Virginia is back from her blogcation with a contemplative thought about tides. No, she’s not going on about how tides come in and go out (although sometimes that’s cool to watch) but about the point where the tide turns. The water gets lower and lower, emptying out the shallows by a beach or river.
Things may seem a bit stagnant, empty, and a little smelly, too.
Then the tide turns and water begins to flow back in filling the emptiness with freshness teaming with opportunities for marine life (like this starfish) to do their thing.
Sometimes life’s tide turns the shores of our dreams into stagnant pools. Here are a few encouraging quotes for when things are at the lowest ebb…
“The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems that you cannot hold on a minute longer… Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” Harriet Beecher Stowe
“Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.” Leo F. Buscaglia
“Sometimes on the way to a dream, you get lost and find a better one.” (Unknown)
grace, peace & turning tides
Virginia : )
Photos: Pemba, Tanzania
Welcome back, Miss Virginia! Lovely photos, lovely quotes!
Thanks Debbie, before living in Tanzania I’d never seen such turquoise water!! Hope you are keeping well!! 💐✨🤗✨💐
Beautiful pictures, Ginny … what a great application from the turning tides!
Aren’t those gorgeous pics Cin?! Water still a gorgeous turquoise even on the horizon with the turning of the tide. Much love & big hugs! 💐✨🤗✨💐
Ĺove your photos. Nice to see you back Virginia.
Thanks Arlene, I’ve been checking in & out of the blogosphere- always enjoy catching up with what you’ve been up to! Hugs! 💐✨🤗✨💐
Love that Longfellow!
Thank you Elva, me too! Hope you are keeping safe & well in CA!! Hugs! 💐🤗💐
Welcome back! I love the quotes. thank you.
Thanks for your encouragement, Michele. Wishing you extra doses of grace, peace & hope as you start new work adventures – blessings & hugs! 💐✨🤗✨💐🙏💐
awwh- thank you so much!
Beautiful photos Virginia and inspiring quotes. Love it 🙂
Thank you, Karina. Hope all is well with you!! ✨🕊✨
A very encouraging post. Have had what seemed and felt like stagnant moments in my life. But as God will have it, the tides are turning!!
Glad to have you back Virginia !! 🤍🤍
So glad tides are turning, Sunshine! It’s hard to maintain our forward momentum when stagnant pools stay us. Here’s to letting waterfalls of God’s love freshen our spirits & fill us with Light anew… 💦🕯💦