A Thought For August 16

Living within a 7 minute’s walk to the end of our road to stand at the edge of the ocean is about as awesome as it gets.

In fact, I’m positive that there hasn’t been a day slipped by that we haven’t walked down to the end of our road at least once – often it’s been multiple times.

There is something inherently magical; more likely deeply spiritual about standing at the ocean’s edge with the salty air and breeze and the smell of ocean penetrating the very depths of your soul.

We spent some time with a retired gentleman yesterday who amongst many things harvests a seaweed called dulce, which is then dried and used in salads, eaten as a snack, or in a host of other dishes. He described walking out on the ocean floor when the tide was out and collecting dulce – “as his church.”

A powerful statement – and one that I can fully understand and grasp.

Many of us may have inspirational or motivational quotes pass across our paths on a daily basis as part of something we “clicked” on a social media platform at some point, or perhaps it’s been forwarded through to us.

Regardless, we’ve seen and read more than a few of them I’m sure.

I hadn’t planned or gathered a recent photo to head off on to write about for my next post but thought that there must be a “quote of the day” or something along that line for today(Tuesday, August 16).

And low and behold, this fell into my lap.

At some basic level(although not a perfect analogy), our life could be seen as a neverending series of opportunities and problems – day by day; week by week, and year by year.

How we ride each tide; the low and high tides; how we navigate through them, and ultimately chart a course across the moving water(through life) ….is a function of our attitude.

Problems and issues will arise as sure there are low tides and high tides occurring every day at the end of our road.

It’s not reality that shapes us, but the lens through which we view the world that shapes our reality – Shawn Achor

There are no problems – only solutions.


–as always with love–

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

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