“To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.” ~ Isaac Newton
Life’s a beach. What does that conjure up in your head? Is it a play on words for “Life’s a bi***”, or is it something quite opposite – that life really is like a beach.
After just returning from vacation, where we spent several days camping on beaches, stopping for lunch on beaches, and warming up on beaches – this metaphor on life came into my head.
And I say that life IS like a beach. Something about a nice sand beach is very relaxing. Think about a walk on the beach. Or a campfire at the beach. Or just resting at the beach. Relaxing and calming.
A beach can also be fun. Think about sand volleyball at the beach. Or swimming at the beach. Or building sand castles at the beach. All fun activities.
A beach can also be stormy. Think about watching a storm coming in from the ocean. Or waves crashing against the shore.
Life is a beach. Sometimes calming, sometimes fun, and sometimes stormy. Life is what we make it. Some circumstances we can’t control, just like a beach can’t stop a storm from coming in. A beach is what we make it to be. Do we want fun – then play more games at the beach. Do we want more calm – more walks along the beach. And that’s how life is also. We can choose what we desire for our life. Sure, some things are not within our control. But those that are, we can choose to do what we want.
What do you choose? What lies undiscovered ahead for you? On the beach of your life, what do you want it to look like?