Joy ride

Posted on June 8, 2011
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We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. — Buddha

Visiting historic Fish Town in Leland earlier this week, I was charmed by the sight of this small fishing boat docked behind The Cove restaurant.

Even when I’m on a beach vacation, my mind occasionally wanders back to the worries and obligations waiting for me back home. But the aptly named fishing boat reminded me to stay focused on the small joys and simple pleasures that make me happy.

Coincidentally, I found this perfect passage in today’s “Daily Om” (June 8): “Our souls feel good when we go with the flow of the universe. All we have to do is to make the choice to ride its currents.”

Wherever you are, enjoy the ride! -CL

–Photo by Cindy La Ferle–



7 Responses to “Joy ride”

  1. starrlife on June 8th, 2011 7:16 pm

    So true Cindy! That’s what yoga and meditation do for us. Don’t you love the daily Om?

  2. Bridgette on June 8th, 2011 7:40 pm

    So glad I dropped by, as my negative thoughts have been painting an ugly picture lately.
    Consider this to be changing….thank you:)

  3. Cindy's Coffeehouse on June 9th, 2011 9:57 am

    Love the quote!

  4. Sharon on June 9th, 2011 10:38 am

    I wonder if that boat is someone’s dream come true. Your choice of quote and the passage from Daily Om are good reminders. Trips to the ocean do that for me, too.

  5. joanna jenkins on June 9th, 2011 10:55 pm

    BOTH quotes are wonderful Cindy. And I’d like to meet the owner of the boat. I bet they have a great spirit.

    Enjoy your vacation! xo jj

  6. Cindy on June 13th, 2011 7:55 pm

    Glad you all enjoy the quote! Starrlife, I do enjoy the Daily Om! And Bridgette, I am glad it cheered you up. Your site often cheers me up too!

  7. Cafe Pasadena on June 13th, 2011 8:26 pm

    I’ve appreciated the truth of this idea in various versions, this is being the latest I’ve read.

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