Gordon Green, M.Div., M.A. Counseling
Sometimes, we just need a vacation from our vacation—particularly for those of us who travel with kids and/or are visiting relatives! If it’s not the tension of being with family 24/7 in close quarters with each other, then it’s our own compulsion to get our money’s worth out of our trips. We cram as much into our day as our bodies and wallets can endure—what’s up with that? Many of us need to apply the true meaning of vacation to our trips: to vacate from our normal way of life. This is not about traveling to new, exotic places (although that’s not a bad idea). It’s about taking a break from the tyranny of busyness and decompress—relearn how to smell the roses. In practical terms, we need to schedule time on our vacations to reflect on God’s goodness and His blessings as we experience them. Then, in the spirit of Winston Churchill, we can keep calm and vacation on! Blessings to you and your families in your travels this summer!