Sandy toes and big tub…….

One of the great things about living near the ocean is being able to take long, leisurely walks on the beach. The sights are amazing! Seashells of all sizes, shapes and colors delight the eyes. Horseshoe crabs on the sand, dolphins jumping in and out of the sun streaked water and people surfboarding, kayaking and swimming.  Watching the waves roll in and out is mesmerizing. The majestic wonders of God’s creations are limitless.

Alan and I decided to buy some “water” shoes so we could walk on the beach and not worry about stepping on shells and hurting our feet. Finding a sale at a local store and being pleased with our purchase, off we headed to the beach.

Parked car, changed from tennis shoes to new “water” shoes and found a nice boardwalk to enter the beach. Ahh…. what fun we had exploring all the sights and sounds. We now know where Santa Claus spends his October days. He was at the beach. Red tank top, red swim trunks and a beautiful white beard and white hair. (In case you wonder, we didn’t bother him. He needs rest.)

After the long walk, the time had come to return home. Back to the car, take off new “water” shoes, which are now full of sand and try to clean sand off of feet. Not easy! haha

Returning home, we knew that sand should not enter the house. Even with wiping off with a towel at the beach there was still sand everywhere. What should we do?

Well… our townhouse is not new and when it was built, tubs were the big request. Personally, I like a shower so when we moved into this house, I thought, “What will I ever use this tub for?” (other than filling the tub in preparations for storm aftermath)

Guess what? I found a use for the big tub. Perfect for sticking my feet under the water and getting the sand from between my toes. 🙂 I have to giggle every time I stand beside the tub and stick one foot over the side and turn on the water. I feel like a little girl playing in the water.

God gives us giggles each day and He also gives us new adventures each day. Have you found joy in something as simple as sticking your toes under the water in the tub? Share your joy with us.

Blessings and giggles,
Mimi

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Are we lost? Adventures in walking…..

Exploring paved walking paths in our new neighborhood is fun. We enjoy the exercise and viewing new areas. Recently a friend shared if we walked a certain route, we would complete over a mile of walking. Great! Each day, Alan and I try to walk for a longer period of time and get those steps registered on the wrist band counter.

After chatting with our friend, we were determined to remember his directions. Off we went on the adventure to get the mile and more completed. The sights were amazing. Colorful hibiscus flowers blooming, butterflies dancing to and fro landing on lantana plants and egrets and herons gliding with their wings spread in the breezy air. Beautiful!

Until….we forgot the directions of our kind friend and realized we had no idea which way to turn at the next corner. Should we go straight or make a turn? The thought of being lost entered our minds. “Are we lost? Should we call Mike(our son) to come find us? How far have we walked?”

I reached for my cell phone only to find we were in an area of no coverage. How does “no coverage” happen in this day and time? Pausing momentarily to focus on our surroundings, we prayed for God to lead us in the right direction.

A simple prayer of “God, we might be lost. Please lead us home. Thank You.”

We turned a corner and familiar sights appeared. God always answers prayers. Alan and I are looking forward to walking the same route again and finding some new paved walking paths, too.

I had to giggle because we were not far from home at all. Silly Mimi. And, yes, we walked over a mile.

Have you ever felt lost in life? Remember to turn to God. Ask Him to guide your steps in the right direction. 🙂

Have a blessed day,
Mimi