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Robin's Realm


Catching a Wave

As I sit here, it is such a beautiful morning. The water is shimmering with sunlight. The waves are rolling in all different degrees of heighth.

I can see three people floating on their surfboards trying to catch that perfect wave. It all brings so much familiarity to me in regards to my life. How many times have I tried to catch the perfect wave of life only to find that it was one of those that crashed amongst the rocks? Better yet, how many hours, days or years did I just float around in life waiting to be taken into the right direction of the path where I was to be?

As the surfers have determination to catch the perfect wave, I have found determination in my life. I have learned not to settle for less than I deserve. I have learned I can have expectations from relationships I find myself in. I have learned I can love myself. I have learned that I can truly be loved by someone else.

As we learn in Empowered Recovery, it all starts with loving yourself enough to make the decision to make a choice. Which wave do you want to catch today? The wave that will take you to freedom or the wave that will crash once again into the rocks?

I have had an awesome time here in the beautiful state of Maine. I have two days left to enjoy the wonders of the ocean. As I sit here and reflect this morning, it is a great feeling to know that I have caught the perfect wave in my life. I am enjoying discovering who I am.

Won’t you grab your surfboard in life and join me? Be patient. There will be waves that come along and crash. There will be ones that take you for a short jaunt. However the ultimate one is waiting for you. Take the time to be still. Take the time to listen to your heart. You will see it. You will feel it. Before you know it, you will be truly enjoying the ride of a lifetime.

As they say “Surf’s Up”. Let’s go catch a wave!

--Robin Walters, October 17, 2006


© Copyright 2006 by Robin Walters. All Rights Reserved. 

Robin Walters is an alcoholic relationship survivor and writer in New York state. Robin still longs to be a school teacher, but now satisfies that longing by sharing her life experiences in the hope that her lessons will lighten the load for others. She may be contacted at robin@empoweredrecovery.com. Read more of her writings at www.EmpoweredRecovery.com/robin .




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