A couple of weekends ago I planned to travel to Vegas with a girlfriend.  Life happened and I found myself on the strip for the very first time.  Solo.  Although I was a bit nervous, I was also excited.  I ate out, enjoyed the Titanic Exhibit at The Luxor, as well as the Mirage’s volcano and the fountain and botanical gardens at The Bellagio.  I hung out with new friends, caught a Cirque du Soleil show (another first) and the pirate show, both at Treasure Island, lounged by the hotel pool and worked out in the gym.  My first massage in over 20 years was a highlight, and a trip to Fremont Street and gambling on the Black Jack slots rounded out the weekend.  When all was said and done, it was one of my best trips.  I think it’s because I was present in each moment.  I want to be that person when I’m not on vacation too.

Are you present in the big and little things?