Traveling Woes & Throes

*Day 7 of  31 days of Traveling & Living Overseas with Kids

**All stories are true.

It can be hard to always see the bright side and I definitely do not. I am a pessimist at heart

though my optimistic husband likes to fight it quite often.

While traveling I have found some ways to be thankful when it’s easy to find the disappointing.

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Look for the good and be grateful.

(Even if it’s a bad time to sleep, at least Scoob is quiet and cuddling with her favorite blanket)

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Focus on the plentiful, the helpful, the beautiful, the full life.

In the above picture my kids are freezing and we all just want to crawl into a warm bed,

but we have thrown rocks into the Aegean Sea and climbed over old ramparts.

 

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Say little thanksgivings to the Lord.

In Turkey, our kids were eager to finish dinner in order to receive their complimentary apple tea and baklava.

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Disregard the hard, the ugly, the uncomfortable.

 Two of our kids had motion sickness and vomited in the car at the same time.

Not fun. But we pushed through.

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At the end of another trip, it’s not the bad that we remember.

But the laughs,

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the memories of climbing further,

eating new foods,

sleeping so well,

   and being together as a family.

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