Saturday, June 29, 2013

365 Inspirations—180: Floating

"Seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around us, but they only take root in minds well prepared to receive them."—Joseph Henry

I think it's very easy to think we have control over things in this life. The truth is, we are really just floating. And if we pay attention to where we are floating, we'll find that everything we need is right here.

And that's exactly what I experienced today. There is sooo much freedom in floating—in letting go of the reigns and letting life lead me.

It's been 85 degrees in Washington State for the past two days. I know for many of you that that is nothing compared to where you live, but that's something for these parts.

It rarely gets up above the 70s in these parts, so mid-eighties is considered a heat wave here.

My husband and I decided it was time to buy some floatable devices and head to a lake 5 minutes from our house where we planned to do nothing but FLOAT.

We floated for several hours without a care in the world. Dozens of other people were floating along with us. It seemed like everyone had the same idea.

Canadian geese floating past us, a mother with her ducklings floated by, even a man and his dog floated by. It was a regular parade of floaters.

I felt so free floating out on this little lake near our house in Seattle. There was nothing to do, nothing to say or nothing to think out there.

When we came back home I took a shower and Yoon, my husband, fell fast asleep on the sofa. I ended up tip-toeing out of the house to buy groceries for dinner. Nothing was planned out today, including dinner.

I whipped together salmon, corn on the cob and a tossed salad and we dined out in the yard and discussed everything under the sun.

We decided to drift on down the road and rent a movie. We rented the movie Open Road, which went very well with our theme of drifting and floating today.

Now, after a long day in the sun, I'm ready to float away on my bed. Can't wait to see where my dreams will take me.

Do you ever have a spontaneous day of floating or drifting? 

1 comment:

  1. I am going to the ocean in three weeks and I most definitely will partake in some spontaneous floating then :-)