All Lanais are not the Same

The Love of my Life and I – along with the mother-in-law and our teenage son – just got back from a week in the sun where we spent many delicious hours on someone else’s lanai.  We rented a vacation home in our favorite tropical place on a large body of open water.   The views were spectacular; however, the lanai  was not what I dream of.  It was actually a semi closed room with three banks of sliding glass doors that opened the space onto the pool deck.  The pool was large and wonderful but the pool deck was small so the space felt tight.  Don’t get me wrong, I was and am extremely grateful that we had such an opportunity!  It was wonderful!  It did make me think more clearly about what I want our lanai to look like.  One of the recurring themes in the “make your dreams come true” books I read is that you must be absolutely clear on what it is you want to draw into your life.  The more specific you are, the more likely you are to receive what you are intent on.  Setting a definite intention is the starting point.

So, what EXACTLY do I want in a lanai?  Oh, the vision in my head is truly spectacular!  I want a more modern, rectangular shape pool complete with a sun deck, entry stairs and a raised hot tub that flows over into the pool to heat it.

This one is pretty much perfect!  Oh! And the pool cage is a must!  Something about it just makes it feel so protected and a bit isolated while still giving you those fabulous views.  I also want an outdoor shower!  With lush, tropical plants all around so I can feel like I am showering in the rain forest.  Doesn’t that sound so exotic and wonderful!!

Something like this would work just perfectly!  Why an outdoor shower?  Oh, I don’t know!  We have never been in an environment where we could spend more time outside than in so I want to truly spend as much time outside as humanly possible!  We don’t want to cook inside either!  An outdoor kitchen is really. high on our list!

These are giving the idea of what we are looking for!  A covered L shaped kitchen with a breakfast bar and stools!  I do love the idea of having actually built in as part of the pool! How cool is that!!  There are only three other things I want: an area for yoga and meditation, comfortable living room type furnishings and lots of tropical vegetation.  Those things will complete the whole picture!  Can you see it now!  I can!

This is the lanai I am dreaming of.  This would be the place beyond my wildest dreams.  Now you can see my vision.  What are you dreaming of?  Remember, getting a clear picture in your mind of EXACTLY what you want is the first step in making it become a reality.  Please share the vision of what you want!  I would love to share in your journey.

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