Life is like a mixed drink. It can be clear, sparkly, and beautiful
And sometimes you don't even have to pick the fruit for your drink. Sometimes it just comes on little sticks.
It's often best enjoyed by a setting sun.
Our Caribbean trip had many sweet, beautiful flavors. But a good drink is sweet with a bit of sour tang.
Like realizing that even in paradise life may not seem so idyllic. On a drive back from the lunch with the drinks with fruit on little sticks, I was reminded to be thankful for what I have and to realize what my money could do for others if I would spend less on stuff, and more on people who truly need it. It's hard to see, but this family didn't have money for a child gate for the kid in the doorway. That's a piece of plywood being used as a play gate. Do I need crap to make myself comfortable? Or does a small child need the money my crap could buy?
So yes -- I spent too much money on vacation. Yes, I bought something I didn't need. Yes, I gave into my eating disorder and substantially overate too many times. Yes, I've gained 15 pounds since I got married and ED is having a field day making me miserable. But you know what? Everyone falls out of the saddle once in a while. I can dust myself off and get back up. Because I have so many fewer obstacles to fight in life than so many people. I know I can do it.
How do you get yourself back on track after a vacation?