Peace, Love, and Beaches……?



Peace, Love, and Beaches……?




I was born in the 50’s, raised in the 60’s, dazed in the 70’s crazed in the 80’s behaved (sort of) in the 90’s and in the 2,000’s, well I sort of blended in…..but not fully. You see I always had this streak of ‘rebellion’. Sometimes fiery, sometimes incognito.

It’s like waiting for this ‘force to awaken’.

Which brings me to here. All my actions and reactions have brought me to here. To this time, this place. Yeah, to this very moment.

I found in my life that the line of life isn’t necessarily thin and straight. My line is rather broad thanks to my lack of ‘focus’. But that, focus, is for another day.

This could almost be biographical but that isn’t my intent (see, focus!) because I haven’t established my intent.



By the way grammar and punctuation police, I will use improper grammar at times punctuated by ending sentences with prepositions…it’s a rebellion thing.

Just as a passing thought—–I don’t believe this blog will get me a place on “Dancing With The Stars”.

So, what is this, what am I here about (see…). In some ways, this is a soapbox for Peace, Love, and …….beaches. How could anyone not want those to be a part of their life???

I go thru periods of reflection and looking forward…..sometimes I do them not simultaneously but during the same time period.  I find it good because it helps me clarify what I want to do, what I want to be, and where I want to be.

One morning recently while doing my yoga, I realized that my yoga practicing area was too small for what I want to do!  Then I realized the same was true for my Tai Chi.


Peace, Love, and Beaches……?




It was at that moment that I realized my choices of places I live in was all wrong.  I can’t do the things I want to do in confined places.  This means that beaches are a great place for me to be.

So, I gravitate towards beach sites…except for resorts, resorts are a rip-off, stay at the closest place with a reasonable price.

I like peaceful living.  No loudmouths hollering and screaming!  Well, I can put up with people hollering at a TV screen in the local establishment for their favorite team.  That’s acceptable as long as it doesn’t get out of hand and doesn’t include me.  If I’m watching a sporting event at a bar usually I’m not pulling for a team (and if I were, I wouldn’t say so. That invites conversations and I’m really not there for conversations), I’m just there for a few drinks and a change of venue from wherever I’m staying.



Living a peaceful life is leisure.  Miscellaneous chats with others that are just passing thru is a life broadening experience.  You’d be surprised at what you can find out and what you can learn.  From an elderly Brittish couple I learned some key components about traveling and how to protect myself.  He’s a retired law enforcement officer.

Sharing insights on living peacefully with others seems to be done not as an advice but just as a casual part of living.  And I believe that’s the way it should be lived.


Peace, Love, and Beaches……?




In a world that eagerly expresses ‘hate’, I believe we need to be the example of ‘peace’.

I long ago learned how to deal with hate.  I had relatives (quite a few) that willingly and vocally expressed their hate for me.  So, I learned at a young to deal with those that hate.  I chose not to hate back.  Love, love, love.  That’s all we need.  Loving people is a much better and rewarding act than hating.

Most would think, ‘why would someone want to hate me’.  I think the same too but people with that in their lives live unfulfilled and scared.



It’s not the person that’s hated that’s the problem or has the problem, it’s the person that hates that’s the problem and has the problem.  I say that without hesitation because it’s true.

Beaches are an integral part of life.  We have the water lapping on the shore releasing negative ions producing a calming effect on all that visit.  Stash along a few beers for company and you have a perfect day.

Me and my peace, love, and beaches.  A way of life.

Peace, love, and beaches,

John





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