Let Go – Try Something New!

"Letting go doesn't mean we don't care. 
Letting go doesn't mean we shut down. 
Letting go means we stop trying to force outcomes and make people behave.
It means we give up resistance to the way things are, for the moment.
It means we stop to do the impossible – controlling that which we cannot – and instead, focus on what is possible – which usually means taking care of ourselves. 
And we do this in gentleness, kindness, and love, as much as possible."
- Melody Beattie

Today I did what many people find very ridiculous….but, I packed up my car with a cooler for lunch, beach chairs, sunscreen and a really good friend and we drove to the beach….for the day. 

Okay…I live in Austin, TX….and the beach is 3 ½ hours away….but, for some reason I just realized a day at the beach is a possibility and I am going to try it.

We left at 6:20am…got to the beach by 10:00am and home by 6:40 PM. Now I know you might think we are crazy…but, it was FABULOUS and worth it. AND…we will do it again.

Sometimes we need to “let go” of all of the rules and complications and just do something fun and a little silly. And today we did.

When we turned off the highway and drove through the dunes we were already giggling at how crazy this whole idea was…when we rounded the corner and saw the crashing waves it was like paradise.

Truly, no hotel, no suitcase, not a few days away from our life…just one simple day. We captured it.

We walked on the beach, picked up shells, took a nap, body surfed in the ocean, ate a fabulous picnic lunch…walked again, rested again and swam one more time. Not many men understand that 3 more hours in the car was a chance to talk, laugh and tell more stories – just like teenage girls do…

It was bliss. So, “let go” of your routine…do something silly and fun, just for a day. It is summer…be a kid and have fun!!! It feels so good.

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