Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ocean's Whisper




Yesterday we went to my very favorite beach, Carmel.  It's our favorite thing to do- shop, eat delicious food, and lay on the famous white sand of Carmel, basking in the loveliness of God's creation.  My mom and I laid on the beach, even though the fog never quite burned off, and we fell asleep to the sound of ocean waves folding over onto one another. Crashing, moving in and out again and again.  Sometimes gentle and sometimes more fierce.  There's something about that sound that soothes my soul.


It reminds me that life is quite similar; crashing, moving in and out, up and down.  But through all the waves life brings, it is beautiful still.  And just like waves never stop moving and continue pressing on... we, too, will keep going and will continue finding beauty and joy in every word, every circumstance, and every moment.  Even when you can't seem to find it- look again- it's there, it just may be in a whisper voice.


That's my challenge to myself and anyone who's with me.  Choose to find joy and beauty amongst the waves of life!
Happy Sunday!
Love,
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28 comments:

  1. Being at the beach seeing the waves continually coming in is soothing and so peaceful! Such a sweet post.

    Love that first picture of you.
    xoxo

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  2. The beach is such a soothing place! Great post! Your pictures are beautiful! :)

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  3. It is one of the hardest things to do, but I find I'm happiest when I embrace the waves and look for the positive in them. Thanks for this!

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  4. Beautiful insight for a young woman...you are truly blessed and always know that the Lord is with you! kisses and hugs, Desiree

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  5. So beautifully written, Michaela! I know that y'all really needed that time!

    PS: I'm so jealous that you are wearing jeans and long sleeves comfortably. I would melt to my death if I wore jeans.

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  6. I love Carmel! This is beautiful post, Michaela! I'm very happy you see life that way you do!

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  7. I love the beach so peaceful and serene! Love your white top you look so pretty!

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  8. This is the secret to finding true happiness in life. See the beauty in all things.
    Belilnda Warner

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  9. Love this post... I've been thinking similar things to this lately and my blogposts have certainly reflected this change of thought. happy day!

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  10. This is a greta post. I love the soothing feeling you get from ocean!

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  11. Carmel is the best! Every time I go I am taken back by how beautiful it is.

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  12. I LOVE carmel, so pretty on nice summer days :) So glad you are taking in all summer has to offer!

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  13. I love, love, love the beach! Looks like you had a great time!

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  14. Amen! I love that- "choose to find joy and beauty!" I always tell my sisters- your life is in your hands, girl! So challenge yourself to make it your best : ) Glad you had an amazing weekend! xo

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  15. A beautiful post, Michaela! Carmel is one of my favorite places. Glad you had a relaxing and fun weekend. Love the white top you're wearing.

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  16. There is something about the beach that brings you face to face with God. Hope your weekend was wonderful!

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  17. Thanks for the reminder to "Be Still". Great post, and beautiful pictures.

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  18. Carmel is such a beautiful place. Sounds like a wonderful, peaceful day!

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  19. Thank you for this encouragement for this, Michaela!

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  20. Looking gorgeous as always dear! I've missed seeing your smiley face here, will be back sooner this time! Hope you are having a great summer darling!

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  21. well put - ocean waves are sooo soothing, love it!

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  22. Love your wisdom, Michaela. Choose joy always! Thinking of you! Xo, Katie

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  23. ohhhh michaela. i love you & your sweet sweet soul.

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  24. Thank you for this beautiful post Michaela.

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  25. LOOK how adorable you are!! :)

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  26. We do have very similar taste! I have the same headband :)!

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  27. Love the pics and the headband, Michaela!

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