Monday, February 4, 2013

Daily Dose of Vitamin "Sea"

Living in a Southern California coastal city affords me the time and luxury of daily trips to the beach -- to surf, walk or to just breath in some salty air. I'm aware of my daily sea fortune and I wouldn't trade it for anything. The ocean is my solace and inspiration.
In her book, "Gift from the Sea" Anne Morrow Lindbergh tells us how the sea can teach us many life lessons:
 “The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach—waiting for a gift from the sea.” 
Every time I go to the beach, I try to dump any expectations and just go with the flow. But the one thing that is the same is the pure stoke, peace, giddiness and gratefulness I feel once my feet hit the sand.

Here is the beach through my eyes (or in this case, through my Android phone camera/Instagram). Every day is a different experience. Enjoy!