Think about the last time you took a vacation. Maybe it was a quick weekend trip or a longer two-week trip where you experienced the culture of a new place or met new friends. Maybe it was a day spent at the beach that allowed you time to relax and meditate. Maybe you toured another country and ate exotic foods. Whatever the case, vacations have a way of giving us a fresh perspective on life. It allows us a few moments to break away from the norm and see something different.
Many times, that’s just what we need to keep moving forward. Getting stuck in routines can sometimes hinder us from trying something different and making progress. Take the challenge to take a vacation or simply a few hours away from the norm. Grab a cup of coffee and read for a few minutes. Call a friend you haven’t talked to in months. Take the scenic route to work and enjoy God’s handiwork. Find something that gets you out of your daily routine and gain a fresh perspective on life.
~Coletta Jones Patterson
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