The Best Things in Life are Free

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 I have said many times...simple things make me happy. The kind of happy that if you could see my heart it would be smiling.  Yeah, I know that's kinda weird but I don't know how else to say it.  I always know what I want to say, but I am not too sure in how to say it the right way.  I wanted to share something with ya'll on a more personal level.


Growing up on the MS Gulf Coast there are SO many seagulls.  When you go to the beach they are every where.  My daughter recently come home with the question "What is your favorite memory when you were my age?"  Well, I actually had to think about it because life was rough in our home when I was a 7 year old.  I then decided that one of my favorite memories at that age was when we went to our local crabbing spot "Pleasure Street" in Lakeshore & we would throw bread to the birds.  The seagulls squawk because they all want the food and act like they have NEVER eaten.  Perfect example is the "MINE" birds from Finding Nemo.  They all fly up and it is a blanket of birds and it is normally a pretty good bit, since they all hang out with one another.  One big happy and hungry bird family. 

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They just wait and stare...waiting for that next morsel of food to race each other for.

My mom used to always say the best things in life are free.  We went to the beach all of the time when I was little.  We went swimming and played in the sand.  As I got older I went to the beach more for relaxation, peace and quiet....and of course a tan.  I have found very few things in nature that have made me feel the way that being at the beach did.  {I have experienced this serenity in our mountain/nature outings 1 time}   Putting your feet in the warm sand, feeling the breeze, smelling the salty air and hearing the seagulls squawking with the sun giving you this amazing tingly feeling is the best experience I have had within nature.

This is how close I grew up to the beach.


Sorry for the rambling, but it is hard to explain how it made me feel without knowing a little more about me.   The other day we went to town & I WAS going to stop by the $1 Tree{surprise} but didn't, we just cut through the shopping centers parking lot.   It is weird to have seagulls here in the Foothills of the mountains....with no beach.  I unfortunately do not have Instagram on my Windows phone but it does take pretty good photos.  I felt such serenity within on Sunday when we stopped in the parking lot & my husband threw out some McDonald breakfast left overs.  We stayed in the car to stay poop free. Just in case you were wondering. hahah.

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I almost got a perfect shot but my phone snapped to slow. 
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4 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Funny, but our Walmart parking lot always looks like that, too. It's in Plymouth (think pilgrims) and right on the water.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I grew up by Lake Michigan, and I always thought it was funny how there were more seagulls in the parking lot at Burger King than at the beach! Those birds are HUNGRY!

Love how you described how soul restoring the shore is for you!

Raising Reagan said...

That's a lot of seagulls!

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Lanaya
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Annmarie Pipa said...

I have never seagulls anywhere but the beach...that is amazing to see so many in a parking lot!!
yes....money does not buy happiness...there is proof of that everywhere!!!
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