Our family thing is road trips. Ever since I was little, my childhood memories have always been of going on long road trips. We in the Carvalho household are not afraid of distances.. the further the better.
When I was younger it used to be on a motor bike, waking up at 4 in the morning, pulling on a jacket, , getting on and taking off, on a journey. Now, its a little more sheltered in the comfort of our car, but the crazy sense of just taking off still burns strong in all of us.
Its how my parents have brought me up, we don’t go by planning, last minute plans, are the ones that always have worked. There is no carrying food, or sanitizers, or towels, its just fuel in the tank, converses, sun glasses, some CDs, fully charged camera and a whole lot of enthusiasm.
We take what we get on the road, we deal with what comes our way, we improvise, finding solutions on the way, no worries just pure living, content to and happy. Its what we’ve has become a part of our nature and the way our family works.
Sometimes you just need spontaneity, insane impulsive decisions that shouldn’t be subjected to questions and doubts , because life shouldn’t always be in schedules, and plans, in thinking and waiting around, many times it should just be an afternoon after work, driving your family 200 kms just for lunch and the scenery, Keith Urban blasting on the stereo, taking a whole lot of pictures, drinking a whole lot of Coke, laughing and just being unbelievably incredibly happy, these are all the reasons My Jar of Good Stuff is overflowing..
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own
Here’s to being Free