My Ocean

Holy cow! I had such a great day! My creative blood is screaming through my veins! I talked my poor husband’s ear off at dinner – flying through ideas and thoughts! I HAD to call Krystal with some of them – I’d yak to her all night if I could!

But!….. Too much to do!! I don’t even have time to write this post but I just had to share my excitement and thoughts! I got the dishes done in record time and put away laundry like a mad woman! Must DO! Must BE!!

Ideas are flying around in my head, and I scramble to put them down before I forget! Ideas for the business, ideas for my job, ideas for life! Oh, how I’ve missed this feeling! I am so very thankful to those of you (you know who you are) that have stood by me, let me lean on you, let me rant and rave, let me be sullen and morose, just plain let me be. Waited it out as I struggled in my ocean.

Life is full of the ebb and flow of emotion. Waves of sadness and despair only to be followed by the exhilaration of happiness and excitement.

We can fight them, we can try to force our way. Our stubborn determination for perfection grabs hold and tries to drag us down. We can gulp salty mouthfuls of guilt and obstinacy. We can tread and exhaustedly battle the crashing waves that just keep coming. We will only sink more and more. We can be blinded by the spray of water in our face that we do not see the life rafts floating so near by.

All we have to do is reach out and grab hold! A friend’s kind words, a mother’s wisdom, a sister’s strength, a husband’s adoration, a child’s laughter. They are there in the ocean too! Ready to rescue us. Reach out! Don’t let go! Ride with them. Let the ebb and flow happen. You will not drown. You will not founder! Look around you! Open your eyes! Don’t fight so hard. Let them carry you when you need to rest. Get the strength to dive in again and carry on.

All they ever ask is that sometimes you are the raft for someone else. And in so doing, your own rafts will multiply and you will find that you will not have to go far to be rescued when you need it. That the journey through the waves is not so very alone.



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