We have returned from a trip to Florida. What a wonderful time we had with Ron and Ira Kaye. It had been 3 years since we had sojourned to the land of endless ocean and delicious seafood. Jonathon asked me what my favorite part of visiting Florida was…and I answered, looking at the ocean. The majestic mystery of ocean watching is ever compelling.
‘In 2010, 123.3 million people, or 39% of the nations population lived in counties directly on the shoreline. This population is expected to increase by 8% from 2010 to 2020.’ National Ocean Service
As I marvel at the ever changing appearance of the waters I am reminded of the timeless nature of God and creation. The ocean is the physical embodiment of peace.
Sunday, we were in search of a unique breakfast, and we settled on McGuire’s Irish Pub of Destin. Our imaginations were captured by the fact that they had a brunch. I noticed that they served steak omelet, comprised of 6 eggs. Have you ever had a 6 egg omelet? Neither had I! The steak was Filet Mignon. Now, the 6 egg omelet was huge…but there was also an Irish Coffee to accompany it. Finally, there was a basket of beignets for the table…all for $12!
As I contemplated the beauty and grandeur of my surroundings I reflected on the blessings of life…and its fragility. Every day is a gift that should not be wasted or ignored. The ocean has observed innumerable humans stand before it….generations who played their part on the stage of life…and who believed that the problems that they faced were insurmountable.
Happiness and contentment and peace of mind, is contained in the realization that each of us awakened in a beautiful dream…and it is our decision…what to make of it.