Sometimes a small vacation is all I need to recharge my batteries. Past years we spent our vacations at Niagara Falls, ON but there is only some things that you can see there and going back over and over doesn’t make much sense, right?
We decided one day to go to Gaspésie, QC but we changed our mind because it was kinda far, a 10 hours drive without stopping. So we changed our destination for New Brunswick, which we thought it would be closer. It took us the same time 😆 but we did stop a few times on the road. Traveling with young children is not easy, especially if they get car sick so yeah…it was a long, painful drive but once there it was so worth it.
If you decide to visit Canada or if you are here but want to visit some other place than the one you live in, I definitely recommend Parlee Beach 🌊 in Shediac, NB. Once you are there, drive for one more hour to see the Hopewell Rocks, NB. It was truly an awesome experience.
I want to mention the nice people out there. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. They speak both French and English and even if sometimes their French is not perfect they do their best to make you understand them. Really nice place with really nice people. ❤️
Where are you spending your vacation this summer? 😊
People! Life! We have this impression that is all so complex. We have this impression that we know better. We have this impression that we can control it all. It’s all just our imagination in the end. As a matter of fact, people and life are simple! You see, people are selfish and life is what we make of it.
Wait a minute! you might say. People are selfish? What does that mean? Well, it’s true if you think about it. And yes, that includes me as well. We all talk and think constantly about ‘I’. I want food! I want clothes! I want a new car! I want a new house! I want…you think about it, it’s all about ‘I’. Even when we think we are helping others, in the end, we are helping ourselves. We feel good after we made a good gesture, we feel important and helpful, our self-esteem is growing. We are selfish. But that is not necessarily a bad thing because you see when you make something good for those around you and you feel good about it, what do you want to do? Make some more good things, right?
Life is not complex at all. You make your life the way you want it. Stop! Don’t think about those material things that you can’t afford. Think about your state of mind. So, you can’t afford that new car, or new clothes, or a house. And that makes you unhappy and you automatically think that your life is horrible because if you would have money you would be happier because you could afford all those things! False! The more you have, the more you want. The more you want, the more you miss the money. The more you have, the bigger are your responsibilities which bring more stress and anxiety into your life. With that in mind, think about how simple life is! If you stop and enjoy what you have instead of worrying about what you don’t have, do you think that you might start enjoying life and little things? Maybe you can enjoy your health, maybe you can enjoy the little food you put on your kids’ table, maybe you can enjoy that smile or hug that someone gave you. Go ahead and roll your eyes and tell me how wrong I am, but in the end, if you do not stop to worry about what you don’t have, you will never enjoy life fully and you will never be truly happy.
Thank for reading! xoxo
xoxo Cristina B.