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