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Maximize Your Vacation

Inject some purpose into your free time.

Published: August 6, 2011


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Visitor Comments: 6

(5) uri, August 11, 2011 7:09 PM

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(4) lisa, August 11, 2011 12:04 PM

Our time is never on vacation!!

Are we really ever "off?" If anything we are just in a different zip code. We can always use every minute & every situation to improve ourselves. Even on vacation we can be faced with challanges.

(3) Yeheskel, August 11, 2011 3:59 AM

non-directed time with family is important

I think it is ok to not have goals other than reconnecting... to walk with my son and find out where he's holding religously and with his secular life is important ... same with my daughters... wonderful to make memories around a campfire... to struggle with Shabbat in the woods... only thing which would be better if the vacation was in the eretz....

(2) Shoshana, August 10, 2011 3:18 PM

Great!

I'm about to go and visit family whom i don't see very often shortly and hearing this was the best thing for me at this time. Deciding our purpose before we go (and writing it down) can help us tremendously in accomplishing something that we feel is important. Without this decision beforehand I can imagine one may say to themselves afterwards what on earth did I do with that valuable time?!! What a waste!! Take R. Salomon's advice and accomplish your goals with your free time!

(1) Anonymous, August 9, 2011 2:48 PM

I never travel without my art supplies

No matter where I go i take pastels, or pencils and sit on the beach and draw for hours! I cannot even THINK of wasting a moment of my life and not learning something new!!

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