After many months, I finally get a long desired stay at the beach. That beautiful turquoise Gulf is calling my name. As we get situated in our boat, I notice that the water isn't very clear. I wasn't even thinking about it because it was the bay side and sometimes it's not as clear. We get to the island and after putting all my things away, I finally get to walk out to the beach. To my disappointment, the water was brown! Yuck! We are near where two different rivers pour into the gulf, and with all the rain we've had and the hurricane stirring up the water, it ends up an icky brown. Even then a bad day at the beach is better than a good day at work! In life, things don't always turn out as you've planned, but there is always a glimmer of hope on the horizon. As I begin my walk down the beach I notice that the shells have piled up. I sit down in a pile and begin collecting one beautiful specimen after another. A blessing within my disappointment. God is good!
This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:24