Two thoughts for today are related to what I did earlier today. As most of you know, I am partly unemployed for the month of January since I start a new job in February. So anyway, today was a day off from work. It’s a lovely but hot day outside.
My first thought for this Tuesday is about how I decided on impulse to finally take action on something I have only been contemplating for some months — I went to the beach (which is a 10-minute drive from my place) all by myself! I went for a couple of hours and I read a book, swam a bit and of course, got an amazing tan. All I can think of now is how glad I am I did it! I am glad I took action and got to experience solitude among the many people at the beach. I feel so grateful that I live where I do. That I can experience the beauty nature has to offer. The bluish-green waters. The clear blue sky. The white sands. The bright yellow sun. It was bliss. [And I didn’t have to pay anything!]
My second thought for this Tuesday is about people. Now, the reason I was not going to the beach by myself all this time was that I was worried about my stuff (car keys in particular) when at the beach and not having anyone to look after it if I went into the water (and let’s face it…there’s no point in not going into the water!!) But today I witnessed something that I have never paid attention to in all my previous visits to the beach with a friend. You can leave your bag at the beach (with a camera, mobile phone, house keys, car keys, driver’s license and 20 dollars) and no one will touch it. It’s like some unwritten rule. I saw others who had left their belongings around as well and were wading in the water but no one even comes close to snooping around these belongings. I saw someone leave an unlocked bicycle and it stayed there until they left. It made me think that human beings are still fairly decent despite the shit we see in the media every single day about people killing or assaulting one another. It made me think that there is hope for us to not turn into cold-blooded individuals only looking out for ourselves.
And with that thought, I leave you for this week.
Until next time,