Fish don’t know water is wet!
Sometimes the most valuable things in our lives are not “out there” or “someday”.
Most times they are right here and right now.
We need to witness our worths in order to move them into our reality so we can Act on them and release their Appreciation into our lives.
This movement from obscurely aware to full on contact appreciation is the HorsePower of life that releases the gifts right in front of our noses and delivers them into the full light of mattering.
Today was another example of life being as obvious as the nose on my face – the only problem being I rarely notice my nose unless I’m shaving or plucking nose hairs.
I have lived in beautiful Rhode Island for 56 years and have enjoyed my fair share of its natural wealth and beauty. My satisfaction though, has kept me from exploring other opportunities to sense what other gems of the senses are in my back yard.
Not today, Today I acted on my vocalized desire of “Someday” I would like to kayak in Ninigret pond.
At the bridge that crosses over the union of Green Pond and Ninigret pond in Charlestown RI there is a quaint and quite convenient Kayak rental facility that I’ve observed for the past 15 years, always saying, “Someday it would be great to rent one of those Kayaks and explore the pond.”
Well today I ACTED on my vocalized desire and did exactly that.
At 10:30 AM, Katleen and I put on our life vests, mind you the average depth of the pond is only 4 to 6 ft and with todays low tide it was more like 4 to 6 inches in many places. I’m not usually one for the restriction of life vests and today it did not matter because the Act of Appreciation was flowing through everything I was doing.
We got the formal directions from the happy tanned attendant and off we went. We had rented the Kayaks for 2 hours and wanted to see all we could in that time or at least I have a memory of an old story that no longer serves me echoing that in the back of my mind.
What really took place after we went under the bridge was a slowing down of time and an amplifying of appreciation for natures beauty in the place I call home. (Which I’m discovering more and more or as I Act on my Appreciation.)
There is quote from Albert Einstein: ” Nothing happens till something moves”
We were moving and it was happening.
If you told me I was in the Everglades or even Hawaii, I would have said, “here is better, ” because here is home and here is now and here I am and here we are.
The temperature was 79 degrees, the water was clear, the fauna and flora of these two salt ponds were abundant in the form of fish, crustaceans, birds, AND happy smiling humans and their canine aquatic companions.
We kayaked through the channels to the breakwater where the pond emptied into the Atlantic Ocean. We grounded our kayak on a remote sandy shoal that today was abound with many types of water transportation devises carrying more of those happy humans who today also decided to act on their appreciation’s.
After landing our craft of appreciation on the beach we ventured afoot to the Eastern most portion of East Beach. Three miles of beach and 12 people as far as the eye could see.
Warm, clear aquamarine colored water, cool breeze, light waves and endless sun and only 12 appreciators on the beach while over 100 were only 200 yards away.
Kat went in for a swim, her first on this side of the Atlantic pond this Summer. We drank in the beauty, knowing we will be back soon with Brenda Lee, Kylian, Eddie, Red Dog, and Lucy.
We looked forward, toward our next walk on the beach transformational workshop on Oct 26 and headed back to our trusted aquatic appreciation transportation device, our Kayak!
We made our way back to the rental facility already planning our time here with Kat’s parents who will be visiting from Belgium this September.
We both decided that we will need our own Kayaks for next summer as well as two paddle boards.
As we sat on the tailgate of the truck eating our salads, we noticed all the out of state license plates in the parking lot.
There were far more out of state plates than in state, only proving once again that we don’t always appreciate what is in our own back yard because fish don’t know water is wet.
It was only through Acting with the HorsePower of Appreciation that the Action of this moving experience is now part of our experiential memory and its sensory awareness is now already seeking it’s Next
I hope you move beyond words of observation and ACT on your appreciations today, tomorrow, any day, but never someday.
Feel the Connection
Make your Move
Create that Change