Every woman owes it to herself and to her family to take a vacation each year.
Vacate means to get out or away from, and if you take your so called vacation by a trip to another city and spend your time in the whirl of industry, you are not helping yourself, you are not taking a vacation. Neither are you resting your mind and body if you go to a swell summer resort.
The real vacation you get is when you take yourself away from the business marts of trade, and go to a place where you can get your feet on good old mother earth. Go where fences are unknown, where there are no “keep off the grass” signs, climb the hills, walk through the forests, fill your lungs with good ozone, say to yourself “all these beautiful things are mine.”
Nature has arranged it so that the poorest woman in the world can get the most priceless things as easily as the multi-millionaire. The four most precious things in the world are good air, good food, good water and good health. Money cannot buy any one of these things. The woman with millions cannot get any better air, or more nourishing food, or purer water, or better health than can the poor man.
The woman who goes to the big woods for her vacation, who lives out of doors, who gets near to nature, is putting by a reserve in her constitution and brain that she will draw upon for the remainder of the year. Such vacations will clear the cobwebs from your brain. It will give you ability to do greater things, and make you see the beautiful side of life.
A woman should not depend wholly on her two or three weeks in the woods, however. She should take a little vacation every day. She should arrange to get some benefit for her brain and body in each twenty-four hours. She should take a few moments each day and devote it to mental and physical relaxation. And, above all, she can get a good vacation every twenty-four hours if she sleeps properly.