Do you hear it? There’s a sound of calypso drums setting the tropical breezes in motion, giving happy feet to those who wander across the wet sandy beach looking for little shells, those mementos of the moment. A little laughter can be heard from the couple snuggling under the beach umbrella nearby and from the children running and building sand castles. It’s a glorious day. The salt sea air is just beginning to make you feel a little stronger, a little more playful, and a little more at peace. It’s a great vacation. At least, it would be, if you actually left your living room.
The fact is you can enjoy mini moments, little flights of fancy to different spaces and places, ones that free your heart and mind and give you the buoyancy to keep afloat. You can escape on your own little adventure any time you want, any time it feeds your soul. A virtual vacation is a good thing.
You may find yourself at a beach, or up in the mountains, walking through vast canyons, hiking up and up past the tree line. You may be in Europe at a little café just ordering your favorite cappuccino, smiling at the waiter who always seems to flirt with you a little. Apparently, he doesn’t care a bit how old you might be.
Yes, sometimes, the good times are right at your finger tips. All it takes is a few quiet moments, and a little willingness to just slip away to somewhere glorious. After all, the “real” world will call you back soon enough, keep you guessing at what it might toss your way next, and keep reminding you that you’re not really in control. When that happens, grab some lemonade and your favorite moo-moo and head out to your deck, feel the sun on your cheeks and the breeze in your hair and check in to the little beach hotel down the road. After all you have control over your imagination and it is always happy to take you anywhere that makes you smile.
Time for some fun in the sun? Drift away!
Know someone who has a birthday coming up but can’t swing the 5-star, beachfront, week long getaway to celebrate (pshh… neither can we)? Send them the perfect virtual vacation ecard to help them enjoy a momentary vacation for the soul.