Gratitude Expressed on Vacation

Gratitude-VacationTo say that my Gratitude Levels are at a peek these past couple days would be an understatement. I have taken a break from the cooler temperatures of NJ and head south to the west coast of Florida to visit family members down here.

The flight down was uneventful – the best kind of flight to have in my opinion! Even though I call it vacation, I was expressing my gratitude to the fact that I had a couple hours of distraction free time! In a rare instance, I had a window seat for the flight down (I usually try to get an aisle seat). Not wanting to disturb other passengers, I settled in to the inside seat and started to focus.

I had a couple of notebooks with me – these contained ideas and thoughts of things I wanted to do. Some were business oriented, some were updates to this website here. Some of the notes were things that popped into my head at random time while other were from strategic meetings I had with mentors and coaches. This was the perfect time to get organized. Need I say that it was a wonderfully productive time!

You may be thinking, “Paul – come on… You are starting vacation! What are you doing organizing and compiling your notes?” Well let me say this… knowing that I have wanted to do that for a long time and that I had my notes in multiple places has been on my mind for weeks now. The act of finally getting the time to do it and complete it will allow me to relax and enjoy my vacation! That sense of accomplishment and the need to not have to think about it is a Gratitude level increase!

My suggestion for you is this – do you have something that is on your To Do list, but you have not gotten around to do it? Is there something that is just gnawing away at you, day and night? Are you carrying around a task in your head? My advice is to just go and do it! You will be grateful to accomplish it as well as not having to carry it around with you where ever you go.

Be Well.
The Gratitude Guru


  1. eileen croom on February 18, 2011 at 10:33 am

    have a marvelous vacation!
    and thank you for each and every day of attitude for gratitude! what a blessing………..

  2. Laurence Hansen on February 18, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Saying that the temperatures are “cooler” in New Jersey must be the understatement of this winter season.

    Clearly, though, I agree with you about doing a little work at the start of a vacation. When I’ve had some organizing or planning activity that I just can’t get to in my normal schedule, it is amazing how easy it can be to complete and how it prepares me for relaxation if I tackle it early in a vacation. Then I can truly allow myself to relax and fully enjoy the vacation.

    Have a great time in Florida!


  3. Menka on February 19, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Beautiful. Enjoy now Paul.

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