So today my wife and I had been running a few errands. Since it was getting late we talked about going to Burger King and grabbing something to eat. Our youngest son who was hanging out with us was very much ok with that. 99% of the time we cook and eat at home so fast food once a while wont kill us. Its fast, it’s convenient. Junk food none the less but as burgers go…meh.
But then I looked around and thought a bit better about it. No one was rushing us. No one was forcing me to go to a burger joint. In fact I had a much better view and a nice restaurant just a few steps away. I told my son “Say, how about some paella instead?”
So we traded the interior of a Burger King joint for this view:
And traded a burger and fries for this:
And we traded yet another soulless evening of mass produced industrial garbage for this:
And wrapped up a perfect day in front of the fireplace.
We ended up having a great time. What was a matter of just grabbing something to eat turned into a fantastic evening without even planning it.
Those of us with a strong survival mindset can focus too much on being efficient, preparing and being ready, we sometimes forget to stop for a minute, relax and enjoy. No need for anything special, maybe its just calming down for a few minutes and have a chat and a cup of coffee.
So as Zombieland Rule #32 says– Enjoy the Little Things
Have a great weekend.
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”