Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thursday Thoughts/30 Days of Thanks: Beach Days

It's been a hot minute since I've been around these parts.  Things have been extremely stressful in the real world and I've been overwhelmed with negative thoughts and emotions lately.  Usually when I'm feeling a bit down, Joey will pack the kids up and take us all to the beach which almost always makes me feel so much better.

Ever since I was younger, I've always turned to the ocean for comfort and relaxation.  I'm one of those people that can sit and stare out into the water for hours, just watching the ebb and flow of the tide.  It's like meditation for me.  It allows me to think about everything going on, all the craziness in my life, and just release it and let it go.

The smell of the salty air, the cool blue shades of the water, the warm sun casting shining down on the coarse sand - I love all of it.  It's just a calm, relaxing, peaceful place and yet it is constantly changing and each day there is something different and new about it.  I think that's why I cherish days at the beach so much.  Each visit will never be the same as the last.

Our beach days have been sparse lately because of our busy schedules and the weather but I'm hoping that the skies clear up so that we can jump in the water soon.  Hopefully mother nature will get the hint that I'm in serious need of some salt water therapy.

What about you?  Do you love the beach as much as I do?  What other ways do you relieve your stress and release all the negative vibes in your life?


  1. Ahhh the beach is my favorite way to unwind! I too can sit and look into the ocean for hours on end. Unfortunately, it is about a 4 and a half hour drive to do that for me!

    Sorry you are stressed out! I hope you find peace soon :)

  2. That beach sure looks beautiful! I love watching the waves and listening to their hum. I'm usually pretty tired and cranky by the end of the day (after work, making dinner, bathing the kids) but a long shower always re-energizes me. I also love to destress by just watching TV. Hope you can have less stress!!!

  3. I like to relax, by just sitting down and reading a book, while I have some soft songs playing in the background. Hope that negative thinking goes away soon, I know that's hard sometimes, but you got to always look up to the positive!


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