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During the holiday season, we are all thankful for the things that we have. And over the years I’ve learned that when I travel that I need to make sure that I am thankful for the journey that I’ve taken and not to miss out on it while I’m on it.
When we travel it is always easy to think of the destination that we are going to, and if something goes wrong get upset and let it ruin our vacation. Here’s an example, on our honeymoon we went on a cruise. We were supposed to go to the Grand Cayman. Now you need to remember that we’ve been married for a LONG time, you know before a little thing called the internet ruled everything that we do. Yes, there were cell phones, but not smartphones. Anyways, the ship had to turn around and ended up in Key West, Florida. Needless to say being a new bride I was not happy. Fill in any word that you want here. We had no plans on what to do, plus we were stuck on the ship for an extra couple of hours while they unloaded the person who was ill. Well, after realizing that it was because of someone’s health I did calm down, however, I was still bummed that my dream honeymoon was ruined. Yes, everything did not turn out as I had dreamed and planned.
Here’s where I’m thankful. I was able to go to Key West. After I stopped pouting like a two-year-old, I was able to enjoy a day exploring the island with my new husband. We made a ton of memories, and I made it to my first Margaritaville Restaurant. Yes, I’m a Parrot Head. I was able to see things and do things that I NEVER would have been able to do if I had kept my negative attitude and pouted and sat on the ship. We actually ended up having dinner at the most amazing restaurant on the island with a beautiful sunset. Well, part of our sunset was covered by a ship, ours, so as the waiter put it, “We’re dead tonight because that dang ship came in.” Well, it was the most romantic dinner for the two of us in a super romantic spot with an amazing backdrop. Would I have had that in the Grand Cayman? No. Would I of had that if I wouldn’t have just sat back and enjoyed the journey? No. Looking back the unexpected detour was a blessing.
So friends, just like life and love when traveling the journey is what takes you places and it’s what to be thankful for.
With that thought, I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving -
And until next time, Love is the Journey!