Life is like waves. Things comes, and things go. Things move so quickly that if you’re not paying attention, you could just miss what’s right in front of you.
That is one of the many things that I learned on my recent trip to Cancun, Mexico. Here are some others:
1- Many people can speak Spanish but don’t like to. The natives appreciate the effort!
2- Look up store prices for items before you hit the market, so you know how much to barter for.
3- Dance with waiters.
4- Don’t drink the water (Already knew that, but figured I’d share anyway!).
5- Reapply sunscreen. Everywhere.
6- Try new things- even if you’re scared.
7- Never underestimate the power of a good massage.
8- I should have taken Dramamine before going para-sailing.
9- Even if you don’t like seafood, you might like seafood.
10- You don’t get sunburned through temporary tattoos.
11- You can successfully do nothing. I encourage people to try it sometime.
12- You really do look beautiful when you’re happy and at peace.
*13- If you want to see the last thing I learned, check out our page “When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do.” 😉
But as far as the opening to this post goes, it came to me when I was standing on the beach, feeling waves ebb and flow against my ankles. There was a really beautiful shell lying in the sand, but just as I bent down to pick it up, the waves swept it up.
Just like that, in the blink of an eye.
Maybe it’s the sea breeze that made me wise, but that’s how it is- things go quickly, and you miss them. You blink, and you’ve graduated high school. You’ve missed a chance at falling in love.
So, as far as the whole “Take time to stop and smell the roses” thing goes- The roses need to be smelled, enjoyed, and appreciated before they wither and die. There are blessings all around us just waiting to be discovered.