Reflections by the Sea: Affection
Published 9:38 am Sunday, October 6, 2019
By Betsy Ore Glass
Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them. Proverbs 3:27 NLT
There is an affection that many of us have with the seashore that is deeply rooted within us. The lifestyle is casual and the pace is slow. But it is how we “feel” while near the water that fuels our affection. We flock to the beach in an effort to find answers and wisdom, hoping that we can find the clarity we need to cope with life. We subconsciously adjust our breathing to follow the rhythm of the waves. Our minds begin to clear like a cloudless blue sky day. I believe the seashore is a gift from God. Having walked the beach many times in search of guidance. I feel carefree, yet never outside the umbrella of God’s covering.
The dictionary describes affection as the emotional realm of love. I bet you can look back and think of all the times you received affection. Someone was happy to see you; an unexpected hug; a gift was given to you “just because;” and on and on. It is so wonderful to be on the receiving end of affection. It is also wonderful to be on the giving side too. I think I will make a list of things I can do to brighten someone’s day and then do it. The late Maya Angelou said, “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
Betsy Ore Glass has long-standing ties to the Outer Banks. From Virginia Beach, her family bought a vacation cottage in the 60s and her love of the area began. Later in the 90s, Betsy and her husband bought a weekend cottage and introduced the area to their children. Then Betsy’s parents retired to KDH where the family gathered often. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or read additional Reflections at www.betsyoreglass.com.
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