I recently read a quote by Karen von Blixen-Finecke that said, “The cure for anything is salt water- sweat, tears, or the sea.” I absolutely loved this! For those of you who don’t know, I grew up in coastal north carolina, where the ocean was a regular part of my daily life. I can remember mornings drinking a cup of coffee with my grandparents as we watched the pelicans float on the water, or run down our docks to pull up the crab pots to see what we might have caught, or being awe struck by the sunsets that filled the sky and how beautiful they were over the ocean. So, more then just the enjoyment of the beach, it is something that is special to me beyond words. Its restorative to my very core. A place that I feel I can come to and be “cured” from all the heavy that life may bring. All that to say, when my little family has the chance to go the beach its like getting our heart’s bank account filled to the brim. We run, we laugh until we cry, we swim, float, splash til our eyes are red, jump in the waves, dig holes big enough to fit in, rest, and though we are exhausted from all the fun, we wake up the next day restored and ready to do it all again. There is no place quite like it. it is the place where I most feel like me.
So, today I am hoping that there is a place like that for you and your family. A place that no matter what is going on in your life, while you are there you are able to put it ALL aside and rest and enjoy and be reminded that it is all ok.
“Her mouth speaks from that which fills her heart. Luke 6:45