Sunday, October 19, 2014

~~~Gratitude~~~ 35

So easy to be grateful for 35 years with my best friend.  We spent a sublime day at Popham Beach, Maine to celebrate.  It was a simple observation of our time together.  We have never been much on ceremony.  For years we would give our selves building project for our anniversary.  Now restfulness is what we desire.  35 years ago we made a choice on a beach in Alaska.  Our vow was simply to chose each other among the many in the world we could chose to make a life with.  Later we made it legal with a justice of the peace but, that day has never really mattered to us.  It is that choosing that got us through many challenges over the years.  Like so many we have had our struggles.  But, I truly, believe it was that simple act of choosing each other over and over again that has kept us together all of these years.  Now we are ready to enjoy the comfort that comes after so many years together and much personal growth.

We had not been to Popham Beach in over 30 years!  It was a choice on a whim on a very warm day in October.  We packed a picnic and enjoyed a drive through Maine with peak foliage colors to entertain us.  We arrived at low tide and the expansiveness of the beach took our breath away.  I don't believe I have physically been in this much openness in many years.  We walked a lot enjoying a warm wind and the sound of the surf.  At one point, near the end of our stay, we sat in the sand with our backs against a drift log.  The wind was just enough to move the sand across the beach in way that felt and looked ...I don't know...sort of unworldly.  There was an abstract transcendent feeling ~~it was sublime~~~

Here is a photo journal of our lovely day at the beach~~~

It is my intention, each week, to share something that fills me with Gratitude. 
I write ~~~Gratitude~~~ with the wavy lines to represent the gratitude ENERGY~~~~~! 
I hope you will join me and share your gratitude moments. 
~~~Amen, Blessed Be, Namaste'~~~

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