This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. Have you ever walked on the beach?
Have you ever gazed out over the water and imagined yourself as the captain of your own ship? I do every time I go to the beach. It’s what I like to do.
I like to think about where I would go if I could sail the ocean’s waters and steer my ship myself.
There are so many places and islands still to be discovered.
And I know…I just know…there is a peanut butter cookie island out there. Somewhere.
I’m sure if I was a captain, it wouldn’t always be smooth sailing. Truth be told, and I always tell the truth, I can be a bit moody sometimes. Which makes for some treacherous waters. Kind of like what happened in this part of the Florida place and other places last year. They had a hurricane come here. I’m glad I wasn’t sailing my ship then.
No. The hurricane seemed to have made a lot of waves here. A lot of trees and buildings and even persons and animals were affected. But now, some time has passed. And yet, it seems the beach and the landscape still remain very changed.
At first, I thought maybe it made me sad that it didn’t look the same as the last time we visited. It looked so different. But then I thought some more about it. And I thought maybe that this was the way the beach was supposed to look. Before persons landscaped it to the way they wanted.
Isn’t that what a storm does?
It destroys but then there is growth and reshaping and even new land sometimes. Sure, it may look different. But it finds a way to get to where it wants to. It finds a way to function and come back. Can you?
Things we go thru may change us. Sometimes, we simply won’t be who we used to. But if we find a way to grow, to help what we go thru reshape us, maybe we will find out who we were meant to be all along. It just might take some time.
Perspective can only be found when you step back and look at what you’ve been thru to know who you want to be.
–Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle