When school is out they wish the kids a safe summer. When we go away people wish us a safe trip. “Be safe” is something people sometimes even say as a good-bye. Kids are so overprotected nowadays, they don’t learn to recognize and navigate true danger. All that wish for safety hides fears of the unexpected (the unexpected can be good, it can be better than what you imagined!) and the wish for predictability. Same old, same old because it is a known entity.
Have a safe trip! I wish people so much more than safety on their trip – adventure, curiosity, discovery, connection, awesome weather, great food, new friends, new sights and vistas, relaxation, a shift in awareness, new realizations, and a sense of expansion.
Have a safe summer! I wish people so much more than a safe summer – beach and sunshine (or mountains and lakes – whatever tickles your fancy), a slower pace of living, lots of vitamin D, feeling the sunshine on your skin and a smile spreading across your face, a bit of laziness, more sleep, lingering outside by the fire on a warm night, and getting through a good book in one swoop.
Have a safe life! I wish people so much more than a safe life – joy, love, discovery, true friendship, community, serendipity, fulfillment, creativity, endless learning and consciousness expansion. Here a link to a former related post, letting go of the breaks, and one on serendipity.
Live a little, discover a little, enjoy a little, savor a little.