any type of information our minds desire… to be so easily and quickly connected with friends and family on a daily basis. How cool is all of this! Personally, this law is at the top of my list because it fuels all of the other laws listed in this T4D. (Thank you Teresa Mount)
The Law of Smiles – -Don’t go through life with a sour look on your face. When the server at a fast food restaurant gives you your
meal and change, give them a smile. When you have a conversation with a co-worker, smile. Even the tensest situations lose some of their edge if the people engaged are smiling. Life’s too short to go through it as a miserable person or causing misery to others. A simple please and thank you accompanied by a genuine smile will brighten anyone’s day. And, when you start doing it, people will reciprocate and give you the same response. And, then your day will be brightened too. (Thank you Dave Collins)
The Law of Wellness- Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Don’t cut your life short by making unhealthy decisions that will affect your physical, mental, and social well being. Lead a
healthy lifestyle and allow yourself to truly enjoy everything life has to offer. (Thank you KATE )
The Law of Action – I would add the Law of Action – life is so very short. We don’t have time to procrastinate. Don’t put off tomorrow what you have the ability to do/try today. We don’t want to leave this world regretting we waited too long to make a move. This includes
something as “small” as telling someone you love them, to something as grand as changing careers, buying a house, or taking a trip.