There is nothing like being away from everything familiar to you for a few days and reflect on what’s important, what’s bothersome and what never mattered at all. As the sun rays bounced off the glorious green waters of Cancun, I held myself grateful for how much truly I have in my life. That’s the thing about gratitude, just like bathing, it is only effective when done regularly.
Time and time again, I am reminded of what I have and that if I only focus on what I don’t have, I will forever thirst for a happiness that is illusory. It takes stepping away from it all and reflecting on the things that truly matter. When all material things are stripped, it comes down to camaraderie, connection, and love. Sure, it’s nice to have material things, but truly what remains are experiences and that comes from sharing moments with loved ones.
Although I went for a bachelor party. I came back feeling closer to my brother in-laws and other men who I have not had much time with before. It was a great reminder that when everyone is open to being connected, how much can be created and made stronger in relationships.
For that, I am grateful.