Great Gadgets for Those Long Roadtrips

travel gadgetsToday’s driver is living in a very exciting time. There are some great gadgets for your car that make any ride a lot more fun. Whether you are just going to the corner store for some milk, or taking that road trip with family and friends. You’ve got technology to make everything easily at your fingertips. Whether you need something in an emergency, to get something to make your ride more comfortable or to keep the kids busy while you drive the miles away getting to Grandma’s house. Here is some of the tech we know you simply aren’t ever going to want to leave behind in the driveway!

GPS – also known as global positioning system, this used to be optional in cars but now you’ll find it in just about every vehicle that comes out of any factory around the world. Not only can it tell you where you are, but it also can tell other people where you and your car is. So if your car gets stolen, the authorities can turn it on to help find your car. One challenge with GPS is that although it gives directions, not every single time is it 100% correct. So you will want to keep a set of up-to-date maps in your car to also refer to, for those every once in awhile times when the GPS is not quite on target and you’ve got to get somewhere.

Cellphone. Now please do not text and drive, this is not only highly unrecommended but also against the law in many USA states. In a lot of states you can use hands free technology to talk on your cellphone, if there is a call that you must make or return. There is even software that will convert what you say into a text, so you can easily send someone a text by speaking into your hands free cellphone. Do remember that your top priority is driving and the safety of everyone in your car and on the road. Most calls we consider making can wait until you reach where you are driving to.

A lot of parents were thrilled to discover that SUVs and larger vehicles have now been created with small TVs on the backs of the front seats, so the back seat passengers can watch them. Why, you’ll even see this in many taxicabs in the larger cities in the USA that you visit. Do keep the volume of the TV on low and always choose a fun, entertaining but somewhat soothing and relaxing TV show for your kids. Having a TV is especially ideal if you have a long car ride that may take a few hours and you want to be certain they will be busy the entire time.

Radio & Music. Today’s car driver has quite sophisticated choices when it comes to radio & music for their car. No longer is it just AM or FM radio. Yes, you do have these options. But there is also SIRIUS, which is a paid subscription service that has lots of talk shows as well as music. There are other great subscription services that you can select. A lot of people choose to tune in to a specific show during their commute to and from work. Especially if your commute takes half an hour or an hour, this type of listening entertainment is just perfect while you drive.

Auto assistance. This is something that most would obtain from their cellphones, but now you often have technology right in your car, such as OnStar that can help you with a lot of minor car problems and also will contact help if you need more major car or medical help. This is fantastic, if you’ve locked the keys in the car because OnStar can unlock the car for you. It’s quite helpful!

Forgiving and Forgetting

Forgiving and ForgettingWe are disappointed when we defend someone for so long and that person turns out to be like everyone said. We feel betrayed in relationships, in friendships, by our families sometimes. Sometimes there are mistakes which change our life completely, mistakes not even made by us.

It is difficult to simply dismiss painful memories and pretend like nothing ever happened. It is difficult to accept the person after what they did to you, after all the pain they made you go through. But forgiving is necessary for a person to grow. Forgiving and forgetting is important for yourself, so that you don’t go around carrying the burden of anger and hatred towards someone else. ‘When you let go of what doesn’t serve you, you make room for what does’.

‘The most beautiful people are those who’ve known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.’

Revenge is for the weak. Instead of teaching someone a lesson or getting back at them, release your soul through the liberating art of forgiveness. Teach yourself a lesson. Don’t carry around the weight of a revenge and negativity than follows.

The wound will hurt as long as you keep touching it. Take proper care of it, the wound will heal leaving only a scar, which will remind you of your courage and determination you showed throughout the period of pain. Those scars are for the stories that will remind you of how you got from where you were to where you are now.
People meet you for a reason; either they are a blessing or a lesson.

Merely ignoring the memory of a suffering isn’t forgiveness; you are just suppressing your pain, your anger. The moment you decide to leave it all behind, the moment you decide that this should not pull you behind, the moment you realize that you are much stronger than you thought you were, the moment you realize that even if it wasn’t ‘okay’, it is all in the past now and holding grudges can only destroy you, is the moment you actually start living your life.

Forgiving and forgetting is moving on from our bad past relationships, and preventing those people and memories to haunt our present and future. Learning from those experiences and not making the same mistakes again. Leaving those issues behind and concentrating on the struggles that are yet to come. Remembering those moments graciously, because today you stand strong, despite everything that ever happened.