Alegna Soap Gratitude List Lessons Learned on Vacation

Lessons Learned on Vacation

By Angela Carillo on Monday, February, 26th, 2018 in Gratitude List.

Lessons learned on vacation

We were supposed to take this vacation last year when we both turned 60, but my dad had passed away a few months before and well, I just couldn’t.  So we went this year, last week to be exact. I had my toenails painted, we flew to Tampa, and hustled ourselves on a cruise. There were some lessons learned on vacation.


Lessons learned on vacation

The first three days I slept 12 hours straight, then cut it down to 8 hours with a nap or two. I ate more food than I thought possible. The ports were fun, and I even found a few local soap products.


Lessons learned on vacation

Fish swam by as I had my feet in the water, I re-read my Badass book, and had time to sit on our balcony and watch the ocean pass by.


Lessons Learned on Vacation

1-Any alcohol really aggravates my acid reflux, so buh-bye margaritas!

2-I have no discipline when it comes to food choices.  When given the option of eating Eggs Benedict for 7 days straight, I will. Same goes for every day dessert after lunch and countless snacks, resulting in 5 extra pounds.

3- I need to work less and play more.  It’s OK to sit and do nothing too.

4- Start each morning with five minutes of meditation, prayer and gratitude, and end the night the same way.

5- Enjoy the moment, because it passes quickly.


I’m grateful we waited until this year to do this vacation. We both were able to enjoy ourselves. My sister Lisa was taking care of any Alegna Soap orders that came in (thanks Lisa!), and my sister Pam stopped by to check on our house (thanks Pam!).


What are you grateful for this week?

Yours in Gratitude,




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12 responses to “Lessons Learned on Vacation”

  1. Alyson says:

    I’m so glad you had a great vacation. I need to do number 3 and 4 of your reminders! Thanks for the great post!

  2. Cheryl says:

    Cruises are the best. I always get a balcony room so I can watch the sunset and just look at the ocean. Life is too short all work and no play makes you dead faster. Lol. I find that you can eat a little bit more on a cruise but, I take advantage of the gym or walk around the ship and get lost. I am grateful for the small things in life. I enjoy getting up early and seeing the sunrise. Not because I really want to but I got to go to work early I’m the morning. Glad you had fun. You have to live, love and laugh because there are too many problems in the world today.

  3. Emy says:

    Thank you so much for this week’s gratitude list. I love cruising and Carm and I are looking forward to going to Bermuda in September. Thank you so much for lessons learned and I totally agree with all of them except maybe for number one. Happy travels.
    PS. I love eggs Benedict.

    • Emy I know! Who can pass up Eggs Benedict! Brian ordered a new egg poaching pot and made me a poached egg on whole wheat toast. It wasn’t the same, but it still was yummy and I’m grateful he thought of me. Enjoy Bermuda and have a rum swizzle for me, since I can’t anymore. 🙂

  4. Cindy Jones says:

    I just got back from vacation in Florida too! It’s so nice to get away just to have a different environment. It helps the brain clear.

  5. Donna DeRosa says:

    I love Eggs Benedict. That’s what vacations are for, to eat what you want and have guilt-free dessert every night.

  6. Gay Bofill says:

    First time I had Eggs Benedict I thought I died and went to Food Heaven! What a sheltered life I led!

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