There are so many things I am thankful for; it’s sometimes overwhelming how much abundance and joy I have in my life, and I try to remain cognoscente of this fact every day. Of all the things I am thankful for, I was recently reminded just how grateful I am to live close to the ocean.
Growing up in Michigan, I formed wonderful bonds with the lakes and rivers surrounding me, but I didn’t get to know Mama Ocean until adulthood. Now, I am lucky enough to live close enough to the ocean that I could visit her in a day trip, if I wanted. A couple of weekends ago, I found myself on the coast for a writing conference, and I was astonished anew by the changing faces and moods of the ocean. In the span of 48 hours, she morphed into countless beings, as you see in this post.
I guess that’s one reason I love the ocean. The changeability, the power, the raw elemental energy encapsulated along the shore; these are vivid reminders to me of liminal space in general and the speed with which things in life can shift specifically.
I suppose I am thankful not only for the ocean, but for the lessons she offers; change is inevitable, life is fluid, and beauty and strength are not mutually exclusive.
What are you thankful for today?