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Recently, my daughter Angela and I decided to take a day away from all our responsibilities and spend the day at the beach.  We drove to Carmel, which is only about one hour from where I live.  I couldn’t even tell you the last time I was there!  Once we arrived and parked, I thought. ‘Why don’t I come here more often?’.  This area is a place people fly into to spend their vacations and it is in my “backyard”! It is a stunning coastline to experience.  On this November day, it was unseasonably warm in the low 80s.  We walked around the quaint town of Carmel by the Sea.  We brought our lunch to enjoy on the sandy beach and just relax together.  We had to find a place in the shade because it was so warm!  After lunch, we took a stroll down the beach.  It felt good to have my bare feet in the sand, and even the icy cold water felt refreshing splashing on my legs.

Reflecting on this day, I am determined to take a day off more often.  Getting out and refreshing my mind and soul is important! It was great to connect with Angela outside of all our responsibilities.  It was great to be out in the sunshine.  It was great to squish my toes in the sand.  It was great to breathe in the ocean air.

I am grateful that I have lungs to breathe in all that life has to offer and exhale the things that distract me. I am grateful for life, love, family, friends, and an ocean to remind me there is a big world out there – I will go out and explore more often!

 


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6 Responses to Blog: A Day at the Beach

  1. Avril Lawson says:

    A day out at Carmel with your daughter sounds like a perfect day

  2. Mandy Pena says:

    This is so true… it seems “life” can get us so busy that we don’t really enjoying the people who make our lives complete!

  3. Fran Arcoria says:

    Your blog is very heartfelt, Kim. Thank you for sharing with us your precious time with Angela. You are very fortunate to have the love of such a special daughter. Treasure always. Wonder if you will ever compile video on how we can create this BP? It is stunning. I wasn’t able to qualify for the distribution last crop but have been admiring from afar.

  4. Sandy Norman says:

    Great reminder to enjoy the time given to you and make the most of it. Both of my daughters were home for a few days (not at the same time) before and during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. It was so nice to have time with them that I didn’t have to share with anyone else. It doesn’t happen that often so I will take what ever I can get.

  5. Dawn Cooper says:

    You are so right! Your last paragraph is a saying we should alway remember and take to heart every day. Thank you for sharing with us. Thank you for being there when we need help and most of all thank you for being you. There is so much to be thankful for.

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