The Cure for Anything.
Is there a universal cure?
This quote came to me in an email. I read it. Then reread it. If you think about it, it’s quite true in many respects. I don’t know about anyone else, but I love the sea. The picture on this pin is one I took while in Galveston, Texas. The whole time I was there, the sea was rough and the wind was roaring in off the gulf. Needless to say, it wasn’t anything like what I experienced in Florida, but it was calming. I spent a lot of time on the beach watching the water and the birds.
But is salt water a cure?
It can be. I touched on the sea. The rhythmic sound and waves are great therapy. It is conducive to meditation and musings. I wrote a good share of a book during the time I was there. The time on a beach next to the waves is great therapy if you are near enough to an ocean or gulf. I’m no longer close to the ocean. In fact, I’m in the middle of the high desert, so I no longer get a chance to walk on the shore. Instead, I sweat as I hike up the ridge behind the house to view the mountains in the west.
Don’t think that the sweat of hiking is a cure, but that of hard work is. If you want something bad enough, you will work for it. I know that I wanted to be self-sufficient. To get there, it took four long years of work and school to get there. Before then, I had done everything from topping tobacco, harvesting grapes, waitress, short order cook, working in a machine shop and boat factory, and various sewing factories. From those, I graduated to working in a psych hospital and an institution for the mentally handicapped. Not a one of those jobs was easy, but I kept going until a simple question gave me what I wanted, a degree which lifted me from the ranks of the poor to those who could afford to live without worrying about the next meal or if you could keep a roof over your head.
The other form of salt water mentions is tears. Tears can cleanse the soul. During my life, I’ve cried many. They gave relief and cleansed the emotions so I could keep going. They are the water which makes the roses of life real. How can you see the beauty without the ugly? How can you see the light, without the rain? There is a song by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band which says you can’t see the rainbows without the rain. That is so true.
What does this all mean?
It means you can have a lot of salt water around you and it can help you to see that life isn’t static. Things will change if you give it time. Hard work and a few tears can make life better if you keep going. If all else fails, take time to enjoy the beauty around you, even if you don’t have an ocean or a beach. Enjoy life. You one have one, so don’t waste it.
And last but not least, smile. It does change how you feel. Give thanks for what you have and keep positive thoughts. Remember, everything you send out into the universe will come back to you tenfold, so be careful with what you put out there.
Gave a great day!
B. A. Mealer