Sunset at Edisto Beach, South Carolina
What a wonderful gift.
A few years ago, I desperately wanted to get away. I’d been through some major transitions in everything from kids growing up, to the end of a decades-long marriage, to major changes in my business.
Times were tough. Spirits were low. Money was tight.
So I asked my folks, who love to travel as much as I do, to join me at a beach in South Carolina. They said yes, and we found the perfect house at the perfect spot on the perfect beach for a week of healing. The kids came too, and it was just what we all needed.
It was a wonderful gift.
As I write this, years later, I’ve brought them back to that same house, on that same beach, and this time, I’m covering the costs.
I can’t tell you how good that feels.
The beauty of being an entrepreneur is that it gives us the freedom to create, or re-create, our life in any way we want. This year, my parents are the ones needing healing, as they cope with the inevitable issues of growing older. It is my joy to be able to offer them the same gift they once gave me.
So I’ve thought about all that and more this week, while walking the sea strand and watching the pelicans fly at lightening speed so close to the water.
In fact, I find myself thinking about a lot of things…