I cancelled a vacation. It was a trip that had been planned for quite a while and then whammo, a couple of big financial obligations crept into the picture — a massive car repair being at the top of the list. I had been looking forward to that trip, darn it, and I figured that changing plans was going to feel hugely disappointing. But once things were reversed — along with a massive sigh — a level of comfort settled in. I had a definite “whew” response and I was very aware that the stress I had been feeling was gone. The added bonus is that it was a much more fiscally responsible choice to wait to take this particular trip and I know it was the right decision. Sometimes the flip side of disappointment is relief.