[The following short inspirational piece was kindly shared with us by Darquise Nantel, who is the founder of and regular inspirational contributor to the Facebook Group called Life is Love; Love is Life. Of all of us here at Happy Cow just had to join a group with a title like that as soon as we saw it! We highly recommend taking a look.]
"All your seriousness is about sandcastles. And you yourself will leave them one day, trampling them down, and you will not look back. The people who take it seriously miss the beauty of playfulness." Osho
There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a sandcastle go up; being able to stand back and see your masterpiece. Though as much "work" that goes into it, easily enough, we walk away from it, watching the waves roll over it, or see people walking across it. Not once do you consider taking it with you because you know it serves its purpose at the beach.
Do you remember building your first sandcastle with a plastic cup and a tiny shovel that stood all of 6 inches high. At that time, the tiniest structure was the most satisfying because we enjoyed the actual building without a master plan mapped out. The best part of building your castle was the actual running in and out of the water to collect wet sand; being able to get the full sculpted sand out of the cup mold and then digging a deep canal around your fortress. Constructing it was more enjoyable than finishing it. Half the time I don't recall what it looked like without either
Allow yourself to continue being childlike in your sandcastle building. Enjoy the shoveling and take in the energy of the sun. Put down the picture of your your ideal sandcastle, and just enjoy the moment. The sandcastle you build today is more complex than the 6 inch castle from yesterday but the one today may be smaller than the one that will stand tomorrow. In the meantime just be playful. If it gets knocked over, laugh. A sandcastle only stands so long so don't take it so seriously. Be youthful and have fun.
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