Monday, May 01, 2006
lessons from the beach
1. Children don't care what temperature it is--they just jump in. Grab joy when you can, but get out when your lips turn blue.
2. Never throw sand, because it makes the ones you love tear up.
3. Wear protection. This obviously applies at all stages of life.
4. There is high tide, and there is low tide. You can find many hidden treasures if you look during low tide, and high tide is a great time for sailing.
5. You are small. The ocean is big.
6. When you dip your hand into the water and pull it out, the water lets go. Traces of it remain, but it lets go. We should learn to be more like the water.
7. Castles are made to be built and then jumped upon and thoroughly destroyed, with the full knowledge that tomorrow's castle will be even better.
8.Pick up any shell you'd like, but if it has something slimy in it, don't expect Mommy to carry it.
9. Wash your feet off before you enter the house. Wash your mind off before going to the next thing--because sand in your thinking can be so annoying.
10. Sometimes it is nice to just walk beside eachother, your tiny hand in mine. And when you get tired, I will carry you.