I think my recent trip to the beach had something to do with today's choice. This treasure was published in 1955 but the content is timeless.
Gift from the Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
During a vacation to the beach, Anne Morrow Lindbergh was inspired by what she saw in nature around her and in the unhurried days she experienced during her stay.
" The Beach is not the place to work; to read, write or think. Too warm, too damp, too soft for any real mental discipline or sharp flights of spirit... The books remain unread, the pencils break their points, and the pads rest smooth and unblemished...No reading, no writing, no thoughts even----at least, not at first...Patience, patience, patience is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach --- waiting for a gift from the sea."
"Too many activities, and people, and things. Too many worthy activities, valuable things, and interesting people. For it is not merely the trivial which clutters our lives but the important as well. We can have a surfeit of treasures--an excess of shells, where one or two would be significant. "
Such truth and wisdom lie in her words...
"The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land."
Psalm 95:5 NIV Bible