Whether you celebrate or not, Thanksgiving remains one of the largest travel days out there. We’ve decided to stay put – for a multitude of reasons, traffic notwithstanding, but if you are going to travel…please be safe.
It amazes me – I might actually say *frightens* – how many people don’t recognize the responsibility of operating a vehicle. On heavily traffic weekends especially, accidents are way, WAY too common…
A long road trip may be a fun time, especially when you have company you love, and some good tunes. But. . .
But…driving safely (not tired, not intoxicated, not distracted, not angry etc) is not only for you…but for whomever is with you, and whoever else is out on the road. It isn’t just about us alone – we are driving machines capable of more than getting us to point A and B if we aren’t paying attention.
I know it feels like a damper but. . .if you’re headed somewhere during the holidays (frankly when we are headed anywhere) just be extra mindful so you and your loved ones stay safe.
I’m partly surprised by the influx of inbox articles about surviving holiday negativity…and also, in part (and sadly) expecting it. The GREAT news is, the articles are positive in nature, (though I’m still sorry to know that the sentiment is so widespread. Seemingly more so in 2016.) That said, I suppose it is more than evident in retail parking lots from December 1 through the 24th. . .
Thankfully, there is support – and commiseration – being shared to help you, your families, whomsoever needs it, to cope.
From Tiny Buddha, 7 Strategies To Stay Sane This Holiday Season, by Bridgid Elsken Galloway.
From Daily OM, The Gift Of A Positive Image, by Madisyn Taylor.
From Esteemology (great for Empaths and ESPs), Surviving the Dysfunctional Christmas: Savannah’s Holiday Survival Tips, by Savannah Grey.
I occasionally get some odd looks when ingurgitating my bag of seaweed chips – they’re absolutely delicious, despite what skeptics may think! But I imagine if I held up a jelly-like sphere, crystal clear as could be, to imbibe my thirst…and then, I devoured the skin in a gulp!
Skipping Rocks Lab
That’s right! So much for piles and pits of plastics!
Ooho!, designed by Skipping Rocks Lab, has been created as an environmentally safe solution, making portable water more sustainable.
To add to the monumental benefit of such a feat, the Company’s use of sodium alginate and calcium chloride (derived from seaweed) has also brought the cost substantially lower from traditional plastics – to approximately one to two pennies per capsule!
Mother Nature inspired the sphere, which I can’t say surprises me – the Universe is pretty remarkable.