Ahhhh! Beach Life! Sand, surf and sun.
The beaches even in northeast Florida have been pleasant – especially for December and January when most places experience colder weather.
Florida has so many opportunities throughout the year, particularly around the water. Did you know that Florida has 4,308 square miles of water, 1,197 statue miles of coastline and 663 miles of beaches? Wow, you can play in water to your heart’s content.
The website visitflorida.com has excellent information for your visit to Florida. By the way, Florida expects to have another record year of more than 100 million visitors.
Florida beaches are good places to reflect on the past and look toward the new year.
Speaking of the new year, here we are! 2016. How is your year going so far?
Do you have a carryover feeling from 2015 that you seem to be walking alone, that what you wanted to accomplish was not complete, or that you failed in some area?
Even when the surrounding environment is peaceful and calm, glimmering with rays of the sun, calm winds and smooth flow of the tide there may be internal turmoil within us, whether we are aware or not.
There may be times we feel alone; sometimes against the world – and ourselves.
At times though we desire, and probably need, to be alone for reflection and understanding. That’s okay. Just don’t stay there. We are a creation made for social interaction, the need to fellowship.
So as the waves crash over us and we feel all washed up, without any sense of hope or accomplishment, become renewed.
Who is the one walking by your side? Take hope in knowing someone loves you and cares for you.
You are really never alone. There is a new day, a new beginning. Look for that special one who cares. Seek and you will find.
We may not have mansions on the beach but simply have a small abode, that’s okay. And when the outer shell of our soul and inner being become frail, we can still have a renewed being that is not built by human hands. Knock and it shall be opened unto you. Have you knocked?