I love the simple joys of life. It's so easy to be swept away by things that, in the grand scheme of things, don't matter at all. It's just one of those human conditions that each of us will always battle - we are continually searching for something to live for. As much as we are told it's all about fame, fortune and wealth, it isn't. In the end, we find the most peace and joy from the simple things. Family, good friends, nature, a good book. Time spent with the simple things will never be wasted. Truly appreciating these things allows everything else to fall into place.
I can't wait for this break to really start. Spending the rest of the week with family will make a return to real life a lot more bearable. Sometimes a chance to step back and refocus is all I need.