Everybody enjoys a visit to the beach. Sun, surf and great seafood! As I sit here on our last evening watching the waves roll back and forth it reminds me of life. There’s a high and low tide, which during those moments different things happen. Lots of sea shells, some urchins, a few jelly fish roll on the sand which signifies the end of life for them.
But on the other hand people are sharing the warmth of the sun or the splash of the waves with families, lovers and friends to enjoy these activities.
I’m so thankful for the opportunity to share with my best friend and wife this life. It’s short and I for one don’t want to squander any of our time. I only have so many heart beats left before I roll up on the shore like the jelly fish….I want it to be a life well spent with my family and friends.
My life has had many ebb and flow of tides. Loss of loved ones or good friends, health scares and finally the decision it’s time to change direction and retire.
I’ve had to learn “how” to change that direction, too slow down and enjoy the rolling tides of life. Not to take things so serious and to enjoy the strolls on the beach, splash in the water or just lay still and listen while being baked by the sun.
Tonight is our last night before returning home. I plan on continuation of the same attitude of the rolling tides. The ebb and flow of time will continue and I’m just going to enjoy each and every day as it comes and thank God for another day!
“Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.””
John 7:38 NIV
To my God I thank you for this life, my wife and family and the chance to live it to the fullest. Amen