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"People come here looking for romance. ....but it is an island babes, if you don't get it here , you won't find it here......" that's Harrison Ford in Six days Seven nights saying this to the leading lady. It's a story about a couple who come to these islands for a romantic getaway but as fate has it, fall for someone else. A good watch.
Now, this movie came to my mind during my holidays. Ain't it the same reason we go for holidays? To get away from the daily routine, to spend some good time with our family, to rekindle the romance , to reignite the spark. But on second thoughts, do we have a life we have to run away from? If that's the case, it's a sad state. Of course, we all need a break once in a while and that's exactly why we need these vacations. But to think that it will change our equations with our family or spouse , is highly overrated. If we don't have that love for each other, if we don't have that longing....a holiday or two won't change anything.
It's important to make a life that we don't need to get away from. It's important for us to spend quality time with each other on a daily basis and not just once in a week, fortnight, month or year. It's important for us to value the time that we get with each other and make each moment special. Be it with our spouse or with our kids. Holidays are a good way to get out of routine and spend more time with each other but in the end what matters is the bond. If we can't find time for each other on a regular basis and just keep waiting for holidays or special days it will never work out. That's the reason I personally don't believe in mother's day, father's day, daughter's day etc.etc. For me , every day is the day to be celebrated when my loved ones are around me. Family needs to be valued and not taken for granted . We need to form a bond that only strengthens with these holidays but not wait for the holidays to form a bond.
Now, when the holidays are about to get over let's resolve to make each day special, to find time to play with our kids each single day, to find time for that cup of coffee every other day, to take time to hear each other out every single day, to enjoy every moment we get together. ......and then see how our life turns into a long long holiday.