Every sunset is an opportunity to reset.Richie Norton
Yesterday afternoon Ben and I played in the backyard with the dogs and hiked around our tropical jungle of a garden, here at the treehouse. By the time we finished it was later than we had realised. Bummer. I’d planned an afternoon walk on the beach, but sunset was less than an hour away.
Let’s go anyway, Ben urged.
It was getting cold. It was getting late. I was tired. Let’s go in the morning, I said.
We came back to the house. I sat down at my desk. And then I remembered something I’d written after pulling my guiding card for the week. About needing to find better balance and to give myself what I needed to rest and heal and recharge.
I changed into shorts, grabbed a jumper and swung past Ben’s study. Come on, I said. You’re right. Let’s go.
I’m so glad we did. We arrived in time to get a fast walk in along the shore. The tide was high and the water that lapped my ankles was warm. As the sun slid low in the sky the wet sand turned opalescent, and the sky burned orange, pink and purple. It was spectacular.
Sometimes we need to take that extra time, or push a little outside our comfort zone. That’s where the magic is. And it was certainly magical last night.
I hope you can find some rest and recharge time for yourself soon too!
Love, sandy toes and wind-tousled hair, Nicole xx