The kids were gone for a few hours, and when they finally returned, their smiles were bright, and their cheeks were glowing... from both the sun and the massive ice cream cones they'd eaten. And I'd missed it.
By removing ourselves from normal surroundings, we are able to look at the world through a new lens. Traveling allows our brains to notice the simple pleasures we overlook in our everyday routines. Those that we forget to give thanks for.
I washed your clothes for the past 18 years so you could spend your time on more important things like studying, resume building and improving your social ranking on the Kardashian app. But since you are leaving tomorrow, it's time to learn. Here is a simple set of instructions.
Older adults might switch fascination from the bedroom to the bathroom, where one's sexual moves would be replaced by the desire for regular movements. Or, they might choose whichever room in the house would be their napping place.
When my sons were little, there was a group of moms I talked to at school functions and basketball games, mostly about our kids. Now, the kids aren't the reason we socialize -- we do it because we want to.
We've waxed poetic about berries before, those devilish beauties that are impossible to resist. But beneath their beautiful veneers lies a colorful -- and dare we say fatal -- juice. Until now, that is.