The Lazcataion: Taking Time To Do Nothing With The People You Love

by Randy Murray on August 13, 2013

As a family we have made a point to return every year to the beaches of North Carolina’s Outer Banks and pretty much do nothing.

Most days we’ll drag our chairs and umbrellas out to the beach where we’ll read and occasionally jump in the water to cool off. We’ll sometimes walk up and down the beach, take a dip in the pool, and maybe play a board game back in the cabin or watch a DVD at night. We’ll eat most meals in, perhaps visit a few shops, and then, return to read more.

It’s a wonderful time to recharge. And we’re blessed that our daughters not only enjoy this type of vacation, they wouldn’t miss it, even now in their busy, young, adult lives.

We enjoy vacations where we explore and DO things, but this week, once a year, is just for us to be together and do nothing together. It’s difficult to find the words to express how much I love it.

I highly recommend this practice. If you cannot afford to travel (and this vacation for us is very inexpensive), then stay at home, but make a point of being together. Make it a ritual, something that you start early in your family life and never, ever miss. Turn off your phones and your email and let the world manage itself for a week.

Be lazy. Be together. We’ve found it a remarkably happy time together and I look forward to many more years of doing not much at all with my daughters and the generations to follow.

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