“You can do one of two things. You can bury your head in the sand and believe what everyone tells you – that you will always be that young, that thin and that fabulous. Or you can use all the things you have – talent, contacts, knowledge – and do something different.” ~Cat Deeley
The bayside shores of Galveston, and the beaches on the west end, aren’t full of beautiful white sandy beaches. That is saved for the tourists who want to bury their feet (and their heads) in the sand.
The mainstream beaches are for those that choose to believe that life is always beautiful. That everything and everyone around them will always be beautiful. The thing is, natural sand…and people in their natural state…are not always beautiful. It’s a fact.
Although I enjoy beauty…I obsess over it really…I know that there are rough edges in life, and in people, myself included. I can look on the surface or I can choose to see the real beauty that surrounds me. Those rough edges are caused by nature…life, the weather, pain, storms…and they are there for a reason.
Those rough edges are strength and I choose to see…and do…something different and embrace them. If you endure the rough spots and see the beauty in the imperfection of the sand, then and only then, can you see true beauty in your surroundings and accomplish something in life.
I choose to be different and I adore the rough beaches on the west side of my island. Their imperfections make them perfect to me and they, along with my own rough edges, have made me the person I am today!
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 27 to 8. 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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