Saturday, January 31, 2009

Eat, sleep or holiday?

Pick a choice! Eat, sleep or holiday...which one you choose first? Some might select to eat first, especially those who have heavy appetite and love eating more than anything else. I have three sons, my first son prefers to eat first and sleep later. Without a full stomach, he finds difficult to rest. I am different, I rather like to sleep first and eat later. I love sleeping but just that, time does not allow me to rest too long. They you grow older you sleep lesser. Not me! Without seven hours of solid sleep, the following day won't be a pleasant one.

During the recent Chinese New Year, I had a chance to ask the above question with an eleven year old child. Christ who promptly responded..."I pick holiday first!" His logic was...on holiday he can eat and eat and sleep until no end. What a smart reply! How true...I should have picked holiday too. Not only abundance of food and relaxation are assured, but plenty of romance and love making could be added as well. Never knew a young child knows better than an adult!

Food for thought - "A holiday gives one a chance to look backward and forward, to reset oneself by an inner compass" — May Sarton.

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