Recently, my husband and I took a trip to Mexico. It was last-minute, and not all that well-planned, and I must admit that the first couple of days weren’t that great.
We wanted to be having fun. We tried to have fun. But things just weren’t going our way.
First, there were the prices. Everything was higher than we’d remembered. Then, there was the lack of air conditioning and the considerable mosquito problem in the small towns we’d chosen to stay in (a town that, incidentally, came highly recommended).
So, during one hot evening and long wakeful night, I repeated an affirmation a couple of times. It was this:
“Our vacation is relaxing, enjoyable and affordable.”
The next day, I woke up in a much more positive frame of mind. After breakfast Tim and I went online and found a great deal on a hotel in a different town by emailing the owner. When we got there, the place was exactly what we were looking for and everything was more affordable as well. We stayed there for the rest of the trip, enjoying the awesome swimming, snorkeling and food without going over our budget.
After Rachel and Matthew had their first child, they had a couple of fights. Well, okay, more than a couple—they fought for over three years. They fought about schedules. They fought about bad habits. They even fought about the lawn mower. And besides actually having their child, it was the best thing that could've happened. Get Fights You’ll Have After Having a Baby: A Self-Help Story on Amazon now.