This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. Sometimes the sun shines. Sometimes the rain pours down. Sometimes I’m gorgeous. All the time I’m gorgeous.
But staying near the ocean helps you to realize how little control any one has over much. The tides come in. The tides go out.
Sometimes you can walk on the beach. And sometimes there is no beach to walk on.
Have you ever felt like your tide was low? That you had nothing left? That life and the problems you faced were impossible to fight any longer?
As we walked near the campground this week, we were fortunate to watch the tides.
We got to see the birds and how they fish and fly. We got to see the crabs in the water and how they fight to stay in the water. It’s hard for them at low tide. It’s a struggle. And we almost felt like we needed to help them.
But watching the crabs for a little while, we realized they had it covered. They knew how to fight the currents. They knew how to get back in the water. But it was work. It didn’t come easy. And sometimes we feel like that too.
That there is always a current to fight against.
But when the tides seem at their lowest, you may think high tide will never come again. But it beautifully does.
Just like right before sunrise is the coldest and darkest.
The same can happen with us. We may be at our lowest. But if we believe in ourselves and don’t give up, we can make it. Love yourself with all of your heart.
We may always have a current to fight against like the crabs. Problems don’t disappear. New ones will come.
But if we are strong in our resolve to be better, to feel better, to work to make things better, high tide will come again.
We say goodbye to this Carrabelle, Florida place tomorrow.
Where are we headed? We don’t know. Stay tuned!
–Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle