For some reason my desperate need for a day off and beachtime has caused me to think about life and question the meaning of recent events. Or maybe because it's Spring Break here in Paradise. The traffic is heavy and everyone is in a hurry. In a hurry...to have fun?
Did you ever take a moment and wonder why life is so busy? Why is everyone in such a hurry, as if life as we know it will end if we don't accomplish some task by a certain deadline? Who is making the rules? Why do we allow ourselves to over-commit to others and not over-commit to ourselves?
There have been times in my life when I was forced to stop. Illness is something we don't want to deal with. We are too busy to be sick. But when we push ourselves to the point of utter exhaustion our bodies can become the obstacle that stops us from moving forward. Patience has never been an endearing quality of mine, but there have been times in my life when I had absolutely no choice in the matter. I was forced to stop, like it or not, and wait for healing. At the time, I thought life would end. I would never make it through. But looking back on it now, it really wasn't that long. It was 'doable'. I learned from it.
Sometimes things happen in our lives that make us change the way we think about what's important. People who have near death experiences relate that suddenly their perceptions change and life slows down just a bit. Spending more time with family and friends and enjoying life becomes a little more important than getting that next big deal.
If I live to be 100, I don't think I will regret not making one more phone call or one more appointment for my job or other commitments that is outside of taking care of myself and my family. It's important to remember that life is not a guarantee. It's here now, but in a moment it can be gone. There are no promises of tomorrow. Let's live in the moment!
I'm about to close a deal on a fantastic beach home for some special people from Georgia. They are so excited that in a very short time they will have a little beach home of their very own to come to anytime they choose. This is a great example of people who realize that taking a little time off for 'me' time is very important. It's the way things should be. It makes us better people, better friends, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters. After all, if we don't slow down and take care of ourselves, how can we help anyone else?
We've got some great deals on beach getaways. If you've been considering it, don't wait! Properties are going fast and prices are on the rise. The bottom has come and gone in Panama City Beach.
Take a little time off and come feel the sand between your toes. We'll be waiting for you!