The air is still and quiet, the water beyond the sand is glassy. The clouds fill the sky with white waves and at least three shades of blue.
It feels like early morning but it isn’t.
I sip my coffee and take deep breaths. The girls are playing in the damp sand- making cakes, getting their toes muddy and singing.
It’s pretty ideal and I am still in awe that we live here, on the Bay of Fundy with its red sand and world famous tides.
But earlier today wasn’t ideal, I was a grumpy mummy. I felt like crying over the spilled milk, the spilled oatmeal, over the little people being so very little. It seemed to take an age to leave the house- to gather the towel, the water and the snacks. My mind was tired of the hard challenges lately, my body tired from staying up too late. Again.
I still haven’t downloaded the tide app and keep forgetting to check before we head out the door so it’s always a surprise. Today the tide was out, way out, which suited us just fine.
I spread the blue and white striped sheet that has become our beach blanket, the girls slip off their shoes and we all exhale.
I sip my coffee and start thinking about all the good things.
Hot coffee on the beach. Healthy and beautiful girls. My hard-working husband willing to dow what it takes to support us and practice many hours each day. Good friends who speak beauty and truth into my life over coffee or through a blogpost. And a slice of cake, sprinkled with dark sea sand and made by the cutest pair of bathing-suited chefs.
What good things are in your life today?