Wit and Wisdom From a Beach in Mexico

What a winter we are having this spring…at least that’s what it feels like here in Alberta…and Saskatchewan…and Manitoba!!! I think I can safely say that everyone I know is ready for the snow to be done and the warmth to arrive so we can put the winter boots away and bring out the flip flops…permanently. Well, until October, at least.

My family just came back from a wonderfully relaxing holiday in the Mayan Riviera where the sun, surf and sand were good for the soul! Sitting on a white sandy beach with the turquoise waters of the Caribbean before me, I realized a few things…here they are:

There is no age limit in which you can ‘rock’ a bikini…I saw many older women looking pretty great in a two-piece! You go girls!

It is possible to sit out and stare at the sea and simply “not think” at all…pure bliss! You really should try it!

You always seem to run into someone you know…no matter where you are in the world! We ran into three different families that we knew…a long way from home! Great minds think alike, I guess!

Saying one simple word makes me happy: “Gracias.”

It is best to apply ‘continuous spray’ sunscreen on indoors before you head out to a breezy beach on a 35 degree day…4 awkward and goofy looking sunburns taught us that from the places the spray did not reach…OUCH!

Hammocks are a great investment…we bought two and plan to use them lots this summer!

Being at the beach makes you want to dance…just ask my 6 year old who was continually shaking his booty at the beach simply because he was enjoying life!

We can learn a lot from the Mexican people…especially about patience….we should simply practice it more often!

Unplug from technology and your mind truly rests and quality time with family grows immensely.

Until next week, I will sign off with a quote by a man you might of heard of, Ralph Waldo Emerson. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”