The breeze that rustles your Dupatta is just perfect – neither too cold nor too hot. You dip your toes in the water and take in the lush greenery. Your all-inclusive resort package allows you to order as much food and drink as you like. You sip on a refreshing lemonade and think to yourself… this is paradise. I could live here forever.
But that thought doesn’t last for long. You start thinking of the credit card bill that will be greeting you soon. How you may have to work extra to pay off this vacation. If finances are no issue, your mind will worry about the gazillion calories you consumed at the buffets. You’ll worry about the hours you will need to spend at the gym to lose those inches. Say you have a magical metabolism that lets you eat cheeseburgers every day without gaining an ounce. You will still have some worry or the other. Allergic reaction to a new food? Sunburn or worse, skin cancer? Kids getting hurt or your cell phone being stolen (how will you post a pic of your dinner – gasp!).
And even if you are blessed to have none of these concerns, there is one worry that will nag you. The fact that your paradise-esque vacation will soon end. And just counting down the days is sadness in itself. Last sunset in Hawaii. Last massage at the spa. Last this and last that. Before you return to the grind.
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