i saw this quote in the comments section of my friend Renee’s blog http://positiveboomer.net/2013/04/19/a-new-day-is-dawning/. “Yesterday’s troubles are written in sand, wiped out of existence by God’s own hand.” Having lived an hour and a half from the ocean for about 11 years (2 years in NH, 9 in NJ) I take great meaning from this quote.
I spent joyous times walking the shoreline, or perching on large flat rocks watching the waves wash up on the beach and recede, or watching from the balcony of an inn by the beach. I watched the ocean act like God’s reassuring breath. There were times I watched a nor’easter whip up the coastline. On the news last December I watched Hurricane Sandy on the news.
This is the beach I frequented on Long Beach Island, NJ–after the hurricane. They will recover. They will dig out. They will mend and heal. Beauty will return to my old beach.
Our troubles are written in the sand. sometimes it feels as though they are carved in concrete. But troubles do come and go. sometimes they linger. But troubles mustn’t completely define us. We are more than our troubles and hurts. We are people of the now and the tomorrow. Write your troubles on the sand. Wait for God to wash them away and make your beach all fresh and new. Have a lovely day~