Flowers in California

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Beach Time

I had a dream the other night in which I felt regret.  Regret is awful.  I've had this dream before.

In the dream, I am on a beach vacation.  Suddenly I realize that I have spent a lot of time doing things other than going to and enjoying the beach.  There is limited time left and there is nothing I can do about it.  I regret so much that I didn't spend more time at the beach as I had intended.

I love beaches and I long for beach vacations, year round.  For me to go on one and not make the most of the beach is horrible beyond words.  I did spend too little time at the beach at the start of a vacation last year.  I thought of this recurring dream then and got my act together and myself down to a nice beach chair.  I'm glad I did.

For me, this dream is a cautionary tale to do what I enjoy now and not end up with regret later.  I'm not always good at this (at all) but this dream reminds me of what is it stake.  I hope we can all make the most of our time at the beach, in whatever form the beach takes for each of us.  Enjoy!



  1. I find I am thinking about this post of yours, Joanne. I can sometimes do the same thing and have to push myself to do something so I don't regret not doing it later. Good food for thought - thanks.

  2. Wow, sorry I didn't respond sooner, Lisa. Yes, it can be so worthwhile to push ourselves to do things but it's kind of a hard sell until we do them. I guess we just keep on trying. The rewards can be so wonderful. :)