In case you can’t tell, I’m feeling a bit sentimental after a week of family parties, vacation and adventure…
Lesson #1: While cautious kids may be born (especially to cautious mothers), there’s no telling what a little encouragement from adventurous dads will get them to not only do, but enjoy.
Lesson #2: My parents and in-laws are proof that it’s not the number of candles on your cake, but the number of friends by your side that makes milestone years worthy of celebration.
Lesson #3: There’s just something about a Manhattan Beach afternoon. Even whining sounds sweeter on an ocean breeze. (Which explains how I survived working in advertising for so many years down there.)
Lesson #4: Southern California is home to some of our favorite people and places. A quick trip just isn’t enough—next time we must see more of them.
Lesson #5: Saying goodbye to vacation is never easy, but saying hello to good friends (with good wine) when you return makes all the difference.
I hope you not only learned a thing or two this past week, but that you’re willing to share in the comments. I’d love to hear from you!