Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thankful Thursday #5 - The Beach

This is a watercolor I did - I love to paint plein air
Thankful Thursday is my weekly discipline - to express my gratitude to Hashem for His over-flowing, abundant blessings.  

I am grateful to live near the ocean.  When I feel stressed or just need to be refreshed, a trip to the water is just the ticket.  The waves, the breeze, the birds, the shells...all are medicine to heal my soul.  If I have the time to paint, that is even more joy!  When I paint, the world stops and I am in a little bit of heaven.

Someone told me long ago to take my worries and cares about my loved ones to the sea.  There, I was to pray about my concerns, and then try to stop the waves.  Ridiculous, right?  I have no more control over other people than I do the waves of the sea.  My loved ones, just like the waves are in the mighty hands of ADONAI.  Just as I trust Him to keep the waves from overflowing the land, I must trust HIm to handle the concerns of my loved ones.
I'm linking up today with:
All Things Bright and Beautiful Link-Up
Fab Creative Friday
Friendship Friday 
Freedom Friday 


  1. Sweet post. So glad I visited from Kathaleen's party today. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. Just beautiful. I love the imagery of my cares being washed away by the sea. No wonder you are a published writer. (I saw that in your little bio up there...grin.)

  3. What a beautiful are very talented! I love the ocean too and I am drawn to it. I don't live close enough to go every day but I try to go every couple of weeks. It always makes me feel refreshed, especially since I pray there, too. Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

  4. Oh, Gail - what a lovely get-away too be painting at the beach. I have gone there and written poetry. There is something healing in the waves - their constancy like their Creator. A lovely thought shared and I'm so glad you chose to share it at All Things Bright and Beautiful! Looking forward to what you bring to the party next month!!