Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Good Morning...[Only Once]

To those of you coming here, you're probably wonder what a strange title. I wonder what he's up to this time.

I managed to get out for a walk in the wee hours of the morning. It's quite cool then, making the walk generally refreshing. As I walked you could see the lights flickering on at the various residences as people were waking up to begin their day. As I walked, I thought that people have loads of different ways to getting their days started. Some ease into the day, some wish the day would take a little longer to come, still some others got up and began the mad rush of getting ready for the day.

This morning I felt like I was in total control. While on the street it felt like me and God as I looked at the changes in the sky - something many of us miss or take for granted. It took some time before I eventually started seeing other people, only starting to meet them when I was about half way through my walk.

Greeting many, if not all of them. I started to notice something. They were telling me "Good Morning..."(only once).  Now this may seem strange to you, but I remember when I used to walk years ago, when there was more of me to go around. [Being grossly overweight] As I passed people, they would say "Morning, Morning".  After a while, I got to thinking that I was huge; which I was. So within the silhouette of the early morning, I probably looked like more than one person.

Thank God that I'm now single in the physical sense again. My wife no longer can be accused of bigamy - as there is only one of me again.  Having liked that positive feedback, I'll continue to change my vowel from FAT to FIT. [That was not a typo]

Have a great day folks! Feel free to weigh in.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

When I saw this....

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This special hit my email earlier this week with the top travel steals. As I read it I realized that these are truly top "Steals", and then I went back to what I read for St. Lucia. So this is what they are doing now Red Jet has stopped flying! I figured that what they are using instead must be good since unless St. Lucia moved farther away, this must be one heck of an experience to command that kind of price. 

I got to thinking what the St. Lucian government must be experiencing to attract visitors to their shores. How are these prices going to help generate and foster a Caribbean Community, never mind Caribbean businesses? 

What are others within the Caribbean being charged to come to Barbados is probably something that I need to consider as well. Since I didn't have those options due to my city of origin. 

Would love to hear / read the thoughts of others. It's no wonder the US Embassy is increasing the prices of Visas when they see the tourism potential. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Family Lime

There's something to be said for having some downtime with family. I had this opportunity recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. No major traffic, no phone calls, no anything pressing - except to check in on my email for occasional pre-planned items. I didn't even concern myself with any real shopping. In short form, I was bone tired and needed to just rest.

It got me thinking about work-life balance. Are we really so caught up in the rat race that we negate the importance of rest and downtime? Why is it necessary to obtain time saving devices only to replace the saved time with 2-3 other activities? This does us no good really other than to push us so much closer to eternal rest as is seen by the stress related deaths. Do we really have any control over the things that we worry about and how does worrying get us any closer to viable solutions? Though I haven't quite figured out the solutions, it would be interesting to read the thoughts of others on how they cope in this "modern" world.

Until then, take care.

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