i'm still editing photos from florida and when i came across these, i had to laugh. like many of you, i choose a "word" each year to guide me, instead of making a new year's resolution and when we're at the beach, i love writing my word out in the sand.
i had just finished scratching my word into the wet sand with the end of a seagull's feather, when the curious little munchkin above came running over to see what i was doing. instead of being gentle and timid and patient while approaching a stranger like how i remember my children were at this age….she giggled, walked right through my word and then ran away with a little bounce in her step like, i used to have a brother but he looked at me once so i ate him. actually, i do remember my daughter having a very similar bounce…once or twice.
so i moved down the beach a little and started over, determined not to have any thoughts that took me down a path believing that a four year old was trying to tell me something like…"your word sucks lady…you should have chosen lollipops or circles instead." i added the flowers and a leaf just for fun and just when i finished, the waves came up higher than they had been…and once again, i felt like someone was trying to tell me something….something along the lines of your word still sucks.
anyhow, reclaim is staying put! i love it. i love why i chose it, i love that it feels right and i love that it makes me think. if i had let someone or something make me "quit" on it, well…then i wouldn't have been using my word and that's like giving up on a new year's resolution and well, i don't give up, people. i'm a fighter!!