by Guest Writers Suzie Cheel and Des Walsh
We thought of calling this picture “Anchors Aweigh, My Buoys” but did not want to upset the US Navy. No doubt others can do better.
The bluebottle (a.k.a. Portuguese man o’ war) is just a little bubble critter with a long tentacle. But there is a nasty sting in that tentacle and the aftermath can be very unpleasant. When we see a row of these washed up on the beach we assume there are more in the water, which usually makes that a swimless day for us.
Are there bluebottles that you avoid?
One morning this week this was the image that greeted us as we arrived at the beach. How perfect
An almost straight line of foot prints leading down to the sea.
I was reminded that when I focus on following a simple system and do take the step by step process, success can follow quickly.
Often I find it a challenge to keep on that simple path?
What about you?
I stopped on my way home on Friday to take a photo of the clouds at sunset.
My focus had been on the beauty of the clouds and the various shades of grey and yellows.
It wasn’t until I downloaded the photo to the computer that I saw the beautiful reflections mirrored in the water.
There is often beauty around us that we do not notice at the time.- Suzie
This buoy, which is one of the markers for the shark net off Coolangatta Beach, was looking seriously unattached on the morning after a big storm.
Not sure what the moral of the story is, if anything.
We also thought “Buoy, unattached” would make a good caption.
Or “what’s a nice buoy like you doing on a beach like this?”
What caption would you give the poor buoy?
We were talking about breakthroughs. How when you are experiencing being stuck, not able to move forward, you remember times past when you had a breakthrough and look to be able to do that again. And if the breakthrough doesn’t come, that can be very frustrating and drain your energy and resolve.
So what if instead of a breakthrough there was a slidethrough? What if you were alert and watchful and an opportunity arose, an unexpected opening in a situation that seemed to have none? What if you were ready to just slide through into a new, productive, wonderfully prosperous phase? Would that be any less desirable, any less worthy of celebrating than a breakthrough?
Whatever works, baby. May the Force be with you.