‘Which One Are You?’
I saw this note tonight and had to capture it.
‘Love Is Louder’…Ain’t that the truth.
How on-point for these times these words are and what a beautiful reminder of what matters in life.
I took this picture tonight on our way back to our hotel from the gelato shop. Sauntering by the marina with the cool ocean breeze blowing on our faces through the warmth of the hot summer day, we got back about 9:30pm.
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We left Kamloops early this morning, stopped by a girlfriends for a visit and to do some work, checked in to our room and got right to it.
We got to doing all the things.
The other three I hang with go along with it and most of the time they’re on the same page as me when it comes to vacation time spent. When I travel, my version of relaxing is doing. I don’t like to miss life and since I was little, I’ve loved experiencing as much as I can each day I wake up on this side of the ground.
Often in the past, I’ve thought this was a problem…that there was something wrong with me, that maybe I’m too uptight or don’t know how to relax but then I realized ‘relaxing’ is just a broader word for peace and joy and if doing fun stuff gives me peace and joy, then I guess I’m relaxed.
There are times when I know I have to physically chill and just stop doing anything at all so I do that in small increments and that works well for me.
I rejuvenate when I’m alone and even with 5 minutes of quiet time in my car by myself, reading scripture in the morning before anyone wakes, or going on a brisk walk and not looking at my phone is all I need to ‘get away’ from the chaos of the day and re-energize.
Over the years since I realized there isn’t anything wrong with me and there are others who ‘relax’ the same way, I began to take notice of the fact that two out of the four of us vary with our preferences of the above matter.
Jeff and Braden like doing activities but they also like to hang out, chill and take a more laid-back approach to their vacay time.
Luke and I…we like to go.
If he wasn’t nine years old or didn’t fatigue like he does especially at night…I’m sure we would be out for a late night walk or adventure together. Though I’m a homebody, when I travel I could happily be on adventures and outings from dawn ’til dusk.
Which one are you?
Do you prefer the people-watching, walking, activity-filled days or do you gain more by reading a book pool-side, shopping and enjoying a coffee on a patio?
What are your favourite ways to get some R&R?