Everyone needs a vacation once in a while. That is unless you don’t have a very demanding job, or any other responsibilities. If you’re at all like me, then you have more than one job AND responsibilities. If you’re at all like me, then my advice to you is: take a break!

My other advice to you is this:

Care for your people.

It’s tough being human. You have lots of people counting on you. No one is truly one hundred percent independent. There are people who depend on you. And you depend on others. So my advice is to care for your people, and to me that means not only the people who are counting on you to come through with results, but for the people you count on for a variety of reasons.

I’m convinced that caring for others is progressive. It helps us all. We grow from finding what other people need and providing it for them.

But then there are times when you have to just get away. Recharge. You have to occasionally take care of yourself. You might have noticed that in the advice above I didn’t say “Take care of your people.” I think that comes naturally when you care for people. If you care for people, then you will serve them. On those times when you serve yourself, I want you to notice something. Look around and see the people who are helping you have your holiday, your vacation, your time-off. Interesting isn’t it? While you’re having your rest and relaxation, they’re working. So who helps them have a day off? Who serves them when they get a break? Ideally they have someone who cares for them.

It’s not an ideal world, but it can be closer to one if we all care for each other.

Until next time.

Have a great vacation!

Published by Kurt Gailey

This is where I'm supposed to brag about how I've written seven novels, twelve screenplays, thousands of short stories, four self-help books, and one children's early-reader, but I'd rather stay humble. You can find out about things I've written or follow my barchive (web archive, aka 'blog) at or follow me on twitter @kurt_gailey. I love sports and music and books, so if you're an athlete or in a band or you're a writer, give me a follow and I'll most likely follow you back. I've even been known to promote other people's projects.

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