This past weekend I attended my hometown Country Fair. The theme this year was, “Coming home to the simple life.” What a theme, that is for sure. Walking down main street in Higginsville I started thinking how simple life could be lived. It seems like people today are bombarded with technology all the time, information available 24/7, they want everything now. What is this doing to our small town communities? It is no wonder why the small towns are growing smaller and the cities are growing larger or why more people fly than drive on vacation. People are in such a hurry to get to where they are going that they don’t have time to stop and “smell the roses along the way.”
When is the last time that you went out and enjoyed the trip getting to your destination? My family has been on a summer vacation every year since I have been in the 1st grade. Out of the last 14 years we have flown only three times, this is the time that we get to enjoy the time with our family. A great quote from the movie Cars, “People used to drive to have a good time, now they drive to make good time”, really sums up what I am trying to say. We need to take a break and relax sometimes and I include myself in this mix, but I encourage everyone to not only stop to smell the roses but actually enjoy them on your next trip.