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Pam's Daily Wave...



Good Morning and Welcome to my Atlantic Life in Hatteras ๐Ÿ˜Š

(Apologies in advance....bit of a photofest!)


โ€œWe are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love โ€ฆ and then we return home.โ€

โ€“ Australian aboriginal proverb


This morning, watching the waves before the sun came up, I got to thinking about this proverb - and asked myself....am I observing, learning, growing and loving?

.......I'd like to think so, but I know for sure I can definitely work a little harder on each one of these.


Whilst I try to be observant, it's so easy to get caught up in our own drama de jour, that we often miss what is right in front of us. Looking a little closer and listening a little more attentively, is something we could all do a tad more.


For me, learning is a lifelong pursuit, and I don't mean the kind of learning that you do from books, as someone who reads a lot, this is not always the type of learning I need - it's learning from the mistakes I make (and trust me there are plenty to choose from ๐Ÿ˜‰), from observing the world around me, and the people that live in it. It's retaining those lessons, and knowing how to avoid making the same mistakes in future. I've spent some time recently thinking about some poor choices I have made in the past, and the saddest thing was, that in several instances, I made similar mistakes again....In retrospect, the pattern is obvious. Isn't hindsight a wonderful thing???? Why didn't I learn the first time around?


So, I could spend the rest of my life examining every last detail of my decision, trying to work out why those patterns of behavior remained, why I wasn't wiser the next time around, stay in a cycle of self-blame...or, I can choose to break that pattern, learn from the past, move on, and be much more cognizant of the choices I'm making now.


By constantly observing and learning, we are growing all the time....hopefully becoming better human beings - a little older....a little wiser๐Ÿ’•


And, as to "Loving" - who couldn't do with loving a little more? We all have the capacity to love and be loved, we just need to ensure we are open to both giving and receiving.


Here are just a few of my observances from yesterday and this morning...๐Ÿฅฐ



Tuesday morning beach...


My "magical time" just before sunrise

And the moon stayed up to greet the sun ๐ŸŒœ๐ŸŒž


Birds galore...


Lone kayaker greets the morning sun




And more of my bird friends...