Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Blogging from A to Z 2022 - Vacation & Valued

#AtoZChallenge 2022 Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter

Welcome to Day 22 of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge (2022) I will be discussing topics of interest to those who identify as women this year. The Book Connection is lucky number 78 in a list of more than 140 bloggers who are participating in 2022. I encourage you to check out the list and visit other blogs with topics of interest. 


What we all need from time to time is a vacation from life; time away from the day-to-day grind to recharge and refresh. Vacations don't always have to be this ridiculously planned, scheduled down to the minute getaways. You don't even always need to leave your home. It can simply be taking a few days off to do something you enjoy or to accomplish something on your to-do list that you can't during your regularly scheduled work week. Because we go to the Outer Banks in July, I know I'll have some real estate work to accomplish while down there. However, the simple freedom of knowing I can't possibly show houses because I am hundreds of miles away, makes it easier to handle. Then we have the beach, going out to eat, and time to just sit and read. 

I don't think anyone can place a price on the importance of feeling valued. Knowing you're appreciated, knowing you're loved, knowing people respect and trust you is priceless. It's important to show each other how grateful we are that they are in our lives and for how much they do for us. One of my favorite quotes is this one, because even if people can't see your value, your value is not diminished. It may be a struggle to see that, but it's true. 

What is your favorite type of vacation? How do others make you feel valued? How do you remember your value?  


Pradeep Nair said...

Landed on your blog via A2Z Challenge.
My favourite vacation spots are beaches or quiet retreats.
I feel valued when people share something with me, when they reach out to me for something, etc.
V = Vaccination

Dino said...

Getting a couple of nights away every now and then with my lovely wife is paradise.

Today's post: V Is For Vasily Lomachenko

Damyanti Biswas said...

My ideal vacation would be when I have enough time to read, with no chores involved :)

Cheryl said...

I enjoy beaches, too, Pradeep. Dino, I hear you. We have been trying to plan a short getaway for two years now. I can understand what you're saying, Damyanti. Sometimes I just have to ignore the housework and read.

Thanks for visiting today, everyone!

ladyleemanila said...

I'm going to see my mother in the Philippines in two weeks' time, yay! beaches, sun, sand, friends and family :)

Cheryl said...

That sounds like a lovely trip, ladyleemanila.