Grateful 43 – Things about the Ocean

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Where is you favorite place to be in nature? Some possible answers are as follows . . .

  • In a well-kept garden
  • At the snow-capped mountains
  • By a night-time lake
  • Scrambling rocks
  • Sitting in a wildflower meadow
  • Riding a tractor through fields

My favourite place is the ocean. My favourite thing to do is walk along the ocean by myself. The power of the waves reminds me how weak and insignificant I am and how strong and powerful God is. There is MUCH to be grateful for but I will narrow it down. I am grateful for three things about the ocean. 

ONE. All of my senses are activated. Smell – The salty air delights me. Sound – The constant roaring of the waves overpower my thoughts. This leads me to just being and not thinking. Touch – I love walking barefoot in the sand while the cold waves assault my feet. Taste – Sea food! No need to say anything more. Feel –  All of the above (and more) brings me into a space of mental clarity and serenity.

TWO. Tide pools are ever-changing “museums.” I don’t take the time to visit tide pools very often. But when I do explore them,  I am reminded again and again just how diverse, beautiful and awe-inspiring life is at the ocean.

THREE. Sand dollars are a symbol of hope. I love looking for whole shells at the beach especially sand dollars. The shells that make it to the beach totally intact inspire me. They had to take a lot of abuse to get there whole. There is a beach in San Francisco that I call the Sand Dollar Beach. When the conditions are just right, I come across MANY, many, many of them. It is a visual reminder that we can go through life’s beating and still come out whole.

Your Turn . . . Tell us where your fav place in nature is. Also tell us why you are grateful for the ocean.

I am writing a gratitude series titled Grateful 43. I will do this for 43 days. And I will write three things for which I am grateful 4 each topic. Do you see the play on the words 43 and FOR THREE?  Go here for the 43 Days of Gratitude JOURNAL Prompts

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