Imagine a world without people. Close your eyes and create a mental picture of being in a deserted, isolated island. For a moment, I bet you felt a sense of peace and quiet. Tropical palm trees with a beach all for yourself. Seems like paradise at first glance. Now, imagine further and stretch the time frame of being stuck in that island by yourself for years. No longer fun right?
We are social beings. Everyday we communicate with other people whether at home, work, cyberspace and just about anywhere our feet takes us. This week’s challenge is about the people who are uniquely special to us. They can be about the people we share our lives with or they can be about the people who inspired us to pursue our dreams. They can even be about the people we meet during our unforgettable travels and journey through the years.
Today, I share the 2 people who completes my life. They stood by me in both the good times and the bad. Even at my very worst, they chose not to run but instead helped me overcome my personal darkness. They helped me find my way and once again see the potential for good in people. There will always be people who will hurt us and try to destroy our spirits but I learned first hand that their will also be people who will love us with all their hearts. People who will once again make us believe and face life with faith and hope. Sorry, I’m predictable when it comes to topics like these.
Last Sunday after a hectic morning full of activities, I told my wife, “Hey, we still have several hours to unwind and just relax. How would like to go to the beach and check Jimmy’s On The Pier?” She replied, “Sounds great but can we pass by the Tangier Outlet at Texas City before heading home?” I answered back smiling, “Absolutely!” My son on the other hand had no idea where we were going. We wanted to surprise him for doing well in his last school exams. Plus, honestly, I just wanted a breather before working of what looks like a long busy week.
It was first time and we were not sure of what to order. I told my wife, “Hey, we are close to the beach and we might as well order seafood. It turned out to be a great, tasty idea.
The seafood enchilada and TexMex seafood soup were both delicious.
The food was so filling that we decided to walk around the Seawall before going to Jimmy’s.
Jimmy’s On The Pier is the only place so far that we’d been to in Galveston that offers a mixture of food dining, souvenir shopping, fishing and the priceless endless view of the sea. It was destroyed during hurricane Ike and was recently opened for public. The other Piers were Pleasure Pier and 61st Pier which I would say are also unique and have something different to offer.
In our travels, we often discover treasures to cherish and remember. Some comes as tokens and souvenirs. Others as pictures captured by our camera. Most are stored in our minds as precious memories.
We had 25 minutes to wait for our table. I was more than happy to wait. It gave me 25 minutes to enjoy the seascape. It was beautiful and serene. We were able to get great pictures too.
We ordered Calamari. Yep, we decided to eat our appetizer after the main lunch. We also ordered hot chocolate and White Chocolate Mocha espresso. It was getting cold and it felt comforting to sip something hot. Plus, I needed my caffeine booster to drive back home.
Eating at the restaurant gives you free access to the fishing pier. Curiously, my son started checking the people and their catch. I had to stay close to him making sure he was away from the fishing hooks which were flying left and right.
People can surprise you when you least expect it. Seeing how much my son wanted to see the fish, a lady called my son so he can have a closer view of the fish. Looking a bit shy, he approached her and was able to the touch the fish. He looked at me and smiled happily.
While me and my son were busy with our little adventure, my wife discovered her own treasure, a locally manufactured soap with sea salts called Sun Coast. She told me after washing her hands, “Oh, my gosh! My hands are so soft after using it. Touch it! Touch it!” I did and it was truly soft. The pomegranate scent smelled so good too. She whispered, “Can we go back here when I’m out of it.” I was more than happy to say, “Yes, we can.”
Among the billions of people in this planet, our lucky stars gave us people who are meant just for us to love and treasure. People who make us see the beauty in ourselves and others. People who reminds us everyday that life is truly beautiful and amazing.
Who are the people you wish to celebrate today?
Thanks for sharing your day with me. I hope you enjoyed this week’s theme as well as my version for the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge called Unique. Wishing everyone a
Today, discover the inspiring world of these blogger friends. Their zest for life, their families, their environment and most of all their faith are priceless treasures that will bring a smile to your day.
For those who wish to join in this week’s challenge, here’s a link and the widget. Have a great time making wonderful memories.
My friends, let us find time to discover and capture the images around us. Take a moment, breath and just enjoy what the season has to offer. You’ll be surprised of the many things we missed in this lifetime. Happy or sad, they are a part of the unforgettable journey called “life.”
Images taken using an iPhone 4 camera with Camera + App.
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