It only took us 25 years of marriage to head out and actually disconnect from the world for a week. We were blessed by friends and family who made it possible for Cathy and I to actually go someplace new and beautiful. As we planned the trip, we both knew we didn’t want to be “normal” tourists. This new healthier life that we are living has opened the doors for us to look for new adventures everywhere we go. This anniversary trip wasn’t going to be typical. Now understand, relaxing and unwinding from life is important and needed sometimes, but that doesn’t have to mean laying around a pool all day or sitting on a porch enjoying a view. We did plenty of that…but we added some new things.
One of these adventures involved kayaking. We’ve kayaked before, but never like this. From a local beach we went out determined to see one of the world’s iconic vacation views…the Arch of Cabo San Lucas. After working our way through some beautiful, yet rough, waters we arrived. It was worth every bit of effort it took us to get there. I have to say it was a pretty cool moment for both of us as we sat in a little two person kayak where the Bay of Saint Luke meets the Pacific Ocean.
Around us were plenty of other boats as well. There were many water taxis filled with tourists being motored out to see the arch. They would pull up, take lots of pictures, and then be taken back to the shore via a gas powered motor. This was a great way for them to see the sight but it just wasn’t enough for us. As we traveled the 30-45 minute journey back to the beach we both talked about how “special” this was. We felt we had earned the view. Our hard work paid off and the memory we had created was amazing.
Earning the view was more than just seeing this beautiful location. It was about us seeing ourselves differently. The view of ourselves has been drastically changed by this life change. We’ve worked hard to be healthier and we are now seeing life in a whole new light. Our view has been drastically altered. BUT, this is not just something “special” that has happened to us. It’s available to you as well.
As you continue on your journey to health, ask yourself…what are you doing to stretch yourself in new ways? How are you at trying new things? Where can you do something different and “earn the view”?
We say this often through our blog, but it needs to be repeated. There is a new life out there to be lived. Grab ahold of it today. There is so much to see and so many lives to be impacted. Let’s work together to live to the fullest.
- Mark Cornelison
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