Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Too much beach time?

Well really, is there EVER too much beach time?  Blue sky, soft white sand, palm trees swaying in the warm breeze, and sun pouring down upon all the beach goers of multiple shapes and sizes .  .  .  

I try not to overthink, and not to think anything negative about myself, my life, and others .  .  .  For the most part, I'm very successful .  .  .  But every once in a while, I'll catch myself and my thinking going exactly where I DON'T want it to go .  .  .  Like yesterday at Caddy's Beach, where I found myself mulling over relationships past and wondering, just wondering, what might have been .  .  .  Now please understand I'm not talking about relationships of the romantic kind necessarily .  .  .  We have all kinds of relationships, and the vast majority are completely and utterly non-romantic .  .  .  I'm just talking about relationships generally .  .  .

Put up your hand if you've ever had a relationship with anyone on any level that disappointed you .  .  .  OK, I see EVERYONE'S hand up .  .  .  Including mine .  .  .  It just seems to be a part of the human condition .  .  .  We have expectations we shouldn't have, or expectations the other party can't live up to .  .  .  We thought they were more than they are, or more genuine, or stronger, and so on .  .  .  And then, in truth, we have to admit WE'VE let people down for the same reasons .  .  .

However, have they REALLY let us down, or vice versa?  This is where the beach comes into play .  .  .  Yesterday at Caddy's, I was mulling that whole thing over .  .  .  Relationships, and who has let me down, who have I let down, and was it all meant to be?  Because, everything is a teacher .  .  .  And you know, at least in my case (because I never project my reality onto others), I can say it all seems to work out perfectly .  .  .  I'm EXACTLY where I'm supposed to be right here, right now .  .  .  The people in my life are supposed to be EXACTLY where they are .  .  .  So should I ever be disappointed with how it goes with person X or person Y?  I'll allow myself some short term disappointment, but then it's over .  .  .  But, I'll carry them in my heart, as I do everyone close to me .  .  .

And I'd say to them, please don't forget me either .  .  .   :)

Life is beautiful baby!

Peace and love .  .  .

Until next time .  .  .  Ciao!!


Green Eyed Frenchy said...

It seems you are reading my mind with your posts! They are just such an inspiration, thank you!

Snake said...

Thank you Frenchy for your kind words! Ciao

Sandra said...

I think I have a lot of learning to do.
You are very wise.
...and your words lull me into this feeling of contentment, like when I read you, I feel everything will be as it should be. Eventually.
Thank you for writing.

Snake said...

You have a lot of learning to do Sandra? I love that . . . But my dear, we ALL do . . . The beauty of life is exactly that . . . I have no less to learn than you, or anyone else . . . Thank you for your comment! Ciao