Monday, January 9, 2012

The Start of Something Good

For the past two months, I have faithfully gone out running. Each time I am out, I make it a point to check the sand. Sometimes I even ran along the sand looking for sea glass. Nothing! (And sadly to say, my waistline doesn't show much change either! Pooh!)

Until today! I didn't expect much, although the surf has been huge. But, I was wrong...
I think it is the start of Sea Glass Season!
Can I hear a hooray?!

Isn't that like life? We have seen the good days and experience the not so good days, always looking, hopeful that they'll return. And then one day they come (maybe not all together, some good some bad), but like the return of the glass they do come!

Waiting is something that we all do. I am not that great at it although I have done a lot of waiting in my life. I have learned that with all my waiting- it makes me grateful for what I have waited for. Being a Christian, I do my best to "wait upon the Lord", meaning to trust in the timing that God has decided is best for me.

An Apostle of Jesus Christ stated:
What, then, does it mean to wait upon the Lord? In the scriptures, the word wait means to hope, to anticipate, and to trust. To hope and trust in the Lord requires faith, patience, humility, meekness, long-suffering, keeping the commandments, and enduring to the end.

To wait upon the Lord means planting the seed of faith and nourishing it “with great diligence, and … patience.” - Elder Robert D. Hales

Without further ado, I'll show you the "goods"!

This photo is the collection from my run this morning. It was just me and two fishermen on the beach, if they hadn't been there I would have hooray-ed outloud.

I also found this pair of gloves and shovel on the beach - I find unusual things on the beach! I love to bring them home and show them to the family.

This was from my afternoon excape to the beach to see if more had washed up! YES! Lots more and bigger glass!!

These beauties were gathered together in a rock wash right in front of my house. Have I expressed lately, how lucky I am to live where I live?
This was another unusual find that I had to bring home. On the bottom, stamped into the glass are the words CLARIOL. Outdated hair coloring bottle? Isn't the light from the setting sun lovely? It is my favorite time of day.

Piece of ceramic jar - perhaps a broken lid?

Now if I could just get such exciting and varied results from my exercise routine (such as a flat stomach, toned, arms, thin waist)!


PS I am going to try something new for this new year ... open up my comments. I haven't done that in the past because I don't want people to feel like that have to say anything. So I'll try it - if I find it isn't working, I'll turn them off. And speaking of new, did you notice I changed the photo at the top of the blog? Gems from today's outings.


  1. Well, I can say that I am someone who gets "excited" when reading about "random ponderings and photos of sea glass"! :)

    I really appreciate you including the excerpt from Elder Hales' talk. Thank you so much for sharing it...

  2. Hey, thanks for the post, it made me smile...and miss you there on your lovely beach!