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Monday, December 13, 2010

Life Boats

A sail across the sea.
Life sometimes feels like that to me.
(And after this past week~ it's nice to know that the sailing can vary :)


It's nice to have a routine and a steadfastness to your days.

But there are times when it's  wonderful and Necessary to have the beautifully surreal moments.

Life can bring some turbulent and churning times....

....and times you feel pretty much out there by yourself.

It's a must to have those you love along with you in moments, even if it can get a little crowded.
Sometimes it's true....The More The Merrier.

It makes up for the times when you feel like 2 or 3 is a crowd.
And YOU're the underdog.

Breathtaking and those "ahhh"  moments must be held on to.

It can get you through those days where all you feel you're good for is work.
Tugging things around to keep the order and sanity.

 Ever feel like life isn't quite what it should be?~~~~
a substitute for what really should be.
It isn't reality,
but sure is nice to enjoy while you're there!
And then there are the days we have strength.
We seem to feel we can withstand the pressures of the journey, 
and stand out and up while taking on the overwhelming tasks of the day.
I love those days!

Of course, there are times when 2 is better than 1. 
Teamwork is an incredible means to journey with.
Especially when there's  harmony.

Solitude is lovely.
And often only bits here and there is what is needed to get you through the next leg.

Did I mention that Solitude is Lovely?

It's nice to know others are out there....even if not right along beside.
Because really...we all are in the same boat.
Even if it isn't at the same place and time.

Life can be a party.

Life can take us directions only the wind blows.

And at the end of the day, 
it's nice to pull your boat out~ and just be thankful it stayed afloat!

And remember....

“When the tides of life turn against you and the current upsets your boat, 

don't waste those tears on what might have been, just lie on your back and float.”


Happy Sails to you for this new week!


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Nice picture compilation :-)

Tiggeriffic said...

Life is a journey and lots of adventures.. I like spark in my life and that is why I laugh so much.. Great pictures and great thoughts..
Whether I'm with lots of people or just by myself I'm still smiling..:)

TexWisGirl said...

Just wonderful! Those kids of yours couldn't be cuter!!! And your feet are still beautiful! :)

You made me laugh with the repeat of "solitude is lovely".

You're such a wonderful soul!

Nancy C said...

And sometimes... you just want to jump overboard and swim to another island where no one can bug you. Haha!

What an awesome collection of pictures and words to go along with them.

Hoping this week is all smooth sailing for you. :)

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice thought and pictures. You have me wishing it was better weather to get in thekayak. I enjoy by myself but have a pair just in case I find someone to join in.with your last quote it made me think of a trip in North central Nebraska with 12 new to the canoe and kayakers. Every time I would flip I held on , and in shallow rocks got banged a bit.I need to go with the flow.It was good for a few laughs later, but at the time I was getting a bit grumpy.

darlin said...

What an awesome post Dawn, now how did you know I needed to see something like this to kick start my week? :-) Beautiful photos and yes solitude is lovely.

Wishing you an amazing week, with some solitude.

Farm Girl said...

Beautiful pictures!
I loved everything you wrote. All of it true. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful well out post. It blessed me this morning.

Leah J. Utas said...

Water is so calming.

Liesl said...

I can so relate to feeling like the underdog at times,just sometimes the kids and husband seem to do the most exciting things and you are left to always see to the mundane everyday things. Luckily that feeling passes quickly!!!

Hope said...

your post is awesome! great images!
love the end lines, 'when the tides of life turn against you and the current upsets your boat, don't waste those tears on what might have been, just lie on your back and float'

sums it up quite nicely!

Unknown said...

Beautiful photographs and comentary Dawn.
Have a great evening.

Sem Nome said...

Dear Dawn, my life sail has been in wild waters sometimes, and in calm waters some other times. I enjoy the wild to keep alone and save energy, then I enjoy the calm waters to sail and sail fast and free and I take with me all those who want to come along!!!

I want to say, dear Dawn, you are a special friend I got this year! I do enjoy your texts! You write exactly what comes to your mind, I believe so! That is so original, my dear!
I wish your sail takes you where you want to be, always! Love!! Bela

carmilevy said...

You tell the most incredible stories of journeys taken. I had never felt terribly motivated to take a cruise before: I guess I've got too many bad old episodes of the Love Boat embedded in my brain. But this...this is the kind of adventure my family would never forget.

Thank you for opening my eyes, changing my mind, and giving me something to think about.

Jimmy said...

Beautiful Pictures and inspirational words my Friend, I loved this line, it is so true:

"Because really...we all are in the same boat.
Even if it isn't at the same place and time."

and summing it up with:

“When the tides of life turn against you and the current upsets your boat, don't waste those tears on what might have been, just lie on your back and float.”

just ties it all together, Thank you my dear friend, your words are a blessing to me.

Kerri Farley said...

What a GREAT post! Happy Sails to you too :)

Michelle said...

Nice pictures and such profound words.

Allison said...

Your post has made me very pensive! It is dark out, and time for bed... and I feel like the boat that is only good for work, but am glad I am also the one strong enough for the task! Those meaningful moments of life are indeed what makes life worth living and striving to complete. A wonderfully thoughtful post! And I'm sure it took a long time to upload all those pictures. :)
I agree with texwisgirl...your feet are prettier than mine! Hugs.

Sheree said...

I love solitude as well, perhaps because I seldom have it? Hope you're having a wonderful week Dawn! :)

floweringmama said...

It's nice to know others are out there....even if not right along beside.

Beautifully said. My family doesn't understand my overwhelming need for my solitude and I can't explain it

Anonymous said...

Fantastic post!!
I like your creativity!
Thank you!

Rick said...

What a great set of photos Dawn ! I loved your captions ;-) There's a lot of truth spoken in jest, and the quote is so fitting.

Of course my favourites were of Moraine Lake and Lake Louise !

Deb said...

love the last photo the best

Paula said...

AWESOME post! This one made me smile...BIG! Thanks for the reminder that solitude can be lovely. Sometimes I run from solitude but your post makes me want to run to it.

Hilary said...

What a wonderful post - full of great advice and metaphors for life. They photos are just fantastic and that final one made me go "ahhhhh."

Guido said...

thanks for the wonderful words
live can be so easy your blog is great

Jayne said...

Amen, Blogger Sister, amen!

Paul C said...

You weave a wonderful message here with your images and words. When life gets you down, the need for solitude, the joy of two or more, keep floating...Uplifting.

TexWisGirl said...

Had to stop back by and tell you I love the new "you" photo!!! Your face is no longer hidden by a cap! And now the world knows you are beautiful from your head down to your toes! :) And your spirit always shines the brightest!

Anonymous said...

Dawn..this is exactly what this tired, heartbroken girl needed today..

reminders that I am not alone and others have been where i am and we make it out afloat okay..
Thank you for the words, pictures and heart of this post..

Pat Tillett said...

Great post Dawn...
the photos and the words

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post - both the words and the photos. Wonderful!

Lynette Jacobs said...

“When the tides of life turn against you and the current upsets your boat,
don't waste those tears on what might have been, just lie on your back and float.”

I love this...beautiful post Dawn. I have found that when I am in over my head...all I do is tread water.


Anonymous said...

Lovely post, and the photograph on Lake Louise brings back wonderful memories.
Congratulations on your POTW.

Ola said...

water is something wonderful, gives a feeling of freedom but on the other hand also shows a weakness of humans

Lori said...

I love this post...the photo's and the words...such truth in them...and yes solitude is truly lovely...I can see why Hilary picked you for POTW. Congratulations!

What Karen Sees said...

Wonderful photos and beautiful words. These pictures make me want to sail away to new places and new experiences!!

What Karen Sees said...

P.S. I found you through Hilary. Glad I did. I'm not a 'follower' and will be back to visit you again soon, and I invite you to visit me, too!

Carole Barkett said...

love the thoughts and photos, you are so creative in your posts

sage said...

Nice photos and comments--i like the water