A Vacation of a Lifetime

Well, we’re back from South Africa and I must be getting old. It’s taken me a full week to get over the jet lag (almost!). I have to say that the trip was one of the best family vacations I have ever had. Being with our South African family and celebrating my niece’s Bat Mitzvah was wonderful and then we went on safari. We all had high expectations for this and these were exceeded by a mile! It is beyond my word capability to describe the awesomeness of being able to witness the incredible nature of the bush. The integrity that the animals live by is enough to humble any human. Driving through the bush and focussing completely on spotting movement felt like a total experience of being in the now. It felt to me like no coincidence that I was reading at that time, “The power of now” by Eckhart Tolle. With the coming together of the two experiences, the book exploded in meaning for me. An incredible book.

I am so grateful for having had this experience and sharing it with those I love increases my gratitude a hundred-fold.