Ocean Water Magic
There is a place where happy dreams turns into reality and magic pours like rain. That place is called, “Ocean.” From long hours of deep thoughts and meditation to bursts of laughter, the ocean gave me a place of escape and refuge from all the stress and turmoil of life. For one day or two, I get to regain that part of me that got lost in this world.
Travel Theme: Ocean And Sunday Post: Water
Ocean and water. Water and Ocean. Two elements so connected that they are almost one and the same. Thus this week, I decided to fuse and blend two of the photo challenges that inspire me every week.
What The Ocean Brings To Us
The ocean brings to us so many things. It can bring us solitude when our heart is in constant struggle. It gives us back our smile when loneliness, heart breaks, even darkness clouded our days.
It brings us excitement and the opportunity to explore and pursue life’s amazing adventures.
It gives us the chance to appreciate the beauty of nature and all God’s creation. To be still and just be breathless as we realized how wonderful the world is when we seek what is good and beautiful around us.
It brings us inspiration and the ability to believe that we can be whoever we want to be. To make a difference in this world and leave a legacy of goodness. Goodness that leads to peace, love, joy and hope.
It gives us the gift to just relax, toss our worries away, lay on the sand as we enjoy the warm golden Sun, perhaps drift in a soothing dream or just watch the colorful sailboats glide gracefully on the crystal clear blue waters.
It brings back the child in us. That child who once happily embraced everyday’s new adventure. That child who dreamed without a doubt. That child who believed that magic exist. That child who believed that one day, the sand castles he built will turn into a real kingdom where his princess awaits.
Water Fun At Palm Beach
Last weekend, we spent several hours enjoying the different water activities at the Palm Beach of Moody Gardens in Galveston Island.
I heard my son’s excited voice, “Dad, dad, hurry up. I want to ride that thing where it goes around and around the river.” I replied with a smile as he pulled my hand, “You mean the river tubing?” He answered back hurriedly, “Yes, that thing!”
Well, that “Thing” we rode brought us a lot of fun and laughter. My son wanted to ride the top of the tube but kept on falling. Finally, he was able to balance himself and with confidence told me, “Okay dad, you can let go of the tube. I can now do this by myself.”
“Here goes, here goes. Big splash,” shouted my son as we passed the buckets filled with cold water.
As he swam towards me, following the direction of the waves, my son excitedly shouted with a mixture of laughter, “Dad, stand right there. I will swim towards you.” I kind of stood there for a second frozen as I watched the pure happiness on his face.
Ocean and water. Water and ocean. Two blessings from heaven giving us a reason to celebrate the simple joys in life in the most meaningful and memorable way. Glancing at the water as it poured down from this large cylindrical container making a huge splash on the ground, I told my wife and son, “Okay guys, time to wrap up and head for the beach.” Oh yes, our fun didn’t end at Palm Beach. The rest of our adventure continued at Galveston’s Seawall from noon to sunset and it gave us another wonderful memory to remember.
Thank you to Jake of jakesprinter and ailsapm of Where’s my backpack for this week’s photo inspiration. Thank you to all who had been part of my weekly photo challenge. This post is for you. May it bring you the Ocean’s water magic. All you need to do is open your heart and let it flow freely. Let it soothe every ache, longing and pain. Let it heal every wound of the past and bring you happiness in the present.
Tomorrow, I have a surprise for everyone. It’s been one of my blogging dreams and I finally decided to have a go for it. I hope you will all be there to be a part of it. It’s something for you and me, and for all that share a common connection with life. Have a blessed day to all.
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