It’s going to be a busy day today getting ready for our long-awaited trip to Disneyland. This will be our third time going. The kids are so excited! Seamus is especially excited to be such a big boy now, and will really know what’s going on, although he will surely be a little tentative with some of it, as it is overwhelming for most.
I love theses lines:
Sweet recreation barred, what doth ensue but moody and dull melancholy, kinsman to grim and comfortless despair; and at their heels, a huge infectious troop of pale distemperatures and foes to life. ~Shakespeare~
Better yet, and would have surely put an end to Shakespeares melancholy:
Recreation is not being idle; it is easing the wearied part by change of occupation. To re-create strength, rest. To create mind, repose. To re-create cheerfulness, hope in God, or change object of one’s attention to some more elevated and worthy thought. ~Simmons~
This is certainly more of what I have in mind for our sojourn. May St. Christopher guide us in our travels as if he were carrying our Lord, pray for us!