The beach is my happy place. ANY beach. I don’t care if it’s Lake Michigan or the ocean. It’s something about the smells and the sounds that soothe my soul. And being in California just this past week reminded me how much I love being by the water. Some of my greatest childhood memories are of my family taking me and my brother to the beach.
I am one of those people who feels more alive and at peace near the water. I’ve lived in Illinois for more than 12 years and even though I hold Chicago dear and near to my heart I just don’t get the same feeling as when I am by the water. The serenity, the peace of mind…it just feels right. Almost like home. Last night I read a beautiful quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh and it truly touched my heart.
“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
What are some favorite memories by the water?