Tonight I went to the beach. Just for a little while. I planned on watching the sun set and taking pictures. Planned as in I looked up the exact time for the sun to set and headed that way. But it was foggy. You can’t see the sunset in the fog. You can’t see much of anything in the fog here in Galveston.
But you can always see the ocean and the ocean is a beautiful sight. I talked to some of the tourists passing by. They commented that I picked a lovely evening to take photos. You see, even foggy, this place is lovely and everyone recognizes that. I might have even gained a few new followers. Hello new friends if you’re reading this. Why didn’t I catch your names? I’m just an idiot like that. It was nice meeting you!
As they walked away, I took a seat in the sand. The wind was blowing, the waves were angry again, and I just enjoyed the atmosphere. I watched the birds scurry, I listened to the sounds, and I relaxed. And then this shell caught my eye. I know it’s old and broken but I thought it was beautiful. I was going to bring it home but I felt like it belonged there, on the beach, in all of its glory with its beautiful backdrop.
It’s OK to be old and broken as long as you are where you belong, as long as your beauty shines through and people still notice you and appreciate that beauty. That shell seemed incredibly familiar to me tonight. I love my backdrop too.
Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 26 to 7. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.
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